Dec. 18 2019
There will not be an E-Spirit sent on Dec. 24 or Jan. 31. The next E-Spirit will be sent on Jan. 7. Anything submitted for E-Spirit between Dec. 20-Jan. 7 will be included Jan. 14th and following.
Information about an upcoming ordination service was mistakenly left out of recent e-spirit communications. Please note this and other ordination/installation/retirement services happening at the end/beginning of the year.
End of Year/Beginning of Year Ordination Services

Please note the upcoming ordination of Tim Miller, who will be ordained to the ministry of Word and Sacrament on Sunday, Dec. 22, at 3:30 pm at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church in Jacksonville Beach. Bishop Daniel Boudoin--Northwestern OH Synod presiding.

Tim has been a candidate for ministry in the Florida-Bahamas Synod and has accepted a call to serve in the Northwestern Ohio Synod. Rostered ministers are invited to vest and process. The color of the day is blue.

Michelle Mehan will be ordained to the ministry of Word and Service on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020 at 3:00 pm at Nativity Lutheran Church in Weeki Wachee. Bishop Suarez presiding. Rostered Ministers are invited to vest and process. The color of the day is white. Michelle has been a candidate for ministry in the Florida-Bahamas Synod and has accepted a call to specialized ministry in the Florida-Bahamas Synod.
Beginning of Year Installation Services
Please keep these pastors in your prayers.

Pr. Tom McGawley will be installed as pastor at Hope Lutheran Church, Daytona Beach on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020 at 2:00 pm. Pr. Rob Carlson presiding. Rostered ministers are invited to vest and process. The color of the day is white.

Pr. Will Kittinger will be installed as pastor at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Naples, on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. Pr. Khader El-Yateem presiding. Rostered ministers are invited to vest and process. The color of the day is white.
End of Year Retirements

Pr. Tom Unrath's last service--with a reception following--will occur at Messiah Lutheran in Cocoa on Sunday December 29. Service is at 10 am with reception following. Pr. Unrath will retire effective Jan. 1, 2020.

Deacon Tom Gemmer will retire effective Jan. 1, 2020.

Rev. John Hugus will retire effective Jan. 1, 2020.
Bishop's Calendar
  • Synod Office
  • Christmas break
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