In June, I will have served as Lead Pastor at Holy Cross for seven years. While I anticipated lots of things for ministry, what I could not have imagined is the deep and meaningful relationships that would be the byproduct of ministry among you. Two weeks ago, I presided at a funeral from a long-time member who I accompanied through sickness and hospice. Over the weekend, I performed a second wedding for one of our families. On Sunday, Oliver sat with two different families at the two services. Thank you for calling me to preach the Word, baptize your children, announce the forgiveness of sin, marry and bury your family and friends as well as preside at Holy Communion.
The privilege to serve as your pastor is all mine.
To prepare for worship on Sunday
(February 23), you are invited to read:
1 Corinthians 1:18–2:2