“For everything there is a season…” we are reminded in Ecclesiastes. Thirteen years ago, you honored me with the call to serve as your pastor. My plans were to remain here until I retired. That season has now come, earlier than I had thought but God has charted a new path for Linda, myself, and this congregation. I will complete my ministry here on November 28, with my last Sunday in the pulpit on November 22.
I have invested more than one-third of my pastoral ministry here and I couldn’t have asked for a better congregation to close out almost forty years of full-time pastoral ministry. Linda and I leave here richly blessed by the memories and friendships we will always cherish. I hope in some way, you, too, have been blessed through our ministry.
The future awaits and all of us know who holds the future and for that, we can rejoice! Thank you again for inviting us to share this season with you.
With great love,
Gary L. West