Pastor karen natterstad retired the end of july. we thank her for her ministry at our savior's and wish her well. listen to her final sermon here.
we are now in The "Call Process" at Our Savior's
The Lutheran Call Process is unique because it is an effort to discern what God wants for the local church and for the whole Church in order that the Gospel may be proclaimed and the Sacraments administered in accordance with the Gospel. Calling a pastor can be a special time for reflection and prayer in the life of a congregation. This time of transition is an opportunity for the Council to provide encouragement, trust in God, unity and spiritual growth. Prayer, Bible study, and regular devotions keep the leadership spiritually centered as it guides the congregation in grieving its loss, assessing the current congregational strengths and weaknesses, creating a vision for mission and ministry, and calling two new pastors to serve with Pastor Rod Resheske.
The handbook created by the Greater Milwaukee Synod provides information on the process. Pastor Kristin Nielsen of the Greater Milwaukee Synod staff is working with us.
MiSSION Exploration Team (MET)
MET developed two "Ministry Site Profiles". Thanks to these team members for their dedication and vision: Lead - JoAnne Lamp; Council Reps: Jason Kelly, Kris Timmer; HR : Joel Harris, Casey Krueger; Strategic Plan: John Rodell, Katie Lois; Members-at-Large: Molly Neumann, Al Wilson, Steve Bell, and Staff Representative: Pastor Rod Resheske. The profile summaries are visible online. Enter CITY: Oconomowoc and STATE: Wisconsin and click on Search. The full profiles will be made available only to candidates deemed a good match by the Synod.
CALL PROCESS CONTINUES...
Calling a pastor to be in a mutual ministry with the lay members of a congregation is an important event. We believe it is our Lord Jesus Christ, through the power of the Holy Spirit, who guides the Call Process. The foremost question for the Call Committee always is whether this is the person God requires this congregation to have as its Pastor. In the Call Process, the Bishop, the Congregation, and the prospective Pastors work together with the guidance of the Holy Spirit to bring about a new partnership that is faithful to the Gospel, empowers the local church in its ministry, and strengthens the whole Church as people of God.
The Call Committees are responsible for receiving names, determining the candidate visit and interview process, conducting interviews, and bringing a candidate to the Council and congregation. The Call Committees were established in compliance with our constitution. An Affirmation of the Call Committees was conducted at both services, Sunday, September 10th. We thank the following people for their service on these very important committees. We ask you for your continued prayers for the leaders of our church and the members of the Call Committees. Education Pastor Call Committee: Scott Roehl, Jeff Riederer, Katie Lois (MET), Joel Harris (HR & MET), Kyle Timmer (Council), Casey Krueger (HR & MET), Sabrina Binns (Youth) Administrative Pastor Call Committee: Sandra Zenor (Council), Steve Bell (MET), Kevin Kurschner (HR), Al Wilson (MET), Paula Jacobs, Jeff Klaisner
Pastor Kimberly Jordan has joined us as our Interim Pastor.
Welcome Pastor Kimberly!