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St. John’s Lutheran to install Pastor Goodwin

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[July 25, 2014]  HARTSBURG - St. John’s Lutheran Church is conducting an installation ceremony for Pastor Lisa Goodwin on Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 2:00pm. The service will take place in the church at the corner of Washington and Pine Streets in Hartsburg.

Both church council members and the Pastor are eager to make this position official. Goodwin has been serving as interim pastor for the congregation for more than a year.

“When I was called to serve as interim pastor at St. John’s, I knew immediately I would enjoy working with the congregation,” said Pastor Goodwin. “I am honored they called me to serve their congregation and that the ELCA leadership approved the placement.”

Council members agree that Goodwin is a good fit for the church.

“Pastor Goodwin brings a sense of community,” said Tom Anderson, church council president. “At some point we have all been able to relate to a story or message that she shared and have appreciated her leadership and guidance.”

The installation will be conducted by Bishop John Roth. Roth serves as Bishop for the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America’s Central/Southern Illinois Synod. Pastors and other officials from the Synod have been invited to attend the ceremony.

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The day will begin with a Service of Holy Communion at 9:00am. The installation service will start at 2:00pm with a reception immediately following the service in the church meeting hall. Community residents and present and past church members are invited to join the celebration.

St. John’s Lutheran Church was founded in 1885 and is now part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. For more information about the church or how to get involved visit


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