Please pray the following Prayer for Transition of Clergy Leadership as part of your daily devotions:
"Almighty God, giver of every good gift, look graciously on your Church and so guide the minds of those who shall choose an Interim Priest and a Vicar for this congregation that we may receive a faithful pastor who will care for your people and equip us for our ministries; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen"
UPDATE ON VICAR SEARCH
I am reminded of a book that I have been reading: Congregational Leadership In Anxious Times by Peter L. Steinke. The subtitle of the book is “Being Calm and Courageous No Matter What.” What a great topic for this issue of Transitions.
While we were anticipating interviewing two candidates for Vicar, we will at this time be interviewing one of the candidates. Yes, unexpected for both us and the potential candidate. The person feels called by the Holy Spirit to take a different direction in ministry. And, we all know that if we truly listen with prayer and discernment that the Holy Spirit will lead us to the place God has set aside for us.