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Pastor Kari Bahe

Look Up To The Stars

Since NASA released the first images from the James Webb space telescope, revealing the largest and most intensive view of the universe, I can’t help but think of Psalm 8: “When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what are mere mortals that you are mindful of them?” The Webb telescope is capable of looking 13.6 billion light years away. For perspective, the Milky Way Galaxy is

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Transition Team & Call Process

The members of the Transition Team and Council have been digesting all you told us through the CAT Survey. We are grateful for the great participation in the survey—thank you! There is a great deal of information to integrate and put to good use. We have heard from the CAT Survey consultant and are eager to share with you what we are learning from your responses to the survey. We are inviting all to join us for “Looking at the

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Pastor Kari Bahe

Call Committee Update 2022.06

The Council has appointed the 7-member Call Committee, along with alternates. A Call Committee is tasked with discerning the will of God for our future.  It is a tall order! Let us surround them and the work they do with our prayers. Phyllis Bengston, Taryn Bullert, Dominic DesMarais, Jennifer Gustafson, Andy Kohls, Josie LaFave, and Eric Mattson. 1st Alternate: Joan Halderson, 2nd: Paula Herda, 3rd: Tyler & Hannah Peterson [one vote]. The Call Committee is given the responsibility and privilege

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Pastor Kari Bahe

Transition Team Update

June and July are going to be busy months for the members of your Transition Team.  We continue to provide opportunities for more input from you about our next Senior Pastor.  The [CAT] survey results will be back and in a format that will allow us to share them with the congregation.  At the May council meeting, the Call Committee will be appointed (this article is being written prior to that date so look for the announcement of who is

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Transition Team Update May 2022

Thank you Zion! We are pleased to announce that 398 of you took advantage of the opportunity to let your views be heard by taking the CAT [Congregational Assessment Tool]. Although we always hope for even more involvement, we are very pleased with this participation.

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What is Next?

An update from Zion’s Transition Team March 16th through April 17th will be a crucial time frame for Zion’s next steps in this transition period. To help make the search for our next Senior Pastor as effective as possible it is vitally important to have congregational participation in these next steps. Your input, prayers, and participation will help shape the future for Zion’s mission and ministry. On March 16th, the link for taking the Congregational Assessment Tool (CAT) goes live,

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What is Next?

An update from Zion’s Transition Team March 16th through April 17th will be a crucial time frame for Zion’s next steps in this transition period. To help make the search for our next Senior Pastor as effective as possible it is vitally important to have congregational participation in these next steps. Your input, prayers, and participation will help shape the future for Zion’s mission and ministry. On March 16th, the link for taking the Congregational Assessment Tool (CAT) goes live,

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Pastor Kari Bahe

Transition Team Report

And the Lord answered me: Write the vision, make it plain on tablets, so that all who read it may run with it. From Habakkuk 2:2-3 What is an Interim Transition Task Force? This group will help Zion move through the steps of the interim period. An interim is that transition period congregations move through as they are preparing for their next “settled” pastor. As congregations move through an interim period, there are general steps to go through which help

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