St James and All Saints held special congregation meetings this past Sunday, June 11th directly following their respective worship services to vote on calling the pastoral candidate. Both congregations voted a resounding YES! The candidate has thirty (30) days to accept the call to be the Together in Christ pastor and the compensation package that was voted on as well at the meetings. We’ll keep you informed.
Julie Schoville read the following at the All Saints congregation meeting:
A reading from Matthew 7:7-9 New International Version (NIV).
Ask, Seek, Knock.
7 “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; know sand the door will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and the one who knocks, the door will be opened. 9 “Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone?”
Pastor Amy Diller is currently serving at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Davenport, IA as a pastor in residence (essentially an extended internship). She is very excited about being in a smaller congregation and serving in a multi-point parish. She would bring youth, vitality and excitement to our congregation. Her best gifts are to be an effective communicator, an effective teacher, to bring joy and good humor to relationships, she is creative and innovative, and to be able to share leadership and work in a team. She says the best way to cultivate health in the church is with trust and respect and bible study. She empowers people to do their best work. Her worship leadership style is relaxed and adaptable and her teaching style has been described as warm, humorous and engaging.
I want to share a few quotes from Pastor Amy’s rostered minister profile.
“Because I experience the Gospel in my own life, my proclamation of the Gospel is strengthened.” and “All work has the potential to be an act of praise and an opportunity for building relationships.”