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New pastor gets a sweet welcome

Lake Wylie Lutheran welcomed a new pastor at an installment ceremony held at the church Aug. 7.

The Rev. Jordan J. Scott came from Grace Lutheran Church in Marshfield Wis., where he served for seven years, but said he felt a calling to come to the Carolinas.

Although he said he enjoyed his time in central Wisconsin, when he saw an opening at Lake Wylie Lutheran, he jumped at the chance.

“I saw that this congregation was looking for a pastor and I said, ‘South Carolina seems kind of interesting’ and I felt it would be a good fit,” Scott said.

“I think I was what they were looking for and they turned out to be what I was looking for, so we fit. We had similar goals and a vision for the future. I figured I should apply and each step of the way it was like the lord was telling me this is where I should go and it was the same with them.”

Scott said plans include more community outreach, although the immediate goal is getting used to a new region.

“It is hot, I noticed that,” he said, “but the people have been very welcoming. I’ve gotten lots of cookies and treats that people tend to do for pastors. People have been very friendly, helping me learn my way around and get familiar with the area.”

Scott’s family includes his wife, Martha, and their children Emma, Elijah, Josiah and Ezekiel. He said they’re settling into their new home after moving in last month. Already, he’s noticed trends that make the community stand out, he said.

“The growth of the area really stands out to me with the new homes and new schools and as a church we get to share in that,” he said.

“I’ve also noticed the hospitality of others. In stores the (staff) are so friendly and talkative and just the people you see outside are so nice. I’ve been really struck by that. I think we’re going to really like it here.”

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Lake Wylie Lutheran is located at 2906 S.C. 160 West, at the intersection of Gold Hill Road. New pastor, the Rev. Jordan Scott, presides over the Sunday services including a traditional service at 8:30 a.m.; a coffee fellowship that runs September-May at 9:30; Sunday school which starts at 9:45 in September through May; and a contemporary crossroad service that begins at 11 a.m.