This coming Sunday marks an important milestone in the life of our church. We will be ordaining three elders from the Palos congregation. This, together with Michael’s shift to associate pastor, will begin a new phase in which our congregation is more directly self-governed. While we will continue to have ultimately one Session that together oversees both congregations, much of the local decisions and pastoral oversight for Palos will belong to Michael, Craig, Bob, and Steve. At the risk of oversimplifying, if before there was a mother-daughter relationship between Hinsdale and Palos, it has now changed to that of an older sister-younger sister.