Brothers and Sisters,

I can hardly wait to see all of you this Sunday!  After 8 weeks away on sabbatical it will be thrilling to worship our King together this coming Sunday morning as we start Philippians.  Wednesday night was a great connection with several of you but Sunday will feel like a family reunion (without deviled eggs).

By God’s grace I began serving in vocational ministry as an 18-year-old and have been doing so ever since.  It’s hard to believe it’s been almost 22 years.  What a privilege it’s been to serve as one of your pastors for seven of those years.  All that to say going on my first sabbatical was a very strange experience.

The time you graciously gave me away enabled five things to happen.  I’d love to share them briefly (continue reading)…