Dear Members of St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church,
On Sunday, April 29, I spoke with Pastor Dorn who informed me that your congregation has called me to be your principal and part-time 7th-8th grade teacher. With this letter I am acknowledging that I have received this call.
I am humbled by the fact that the Holy Spirit led you to extend a divine call to me and am excited to consider my call to Salem Lutheran Church [in Owosso, Mischigan] and the one I now hold to your church and school. I look forward to reading the materials in the call packet and speaking with many of you as I learn more about your church and school and the ministry opportunities at St. Stephen’s. … I welcome and appreciate your thoughts and prayers as my family and I deliberate where we can best serve the Lord.
My prayer is that during this process we can all focus on the many blessings the Lord has bestowed on all of us and the wonderful privilege we have to share in His work of spreading the message of our Savior who lived, died, and rose for the forgiveness of our sins.
In Christ’s Service,
Anthony E. Perry