Pastor Lisa Goodwin Installed at St. John’s

St. John’s Lutheran Church will install Pastor Lisa Goodwin during a special ceremony on Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 2:00pm.  Community residents and present and past church members are invited to join the celebration.St. Johns Lutheran Church Pastor Lisa Goodwin Installation

Both church council members and Pastor Lisa are pleased to make this position official.  She has served as interim pastor for more than a year.

“When I was called to serve as interim pastor at St. John’s, I knew immediately I would enjoy working with the congregation,” said Pastor Goodwin.  “I am honored they called me to serve this congregation and that the ELCA leadership approved the placement.”

Council members agree that Goodwin is a good fit for the church.

“Pastor Goodwin brings a sense of community,” said Tom Anderson, church council president.  “At some point we have all been able to relate to a story or message that she shared and have appreciated her leadership and guidance.”

The installation will be conducted by Bishop John Roth. Roth serves as Bishop for the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America’s Central/Southern Illinois Synod.  Pastors and other officials from the Synod have been invited to attend the ceremony.

The day will begin with a Service of Holy Communion at 9:00am.  The installation service will start at 2:00pm with a reception and refreshments immediately following the service in the church meeting hall.