Praise the Lord and thank you for the overwhelming celebration of retirement last Sunday. Our
family was moved and impressed by your great show of love and appreciation. Comments that
you shared about worship services, visits, baptisms, weddings, funerals, etc., stirred our hearts.
Thank you to the committee, musicians, staff, Pr. Chuck and all the volunteers who made our
worship of the Lord so special and celebration so meaningful. And thanks so much for the many
cards and gifts. The monetary gifts have exceeded $19,000 and will go towards our “camper
and truck traveling grandparent and family show.” Thank you for your generosity, and for your
faithful stewardship over the years. You are truly graced and gracious in the LORD.
While the days ahead will mean stepping back into retirement and part-time ministry in NID
congregations, you will be in our prayers. When you send devotional prayer requests to Pastor
Chuck and the office, please feel free to copy us at email@example.com and they will be part of
our devotional prayer.
And…Lord God, grant your grace and direction, we pray, to Christ Lutheran and Pastor
Johnson that the Gospel of Christ might go forth in new and effective ways for the life of many,
in Jesus’ name; and as Pr. Walt always added, In the name of the Father and of the † Son and
of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Pr. Ray and Jo Ann, June 29