Tuesday, September 13, 2005

ELS President's Newsletter: September 2005 - the calling of one of our pastors

President John A. Molstad's newsletter for September 2005 can be found here. It contains the sad and wonderful news of the call and acceptance for one of our beloved pastors, David M. Russow. The newsletter states:

With the acceptance of the home mission call by Rev. David Russow and with the recent purchase of land, the Board for Home Missions is eager to move forward with its exploratory work in the area of Rogers/Otsego, MN. If you know of any names of people interested in worship services in the NW Minneapolis metro area, please contact Pastor Russow.

As I said, this is sad news and yet wonderful news. Our congregation is sad to bid him farewell, but excited for the plans. King of Grace is close enough to this new congregation that some in our church may follow Pastor Russow there to help. Until the new congregation is established, Pastor Russow and his family will stay on as members. Although he lost him as his confirmation teacher, my son gets the added benefit of having Pastor Russow and his wife as his Sunday School teachers. I've never seen an 8th grader happy to go to Sunday School before!

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