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2 Exciting Things

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Two exciting things took place this past Sunday at VotL

1) Joe Gawel was installed as our senior vicar and preached an awesome sermon on how God's grace changes people's hearts. You can read it here if you'd like. Vicar Joe will be serving with us for the next 9 months as he completes his senior year at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in Mequon. (Basically in our church body a vicar is someone who's not quite yet a pastor but helps do all the things a pastor does under the mentoring of a pastor.)

So over the next 9 months Vicar Joe will get a full taste of our ministry at VotL. He will be serving especially in the areas that Andy Glende was responsible for when he was our part-time discipleship pastor. So Vicar Joe will be helping our ministry by preaching every couple weeks, putting together the Sheep Squads materials, personally leading one of the Sheep Squads himself, helping Andy teach Jr. High confirmation class, and filling in occasionally elsewhere as he ha…