From Pastor Quentin Wallace Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond…
From Pastor Christopher Kurien
As I write this, I’m filled with mixed emotions. It’s not only leaving our Lincoln Park family but also retiring after many years of ministry that has me deep in thought. I’m filled with a deep sense of gratitude for the experiences we’ve shared and would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to everyone for your support, encouragement, and prayers. It’s been a privilege to serve among you as a part of this community for the past four years. We will always cherish the memories of our time together and the lessons I have learned from you.
In my time here, I’ve seen this congregation doing well in spite of the pandemic. We faced and overcame the challenges together. In these years we were able to celebrate Lincoln Park’s 75 years of ministry, publish a book of our history, and do some amazing mission projects that made a difference locally and globally. I’ve been continually inspired by the love and commitment this community has shown to address the needs of others.
“I know that this community will continue to grow and flourish, and I look forward to seeing the amazing things you’ll accomplish in the future.”
Between now and June there are many important days:
- Mother’s Day, May 14
- Pentecost Sunday, May 28
- Memorial Day, May 29, and
- Father’s Day , June 18.
On Mother’s Day we’ll be remembering our long-time member Gloria Kotzer at the Traditional Service. Please also keep the Annual Conference gathering, May 18-20. in your prayers. Our farewell Sunday is May 21. The SPRC is making plans for a luncheon and get-together. I hope we’ll have a chance to see many of you and share our goodbyes.
Some of you have asked: Where will you be next and what you will be doing? We’ll still live in the Reading area in Exeter. Regarding ministry, I’ll continue to offer some time to the Annual Conference. Beyond that, I’ll go where God leads, striving to be obedient to what God has envisioned for the next chapter in my life.
Christy and I will surely miss you all very much and will keep you in our prayers. I know that this community will continue to grow and flourish, and I look forward to seeing the amazing things you’ll accomplish in the future. Again, thank you for the opportunity to be in ministry with you in this wonderful community, and I wish you all the very best.
With gratitude and warm wishes,
Pastor Christopher Kurien