The Elders and Vestry have been working on a new/revised strategic plan, which they hope will be helpful to the NAT-Force as they formulate recommendations regarding future staffing at our church.
The February Elders meeting included a lengthy discussion of the question whether the time has come for Saint James to join The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. It seems prudent to gather some up-to-date information to facilitate a discussion of the pros and cons. Therefore, the Elders decided to invite President Dean Nadasdy of the Minnesota South District to come to Saint James and explain to us how this might work.
The Elders propose to assemble a list of questions we would like to ask President Nadasdy, and send the list to him ahead of time, so he can come prepared to address the congregation and answer our questions.
The Elders want to make it clear that we have not made a decision to apply for membership. We simply want to have accurate information about how the process would work, if we were to proceed. The decision whether or not to proceed will be made later by the congregation.
President Nadasdy has agreed to come on Sunday March 26. If we meet between services, this limits us to about 45 minutes of actual meeting time. That may not be sufficient. The Worship Committee discussed this and decided to adjust our schedule to have a “summer Sunday in March” and hold one service at 9:00, followed by our meeting with President Nadasdy.
In consultation with our Sunday School Superintendents, it has been decided not to have Sunday School on March 26, so the Sunday School teachers can attend this meeting. We will do our best to have child care available during the meeting for younger children.
If you have any questions or comments, please contact the church office.