“I thank my God every time I remember you, constantly praying with joy in every one of my prayers for all of you…I am confident of this, that the one who began a good work among you will bring it to completion by the day of Jesus Christ.” (Philippians 1:2-6)
As most of you know by now, this will be Lorel’s and my last month with you. I informed Session back around Easter time that I would not be seeking to renew my contract which expires at the end of August. It was a decision I made only after much prayer and discernment. Our last Sunday with you will be August 27. Session has formed a committee which is working to find a supply pastor until the next pastor is called.
It has been my complete joy and pleasure to serve you in this ministry to which you welcomed us 2 ½ years ago. Lorel and I have watched the many and wonderful ways in which God is working through you in service to God’s kingdom.
There is never a good time to say good-bye, nor is it easy for us. We have loved you with all our hearts, and you have loved us back. We will always treasure this time God has given us, and we will look upon it with only the fondest of memories.
I believe that God has good, new work in store for Lorel and me in service of the kingdom. I likewise am confident that God has an incredible future ahead for First Presbyterian Church of Logan mainly because I know and have experienced the faithfulness and generosity of the staff and all of you.
Lorel and my prayer for you paraphrased from the Apostle Paul’s prayer for the Christians at Philippi:
We thank our God every time we remember you, constantly praying with joy in every one of our prayers for all of you, and we are confident of this, that the One who began a good work among you will bring it to completion by the day of Jesus Christ.
Deep Peace of the Son to you,
Roger and Lorel