Sunday, September 16, 2018

Letter to the members of St. Luke, Ricketts

Brothers and Sisters in Christ of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Ricketts,

St. John, Charter Oak would like to recognize your sixty-nine years of ministry in the area and the many ways in which God has used you and worked through you. God has blessed many people, both individuals and families through your congregation’s dedication to sharing His love in Word and sacrament.  

Our arms are open to you and our prayers will be with you as you now seek new fellowship. May our God guide and direct each of you to your new church homes.

Thank you for your decades of partnership in the Gospel. Remember that our true home is in Heaven and that you yourselves have been built into living stones; each one a temple of the Holy Spirit. Together, we are the church, wherever two or more are gathered together in Jesus’ name.

Be these things as they may, we realize the genuine and deep sorrow of this time, and hope that you know that you have our respect, our sympathy and our prayers.

Well done, good and faithful servants.

In Christ,
The Elders and congregation of

St.John Lutheran Church, Charter Oak, Iowa

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