Pastor Loren invites everyone to sign up for a Table Conversation with him over the next few months! Gathering in small groups, he wants to get to know the people of our congregation and to hear our hopes for the future of our church. Stop by the church or call 218.741.6207 to sign up!
The council has called for a special congregational meeting to take place on Sunday, April 27th starting at 10:30 a.m. The agenda item for this meeting will be a motion made by the Youth and Family board regarding adding at full-time Director of Youth and Family Ministry position. Below you will find further information regarding the position and the upcoming meeting. Please plan to attend.
Happy Spring! This letter comes to you with exciting information about the proposed addition to Our Savior’s staff of a Full-time Director of Youth and Family Ministry. Two presentations have been given on this vision and proposal. This letter breaks down the financial piece as we will be looking to the congregation to help support the second half of the salary for the first year and a half of the new position.
If at anytime you have questions about this position, you are encouraged to contact the church office to talk to either Pastor Bob, AiM Brenda or Pastor Liz. Or feel free to contact anyone of the members of the Youth and Family Board (Steve Carlson, Kristi Ongalo, Jackie & Nathan LeBeque, Bob Bjorum). You are welcome to pick up packets available in the church office that contain the information and proposal for this position.
The church council has called for a special congregational meeting on Sunday, April 27th from 10:30 – 11:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall to vote on the following motion that will be brought forth by the Youth and Family Ministry Team.
The motion states:
The Youth & Family Ministry Team moves that a full-time Director of Youth and Family Ministry be added to the staff. The funds for the position will be received through donors for the first 18 months with the 2016 budget properly reflecting and sustaining the full-time salary, benefits and taxes of this position.
Please plan to attend the meeting on Sunday, April 27th, 2014 at 10:30 in the fellowship hall. Absentee ballots are not allowed per our constitution.
If you find it in your budget and part of your personal stewardship and ministry to financially support this position, please fill out and return the Intent to Pledge slip found in this mailing. A return envelope has been included for you convenience. There are many options and levels of giving for you to choose from. A reminder that this pledge would be above and beyond your regular giving. Please see the breakdown of pledges and number of donors needed to make this happen. Note that the current budget covers about half of the full-time salary – $15,604.50
Thank you for your faithfulness and your continued stewardship, which comes through in many ways. Please prayerfully consider how you might be able to be a part of this wonderful and important ministry opportunity!
In Christ, Our Savior’s Youth and Family Ministry Team
Vision is a gift of God that leads us into a powerful, purposeful future where transformative ministry happens! Please make plans to attend one of two informational meetings regarding a future full-time position for a Director of Youth and Family Ministry here at Our Savior’s. A proposal has been presented to both the finance committee and church council, put together by Our Savior’s Youth and Family Visioning Task Force Team (at the request of the council).
It was approved by the Youth and Family Ministry Team. We are now ready to present this vision and proposal to the entire congregation on Sunday, March 30th in the fellowship hall following the worship service and on Wednesday, April 2nd following the Lenten service.
You will have the opportunity to “Catch the Vision” and hear the proposal. There will be no decisions made at either of these meetings. They are simply informational and an opportunity for you to ask questions. Please plan to attend. The future of Our Savior’s is counting on it.
Please join us for Soup Supper every Wednesday during Lent. The Soup Supper begins at 5pm and is followed by a worship service at 6:30. All are welcome.
Thank you, Pastor Bob, for 12 years of ministry at Our Savior’s. Good luck in your retirement.
Our Savior’s Lutheran Church is looking forward to receiving an Intentional Interim Pastor after May 31st.
Any questions? Ask a council member.