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News and Notes from the President


Pastor Margrethe Kleiber begins her time as our Interim Pastor June 1st. We now begin the formal process of transition that will culminate in a call to a new Pastor. At the May Church Council meeting Sam Carter, Vivian Jefferson, Ina Lammerzahl, Doug MacAdams (representing Council), Sylvia Moran, Chris Nelson, Glen Piersol and Claudia Woods were appointed to serve on the transition team.

Beginning June 12 we will have one service at 9:30 during the summer. We hope this will provide an opportunity for all of us to get to know one another better.

The Synod Assembly will be held on June 18th. Our delegates are Gene Bain, Vicky Lara, Esther Samuelson, and PJ Breene, who was appointed to take Jeff McGuire’s seat since Jeff is in Seminary in Chicago.

Holy Cross was awarded Congregation of the Year at The Fellowship House Foundation’s Annual Meeting on June 30th. The award was in recognition of the many services Holy Cross has provided over the years. This is surely an honor for us, but anything we have done has also been a blessing to us. We are most grateful for the award and the opportunities to serve.


and Notes.

On behalf of the Congregation, I would like to thank Pastor Opsahl for his ministry to us as ‘Interim to the Interim’. I believe his presence has helped us greatly as we move forward in the always difficult process of change. We look forward to seeing him again when the need arises.

Thank you to all who came to the CAT Presentation. It has given us much food for thought and prayer as we start our steps into the future.

The Youth Service was simply wonderful. I hope it becomes an Annual Mother’s Day tradition. Thanks to all who participated in this inspiring worship.

Congratulations to all of the graduates in our church family. You go forward into the next phase of your lives with our love and prayers. Some of you were my students as little kids in Sunday School. Perhaps you will remember our closing prayer, which seems like a good one to end this article—God our Father hear your children as we come to you in prayer. Help us always to remember You are with us everywhere.

God bless all!

Suzanne Flegal, Church Council President

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