Our youth ministry director Nate Bendorf and I talked last night after council meeting and again this morning. I enjoy his partnership. As we move toward this weekend's annual meeting, we're thinking more about what the Lord has in store for us in the rest of 2009. Two things we talked about were the need to get groups together to discuss (1) re-fomulating the process that leads to confirmation and (2) church staffing needs as our intern Paul Gustafson graduates from The Master's Institute in May.
Nate became a student at Luther Seminary in September 2008, but thanks to the Distributed Learning program he continues to serve here full time. Give him a call or email him if you would like more info on what he is learning or about the program in general.
Though there's enough to do, day to day, it's important to look ahead, doing what we can to plan and praying that the Lord would direct us into the future He has promised and prepared. We'll be doing more of that on Sunday at our church annual meeting, scheduled for 9:30. If you are a member or friend of our congregation here in Cokato, please plan to attend!
You can download a copy of the "Annual Report" -- without the color cover 214 kb. Printed copies are available at church.