Posts in High Country Conference
Prayers for Christ Lutheran, Sedona, AZ

We pray for Christ Lutheran Church in Sedona, AZ. We are grateful for the congregation of Christ Lutheran, for Pastor David Brandfass, for Music Minister and Administrator Jim Buchanan, and for the church council: President Chuck Davis, Vice President Randall Moen, Secretary Nancy Oelklaus, Treasurer: Kay Klein, Harold Gorny, Eben Hartzenberg, Margit Larsen, Vel Marcotte, and Jamiss Sebert.

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Reflections on Synod Assembly from Allie Papke-Larson

From Allie Papke-Larson comes this reflection on attending the Grand Canyon Synod Assembly this summer. Papke-Larson is Program Coordinator for Lutheran Campus Ministries/Canterbury Episcopal Campus Ministries at Northern Arizona University and Youth Director at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Flagstaff.

I have to admit; this was my first Synod Assembly since I was 14 years old and living in northern Minnesota. Going into the assembly I was looking forward to experiencing, and really meeting, the Grand Canyon Synod (GCS) for the first time. As a new member of the synod it was apparent to me that GCS is going through change and transition.

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Prayers for Emmanuel Lutheran, Prescott Valley, AZ

We pray for Emmanuel Lutheran Church, in Prescott Valley, AZ, an inclusive faith community that seeks to live the Word and Way of Christ's unconditional love.

We uplift: Pastor Tricia Lowe; Adam Bissell, Assistant Director; Cathy Namock, Organist; Gene Fougner, Music Ministry Coordinator; Jon Hust, Praise Team Leader; Mary Jensen, Office Manager; and Kimberly Robinson-Goats, Office Assistant.

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Pastor Sharon Brown to serve as the next Dean of the High Country Conference

We are delighted to share that Pastor Sharon Brown has agreed to serve as the next Dean of the High Country Conference. Many thanks to Pastor Kurt Fangmeier for serving as Dean these past years and creating a strong sense of collegiality. Please welcome Pastor Brown to this new role. She joined the GCS in October 2018 and serves at Spirit of Joy, Clarkdale.

Thanks to both of these pastors and to each of you for being church together, better together for the sake of God’s world.

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