It’s been a while since we have had an officially-installed settled pastor here at St. John’s. With the help of Rev. Carl Robinson
from SONKA and our own Rev. Earl Reives, Rev. Don Crist was installed as our called pastor on Sunday, October 24. Even the
steady patter of raindrops did not dampen the enthusiasm that is so evident when the Holy Spirit is at work.

Believe it or not, it’s already time to look at Committees and Council for next year. Becky Pierce has agreed to chair our
Nomination Committee, where she will be joined by Barbara Gibbons, Caroline Maslowski, Glenn Lytle, and Mike Beamish.
If the Holy Spirit is moving you to become more involved here at St. John’s, feel free to let any of those folks know. And if you are asked to serve, please consider your intentions prayerfully and carefully.

Not only nominations for 2022, but it’s also time to formulate a budget for the coming year. It would be great of all of our
committees could submit their projected 2022 budget before our November 15 Council meeting. And if you, as an individual,
have budget suggestions, please share them with a Council member or place your written suggestions in the Council
President’s mailbox outside the office door.

As always, I extend blessings to all of you, as well as wishes for your safety and good health as we continue to “do church”
together.

Ginny Beamish, Council President