As you know, Pastor Vern and Jackie are retiring. Pastor Vern's last sermon is this Sunday. It was with sadness I posted his last sermon outline this morning! Having worked with Pastor Vern as secretary since 2010, and long before that in the music department, there is so much I could say ... Actually I did put my thoughts into a poem that will be in the video tribute. Thanks to all who participated - it is a very beautiful and meaningful tribute to a wonderful pastor and his wife. In the video tribute of church family members over 200 photos have been included. (Thanks so much, Jeremy, for putting this together!)
If you haven't signed up for the BBQ Saturday night, you're still very welcome to attend the program that starts approximately 7 PM in the sanctuary. And please plan to join us Sunday morning for Pastor Vern's final sermon ... for now. I'm sure he will be back many times once they are settled into their retirement. Retirement? This is just a new beginning, a new chapter as Pastor Vern has been selected to be one of the coaches for our national church, a position he will be just perfect for!
You have blessed us in many ways and shown us hearts of compassion, servants' hearts, hearts devoted to God and the Gospel. May God bless you as you embark on the journey ahead! All the best, we love you and we will miss you!
'May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.' Romans 15: 13