Pastor Wayne Zschech will be away on vacation and away on the Youth Mission Trip for the first two Sundays of July, and has lined up two excellent seminary graduates, who are currently in the first call process, to provide worship leadership during his absence. Because they are both not yet ordained, our ELCA guidelines stipulate they are not eligible to preside at Holy Communion. Therefore worship services for the first two Sundays in July will be the Service of the Word in which Holy Communion is not offered. Here is a brief description of our supply preachers.
Maggi Edwards is a 2017 Masters of Divinity graduate of The Lutheran Seminary at Philadelphia and resides in Turnersville. She recently finished her capstone internship year at Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Tabernacle after also working with Apostles Lutheran Church in Turnersville, and is currently an approved candidate for ordination in the call process here in the New Jersey Synod.
Joshua Sullivan is a 2017 Masters of Divinity graduate from Yale Divinity School and is currently completing his Sacred Theology Masters at the United Lutheran Seminary at Philadelphia. He is an approved candidate for ordination from the New England Synod and is assigned to the Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod where he also is currently in the first call process.
We look forward to welcoming Maggi and Joshua to our pulpit and worship in July!