2-27-2013 5_50_39 AM

  Its Spring! And it’s exciting times at First Lutheran…

 

As I write this I recall the activity that God had planned for me for us this past week and a half. Here’s an “update”

 

First on the 18th – 19th of February I was at Luther Seminary visiting with potential interns for First Lutheran to possibly host, nurture, feed and be fed from as part of the larger church.

 

To give you a little background: A couple of years ago your church council made a prayerful decision to go a direction we haven’t been in a while. Not having two full time pastors on staff. They reccomended and the congregation approved that the budgeted dollars for a full-time pastor be used to hire a fill-time Youth and Family minister as well as an 11 month Itern or a part-time ordained minister.  We have Jay Kiel fulfilling the first role very nicely and we had the pleasure of Pastor Tony fulfilling that part-time role for a period of time. When Tony decided to not renew his contract with us or 2013, the council once again felt called to go with an either or type of position.

The process of finding or acquiring an intern is a little different from the process used for hiring a part time ordained cleargy. This past week I was able to sit with a few individuals who had interest in serving as an intern with us. I have to say the future of the church is in good hands. We will know in April if we are selected as an internship host for the 2013-2014 academic year.

In the meantime if you know of an ordained clearly who might be a good fit for us at First Lutheran, feel free to let them know First Lutheran can be contacted. You can also let me know and I will contact them directly.

 

Next on February 21 we received bids and on February 25 The Executive Ccommittee award a contract to Eagle Construction. They will serve as Ggeneral Contractor for the Worship Space Enhancement project. This is exciting! We are getting close to “ground breaking” for FLC! We hope to begin work soon outside the sanctuary.  We will begin work inside the four walls of the sanctuary officially on May 6.  It’s going to be beautiful and it will truly enhance our worship services for years to come. So that we continue to be “First Sservants of Aall…” to those who walk through the doors.

 

And each and every Sunday we seem to have new people come and visit and return to worship.  This is affirmation that God is continuing to be leading, directing and calling us into a bright future with him as our guide.

 

Yes these are exciting times at First Lutheran, I am thankful for the ministry that you support. So that the mission of be achieved now and in the future. Our mission is that we have been called to Prepare… Provide… And Proclaim… 


In Christ!

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