In her March column for Living Lutheran, Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton ponders the parable of the good Samaritan, reminding us that our new life in Christ leads us to answer a different question—not "Who is my neighbor?" but "How are we neighbor?" Read her column in English at livinglutheran.org/2017/02/the-good-shepherd or in Spanish at livinglutheran.org/2017/02/el-buen-samaritano.
Once again we have the opportunity to support the great work of the ELCA World Hunger program with our Annual Assembly Quilt Auction. Invite quilting friends and neighbors to contribute quilts or purchase a hand-made quilt to donate. And bring your checkbook to Assembly, May 5-7 and plan to bid on your favorite quilt.
Send a quilt with your congregation's Assembly Voting members or email/call the Synod office for information on how to get your quilt to the auction -
Flyers and bulletin inserts are attached for advertising this wonderful ministry.
St. Stephen Lutheran Church in Gladstone has a job opening for an Executive Assistant position. The Executive Assistant must have excellent customer service skills and must be outcome-oriented. The ability to work in a fast-paced environment with strong attention to detail is essential. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Publisher and especially Powerpoint) is required, as are excellent verbal and written communication skills, flexibility, a professional demeanor, and discretion when working with confidential information. Being organized and managing multiple priorities efficiently is especially critical for this position.
Performs clerical duties including, but not limited to phones, faxing, photocopying, mailing, emailing, scanning, data entry, and maintaining electronic and hard-copy filing system. Weekly duties include creation and editing of programs, flyers, and presentations.
Part-time position (20 hours/week). Specific office hours are somewhat flexible; wages dependent upon experience.
Contact the church office for a full job description.
Please submit resume and cover letter to:
ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton reminds us, “It’s not only the job of our seminaries and universities to identify and raise up leaders in the church. This is something that belongs to all of us.” The Leadership Initiative encourages all of us to seek out and inspire gifted people in our congregations and communities to consider a call to the ministry of the gospel. If you know someone who shows a gift for ministry, help mentor and foster them. Together – pastors, deacons, lay people – we can bring the word of God to the world.
Find resources to guide discussions and offer inspiration for becoming a leader within the ELCA.
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