We give thanks to God for Pastor John Medwid’s ministry with us at First Lutheran Church. As of May 1, 2021 he has moved on to another adventure in his life’s journey in ministry. We wish him all the best!
From Roman Catholic priest to Lutheran minister! This has been the latest twist in my journey since my ordination in 1990. Having made the transition into ministry in the ELCA, First Lutheran Church is my first call. One could say that First is my first! I believe that this is an exciting time to be in the church, but we need to be looking toward new horizons. To be spiritual today can encompass a wide variety of beliefs and practices. Today we need to be open and in conversation with people both inside and outside of churches. The evangelical freedom that we celebrate in the ELCA affords me the opportunity to think “outside of the box” and to celebrate the diversity of people’s spiritual paths. The journey continues to unfold for all of us! We can move forward with confidence knowing that the Mystery that beckons us forward is worthy of our trust!