Brothers and Sisters in Christ, it is good to be among you and to be a part of this family of faith.
Your hospitality and generosity have warmly welcomed my family: from your gentle smiles to sweet repetitions of your names to the tasty cake receptions to the beautiful flowers and all the way to the scrumptious meals you have provided for us. My kids have been chanting, “This is the BEST church!” since we stepped foot on the grounds. Making one’s family go through a transition is difficult, and can be guilt-inducing, but you all have gone above and beyond to make this move seamless and even joyful for us. My heart is full!
I must admit though that my head is still spinning: VBS was quite the “immersion experience!” What a fantastic week we had sharing God’s message of love and encouragement with the children in our community! Over the next weeks and months, I will continue to learn about the various ministries in place at our church. Keep telling me your names. Keep reminding me of where things are and when events take place. Keep loving God’s people so well.
I look forward to seeing you in action and joining you as we each do our part to “join in God’s work here and now by serving our neighbors far and near.”
God’s peace be with you,
Rev. Missy Jenson