Trinity Member Officially Returns to Rostered Ministry
Please join us in congratulating Rev. Sara Stall-Ryan on officially being reinstated to the Ministers of Word and Sacrament roster!
Pastor Sara took leave from ministry a decade ago to raise her two sons. She's served as associate pastor before that. As of June 12th, Sara completed her paperwork and interview process and was approved for reinstatement to ministry. She's received a call from the New England Synod to serve as transitional pastor to Zion Lutheran Church in Portland, CT.
So two things: (she won't see this email so this will be a surprise)
Firstly, would you send Pastor Sara a congratulations card? This is a big deal. Her address is in our directory. (If you need a copy of the directory, please contact the office). It would be wonderful if the Stall-Ryans returned from vacation to dozens of congratulations cards from her church family.
Secondly, church council would like to purchase a stole for Pastor Sara. A stole is the colorful cloth garment that drapes over the pastor's neck during worship. This vestment is the OFFICIAL sign of the office of pastor.
If you would like to contribute to this gift, please send checks to Trinity Lutheran Church, Box 112, Centerbrook, CT 06409 with the words "Pastor Sara" in the memo.