I give thanks to my God always for you because of the grace of God that has been given you in Christ Jesus. (1 Corinthians 1:4)
In my last Wednesday Words I just want to say that I give thanks for you because of the grace you have received in Jesus Christ. Cathy and I have been blessed to be among you.
As I mentioned Sunday this is my 40th year of ministry and I am so blessed to have had the opportunity to share this last year with you. You are a congregation that serves as an example to others in the way that you care for each other, as you care for the community and as you care for the people of the world.
I am also thankful for you because of the great leadership that you have in your staff, in your council, and in your committees. I give thanks for the many volunteers that make such a difference in all of the tasks that are accomplished daily, weekly, and monthly. You are abundantly blessed with resources that are willingly and joyfully shared for the purpose of God’s work in the world.
Finally, I want to thank you for your expressions of gratitude for my ministry among you. I have had the opportunity to walk with you in times of anxiety, joy and sorrow. Now we are at the end of another transition and as you begin a new transition please trust that God leads the way and will provide the opportunities to Reflect Christ in Message and Actions.
Pr. Len Hoffmann