from the April Chimes Messenger
A group of Atonement and Our Savior’s members were chosen to be a part of a task force whose goal is to guide our congregation to become one. We have begun the process with discussion of some of the issues that face us and the process of merger. We have begun looking at constitutions and ELCA documents designed to lead congregations into merger.
In some ways we are ahead of the game because we have been worshiping together and sharing a common life for well over a year. Perhaps the most important part of the process will be engaging congregation and community in a visioning process so that we can use this opportunity to become something new, while retaining the best of our current mission and ministry. We hope to have the process completed by the end of 2015.
The members of the task force are Eric Lucht, Teresa Reinders, Barb Elmer, Carol Hegmann, Sue Wellhoefer, Pastor Denise and Pastor Warren. If you have ideas of concerns pertaining to the merger, please contact one of the members of the team.