I am pleased to announce that Pastor Nancy Connor begins her service as a part-time Visitation Pastor at St. James Lutheran.
Pastor Nancy is a retired ELCA pastor who recently moved to the twin cities area from serving her last call in the Pacific Northwest.
She comes in answer to a prayer. Since Vicar Andrew completed his service with St. James a year ago last June, there has been need for additional help. Pastor Andrew Lewis is now serving Christ’s church in Macon, Georgia. When Andrew returned to his home state, a gap was created.
I continue to be grateful for the service of the Pastoral Care Team - a dedicated group of trained volunteers from St. James who assist in making communion visits and phone calls. In addition to their hard work, there was a need for more pastoral support.
Throughout this year, St. James Council had encouraged me in my search for part-time assistance. Many prayers later, I am happy to report that we have found the pastor for which we have been looking.
Pastor Nancy is with us for ten hours a week and will be making home and hospital visits during that time. She will also provide additional on-call coverage on the occasion when I’m away (weekly on-call coverage on days off is now provided through a partnership with Lydia’s Place and makes use of trained seminary students coordinated by Pastor Scott.)
To get to know the congregation, Pastor Nancy will also be attending a scheduled event once a month. On some months, like this coming Sunday, it will be during our worship time.
I invite to you meet Pastor Nancy Connor this coming Sunday, November 11 at either the 8:00 or 9:30 a.m. worships. Please join me in welcoming Pastor Nancy to the St. James Lutheran family.