Sept 18 Saint Paul Area Synod Rite of Reception

Three pastors rostered with Extraordinary Lutheran Ministries anticipate official reception to the ELCA Clergy Roster. Rev. Anita Hill (left), Rev. Phyllis Zillhart (bottom left), Rev. Ruth Frost (right)

Saturday, September 18, 2010, 2 – 4 p.m.; Party to follow
Lutheran Church of the Redeemer
285 North Dale St, Saint Paul, MN
Presider: Rev. Peter Rogness, Bishop of the Saint Paul Area Synod
Preacher: Rev. Barbara Lundblad, Union Theological Seminary

Service hosted by St. Paul-Reformation Lutheran Church.
Clergy and Rostered Leaders are invited to vest. The color is green. Please arrive by 1:15 p.m. to join the procession.

A Ticketed Dinner & Dance benefiting Wingspan Ministry, Lutherans Concerned/North America and Extraordinary Lutheran Ministries will be held at 7 pm that evening.

Extraordinary Meeting

Sunday, July 25 was extraordinary for a number of reasons, as you’ve read here previously. An unexpected happy occurrence was an unplanned gathering of all 8 founding members of the Extraordinary Candidacy Project.

From left to right-Jack Elliott, Mari Irvin, Sherry Mattson, Jeff Johnson, Margaret Moreland, Stan Olson, Greg Egertson, Elizabeth Thompson.

The group gathered for an impromptu photo shoot and a few shared memories. It was quite amazing for all gathered to see this group together. This group’s prophetic work to credential and authorize gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people for ministry in the Lutheran Church has meant that openly LGBT people have been able to follow a call to ministry for nearly 20 years in the Lutheran church. Amazing work! Amazing people!