Joel's farewell weekend is August 10-11 at the Hazel Dell campus. He and his family are headed to Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Overland Park, KS, where he will serve as full-time mission developer at the congregation's second campus.
It is customary for congregations hosting pastoral interns to offer an opportunity to give a special monetary gift to their interns as they conclude their tenure. You may contribute online by going to Messiah's online giving portal. After entering the amount of your gift, use the Select a fund pull-down menu to select "Special Offering" (it's the third choice from the top of the list), type "Joel" into the optional memo field, and then click the blue "Continue" button. Your online gift will be recorded on your annual giving statement and combined with others' contributions in a single check from the congregation.
There will also be a card basket available for non-tax-deductible gifts direct to Joel in the at both campuses.
As we say our goodbyes, we will also look forward to the coming of Messiah's next seminary intern from Luther Seminary, Taran Denning, and his wife Curyn.
Thank you for all the ways you serve to support, nurture, and encourage the next generation of pastors for the church.
Yours in Christ, Prs. Peter and Kathleen Braafladt