Pastor's Page

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” (John 20:21)

I began my journey from India to Seminary with these words. As I look forward with enthusiasm to entering my role as parish pastor, I hope that with the help of God and with God’s love, I will be able to do what I have been called to do in this life.

Our gifts as the Body of Christ gives me the most hope for the future of our Church. I believe that as one Body in Christ, we can spread love, peace, and harmony in our communities and in the world.

I am passionate about helping our congregation’s members to grow in faith (including me), connect with people, care for one another, commit ourselves to justice and peace, and most importantly focus on loving one another as Christ loved us. This fills me with a sense of joy, purpose and passion for ministry.

I found during my internship, that the area in which I find the most fulfillment is working with members to identify ways to empower them to use their gifts and skills to grow into deeper relationship with God, community, and with one another. I also believe in my capacity to meet people wherever they are at in life and being able to walk with them.

During my free time, I like to read books, spend time with my son and cook food for him. I love to get to know people over a meal or a cup of coffee.

May the ever living God, who is with us always keep us united in His everlasting love.

Grace and Peace,
Pastor Rita

Faith Lutheran Church
1600 Park St.
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783