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Partnerships: New Job Opportunities Available in Edina, Goodridge

Two of our congregational partners have new job opportunities available!

Kids Choir Director
Shepherd of the Hills, Edina MN

Shepherd of the Hills, a growing, community-focused congregation is seeking a children's choir director. Our Elementary age students gather on Wednesday evenings at 6:15 for 30min of art followed by 30min of music. The hour-long program is called, "WAM" (Worship, Art, Music). In addition to Wednesday evenings the kids choir is scheduled to offer a musical piece in worship on at least 6 Sundays during the school year.

Preferred Skills:

  • Elementary age music teaching experience
  • Children's choral music repertoire familiarity
  • Lutheran or other mainline church experience


  • Based on experience and background
  • Approximately $2000 / year
  • Part-time

To apply, contact:

Pastor Scott Searl
500 Blake Road
Edina MN 55343

Part-Time Worship Leadership (Pulpit Supply)
Goodridge Lutheran Parish, Goodridge MN

From the pastor, Rev. Robert W. Dahlen:
We are looking for seminary students willing to serve as occasional pulpit supply in the Goodridge Lutheran Parish, Goodridge, MN.
For eleven years this parish served as an internship site, during my tenure three young people from this place have entered ordained service, and folks have made good connections with seminary students.  It would be good and perhaps very helpful for us to renew contacts with the next generation called to labor in our Lord's vineyard.
We need pulpit supply on the following Sundays:  12 January 2014 (Baptism of Our Lord) and 6 April 2014 (Lent Four), along with other dates to set set down the road.
About Goodridge Lutheran:
We are a three-point rural parish in Northwestern Minnesota, twenty miles east of Thief River Falls, or 70 miles east of Grand Forks, ND.  The Parish is made up of Bethany, Ekelund and Faith congregations.  Goodridge is about 300 miles north and west of St. Paul.
We meet for three services every Sunday morning at 8:30, 9:45 and 11:00, with service times  rotating monthly between points.  The total membership of the Parish is about 650-700, with 25-30 % worshipping on any given Sunday.  The Lord's Supper is served on the first Sunday of the month and the With One Voice's Service of Word and Prayer provides the outline for our services on other Sundays.
The Goodridge Parish is surrounded by farmland, forests, marshes and pastures.  At the same time it is part of Northwest Minnesota's vibrant, growing economy based on manufacturing (recreational vehicles and electronics), service industries, along with high tech agri-business.  Our congregations are home to many young families.  You can hear the children praying with their grandparents. 
The parish will reimburse students who are willing to come join us to lead worship in accordance with  the Northwestern Minnesota Synod's rates for ordained pulpit supply, plus the IRS rate for mileage.  In the past we've covered mileage to and from St. Paul.  If needed, we will provide housing.

To apply, contact:

Pastor Robert W. Dahlen
201 Main St.
Goodridge, MN 56725

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