Worship with Us
Sunday - 8:30 am thru Labor Day
The Tenth Sunday After Pentecost
August 13, 2017
Services at 8:30 am ONLY for the Summer
- IntroductionElijah finds the presence of God not in earthquake, wind, or fire, but in the sound of sheer silence. When the disciples face a great storm on the sea, they cry out with fear. Jesus says: “Take heart, it is I; do not be afraid.” Amid the storms of life, we gather to seek the calm presence of Christ that soothes our fears. In comforting words of scripture and in the refreshing bread and cup of the eucharist, God grants us peace and sends us forth to be a sign of God’s presence to others.
Transition Team Report
The Transition Team was selected by Church Council to work with the congregation and Pastor Sproul during the Transition Process. We are working toward defining the mission of First Lutheran in this community and providing the Synod with information needed to nominate candidates to become the new Pastor here. It is hoped that the congregation will feel comfortable communicating with members of this committee to aid us in completing this process.
We have developed several surveys to be used as tools in discerning what we need to consider in defining the mission of this church. Utilizing these questionnaires we have interviewed various groups who might help us understand what we are facing and possible ways of improving our ministry. Those contacted include: community leaders in Brockton, Pastors in other Lutheran urban congregations, neighbors in our immediate community, and YOU the members of FELC. Please submit your answers to the survey.. We need your input. Even if you cannot answer all the questions, please offer your comments as you are able.
Under the guidance of Pastor Sproul we have held two congregation events (The History Event and The Identity Event). These were interactive events which explored the history of FELC…how we have been blessed in the past and where we are today. There are written summaries available for your perusal.
We have received some input from members regarding a variety of subjects to consider in moving forward. Please feel free to communicate your visions, needs and concerns to any member of the Transition Team. We welcome your participation.
Transition Team Members: Lois Ness, Robert Thompson, Dawn (Battaglia) Caffelle, Aaron Rovaldi, Ruth Johnson, William Dunphy