A second celebration surrounds the calling of a new Pastor, Randy Ehle whose formal ministry begins here April 9.
When I began here, a little over three years ago, my purpose was to see this fellowship healed from past hurts and to see it gain the spiritual and financial strength to take on and positively support a full time Pastor. I think that was impossible in 2015, BUT NOT NOW! Our 100% vote certainly reflected our confidence in Pastor Randy, but please understand, I think it also reflected confidence in our search team, your Church Board and yes, even me as pastor. This is not the end but a new beginning, and Randy will need full support personally and financially in order to “make it happen”.
As to my own feelings about all this, I am extremely happy to have fulfilled my purposes here at the Journey church. Concerning my own role here, I have no regrets, and feel I’ve kept the promises I made so long ago. Yet, I’m sorry to see this time close. I’ve truly loved being the Journey's pastor, and there is no greater privilege given to man than to proclaim God’s truth week after week. My closing message will be April 8.
Another celebration awaits us on April 1. On Easter Sunday we will meet together at 9:00 a.m. for our third annual “COME TO THE CROSS” celebration. This will be a 30 minute service of message and song followed by a brunch at 9:30 and then our regular service at 10:30. Let’s face it folks, without Easter all the rest would be empty and without purpose. But, “...Christ died according to the scriptures. He was buried, and He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures. 1 Corinthians 15:3-4.
BECAUSE HE LIVES, YOU SHALL LIVE ALSO (John 14:9)