I believe we are all thankful for our elders’ decision on the new minister for Walter Hill! We are very thankful for all the hard work done by the search committee and for the prayers and cooperation of the membership at Walter Hill. We now look forward to Justin and his family getting safely settled in and fully onboard.
This will be a big adjustment for all of us – me included. But together, we can make it work. I believe this is a win-win situation for all of us! I’m tired and ready to slow down a bit. And this is the next step in Justin’s dreams – to preach full-time. Let’s give him (and his family) all the love and encouragement you’ve given me and my family for the past quarter of a century.
We’re coming out of COVID in better shape than many congregations and we have the opportunity to do even more in the kingdom with renewed energy. But it takes each of us doing our part. May we all rededicate ourselves to carrying our load within the Lord’s body.
“For as the body is one and has many members, but all the members of that one body, being many, are one body, so also is Christ. For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free—and have all been made to drink into one Spirit. For in fact the body is not one member but many… But God composed the body, having given greater honor to that part which lacks it, that there should be no schism in the body, but that the members should have the same care for one another” (1 Corinthians 12:12-14, 24b-25; NKJV).