Our gathering today marks a significant transition for all of us as I take up the work of Transition Ministry in the Great Lakes Region. Looking back over 20 years, some of you have heard well over a 1,000 of my sermons and all kinds of teaching in between. As we focus on this transition today, we will be reminded of the one thing that has carried, transformed and bound us together in love for all of these years and it will be the one thing that will carry and propel us into the future with faith and obedience.
It has been a profound privilege, honor and joy to serve as your pastor. Thank you for your love and faithfulness to Ruth, my family and me through all of these years. Deep gratitude wells up as I reflect on the love, friendships, joys and trials that we have shared with Christ at the center. – Pastor Tim