This day has arrived. This will be my final Pastor's Post at Peace Lutheran Church. As I said in my resignation letter this moment is bitter sweet. I will miss this place very much but I am really looking forward to spending more time with Jim and taking it easy.

So, what do I want to leave with you? First, I want to say "thank you" to each and every one of you. Thank you for allowing God to use you these past eleven years to share the love of Christ in this place. I have many wonderful memories of us serving side by side to be God's hands. I also want to acknowledge the uncertainty you are facing as you transition from one pastor to another. It can be scary and hard work but I know God will provide the exact right person at the right time.

So, please support your leaders as they work through the process. This church is in a very good place for this transition and I look forward to hearing good things!

Now I will leave you with one of my favorite prayers:

Lord God,
you have called your servants
to ventures of which we cannot see the ending,
by paths as yet untrodden,
through perils unknown.
Give us faith to go out with good courage,
not knowing where we go,
but only that your hand is leading us
and your love supporting us;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

With a grateful heart,
Pastor Lu