Hello, we have a communicator

And the new communicator is me! My name is Jane Brda. I’m a member of St. Thomas/Holy Spirit Lutheran Church in Sunset Hills.

By the way, you’re getting this email because you have been identified as the contact person for your congregation (if you’re not the contact person, please email me with updated information).

My role as the new Eastern Missouri Conference (EMC) Communicator is to facilitate the exchange of information between the congregations in the EMC and the EMC strategy team. The hope is that by working together, we can accomplish more than each of us can do independently. I’ll be emailing you periodically with news and events happening in the EMC (and if you have news to share, feel free to send me that information at communicatoremc@gmail.com, and I’ll include in a future email).

I will also be the contact person for questions about transition ministry resources and events happening around the EMC. I may not have the answer, but I will find someone who does and get the information to you as soon as possible.

More information about my role and the benefits of being connected with the other churches in the conference will come next week.

If there are congregational members you would like to have added to these emails, please send their names and email addresses to communicatoremc@gmail.com.

Please scroll for important information about the EMC Gathering on November 4th and 5th and a job opening at Zion in Ferguson.

Thank you for reading, and I look forward to working with you all.


Eastern Missouri Conference Gathering

Register now! 

There are two events, one for everyone and one for rostered leaders:

Who: Everyone
What: EMC Gathering
When: Sunday, November 4, 3:30 — 6:30 p.m.
Where: Trinity Lutheran Church, 14088 Clayton Road, Chesterfield, MO 63017
Why: Because we still have Good News for sharing

Who: Rostered Ministers and Parish Ministry Associates
What: EMC Gathering
When: Monday, November 5, 9 — 11:30 a.m.
Where: Lutheran Church of Good Shepherd, 7380 Howdershell Road, Hazelwood, MO 63048
Why:  Because we still have Good News for sharing

Welcome and introductions, Mission Project, Team 500 DVD, worship, meal (provided by a grant from Team 500),
Bishop’s Election Task Force update

Download a flyer for the event.

Please help us prepare by registering on the Central States Synod website.

Job opening at Zion, Ferguson

Music Director

Zion Lutheran Church, Ferguson, MO 63135
Position Available Immediately

Zion is looking for a musician to join its congregation as a music director, accompanist, and choir director. Our diverse congregation has a very large repertoire of hymns, and music plays an integral role in our worship. On the first and third Sundays of each month, we use a
traditional liturgy and hymns played on our 15 rank Martin Ott 1979 organ with electro­pneumatic action. On second and fourth Sundays, we switch to a more contemporary liturgy with a mixture of songs and hymns led by piano and our Praise Band.

Though our congregation has gotten smaller in recent years, we remain very determined to continue in sharing God’s love with those in our community. In the next few years, there may be opportunities for Zion – and the position of Music Director – to grow.

  • Accompany one worship service on Sunday mornings as well as seasonal services.
  • Accompany at weddings and funerals for additional compensation.
  • Accompany and direct choir and praise band rehearsals and performances.
  • Arrange for special music and guest musicians.
  • Participate in scheduled monthly worship planning meetings.


  • Strong ability on piano and organ.
  • Proficient in a variety of musical styles.
  • Familiarity with use of liturgical settings in worship services.

Negotiable contingent upon training and experience.

Andi Martin
Zion Lutheran Church
123 Carson Road
Ferguson, MO 63135

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