Serve the Lord, Serve the People
As a new year begins, there are many things ahead for each of us as individuals, for our country, and our world. As a church, we are facing a pastoral transition. We have known about it and even been talking about it for almost two years, but the time of Pete’s retirement is imminent. January and February will be the last season of Pastor Pete’s 42 years of ministry. There are a variety of ways we plan to recognize and celebrate his long and faithful ministry in the next two months.
Pete is going to be preaching on what matters most to him and our church, and our daily devotions will complement his sermon series. Each day we will have the opportunity to read scripture chosen by a member of the congregation and listen to their reflections on how God has transformed their lives through the ministries of VPC, particularly under Pete’s leadership.
This is an opportunity for all of us to reflect on our own experience of transformation and to celebrate and give thanks to God for the gift of Pete’s presence and ministry among us and all that he means to us individually and collectively.