Pastor Merino Retires
This weekend will celebrate the ministry of Pastor Merino. He will preach his farewell sermon in all three services (Saturday & Sunday).
In the Saturday 5:00 p.m. service we will bring together the ministries of New Life Lutheran Church, where Pastor Merino was the founding pastor, and Holy Cross, where he has served for the past 10 years. The New Life congregation has been invited to join us that evening. The music will be led by the New Life Praise Team with New Life Senior Pastor Jim Keller serving as one of the liturgists. A dessert fellowship time will be held afterward in the Welcome Center.
The Sunday 10:30 a.m. service includes special guests Dr. Eugene Bunkowske, former chair of the Missiology Department at Concordia Theological Seminary and past member of Holy Cross and Rev. David Dubbelde, former Mission Executive of the IN District LCMS. We also will conduct the rite of Godspeed and Farewell for Pastor Merino. A reception honoring the ministry of Pastor Merino and his wife, Linda, will be held in the Welcome Center immediately following worship.