On this Monday after an incredible day with so many of you, Mary and I are overwhelmed with a great sense of God’s blessings! As we count those blessings they all spell:
“LOVE, LOVE, LOVE
That’s what it’s ALL about
‘Cause God loves us we love each other”!
You have humbled me as you honored Mary and me. You chose very special, personal ways to do that. For these we will be eternally grateful!
♥ Naming the “Fetter Activity Center!
♥ The “Fishing Equipment & Silver Lure-Swivel Bracelet” as a reminder that Jesus has called and taught me to “fish for people”!
♥ Mary’s most beautiful silver and gold “Heart Necklace”!
♥ The establishment of a “Seminary Student Endowment for Future Church Leaders” in my name!
♥ The “Tapestry of Love Quilt” from our Women of the ELCA!
♥ A “Foundation of Faith Scholarship Fund with Cross Trails Ministries” for Camp Scholarships in my name by the Men of the ELCA!
♥ A “Scrapbook of Memories” from the Children’s Center!
♥ A “Helping Hands Tuition Assistance Fund” at the Children’s Center for families in need in Mary’s name!
♥ The “Name Plaque” under my portrait!
“Praise God from whom all blessings flow”!
† Thank you to all who planned and prepared for the Narthex table display, the morning worship services, the meal, the afternoon “Sending Celebration”, and reception!
† The special music by the Choir and Mixed Blessings!
† Our Church Staff support!
† Bishop Ray Tiemann, Pastor Elliott Pancoast, and Terry Carmichael!
† To many others for your presence, encouraging words, hugs, kisses, handshakes, gifts, and cards!
† To the Past President’s Committee, and Congregation Council!
† To the Parish Fellowship Board, the Church Properties Board, and the Senior High Youth Group!
† I’m sure that I have not mentioned everyone, but I thank you, too!
“Thank You ALL for Giving to the Lord” and, also, to me, Mary, and our family over these 30 plus years! God bless and keep you in His Abiding Love.
Remember always that Jesus loves you, and so do we!
—Pastor David & Mary