From Pastor Robertson...
Many of us know Rev. Roy Axel Coats from as far back as his Vicarage. Later, St. Thomas extended him a Divine Call, for placement at Lutheran Church or the Redeemer, Irvington. Today we rejoice that Redeemer formally called him to be their Pastor. And now that St. Thomas is in vacancy, it is a blessing to have him return among us as we are without a called Pastor.
Since I am the part of the Vacancy Pastor Team which you may not often see on Sunday, let me introduce myself a little bit. I'm Pastor Elliott M. Robertson. I respond to “Pastor Elliott” or “Pastor Robertson.” I'm in my 22nd year at Martini Lutheran Church, South Baltimore. I'm from here (Belair Rd. area), and was confirmed and ordained (St. James, Overlea). I graduated from Baltimore Lutheran High School. I'm happy to be serving by helping out at St. Thomas!
Pastor Coats and I will, as Vacancy Pastors, God helping us, leave for your next Pastor a healthy, working church to walk into, where he will be undergirded by your support.
In my time with you on the Vacancy Pastor Team, I'll be helping visit some of our shut-ins and sick, and enjoying Thursday's Bible Study together. I'll be sharing in Kool Club duties, attending Congregational and Council meetings, assisting in Evangelism and Community Outreach, and counting on you to be a personal, prayerful, and active part.
Pastor Coats and I have known each other all of His Baltimore years, including as far back as Vicarage! Now we work together as colleagues, brothers, friends – to help a sister church whom we both know and truly love. Sincerely,
Pastor Elliott M. Robertson, Vacancy Pastor
What's Happening in our Church and News from our Groups:
St. Thomas Elects Council Members at Voters' Meeting
President Homer Ash
Secretary Cricket Hatton
Treasurer Barbara Ashley
Financial Secretary Mary Miller
Properties Tim Hiltner
God's blessings as you serve!
As leaders, you will be the greatest of the servants among us.
As the non-elected, we will pray for you and offer every support possible, God helping us.
FEATURED: St. Thomas Community Thanksgiving Dinner
When you feed the needy, you feed Jesus, and show Him your love.
It takes many hands to have a successful Community Thanksgiving Dinner. We usually serve between 150-200 people each year. So we hope you'll sign up to help, either by calling Cricket Hatton, 443.629.7117, or signing up on www.WynekenProject.org and clicking on “Volunteer.”
We are looking for Volunteers. Maybe God will impress upon you that volunteer is YOU, or your family, together!
Volunteers are needed the evening before, Nov. 27, from 4 – 6p to help do prep work. AND
Volunteers for the day of to serve, greet, clean-up,etc., from 12:30 – 4:30p, you may come and go as you please.
Come, help, be blessed, and be a blessing!
There is a difference! What's the difference between a Pastor and a Vacancy Pastor at St. Thomas?