Farewell and Godspeed

Greetings in Christ,

It will be hard to say ‘good bye’ but God who has called us to serve together is calling me to serve Him in another place.  You will always be very much a part of my memories of parish ministry and of the thanks I give to God for the privilege of serving His Church.

On Sunday Mornings as I prepare to greet folk as the come to worship, I often look at the photos of the pastors who have served St. Peter over the last 143 years.  Much of the day to day ministry of those pastors is unknown to me, but the faithfulness with which they served has enabled me to serve you as well as I could, certainly far better had their faithful ministries not preceded mine. I am grateful to God for the solid foundation they laid down.

I am grateful for the love and support Jackie and I have received from the members of St. Peter through out these years.  We have been very much at home here and will hold dear all our memories of our time among you.  I know you will show the same kindness to the next pastor God provides for your ministry in His Name.

Blessings in Christ

Pr. Hatcher