This is a day of new beginnings, time to remember and move on, time to believe what love is bringing, laying to rest the pain that's gone.
Christ is alive, and goes before us to show and share what love can do. This is a day of new beginnings; our God is making all things new.
(This is a Day of New Beginnings, Brian Wren, United Methodist Hymnal, 383)
This is the hymn we sang on my first Sunday with you. Remember? This will be the hymn we sing together this coming Sunday as we share in one final service together. It will be a bitter sweet gathering for John and Me. We will feel sad leaving behind such a wonderful congregation that has truly loved and embraced us. But we will go out with joy knowing that Christ is leading you onward. And we celebrate your new pastor, Rev. Tony Matthews and for his joining you in ministry.
So, let's join together and celebrate this time of new beginnings.