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June’s Pastor Article

“Then the LORD stretched out his hand, touched my mouth, and said to me, “I’m putting my words in your mouth” (Jeremiah 1:9 CEV)

One of the great blessings that I had during my time as a seminarian was the wonderful group of mentors that opened the pulpit to me and gave me opportunities to preach and lead worship. These opportunities helped me to develop confidence and find my voice. For this I am forever grateful to them and believe that I now have the responsibility to do the same for others.

This month, on Sunday, June 23rd, one of our Central Association Members in Discernment, Pastor Jan Garinger, will be leading worship alongside of me and deliver the message to us, here at New Covenant. Pastor Jan is originally from Winfield, PA and currently lives in Selinsgrove. She previously worked as a surgical technician in the Geisinger Health System and is now a part of the Lay Pastoral Ministry Program at Lancaster Theological Seminary. She is a member of Emmanuel UCC, New Berlin, where she serves as the Pastor in Care. I sincerely hope that you’ll plan to join us for worship that morning and join me in giving Pastor Jan a warm New Covenant welcome, as we support her along this journey of ministerial preparation and discernment.

Peace, blessings, much love and many prayers,

Pastor Brad