A message from Council President Carol Goulet:
There have been many changes here at Grace in the past year. After Sunday worship February 9th, we will hold our annual meeting. At that time, our leaders will present their annual reports for 2013.
As we move into this New Year in the life of our congregation, we need your help. Each one of you is important in the life of this congregation. Please join us and see how far we have come. Help us to plan where we will go in the future.
On Sunday, June 2, 2013, following the 9:30 a.m. service, Grace Lutheran Church West Springfield will hold a special meeting to elect a pastor of the church to serve the congregation. A representative of the Office of the Bishop will preside at the meeting.
The candidate, who is being recommended by the Congregational Council, will lead the service and preach. Following the service, the meeting will be held during which a congregational vote on the candidate will take place by paper ballot. Time for questions will be provided.
A two-thirds majority is required for the election of a pastor, and no absentee ballots are permitted. There will also be a vote on the recommended compensation package for the pastor, which may be decided by voice or hand vote and requires a simple majority. No other items of business may be conducted at this meeting.
Carol A. Goulet, Council President