Welcome to Jordan Evangelical Lutheran Church

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Happy Anniversary!!!! Yes….it has been one year since September 1, 2017 that
we have been in ministry together. It’s hard to believe that a whole year has already gone by! It has been an exciting year as Jim and I have been warmly welcomed into the family of God here at Jordan!

This past year has been a year of getting to know names and building relationships. Through that process we have mourned the loss of beloved
members of the congregation, rejoiced in the birth and baptism of younger members, and witnessed love shared in marriage.

Together we have attended Bible Study during mid-week Lent and on Wednesday mornings throughout the year. We have increased the fellowship time following worship and even enjoyed God’s creation as we worshiped at Lone Lane Park and shared in more fellowship at the church picnic!

Our new organist Allan Birney was hired, and we bid farewell to Greg Grove and Marlene Peters as our Handbell Director and Income/Expense Coordinator, respectively. Barbara Carinci has been hired as the new Income/Expense Coordinator and most recently our new Handbell Director, Kaela Bitting, will begin her new duties on September 1st.

There are many other areas of ministry and relationship building that has happened this past year that room does not allot for here. Thank you to all who have been a part of making our first year together a wonderful Christ filled year!

Looking forward, as September is but a few days ahead of us, we gear up returning to two worship services on September 9th, with Sunday School and Confirmation classes also beginning. September 9th will also be the day of God’s Work Our Hands, where members of all ages will be involved in reaching out to those in our community to share the love of Christ through a variety of service projects.

Check the newsletter and bulletin for more adult education opportunities to occur throughout the coming year; Wed morning Bible Study will resume on Sept 12th at 10:30 a.m. as we look at the upcoming lessons for Sunday worship. A Monday evening Bible study is being introduced on Sept 10th at 7 p.m.

Choir rehearsals will begin filling the halls with music on Wednesday evenings (check the calendar for a variety of group info). There is always room for more on all the choirs and handbells. Believe it our not you do not need to know how to read music!

This year we will serve as a host congregation to Family Promise as we welcome those less fortunate than ourselves, providing a warm welcoming place for families to gather. (See Ingrid Martz or Dean Wagaman for more info)

Again, this year is looking to be filled with opportunities to be involved in the life of Christ at Jordan Lutheran, as we continue to build relationships with one another, as we explore and continue to witness and worship the Lord and grow in his love!

I invite you to be an active part of the family of Jordan. If you have taken a break in the last few years or you are new to the congregation, feel free to ask me how you can be involved. I would love to help you feel at home here at Jordan!

I greatly look forward as we continue serving together in the name of Christ!

In His Love!

Pastor Dody