Dear Friends, This past Sunday I was informed that St. John’s Lutheran Church of Frankenmuth, MI has extended a Divine Call to me to come and serve them as their pastor.
As Vicar Kempfert pointed out in his sermon yesterday, nobody really likes it when extra homework is assigned, but I ask you to please keep me and my family in your prayers as we deliberate where the Lord would have me serve in His kingdom. I also would welcome and encourage you in the next couple weeks to come and talk with me in person or on the phone, by text or email. Please offer any helpful input! Specifically, help me to see and understand what my family and my own role is here at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church and School. How do the skills and talents that God has given to me specifically apply to my position as Pastor here at Mt. Olive?
I greatly appreciate the input and advice that I have received before as I’ve received calls—but please share again! Especially as we consider our current context—where our congregation is now and as we consider our plans for the future.