Installation for Pastor Amy Zalk Larson, Sunday, September 13


_DSC0638Pastor Amy Zalk Larson will formally be installed at a Festival Worship Service on Sunday, September 13, at 9:30 am.  A procession of children will meet at 9:20 am to start the service. Both the choir and band will play and a reception will follow the service.   Area pastors have been invited to vest and process. A special offering for ELCA World Hunger will be taken. The annual Welcome Friends and Neighbors Picnic will be held in the Good Shepherd backyard later in the day from 5:00-6:30 pm.

Assistant to the Bishop Rev. Stephen Brackett will be representing the Northeastern Iowa Synod at the installation service.  Rev. Brackett began his call March 2015.  Prior to that time, he served as pastor of St. Paul, Postville, from 2005-2015.  Rev. Brackett’s primary areas of responsibility include representing the Bishop in the call process and serving in ministry for leadership development, support and training for rostered leaders.  Rev. Brackett earned a BA in Psychology from Coe College and an MS in Rehabilitation Counseling from Boston University.  His Master of Divinity degree was earned at Wartburg Theological Seminary. Brackett and his wife, Susan, are the parents of three children.