Worship Service, 10:00am
Followed by Coffee Hour
All are welcome!
As we begin our journey to search for an Interim Pastor, please help us welcome our Bridge Pastors, Karen Lipinczyk and Connie Moser! Pastors Karen and Connie are expected to be with us for approximately 8 weeks, beginning September 3rd: Karen as OSC's main pulpit supply, and Connie for OSC's pastoral care supply.
The Reverend Karen Lipinczyk
Karen was born and raised in Buffalo. She attended seminary at Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley,CA., and was ordained by the UCC in 1980. She then returned to her home community to begin her ministry. She served parishes in Buffalo and Jamestown, NY, Anchorage, AK, Evansville, IN, and Bradford, VT. She and her family moved "down" from Alaska to be near her dying father living for a year in Cleveland. Since 2014, Karen has served as a Program Advocate and the Shelter Manager at WISE in Lebanon, NH. She, Gary, and two rescues - part Newfoundland, Cassandra; and part Sharpei, Jeter, moved to Windsor then, as well. (Truth be told, they were going to rent, but finding a rental that would take both good sized dogs was impossible.) They love Windsor - especially Paradise Park and the paths behind the athletic fields on Rte. 44.
Karen has two sons: Matthew, who lives in Tampa with his wife Megan, and, almost 9-month-old daughter; and Devon, who lives in Jamestown. (Gary was born in Mississippi, raised on "Bible Belt" fundamentalism, played rock guitar most of his adult life out of Las Vegas, toured in several bands. He and Karen met in Alaska when he was intrigued that Karen could be a Christian minister and espouse such a different theology than what he had been raised with. He is pretty much a non-church person although his spiritual connection to "the God of his understanding" saved his life.)
The Reverend Constance "Connie" Moser
Connie grew up in Springfield, VT, and after graduating from UVM, worked as a dental hygienist for nearly 40 years. Much to her surprise, in 1995 she heard the call to ordained ministry, went on to earn her Masters of Divinity degree at Andover Newton Theological School and was ordained in 1999. She served as pastor at the Ascutney Union Church for 11 years, then transitioned to working for Bayada Hospice as a spiritual counselor. Although she retired from Bayada in January, ministry is still a significant part of her life as she continues to do chaplaincy work at two assisted living facilities, as well as weddings, funerals, and pulpit supply. For the last 12 years, she has lived in West Windsor. She enjoys gardening, camping, travel, and photography. She is blessed with two children, a son, Scott, who is married and lives in Colorado, and a daughter Katie, who is also married and lives in Rhode Island.