Immanuel Lutheran Church ELCA
Call process continues with
Your Call Committee released three pastoral candidates from
consideration during March. So the search for our new pastor -- someone who is a good fit for Immanuel –
continues. And the committee’s commitment to finding that pastor remains
energetic and steadfast.
The synod office reports that it likely will be late April
or May before we receive names of additional candidates. In the meantime, your
10 Call Committee members ask you to do three things:
Move forward! God is calling all of us to
worship and work right now. Yes, it will be a time of great joy when our next
pastor is installed – and your Call Committee is working to ensure that occurs
as soon as possible. But please don’t
catch yourself saying something like, “We’ll wait and look at that after our
new pastor arrives.” Move forward with all the amazing work God is calling us
to do as his people in this place! A sense of energy and commitment -- which naturally wells up throughout our congregation
-- attracts strong pastoral candidates and, more importantly, is pleasing to
Pray! The Call Committee firmly believes that
the Holy Spirit has great things in store for Immanuel. We know you believe it,
too. Pray for the Spirit’s guidance as we continue through this process.
Recommend! Contact any Call Committee member to
recommend potential pastoral candidates. The committee and the synod staff take
your recommendations seriously and always follow up.
Your Call Committee members welcome your questions and are
so, so grateful for your encouragement and support.