This past Sunday we celebrated Pentecost and the coming of the Holy Spirit. Worship was filled with fire, instruments, bones, streamers, music and definitely the Holy Spirit as we sang and prayed the words, “Come, Come Holy Spirit Come!”
This next Sunday we will continue to celebrate the Spirit alive in this place with Trinity Sunday and our annual Spring Congregational Meeting immediately after worship. Before this meeting we will have a special meeting to vote on extending an official call to Ryan Hostler as our Minister of Music. You might wonder why we are doing this since Ryan has been serving in this way for over three years now. Ryan recently completed and was approved by the Bishop and Candidacy Committee of the Florida-Bahamas Synod for rostering in the ELCA as an Associate of Ministry with a emphasis in music and worship. This process is the same as becoming a Pastor in the ELCA and Ryan joins the official leadership roster as a Word and Service leader which is called an Associate in Ministry (AiM).
Looking forward to seeing you in church and at the meetings!
Pastor Jack and Shelly