Monthly Message from Pastor Wesley
News & Newness....
I am about to do a new thing; now it
springs forth, do you not perceive it? (Isaiah 43:19)
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with
you! After three months of preparation, anticipation, and prayer,
July has arrived. I want you to know that I am excited and grateful
for the opportunity to be your pastor. As brief as the introductory
meeting and preparatory visit were a couple of months ago, I
thoroughly enjoyed meeting and visiting with some of you and I am
eager to meet those of you I’ve yet to meet.
Sadly, my first Sunday with you is delayed. As you are reading this letter, either I am on my way, or have just arrived at Duke Divinity School in Durham, NC for continuing education. My time at Duke is not only an educational requirement for me becoming an Elder in the United Methodist Church, but it also helps me to be an even more educated and equipped pastor for you and the Cedar Creek community. Furthermore, it gives our Lay Servants opportunities to serve and share their gifts and graces for the building up of the church.
While I am away, I am grateful for your prayers and care for Susan, Meadow, Ellis and our dogs, Webster and Molly. While it is difficult to be away for this length of time, two reasons help make this time less difficult. One reason is your care and concern for my family, especially as Jim Dufour and the rest of the SPRC facilitate it. The second reason is the faithfulness and competency of each Lay Servant, each person responsible for planning and leading worship, and Administrative Assistant, Janice Hoffman.
Your faithfulness and resilience brings such comfort and peace, which will allow me to focus on my studies.
While I pray that there are no pastoral care emergencies while I am away, if
there are, Rev. Richard Leggett, pastor of First United Methodist Church in Bastrop, will be available in my absence. Please know that I will be keeping you in my prayers while I am away and I ask that you keep me in yours. Until my first Sunday with you on July 30, a fifth Sunday, the Lord be with you!
Surrounded by Grace,
P. O. Box 33
5630 FM 535
Cedar Creek, TX 78612
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