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Thank you to the Call Committee for the wonderful job you have done for Anacortes Lutheran Church!


Pastoral Candidate Scott Peterson & wife, Gina

After many months of hard work, prayers, discernment, listening, and seeing God’s hand clearly at work amongst us, the Call Committee  has selected a Pastoral Candidate to bring before the congregation. 


Pastor Scott Peterson and his wife, Gina visited Anacortes over Labor Day weekend and have agreed to explore joining us in ministry. We still have work to do but it’s an exciting step!


Pastor Scott and Gina, along with their daughter Sophie, will be in Anacortes for a Meet & Greet with the congregation on October 3rd following worship. 


I would like to recognize the work of the Call Committee; Lois Cassidy, Janey Dent, Bob Ford, Bill Gusa, Kenny Holzemer, Steve Anderson, and Melanie Sahnow. They have been so committed, focused, patient, and collaborative through all the ups and downs, with weekly meetings for months, and not to mention the hours of homework as we researched and interviewed candidates.  What good and faithful servants they have been! We also send a huge  thank you to those who have prayed for and with us throughout this journey. And to Pastor Walt for shepherding the congregation through this time.


I am grateful for the opportunity to serve and looking forward to all the possibilities God has in store for us.


Rexanne Graham
Call Committee Chair

YOU ARE INVITED:  Meet & Greet Pastor Scott Peterson Sunday, October 3, 2021

With an Open Forum Q & A session in the Fellowship Hall after the Worship Service. 


Upcoming Vote for: Pastor Call and Compensation

Sunday, October 10, 2021 at 11:00 am following Church Service

Assistant to the Bishop, Pastor Andy Yee will be present to attest the election as the Northwest Washington Synod’s representative.

There will be two votes taken at this meeting: Vote to offer a call to the Candidate of Choice, Scott Peterson and Vote on the compensation package recommended by Church Council.


Only those present at the meeting may vote. No Absentee or Proxy votes are accepted. Quorum of 50 voting members must be present.

Notice per Anacortes Lutheran Constitution (C9.0)

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