We are all moving more fully into our time of transition – me to retirement, and St Stephen's to a new Sr. Pastor.


This week is Annual Conference, and Tuesday evening is the Retirement Service. Jim and I will take part in this recognition of those retiring this year.


June 11 will be my last Sunday morning service. I will then be taking vacation time for the next week, and Sunday June 18, I am pleased that Rev. Kathy Leithner will be bringing the morning message. Kathy has been a friend of mine since high school, and is a former District

Superintendent. She will share a message that includes thoughts on best transitions for churches & pastors.


Then, Sunday June 25 will be Rev. Patrick McPherson's first Sunday with us. That is, first Sunday as pastor. He told me that he attended St Stephen's for a time when he was between things, back when Rev. Craig Stinson was Sr. Pastor here. So he has some history of familiarity with us! Patrick is very excited to be part of what we have going here at St. Stephen's.


Blessings to you all, and more notes about our transition will be coming.









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