For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, and returns not there but waters the earth... so shall my word be that goes forth out of my mouth: it shall not be returned unto me empty. Isaiah 55: 10,11. When I read these words, I could only think that is my hope for all of you here at Zion, who are a part of the family of Christ. Whether that be via Zoom, In person or only wish to come on special occasions, you are still part of this family. That my words are just what you needed to hear that day or you remember something that helps you through a joyful or struggling time in your life. I am beyond blessed to have been chosen by Zion Lutheran Church to serve you as the Synod Appointed Minister over the next year. So who am I???
A little bit about myself; I am married to Mike Johnson and live in Sandstone. I have two daughters and Mike has a daughter and son. We have 3 grandchildren and one due in June. So excited!!! My journey began back in high school and has taken me places I never thought possible as I continue my journey to become ordained. Long before I knew God, he was initiating a chain of events in my life to bring me closer to Him and I am excited to share my journey with you.
I also am eager to meet people as this past year has been nothing but difficult, frustrating and even lonely. As we continue to open up we still need to take precautions, and as people feel comfortable I am willing to do visits to offer communion to those who can not attend church. I am not a door knocker so you will need to let me or the church know when and if you wish for me to stop by.
As we are learning together, I am asking for patience and understanding during this time of transition. I am open to ideas, suggestions, constructive criticism, and positive praise as we continue to move Zion into a growing church that is known for its community support and outreach, not to mention the witnessing each of you do everyday without even knowing it. God is an Awesome God and we are an Awesome Church doing His good works.
Synod Minister Wendy