Three years ago, I found myself living in city where I knew very few people, starting a brand new job, and feeling a little like “What have I gotten myself into!” I assure you that today, I’m thinking the same thing about a new situation.
As you know, I accepted a position at ELCA Churchwide as a Program Associate for the ELCA Youth Gathering. While I am very excited about this new opportunity, the community I have found at St. John’s is making it very hard to say goodbye. From the moment I walked on to campus, I found a congregation full of loving, helpful folks.
St. John’s Concert Series is putting on its Halloween costume and hosting a special showing of the original 1923 “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.” Walt Strony, renowned theatre organist, will provide the soundtrack and special music effects on the organ. Before the movie, a short silent comedy film, “Haunted Spooks,” will be shown.
The Call Committee formed to seek an ELCA Rostered Leader (Pastor, Deacon, Associate in Ministry) to fill our Director of Resources & Administration position has not yielded a sufficient pool of qualified candidates. In light of this, the Congregational Council has elected to expand our search to include church-savvy lay administrative professionals.