Elder Nomination

As there were in Old Testament times elders for the government of the people, so the New Testament church provided persons with particular gifts to share in discernment of God’s Spirit and governance of God’s people.  Accordingly, congregations should elect persons of wisdom and maturity of faith, having demonstrated skills in leadership and being compassionate in spirit.  Ruling elders are so named not because they “lord it over” the congregation (Matt.20:25), but because they are chosen by the congregation to discern and measure its fidelity to the Word of God, and to strengthen and nurture its faith and life.  Ruling elders, together with ministers of the Word and Sacrament, exercise leadership, government, spiritual discernment, and discipline and have responsibilities for the life of a congregation as well as the whole church, including ecumenical relationships.  When elected by the congregation, they shall serve faithfully as members of the session. [G-2.03.  2019-2021 Book of Order]



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Deacon Nomination

Nomination Form for the position of Deacon: Ministry of Compassion and Service
The ministry of a deacon as set forth in Scripture is one of compassion, witness and service, sharing in the redeeming love of Jesus Christ for the poor, the hungry, the sick, the lost, the friendless, the oppressed, those burdened by unjust policies or structures or anyone in distress.  Persons of spiritual character, honest repute, exemplary lives, brotherly and sisterly love, sincere compassion and sound judgment should be chosen for this ministry. [G-2.02 2019-1021 Book of Order]


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Seekers and Joiners Class

If you would like to become a member of this church or if you have questions about the church, we invite you to come to the Seekers and Joiners Class. Classes are held on the third Sundays of the month in the Parlor following the 10:15 a.m. worship service.  One becomes a member of the church by professing faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.  We receive members by a first-time profession of faith, by letter of transfer from another church or by a reaffirmation of faith in Christ.   To learn more visit the Welcome Table following the worship services. Contact Deborah Meeson-Vige for more information.


Class of 2020

Jill Crawford

Shirley Hagerson

Jim Kier

Jerry Perkins

David Weigel


Class of 2021

Norman Brown

Duncan Connell

Doug Jensen

Saralene Oldham

Barbara Weiss

Class of 2022

Carleton Cleveland

Deborah Meeson-Vige

Thomas Morr

Patty Rutzler

Janice Witman

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