First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Odenton bids farewell and God's blessings to
PASTOR SCOTT MACDONALD AND FAMILY
As they transition to their new family of faith at
St. John Lutheran Church in Meriden CT
Please join us for food and fellowship
Saturday, May 14th 4:00pm-7:00pm
First Evangelical Lutheran Church
RSVP by May 8th
410-672-3352 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Mothers, Daughters, Neighbors, and Friends - All Ages Welcome!
Join us for Dinner, Fun and Fellowship
A Devotion by Georgia Martin and other activities
May 21st, 4-7pm - Fellowship Hall - Sign up in the Narthex
Free will offering to benefit our Missionaries, the Lohmeyers, in the Dominican Republic. This is a Thrivent-sponsored event.
By Donna Van Dine
Election Day is coming! Mark your calendar and plan to attend on May 22nd to cast your votes! Elections will be held in the Fellowship Hall during the Sunday school hour. Installation of new officers will be June 5th. Following is a list of boards and who is running. All positions have been unopposed with the exception of Recording Secretary, Worship, and Stewardship. While Recording Secretary remains vacant, Elizabeth Leuth has expressed interest in serving as Director of Stewardship and Diane Jaeger as Director of Worship. Church Property will be divided into functions. Tom Girgash has agreed to handle the paperwork. If you are interested in helping with a different function of Church Property, please contact someone on the nominating committee.
Condensed from Jan Perez’s minutes
The Call Committee, which consists of the Board of Elders and the Church President, has begun the procedure for securing a new pastor for First Lutheran. We have met with FELC’s Circuit Counselor, and will be meeting with the District President as soon as he is available.
After our meeting with the President, we will brief the congregation on the path forward, and will ask the congregation to vote on how we will fill the vacancy before a new pastor is installed. Options include using a vacancy pastor, who would mainly be available for Sunday Services, or hiring an intentional interim pastor, who would be under contract and available “24/7.”
More information will be provided after we have met with the President. In the meantime, please contact Dave Morse (952-212-0729 / email@example.com) or Noah Hayward (443-831-4900 / firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions, if you would like to help the Call Committee, or if you would like to provide the names of any pastors you would like to nominate for consideration of FELC making a call to.