PASTOR ERIK ON SABBATICAL

PASTOR ERIK ON SABBATICAL

PASTOR ERIK ON SABBATICAL

This summer I will be on sabbatical. When I was called to Holy Trinity, part of the Letter of Call said that I would be eligible for such a time after seven years of serving at the church. The idea of a sabbatical is based on the Biblical concept of the sabbath, which is a day of rest on the seventh day of the week. In the book of Genesis, God rests on the seventh day after completing the work of creation. This is why churches have sometimes chosen the seventh year of ministry to grant a sabbatical to their pastors.

The month of January 2022 marked my seventh year at Holy Trinity so I have worked with the church council to take the sabbatical this summer from May 20 – August 21. During this time, I will not be available for pastoral care or to lead worship or other activities at the church. Pastor Emily will be taking the lead at Holy Trinity during these three months along with the support of our other staff and volunteer lay leaders. In addition, we are looking to hire a part-time staff person to help with some preaching dates and possibly 10-15 hours during the week in June and July.I am so grateful to the congregation for this generous gift of time. I look forward to some rest and renewal and plan to do a lot of hiking, reading, and writing.

-Pastor Erik

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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