|Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
I have a confession to make. I am normally a very happy and positive person –and I think most of you are too. These last few months, though, have truly been a test of our fortitude. I believe that Jordan is turning a corner now, and I ask you all for your continued patience and prayers.
I’m sure you would agree that God provides for those in need. He has a reason for everything, including bringing people into our midst when needed. I believe our new interim pastor, Guy Grube, was sent to Jordan to aid us in our time of need. I hope that you will take the time to speak with him after worship and welcome him (back) to Jordan. We will be posting his office hours soon should you want to schedule an appointment with Pastor Grube.
The Executive Committee developed three particular areas of interest for Pastor Grube to focus on during his year at Jordan. First, we would like him to aid the congregation in the areas of communication, conflict management, unity, committee work and spirituality. Second, we ask for his involvement in youth and adult education. Third, we request Pastor Grube’s attendance at committee and church meetings as needed. Our committees could use your assistance and involvement in 2016. We can find the right match for your talents, strengths and skills – give me a call (610-398-2859) or send me an e-mail (email@example.com).
I want to thank you again for your participation in the Congregational Transition survey. This is just one step in developing the Parish Study Report and providing information for our Call Committee. I invite you all to attend the meeting with Pastor Lori Kochanski (our liaison to the Synod) on Sunday, March 6th at 1:30PM for the next step in the process.
Here’s something to help you get back to that happy and positive place. “Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.” (Romans 12:12) “This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” (Psalm 118:24)