Shared Ministry Covenant with Ascension Lutheran Church (ELCA)
In March 2011, after several months of discussion and discernment, Holy Cross Episcopal Church and Ascension Lutheran Church, a neighborhood congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), came together with the formal signing of a Shared Ministry Covenant. This covenant outlined the goal of moving forward under the spititual leadership of a single shared clergy person.
In September 2011, the Rev. Mike Wernick began his ministry with Ascension Lutheran Church and Holy Cross Episcopal Church (and see the photos below from Fr. Mike's installation service).
Each church maintains its denominational identity and liturgies; but by working together, we are jointly able to better serve the community and the world.
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