NOVEMBER 3, 2022
Each year, October is designated as Pastor Appreciation month. On behalf of all five pastors on staff here at Lakeshore, I just wanted to say thank you for all the kind things so many of you have said to us and have done for us this past month. I even received a few cards and they meant so much to me (and us). And yes, I did receive a couple of gifts too, and that is something beyond what I expected from you. Again, thank you!
But more than anything else, the greatest gift I receive from you is seeing you at church on Sundays (and throughout the week) living, learning, and loving others as you are in pursuit of being more and more like Jesus Christ.
Nothing makes me happier as your pastor than seeing you here each week, hearing how the services are impacting your everyday life, watching you welcome first-time guests with such care and personal attention, serving in one of the various ministries, and just having the desire to know God more deeply. I feel like the Apostle John when he said this in 3 John 4:
“I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.”
So thank you for being such a great congregation of people to pastor. It’s an absolute blessing to see you every time I do because you’re an amazing group of people who inspire me to try and lead you and this church with the very best I can.
Thank you for that!