Thank you for the warm welcome that I have already received throughout my first full week as your new pastor. I am grateful.
This week I can say I've gotten a few significant "firsts" at St. Paul's under my belt, including: my first Church Council meeting, my first Worship and Music meeting, my first Confirmation class, my first mid-week worship service, and my first hug from Dee! (which I received unexpectedly) If you know her, you know that Dee certainly embodies our mission statement to "Share Christ's Love with Joy!"
As do many of you whom I have enjoyed meeting this week. I will tell you, that mission statement is the best one I have heard of, in any church, as far back as I can remember. It is short, simple, and yet so significant. If you all will commit, with me, to intentionally live that mission statement, within and beyond the walls of our church, I can guarantee you - God will shower us with blessings beyond what we can imagine.
I can't wait to meet you all. In this ongoing time of pandemic, we have to be all the more intentional in finding safe ways to meet. Please reach out if you would like to meet with me on the phone, virtually, or in person.