the action or process of making something stronger or more solid.
"the permanent consolidation of peace"
the action or process of combining a number of things into a single more effective or coherent whole.
After a year of collaborative ministry, it is our intention to join Our Savior’s Lutheran Church and Christ Lutheran Church into one congregation through the official act of Consolidation. We already are working through some of the steps to get us there and will continue to keep both congregations up-to-date on our progress. Although we will need to change our name in order to become one, we intend on keep both names and combine them.
Consolidation: A “consolidation” is defined as involving two or more congregations that join together to become a new entity with a new name and a new congregation-identification number (as assigned by the Office of the Secretary of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America).
Therefore, the following official acts will take place:
(1) A new name would need to be chosen for the “new” congregation created through such a consolidation, and a new congregation-identification number assigned after the synod has acted to receive the “new” congregation.
(2) The legal existence of the previously existing corporations of the predecessor congregations would normally cease through dissolution.
Currently, we are forming a Consolidation Team who will work through the necessary steps with our synod to achieve this goal of becoming one congregation. If you are interested on being on the team, email Pastor Connie using the button below or if you know of anyone who might be interested, let Pastor know! We are so excited where the Holy Spirit is leading us in this time!
"Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. For we were all baptized by[a] one Spirit so as to form one body—whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. Even so the body is not made up of one part but of many."
1 CORINTHIANS 12:12