Dear Covenant Partners and Friends of LPC,
Annick and I were overwhelmed by the great outpouring of love that we received at my retirement celebration, and would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to Denise, Connie, Cathy and Bill and our daughter Katie who organized and facilitated the event, to Katie, Melanie, Connie, Hilary and the choir who provided beautiful and meaningful music, to all of the covenant partners and friends, colleagues and family members who participated and showered us with touching expressions of love and good wishes, cards, and generous birthday and retirement gifts! The celebration put a glorious exclamation point on what has been the best years of my life, in which I have had the wonderful privilege and the joy of serving along with you in ministry and mission as your pastor. We greatly appreciate the Session for making the celebration possible, for the most generous retirement gift, as well as the gift of the columbarium niche.
As we head for possible ministry in France, armed with the beautiful French Bible gifted by the Youth Group, we want you to know that, while I am no longer your pastor, Annick and I will keep you all in our hearts and in our prayers. And we hope that you will remember to pray for us. For we will always be your friends, and your brother and sister in Christ. And it is comforting for us to know that we will always have a spiritual home at LPC, as well as a final resting place for our earthly remains, even as we look forward to the future joy of eternal fellowship with you in the presence of the Lord in glory.
With much love in Christ,
Buz and Annick