Sunday, June 25, 2017

Pastor’s Message

June 1, 2017 by  
Filed under From Pastor

Welcome to the month of June!  Our rainy season’s return makes it feel like summer’s almost here, but my calendar tells me it won’t be official until 12:24 a.m. on June 21.  Still more to be patient about, I guess.

But what a month it will be!  On Sunday, June 4 (that’s Pentecost Sunday by the way- do we wear red to mark the occasion at Nativity?) three of our youth will make their confirmation publicly affirming their baptism and their commitment to become an integral part of the entire life and mission of our congregation.

When I asked each of them in our personal conversation what that meant and what they’re looking forward to, each of them included in their response that they can now be voting members of our congregation and join in our congregation’s meetings to help chart our course together.

It’s something of a cliché for us to say that the youth of our congregation are our future, but I want to lift up that in our life together they are very much a part of our present as they become confirmed members and thus qualify for eligibility to share in our voting process.  Wow!  They’ll be part of the process to call our next pastor.  That’s exciting for them and for us.

June also is the start of our new fiscal year.  It means that, based on the unanimous support of our new proposed budget at the congregation meeting on May 21, we can start implementing the plan for our life together.  What a joy to have that affirmation for our leaders and the planning and direction they help to chart for us!

That meeting marked the first anniversary of my time among you as your interim pastor … and what a time it’s been.  I thank you for the partnership you’ve so willingly shared in our life and ministry.  It will be a joy to continue that relationship as the call process for your new pastor moves forward.

Blessings all!

Pastor Lutze

 

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