Ninety Years of Grace at Drexel Hill
Rev. Sarah Anderson-Rajarigam was called to be the pastor of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church in July 2012. She was ordained by Rev. Claire Burkat Bishop of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod in August of 2012. Before joining Grace, Rev. Anderson-Rajarigam served as the director of Christian Education at Calvary Lutheran Church in the Bronx while she was completing her doctoral work at Union Theological Seminary in the city of New York. Her year of internship as Vicar at Transfiguration, a unit of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) at New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York, along with her dissertation that focused on the power of Divine Pathos have all carved a deep sense of “the sacred” in her life out of which comes her love for God and God’s people everywhere.
Raised in Bangalore- a city in South India- and educated in India (B.Sc., B.D., and M.Th) and in the United States (Th.M. at Princeton Theological Seminary and Ph.D. Union Theological Seminary) Rev. Anderson-Rajarigam has been immersed in theology and church life. She is one of the eight children of Rev. J. John Anderson, a retired Lutheran pastor who has raised seven other children to be pastors who along with their spouses are currently serving in different mainline denominational Churches. Rev. Anderson-Rajarigam is married to Rev. Paulsson Rajarigam an Episcopal priest serving in the Diocese of New York and they are the proud parents of Irene Rosheila Pavithrini and Christine Priscilla.
Seeking an Organist/Pianist/Choir Director
We are currently looking for an Organist/Pianist who can also serve as a Choir Director. We are looking for someone who will conduct weekly choir rehearsals and direct the adult choir at our Sunday services at 10:30 AM. We have holy Communion once a month and on special feast days and occasions. The Choir Director will be responsible for coordinating music for worship and will work with the pastor to offer worship that is meaningful and effective for the setting at our church.
We take pride in housing a 1928 Moller Organ with two manuals (has been restored recently) and a Yamaha Clavinova. We currently use Sundays & Seasons -an online Lutheran resource for planning of liturgy and hymns that offers both traditional and contemporary worship music.
As we are also expanding our ministries, an ideal candidate would be able to implement a music program for children. The Organist/Pianist/Choir Director will participate as a member of the Worship Committee. Salary Negotiable. We are a friendly and welcoming congregation located at 600 Edmonds Avenue, with a trolley stop adjacent to the church.
If interested contact the church office by calling 610-259-2143 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org