Dear Members and Friends of Christ Lutheran,
This Sunday, July 19th, Rev. Kendall B. Summers will begin leading worship as our Interim Pastor.
Join us in welcoming her on our new Online Live-Streaming from our church sanctuary this Sunday for Holy Communion at 10:00 a.m.
Online links, connect either to our Facebook page link below:
The Assistant to the Bishop, Rev. Erin Swenson-Reinhold sought out Rev. Kendall Summers (who asks us to call her Pastor Kendall) to help us as an Interim pastoral bridge during our call process this summer, as Pastor Kendall is completing the voting process for a full-time call at Grace Lutheran Church in Easton, MD (on the Eastern Shore).
Pastor Kendall grew up in Massachusetts, on the Northeast coast in a town called Marblehead where she learned to sail. She grew up in the Lutheran and Episcopal Church. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, in Business Administration, and then as she says not knowing what else to do, she went off to law school at the Washington College of Law, American University. Fully expecting to return to Massachusetts, she took the bar there, but found herself surprised at how much she loved Maryland. She was married during that time and they moved to Annapolis MD while worked with large law firms in D.C., and raising two beautiful girls, Melissa and Heather.
Sensing God’s call to change directions to the pastoral ministry, Pastor Kendall began seminary at Gettysburg Seminary, and then also attended Philadelphia Seminary where she completed her MDiv. and where she also received an STM. In Luther and Reformation History. Pastor Kendall was ordained in 2005 and has served church in Prince George’s County and in Bethesda, Maryland. She was re-married two years ago to Kevin Spicer who often joins her in church ministry. Kendall and Kevin recently purchased their first home together in Stevensville on Kent Island Maryland.
In our Gospel this Sunday (Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43) we talks about the co-existence of good and evil in this world “The Wheat and the Weeds”.
We hope you are able to join us for worship this Sunday and for our coffee hour together afterwards on our new Zoom link https://zoom.us/j/8279905657 or by phone 929-205-6099, then dial 8279905657#
Feel free to contact Pastor Kendall at 410-991-0293 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
In Christ’s Love,
Rev. Kendall B. Summers