We are blessed! –A Message from our Pastor – July 11, 2017
Thank you for welcoming us into your church, your community, and your lives. Laura and I are blessed to be part of such wonderful people and followers of Jesus Christ. Many were at the parsonage before we arrived waiting to help us unload. Unloading two twenty-six foot U-Hauls is daunting, especially with few hands. Not to worry, you were there. Waiting inside was a beautiful basket filled with goodies—and wisdom. The wisdom looked like a gift certificate to Nick’s BBQ and Advada’s to feed us while we were searching for kitchen utensils. The hugs have meant so very much to Laura and me. The calls inviting us to be part of your lives even when they are painful and we are not well known, the calls to go out to eat, the short welcome stops at the parsonage and pastor’s office tell us we are home. In fact, those were your SPRC chairs words to us our first evening in Carlisle, “Welcome Home”. Opening our first worship experience together with prayer by Rev. Robb Walker and the laying on of hands surrounded by the congregation was a first for me. Laura and I feel blessed to be in ministry with such wonderful people!
Make no mistake. Laura and I feel blessed to be part of your church family. I am excited about the blessings ahead for us all as we work together as the family of God to lift up Jesus and make Him known through our prayers, presence, gifts, service and witness!
The best is yet to be,