SEASIDE On Sunday, Our Saviours Lutheran Church, 320 First Ave. in Seaside, will host the 28-member Linn-Benton Community College Choir, under the direction of James Reddan, at its regular 10 a.m. service.
The choir will perform two a capella selections: Prayer, a hymn using words of Mother Teresa set to music by Rene Clausen, and Jesus Christ, the Apple Tree, a carol using the words of an unknown 18th-century New Englander, first identified in a hymnbook by Joshua Smith in 1784, set to music by Elizabeth Poston. The choir will mingle with guests at a coffee hour after the service. All are welcome.
Our Saviours Lutheran Church has also announced the arrival of a new pastor, the Rev. Robert Rob Sachs, in November. Bishop David Brauer-Rieke of the Oregon Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) will preside over a formal installation ceremony Dec. 3. Pastor Kathleen Kit Neeley has been the interim pastor for the last year.
Sachs has a masters degree in counseling from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, Calif. He has a masters and doctorate degree in divinity from Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minn. He has served congregations in Pennsylvania, Washington, Nebraska and Wyoming. He and his wife, CJ, and their family will be relocating to Seaside from Evanston, Wyo.