Peace be with you.
We are blessed to have Pastor Gail Swanson accept a call to Atonement Lutheran Church here in Rochester, New York. She has agreed to a two-year term call contract. Because she is not an Intentional Interim Pastor, we are able to offer a full call to her at the end of the two years.
What a lovely supper and dessert on Saturday night to meet with each other and Pastor Gail! Our service on Sunday was magnificent and joyous. At the congregational meeting after a good discussion and question session a vote was taken and th eresults were 76 yes votes and 3 no votes.
Pastor Gail Swanson will be starting with us on March 1, 2015. Her husband who is a pastor also has accepted a call in the Rochester area.
Thank you to all the congregation for your help, guidance and willingness to be accepting of what the Synod, our Bishop, our Dean, and your Board of Ministries were working on to reach this term call.
May the grace of Christ, our Savior,
And the Father's boundless love,
With the Holy Spirit's favor,
Rest upon us from above.
Thus may we abide in union with each other and the Lord
And possess, in sweet communion,
Joys which earth cannot afford. Amen.
Pastor Gail Swanson - Office Hours Tuesday - Friday
to be Christ’s presence and love in God’s world and recognizing that we
are all God’s children with differing abilities and gifts, we as
members of Atonement Lutheran Church welcome persons who are, gay,
lesbian, transgendered, bi-sexual, transsexual, and heterosexual as well
as of any ethnicity, culture, socio-economic status, or other
characteristic, who come bringing with them their life experiences,
hopes and dreams in order that they might experience the presence and
love of God in this community of faith.|