MEMBERS OF CROSS LUTHERAN and SALEM LUTHERAN CHURCHES
This is the final OMC update.
The next updates concerning the merger will be coming from the Transition Council.
January 28, 2024, by the grace of God, our two congregations voted to merge our individual ministries into one ministry. This was a momentous day. Thank you to everyone in the adoption of the resolution to merge our two congregations. This is an amazing opportunity to expand our ministry, sharing the true Gospel message with more and more people in our communities. As we move forward, we pray that all our members will be united in working together to carry out our mission in Rockford, Greenfield, and throughout the world.
“… let us get rid of every burden and the sin that so easily ensnares us, and let us run with patient endurance the race that is laid out for us. Let us keep our eyes fixed on Jesus, who is the author of our faith and the one who brings it to its goal.” Hebrews 12:1-2
To God Be The Glory!
A Transition Council was nominated and appointed by the voters of each congregation to facilitate and oversee the merger details being carried out by various transition committees. The Transition Council will be using the next week to get organized, preparing to get the transition committees staffed and working. The first order of business will be to establish the following committees: The Identity Committee, The Constitution and By-Laws Committee, The Financial Consolidation Committee, and The Membership and Records Consolidation Committee. The Transition Council will make available a list of committee objectives, schedule, and skill sets for each committee, so members (men and women) can gauge their interest and aid member participation. If anyone is interested in serving on one or more of these committees, please contact one of the Transition Council members or one of the Pastors listed below. Watch for more information and sign-up sheets within the coming week. If you would like to sign up digitally, just click on the link at the top of this page.
May God Bless the Future of Our Ministry!
Transition Council Members:
Marty Bogart - firstname.lastname@example.org
Phil Ernst - email@example.com or (612) 554-8748
Joe Siers - firstname.lastname@example.org or (763) 370-4808
Kim Class - email@example.com or (612) 940-7800
Pastor Dave Russow - firstname.lastname@example.org
Pastor Paul Schuler - email@example.com
Pastor Michael Barlow - firstname.lastname@example.org