Campers off to Lutheridge this week are Aiden DeJames (OAP), Ellis Sowell (Pioneers), McNally Sowell (Nite Owls), Pierson DeJames (OAP), Katie Sawicki (Nite Owls), Emmet Sowell (Fire & Water).
The members of the committee want to thank the council for asking us to participate in the call process for a new pastor at Incarnation Lutheran Church. We are honored, and we accept our role in helping Incarnation move forward together.
Our hope is to keep you informed at each significant step in the process. Please know how much we value all of your ideas and opinions.
Early this year our council, Pastor Jane and Bishop Herman Yoos agreed it was time to start ILC’s call process.
On Feb. 10, the congregation took part in the “Spirit-led Time of Renewal” event, led by Bishop Yoos and Assistant to the Bishop, Eric Wolf. Notes from this meeting were provided to the Congregation in the form of a letter dated Feb 24.
The call committee was formed in April of this year.
For input and questions about the call process, please feel free to discuss with one of our committee members.
ILC Call Committee
Randy Yaussy – Chair
Sarah Sawicki – Secretary
Carrie Wood – Alternate
At a special called congregational meeting on June 23rd, the congregation voted overwhelmingly to approve the recommendation from Church Council to move forward with the proposal of the Building Task Force. This proposal will address water infiltration issues in the sanctuary, add handicapped-accessible bathrooms, replace our current aging organ, move the new instrument to our balcony, and renovate the chancel area of the sanctuary. Pictures and details are posted in the Reception Hall.
With gratitude, the congregation also heard that the Foundation and the Child Development Centers will cover the cost of these renovations, allowing the congregation to put its focus on increasing the budget for a new full-time pastor.
Next steps: renovations will not begin until after Oktoberfest In order to allow for minimum disruption during the festival. The hope is to have all construction completed by Easter 2020.
During the construction, we will probably worship in a variety of creative ways. Depending on the phase of construction, we may be able to continue worship in the sanctuary, move to the Reception hall, worship outdoors, or at nearby Epworth.
The congregation extends its thanks to the members of the Building Task Force for their faithful work over the last year and a half. Stay tuned for updates as we proceed!