Prairie Wind 

Evangelical Lutheran Parish


 

212 N Eisenhower

Junction City, KS 66441

785-238-6567


Sunday Worship 11:00am

Coffee Fellowship

 following 

Children's Time during Worship


Marion Hill Evangelical Lutheran Church

1809 B. Ave.

White City, KS 66872


785-482-3830


Sunday Worship 9:00am

Sunday School for children: 10:30 am





The whole being of any Christian is faith

 and love. Faith brings a person to God; 

Love brings a person to people.    

~Martin Luther



 

From our Central States synod, our Bishop-elect,

 Susan Candea:

 

This past weekend I had the opportunity to be in

 WaKeeney, KS to attend the celebration of the 40th 

anniversary of Pastor Randy Gibbs’ ordination and

then preach the following morning at St. John’s 

Lutheran, north of Ellis.  It seemed so appropriate 

that my first public “gig” as Bishop-Elect would be 

in WaKeeney and Ellis since this is where I began 

my journey as a pastor.  Who would have thought 

that this young (and I was young being one of those 

pipe-liners who went straight from college to seminary!) 

fresh out of seminary, thinking she knew so much more 

than she actually did, when in fact she had a lot to learn, 

would after all these years now be called to be the 

Bishop of the Central States Synod.  The words 

“humbled and honored” keep coming back to me, 

feelings reinforced by the outpouring of support, 

prayers, and affirmations since my election at synod 

assembly.  Now, a little over a week later, I can add 

the words “excited and (a bit at times) overwhelmed.” 

 But don’t those words describe what it can feel like 

in a transition, excitement about new possibilities but

overwhelmed at times with the unknown?  And we are 

in a time of transition.  So let’s talk about that.

 

I will officially take office on September 1 which means 

that Bishop Gustafson continues in his role and with 

his responsibilities as Bishop until then.  It also means 

that I will continue in my position as Bishop’s Associate 

and Director of Evangelical Mission (DEM) as well as 

work with Bishop Gustafson, the Executive Committee 

and a transition team to make this transition 

as smooth as possible.

 

I will be working with the executive committee to 

make decisions regarding staffing positions for the 

synod, decisions I will communicate with you as 

soon as they are in place.   I will also be working 

with a committee to plan my installation.  That 

installation will take place late afternoon (exact time 

to be determined) on Sunday, October 20 at 

Atonement Lutheran, Overland Park.             


The first part of July, I’ll be taking time to “breath”

 and rest, go on vacation with my family and 

attend the Bishop’s Formation Academy, or what 

I think of as “New Bishop’s School,”  in Chicago. 

Then August 4-9 I will be attending the Churchwide 

Assembly in Milwaukee as the Bishop-Elect along 

with Bishop Gustafson and the other voting members 

from synod.

 In navigating this transition, It certainly helps, I would

 think, that I have been on synod staff for almost six 

ears, know the congregations and ministries of this 

synod, understand the constitution and the workings 

of the synod office, and in my role as DEM, also have

 experienced working with the churchwide organization.  

But I have already been told by more than one bishop 

that things are different between being on the bishop’s 

staff and being the bishop.  And while we are all working 

to make this transition as smooth as possible, this is a 

transition and there will be changes. 

 

So this is what I would ask of you during this time of 

ransition. Talk to me.  If you have questions or concerns, 

suggestions or ideas send me an e-mail or call me.  I want 

to hear from you. I want to listen.  I will also talk to you, 

keeping you as informed as I can about what is happening. 

This call and I do understand it as a call, not simply winning 

an election, comes from the Spirit and from all of you. 

I want to be open to letting that Spirit guide the decisions

 I make.  That doesn’t mean that I won’t make mistakes 

along the way.  But (I hope you don’t take this the wrong

 way), so will you.  None of us has all the answers.  What 

we do have is a relationship, a relationship with Christ,

 a relationship with one-another and a relationship

 with the world around us. 




 


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