Change! It’s something that most of us are not comfortable with. We are pretty much creatures of habit and routine, but change happens anyway. Now change has come to Green Tree.
Pastor Dave has retired and the guy writing this epistle is your new interim pastor. Well, maybe “new” is not a good word; I have been with you and a part of Green Tree for thirteen years. Now thirteen years is not a lifetime, but it’s a long enough time to get to know each other pretty well. My guess is that we do know each other pretty well. Some of you I know very, very well and those who are not in that category I hope to get to know better. You have known me as your associate pastor for eleven years and I think we’ve been a good team working together and supporting Pastor Dave for all those years.
All the above is why I believe this change will be smooth. I’m expecting it to be painless and seamless. There should be no surprises. Personally, I love the Lord and only wish to serve Him. My father was a great pastor and he is my role model, even though I have been blessed to work with other good Christian pastors here at Green Tree — from Del Keeney to Pastor Dave.
Green Tree is a wonderful community of believers. It has vital lay leadership. It is a strong church that has the capacity and potential to be infinitely stronger as we work together. That, my dear friends, is what we are to be about—doing the work of Jesus, Peacefully. Simply. Together.
Hopefully, our day to day life together will not change a lot. The office hours at the church will stay the same – Tues.-Fri. 9:00 a.m.-12 noon. You may call me on my cell, 484-644-1127, anytime. If I cannot answer, leave a message and I’ll get back ASAP. Don’t hesitate to call – after all, in our church family, we’re all brothers and sisters.
P.S. I hope you’re looking forward to working together as much as I am.