REVEREND GINO MARCHETTI II ORDAINED AND INSTALLED AS PASTOR OF ST. PETER’S LUTHERAN CHURCH OF WARSAW on June 27, 2020
A few words from Rev. Marchetti:
Dear Friends in Christ,
Grace and peace to you!
I am so excited to have this opportunity to serve you and the Warsaw community as your new pastor! It is hard for me to believe that only 3 years ago I started seminary as your field worker under Pastor Barnes. I give thanks to God that you have chosen to extend the divine call to me, and I am eagerly anticipating end of my studies so that I can formally and officially accept that call. The minute I find out that my final grades are posted, I will give you my formal acceptance so that I can begin my service to you this summer (the date is still TBD, though).
Of course, during these strange days of the COVID-19 pandemic things are always in flux – dates are uncertain, and our ability to meet together in person is also uncertain – yet what is never in flux is the goodness of God in the midst of this dark world. Over and over again we see the proof of God’s goodness towards us, his provision of Pastor Barnes to establish St. Peter’s, his provision of Pastor Buse to fill the vacancy, and the provision of God in the call that has been extended to me.
The next few years are bound to bring a lot of great times together as we continue to gather around the Word of Christ Crucified and Risen for our forgiveness and justification, and around the Holy Sacraments where we find Christ making himself present to the faithful. If we keep faith with these things, no obstacle or difficulty can ever overcome us.
Your servant in Christ Jesus,
Gino Marchetti, II
Gino Returns from Vicarage!
Gino Marchetti has returned safe and sound from his vicarage year at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Beardstown, Illinois where he worked with the Hispanic outreach of the congregation.
He learned how tough it can be “on the streets” and how God supplies all of our needs through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Gino is back at his studies at CTSFW and will be moving onward towards his PhD. Welcome back Gino, you were missed! We look forward to having you preach for us!
Food Drive for Concordia Theological Seminary a Success
The members of St. Peter’s used the first quarter Mite Box donations to purchase items for the Concordia Theological Seminary Food Coop in Fort Wayne. The purchases were made by member Jolean Smith who seems to have a knack for finding specials and working coupons! Our prayers go out to the students.