Goodbye...see you tomorrow
Thank you for the privilege of serving you, for the grace you've shown Lynne and me, for your collaboration for the good of the church and for the sake of Christ, and for your love and friendship.
It's a bit weird to say "goodbye" without really leaving. It's a "goodbye" only to one aspect of our relationships, but a "hello" to a new one.
During our sabbatical in 2019, we were helping to set up for a conference in the church we were a part of, and the thought struck me, "For the first time in 20 years, I'm a church volunteer. I don't have to do this!" Not that I've done things begrudgingly while on staff, but there it was a fun feeling that we were mere volunteers.
We look forward to being mere volunteers alongside you.
See you tomorrow. And the day after.