June 28, 2018
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
It is with joy and excitement that I accept the call to serve as your Associate Pastor at Mount Horeb Lutheran Church. Through prayer and discernment, the Holy Spirit has led us to this partnership and thanks be to God that we will soon be walking together in ministry.
I look forward to soon getting to know you and all about Mount Horeb. I have heard about the holy conversations that have been taking place and I am eager to know more about the renewal and discernment happening within and outside of the church’s walls. As I get ready to begin as your associate pastor, I am excited to hear more about what God is up to among our community and the ways that we will continue to seek God’s kingdom come.
I am grateful to be welcomed by you and the gifted staff of the church. What a blessing it is to have wonderful coworkers in Christ. As partners who are passionate for the growth and health of the church, I know that you are doing Christ’s work as a team. It has been a privilege to experience a small bit of this team work while serving with the leaders and participants of the Mount Horeb youth group during this past year. I am now ready to be fully immersed in all the ways Mount Horeb is seeking to Worship, Learn, Witness, Serve, and Support.
I will officially begin at Mount Horeb on Monday, July 23rd. My first Sunday with you will be at July 29th. Please plan to come to the reception at 9:45am that day to celebrate. I also want to invite you to come to my service of Ordination on Saturday, July 7 at 2:00pm at Zion Lutheran Church in Lexington. It will be a day of great celebration and I hope you can be a part of it. Thank you for your prayers and support, you are all in my prayers.