Dear Beloved people of God, my heart is filled with gratitude for each of you and the warm welcome that I have received.
Thank you to the transition team who met me when I arrived, unloaded my car, and provided some special items to help me to begin to make the Buffalo area my home.
Thank you to the many people who provided food and participated in the potluck after our first Sunday in ministry together.
Thank you for sharing the stories about what God has done, and what God is doing through the ministry and people of Lord of Life.
And I give thanks that we have a God who was, who is, and who will continue to be faithful as we begin this next chapter in the ministry of Lord of Life. As we begin our ministry together, we are invited to be curious, to be open, and to be flexible as we seek to discover what God is calling into being at this time. We are invited into the questions that the Bible stories ask that offer us the opportunity to grow deeper in our faith. We are invited to pray for what weare seeking, what this congregation is seeking, and what God is seeking for you and this community of faith.
I give thanks that God has called us together as partnersfor this next chapter in the ministry of Lord of Life. My prayer for each of you and for those who are not here yet is:
I pray that, according to the riches of his glory, he may grant that you may be strengthened in your inner being with power through his Spirit and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith, as you are being rooted and grounded in love. I pray that you may have the power to comprehend, with all the saints, what is the breadth and length and height and depth and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, so that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
Now to him who by the power at work within us is able to accomplish abundantly far more than all we can ask or imagine, to him be glory in the church and[c] in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen. (Ephesians 3:16-21)
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