Jim Cramer has filled the spot vacated by Craig Anderson’s move to Council. Rounding out our group are Bev Dirkin, Tim Trim, Doretta Thompson, and Pastor Julie Winklepleck. We meet on the third Wednesday of the month. Here is a prayer that gives insight into our purpose.
Gracious God, open our hearts and minds to your Holy Spirit. Help us discern your will for ministry in this congregation. If our ideas and opinions prevent the adoption of your ministry, forgive us and reshape us into useful stewards of your good gifts. Merciful Lord, as we scan the congregation and community, give us insight and compassion. Keep us focused on the mission of this congregation as we decide how to respond to what we discover. And finally, eternal God, fill us with hope and joyful anticipation for the future. May the relationships we build and the work we do together in this process strengthen our congregation for ministry today and in the future. In Christ’s name we pray. Amen. –from Pastor and People