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Notes from ~ Pastor Jon Anderson


 Isaiah 43:19a-  "I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?"


Two years ago, Pastor Randy retired, and as of October 31st, Pastor Kim will no longer be part of our staff, but will be pastor of St. John's Lutheran Church in Salina.  We bid her farewell and wish her the best-but I'm sure that many of you are wondering where we will go from here.  The only thing I know for certain about our future is that God is in it, and that once again, God is doing "a new thing" among us.  The discernment teams-needs assessment, vision, and change-have been working to discern what our future may look like.  The work of the change team continues, as does the work of the Prairie Faith Council and congregation church councils, as together they determine what the ministry of Prairie Faith will be in the future, and what type of staffing is needed to carry out that ministry.


Pastor Dave Whetter, Bishop's Associate, has agreed to come out and assist us with this process.  I will be in contact with him this week to set up an in-person meeting with him, myself, members of the Prairie Faith council, the change team, church council members, and anyone else who is interested.  You will be notified as soon as this meeting is set.  At this meeting, all who desire to express a concern or an idea will be respectfully heard.  Please be in prayer about this meeting and about the future of Prairie Faith.


Finally, I want to express my deep appreciation to all those in all of our congregations who help make the ministry happen-council members, deacons, ushers, the women's groups, teachers, communion assistants, our parish nurse and those who assist her, musicians, those who care for our buildings, and anyone else I haven't mentioned who contributes in any way to our ministry. Your involvement will be needed more than ever in the days to come.  Please feel free to call me at any time (785-769-3006) if you have any questions or have any pastoral needs.  May God bless us all and guide us all as we continue our work in the days ahead.  


God's peace be with you,

 

~Pastor Jon


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