Shared Ministry Update
The Together in Christ shared ministry team received a candidate from Pastor Paul Ostrem, Assistant to the bishop of the Southeastern Iowa Synod, in the past month. The shared ministry team has conducted two interviews in the last few weeks for a possible full-time pastor for the 2-point parish. Each of the respective councils (All Saints council and St. James council) voted yes to recommend to call this pastor at their respective upcoming congregational meetings (All Saints – May 7th and St. James – May 7th).
Pastor David Aanonson, interim pastor, began his ministry with us the beginning of April. St. James Lutheran Church and All Saints Lutheran Church are “sharing” Pastor Aanonson, which means both congregations changed their worship service times. St. James moved their worship service to 9:00 am and All Saints moved their worship service to 10:30 am with Children’s Sunday school at 9:30 am. Pastor Aanonson’s office hours at All Saints will be on Tuesdays from 1:00 – 5:00 pm.