The Voice

What is the plan?

by Margrethe Kleiber on June 30, 2021

Many of you may be wondering, what is the plan for the next couple of months, while First Trinity continues with the call process and St. Matthew awaits its vicar?

Who will preside? Pastor Susanne Blume will preach and preside on Sunday mornings. She will also provide emergency pastoral care.

Where will we worship? In July, Sunday morning worship will be at First Trinity. In August, Sunday morning worship will be at St. Matthew.
Who do I call? Pastoral Care during this Transition Time and Beyond
Some people have asked, who do we call in the event of a pastoral care emergency? What happens if there is a hospitalization? What happens if someone passes away? What happens if I want my child baptized?
Your council designated Pastor Susanne Blume to provide pastoral care until First Trinity's new pastor arrives. Call Pastor Susanne first if there is an emergency or another need, including joyous occasions such as the birth of a child. Pastor Susanne's phone number is: (202) 422-4348. Her email is .
After First Trinity's new pastor has arrived, they should be the first call you make if you need pastoral care. The pastor's responsibility is to preside over baptisms, confirmations, weddings, and funerals held on the church property. Other pastors may preside or assist only at the invitation of the called pastor. Observing this practice avoids confusion or misunderstanding.
Saying this doesn't mean that you shouldn't invite me, Pastor Tom, or Pastor Susanne to keep you in our prayers. We don't stop loving you just because we are no longer your pastors! We want to know how you are doing, and we want to pray for you. At the same time, we want to respect and support your new pastor.
Pastor Kleiber


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