This past weekend I had my head elder read the following letter to the congregation:
June 17, 2008
Dear friends and fellow redeemed at Messiah Lutheran Church,
This past week at their votersâ€™ assembly service, I received a divine call to serve as associate pastor and principal of Immanuel Lutheran Church and School in Alexandria, Virginia. Alexandria is a suburb of Washington, D.C. The duties are evenly split between administration of their classical Lutheran academy and serving as associate pastor of the congregation.
It is our intention right now for Kathryn and I to try and go visit sometime in the next few weeks. We hope to have a decision made within a month, perhaps less. I will probably have an information session and bible study after church next week on June 22nd, so that we can discuss this together and come to a common understanding of the Lordâ€™s will.
Please keep Messiah and Immanuel in your prayers, as well as Kathryn and I, as we seek to make the best decision for everyone involved. I remain
Yours in Christ,
Todd A. Peperkorn, STM
Pastor, Messiah Lutheran Church
CC: Rev. Christopher Esget, Senior Pastor, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Alexandria, VA
Mr. Wayne Schroeder, Congregational Pres., Immanuel Lutheran Church, Alexandria, VA
Rev. John Wille, President of the South Wisconsin District LCMS
Rev. James Keuch, Circuit Counselor, South Wisconsin District LCMS