The Abiding Savior Church Council has called two important Congregational Meetings for Sunday, October 4th at 11:00am in the Sanctuary and Sunday, November 1st at 11:00am in the Sanctuary. The meeting on October 4th was be for the sole purpose of forming a Call Committee to call a part-time ordained deacon to Abiding Savior. The meeting on November 1st will be to hear the report of the Call Committee and to vote on extending a part time call to an ordained deacon of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) here at Abiding Savior.
Brad Mills has been our Director of Youth Ministries since 2013. He recently finished his internship here at Abiding Savior and is ready to become an ordained deacon in the ELCA. Deacons are similar to pastors except they perform ministries of word and service, but not sacramental ministry. If called to Abiding Savior, Brad will continue to work with youth ministries and will take on more responsibilities with worship leadership and preaching.
Due to the nature of our church Constitution, at Congregational Meetings there can be no proxy voting, meaning you must be present in person to vote, and the extension of a call to a candidate must be done via paper ballot. Therefore, we will be holding these brief Congregational Meetings in person immediately following indoor worship. If you have any questions or concerns about this process, please contact Congregational President Andy Clausen at 763.717.7347.