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Ministry transition

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The Transition Team, consisting of John Gjerset, Pastor Jon, Giselle Mendoza, Rodolfo Valentan and Lee Hintz has begun
the process of creating our Ministry Site Profile for the Synod.

A part of that work includes issuing a survey to better understand the wants and needs of our faith community in our search for a new Bilingual Associate Pastor. Please complete the survey as soon as possible, as this is the primary method the team will use to gather feedback. Preliminary communication with
the Synod has also been established. Once the team finishes its work, the church council will assemble a Call Committee.

In the meantime, we have hired two new staff members to lead our Spanish ministry:

Longtime member and volunteer, Elena Enriquez, is now our Spanish Ministry Coordinator. Elena will provide leadership and oversight of the ministry and continue to assist Pastor Jon with leading worship and other celebrations.

Giselle Mendoza has been a part of the music in the Servicio en Español and will now serve as Music Coordinator for this minsistry. She will work with Elena to pick songs as well as sing, play guitar and lead a group of volunteer musicians as a part
of the praise group.

We give thanks to God for Elena and Giselle’s willingness
to serve our faith community.

Luther Hall renovations underway

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If the caution tape and cones didn’t give it away, the renovations of Luther Hall are in fact well underway.

But well before the first hammer was swung in Room 2, additional sewer cleanouts were added in the parking lot over the summer as
a much needed step in updating plumbing for the building. But now the project is starting to take shape.

Within the last two months, Room 2 has been stripped of its old carpet, and the toilet, sink and tile in restroom has been
removed. But during the process of making plumbing upgrades to turn the restroom into a laundry room, our construction crew members found a plumbing issue that needed attention. This
involved ripping out drywall and old pipes which had been leaking.

Additional electrical outlets and plumbing has been added to Room 2 to accommodate a refrigerator, microwave, coffee makers and two sinks. All the walls (including the brick and paneling) as well as the ceiling have received a fresh coat of
new paint.

In the coming weeks, a new tile floor will also be put down in both Room 2 and the Laundry Room, and the cabinets, countertops along with a new window and serving ledge will be installed in Room 2.

More updates to follow.

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