November 18, 2017

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Wow, what a busy month October has been for our congregation. As the month concluded and we celebrated the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation, we also bid farewell to Pastor Kern, who has been our faithful and helpful shepherd over the last year and a half. We wish him Godspeed and know that he will bring blessings to his new congregation in DC.


I am excited to announce that we welcome our new Interim,Rev. Elijah Mwitanti, who was approved by the Council to serve us beginning November 1. He has agreed to be with us until a new Pastor is called and can begin ministry at Bethlehem. I have known Pastor Elijah for several years as we served on the Synod Candidacy Committee together and he will bring a warm, caring, and Christ centered pastoral presence to Bethlehem.


And, November also brings some long awaited and exciting news, as well as a few important dates to mark on your calendar. The Call Committee has provided a unanimous recommendation for a new Pastor for Bethlehem to call. Please mark your calendars for Thursday evening, November 9thfor a special worship service. You will have an opportunity to hear the recommended candidate preach and experience his pastoral presence in worship, followed by an informal reception. More to come on the details which we will respectfully ask that you hold in confidence at this time – our candidate has requested time to notify his current congregation, and not until a call is confirmed.

The Congregational vote on the Call recommendation will be scheduled for a special Congregational Meeting on December 3rd after the morning worship. We will also use that date for our regular Annual Congregational meeting when we will ask for your vote on Council/ Synod Assembly/ Nominating Committee Elections, Budget Approval, a Special Call Budget Appeal, and other business as required.


Thank you for your continued prayerful support of our Pastors and our Call Committee.


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