Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
It is good to be here with all of you.
The joy and warm reception you have given me
fills my being with excitement and energy at what
God has in store for all of us in this time and place.
Thank you for all we are and will come to be in our “praying constantly, serving joyfully, and telling (sharing) the story” of God’s work in and among us.
There will be an adjustment period as I come to know you and you me and because you have had a lot of practice with comings and goings, I walk forward with courage trusting you will be with me along the way and that God will provide a fruitful and rewarding ministry together.
I remain yours in Christ,
Pastor Rita Augsburger
Let us pray:
Jesus you are with us as we gather in your name.
Open our eyes to see you here.
Open our ears to hear your voice.
Open our hearts to recognize that you are with us.
Open our lips to tell your story.
Open our hands to share your love. Amen.
For those who are able –
Please bring your lunch and join me for conversation around the table in the basement fellowship hall on Tuesday, February 7th from Noon to 1 pm. If anyone is interested in an evening time, just say the word and we’ll make it happen.
GOD’S PEACE TO YOU ALL THIS DAY!