We receive with great joy Pastor Tim Muller’s acceptance of our call to Immanuel Woden Valley Lutheran Church.
Pastor Tim’s letter is available here as a PDF.
It is evident that God’s hand has been on this call to Pastor Tim in many ways.
For example, you may recall that back in mid-March – during early COVID days – we queried Bishop John Henderson about the 15 June date set for Pastor Tim’s colloquy. Bishop John explained the due process of calling a pastor from outside the LCA, and the importance of a pastor from the LCA being able to sit with the candidate pastor during the colloquy. Bishop John also mentioned that curve balls can always come at us, but God has a way of speaking through them.
Little did we know then that in an effort to contain the virus, international travel would stopped, the pastor from the LCA would not be travelling, and that the colloquy could be conducted over Zoom.
And here we are, receiving Pastor Tim’s letter of acceptance on 14th June!
Thank you, Lord for leading Immanuel to call Pastor Tim and for leading Pastor Tim to accept our call.
May the communities at Immanuel and Ascension know God’s peace, comfort and hope at this time. Please keep Pastor Tim and his wife Mary as well as the Ascension Lutheran congregation in Columbus OH in your prayers.
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