Dear Disciples of Jesus at American Lutheran,

It’s been said that with God there is no such thing as “coincidence.” Indeed, I had no idea when I ended my resignation letter last month with a quote from Paul’s letter to the Philippians, that it would also be part of the appointed reading for the 2nd Sunday in Advent, my last Sunday in worship with you: “I thank my God every time I remember you….because of your sharing in the gospel from the first day until now.”

From the bottom of my heart, I do thank God for the privilege of serving as your pastor. As we meet once more to share the holy meal that keeps us connected over time and place as the body of Christ, I look with hope to the day we will join together again at God’s table in the feast to come.

See you in church,
Pastor Gretchen