Patti Hare, Executive Committee President, is calling for a congregational assembly on Sunday, December 3, at 1pm to vote on issuing a call to a Senior Pastor candidate. The meeting will be in person at Mission campus. Childcare will be available during the meeting.
After the final interviews of the three candidates were completed, the Call Committee convened on Friday, November 17, for the purpose of deliberating over everything we learned over the last six months. We were successful in reaching a decision, which was forwarded on to the Executive Committee for its consideration and approval.
We are in the midst of our final interviews of the three remaining candidates. Those will be all wrapped up this coming weekend. While choosing one will be difficult, we are comfortable with, and committed to, the prayerfully God-led process that has served us very well in bringing these three candidates to us.
We received the official building permit from the city of Shawnee earlier this week which allows us to begin construction on the Shawnee campus expansion project! Please check the eNews regularly for construction updates.
The holidays are coming! Please bring food to help others through Metro Lutheran Ministry.
Grocery sacks are being distributed on Sunday. Please use these sacks to bring food to church by Sunday, November 5.
November 4-5 is All Saints Day (observed) as we remember that God has made into saints all who have been baptized into Christ. On the festival of All Saints Day, we honor especially those saints who have died in the faith within the last year.
Enjoy a good meal while supporting the preschool! On November 15 from 4-8pm visit the western Shawnee location of Chipotle or order food online. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the preschool.
On October 28-29, the weekend we are celebrating the festival of the Reformation, the clergy wear red vestments to signify the work of the Spirit. It is also a custom in many churches for the people in the congregation to wear red for Reformation as well. We invite you to wear red on Reformation weekend to remind us of the fire of the Spirit.
So, we have the three remaining candidates that we mentioned last week, with meetings with church staff and in-person interviews with both the Call Committee and the Executive Committee scheduled over the next three weekends. What happens after that?
As mentioned last week, we have three candidates remaining under consideration in our call process. They are our own Associate Pastors Phil Cook and Luke Jacob, along with Pastor James Bender, an associate pastor at Trinity Lutheran in Hudson, Wisconsin. In-person interviews have been scheduled with both the Call Committee and the Executive Committee for successive weekends.
Middle and High School Parents! Join us on Sunday evenings 6:30-7:30pm during Confirmation and Youth Group. Parents will meet in the lower level at the Shawnee campus to discuss topics relevant to middle and high school families! If you would like a safe place to connect with other parents who are walking in the same life stage and share the same faith as you, join us on Sunday evenings!
We are excited to announce a new mission trip to Guatemala in early 2024, and we invite you to be a part of this meaningful journey.
It has been five years since our last mission trip in 2018, and the time has come to once again extend our hands and hearts to those in need. Our mission is clear: to spread the joyful message of the Gospel, engage in essential construction projects, and build strong connections with the people of Guatemala. Through worship, service, and community interaction, we aim to bring hope and positive change to their lives.