Reverend Marcus Ring, a native of Norris, SD, was installed as pastor of St. John Lutheran Church in Gregory, on
Sunday, January 8, 2017, in a 4 p.m. service. Pastor Ring had been serving as pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church,
Shreveport, LA, since his graduation from Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, IN, in 2011. It was while
Marcus was a student at the seminary that he met Kristy, who was enrolled in the deaconess program, and who
would become his wife. The Rings have three children: Charissa (7), Robby (4), and Christian (2).
We thank the Lord of the Church, Jesus Christ, for answering the prayers of the saints at St. John's by sending
Reverend Ring to them as their pastor.
Welcome to The South Dakota District, Marcus, Kristy, Charissa, Robby, and Christian!
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him. The LORD is the strength of his people, a fortress of salvation for his anointed one.
Go on up to a high mountain, O Zion, herald of good news; lift up your voice with strength, O Jerusalem, herald of good news; lift it up, fear not; say to the cities of Judah, “Behold your God!”
Behold, my servant shall act wisely; he shall be high and lifted up, and shall be exalted.
And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up