This sermon was delivered by the Rev. Kyle Seibert at Our Savior Lutheran Church & Campus Ministry on Sunday, May 6, the Sixth Sunday of Easter. The readings and Psalm were Acts 10:44-48, Psalm 98, 1 John 5:1-6, John 15:9-17
Grace and peace to you from the Triune God.
Finally! I’m not sure about you all, but in some ways, it feels as if this call process has been in progress for a very long time. For you all, it has been about 26 months since you first learned that you would need to call a new pastor. About 10 months after that, you welcomed Nancy Vogele among you to lead during your time of transition and then bid her goodbye before calling Bob Wohlfort from among you to step into pastoral leadership. These 26 months were filled with countless consultations, decisions, forms, paperwork, conversations, and I hope, most of all, prayer. You see, the call committee assembled to work on behalf on the congregation was not merely a head-hunter team. Instead, at each and every step of the way, this congregation was asked to invite the Holy Spirit into the process (as if she needed an invitation), and then to listen. Continue reading “Abide in love.” A Sermon by the Rev. Kyle Seibert, May 6, 2018