In our Lutheran understanding you have heard it said, “We are being made new each day.” By God’s love and by God’s grace, no matter what happened yesterday or the week or the year before, God is making us new today. Welcoming that freshness is a perspective that takes time to learn. When you can embrace it, there is a sense that nothing can keep you from God, although everything is trying hard to pull you away from God. It is in this ‘being made new’ that we have the opportunity to dream of how our staffing needs can meet the needs of our growing ministry. Even during a pandemic, it is amazing to see how God is at work within our congregation to embrace technology and in another week install the projection system (Aug 17-21). God’s newness, freely given to us, gives us space to dream, to reevaluate and to recast the positions for our changing ministry.
I am delighted to share with you the new hiring of one of our own, Sue Wendler, as our Visual Storyteller! Sue and her family have been long time members and are very active in the life of CtK. I am grateful for that, but I am also grateful for the what God has been doing in Sue’s life. A graphic designer, substitute teacher, and many other hats she wears have been shaping and molding her with skills and wisdom for such a time as this to be our Visual Storyteller. This position will be a work in progress as we embrace a new and enhanced way to worship at CtK. Thank you, Sue for answering the call and we look forward to your gifts and skills to help us see God’s love coming to life at CtK!
I am also delighted to share with you that we have hired Dane Casanova as our new Custodian. Dane much like Sue has had a rich work experience that has prepared him for the newly developed responsibilities to care for our building(s) and the many people we welcome to CtK. Dane is looking forward to retirement in the new year but knows he will need to keep active. This position will allow him to keep active, while serving the Lord. Thank you, Dane for answering the call to serve!
I never know where, how or who God will provide, but I am delighted to introduce these two CtK members who look forward to serving you. We are being made new at CtK where God’s love comes to life!
Continue to be well and stay safe.
Christ’s Blessings & Peace,