Thursday, July 2, 2009

Well the craziness of traveling is done (for now), and I have slept off my jet lag. I have even turned in the paper for the class, writing much more than I had planned. I had about a week to just exist, which was wonderful, but by the end of the week I was ready to have something substantial to do.

And something substantial I got!! This last Sunday was my first Sunday as the pastor of the Darby Plains Larger Parish UMCs. It was a great Sunday for a couple of reasons. First, I got to spend my anniversary with my awesome husband who supports me in the ministry. I am so thankful for him in all of this. I also got to experience the love and congratulations of my parents. My dad, his wife Julie, and my mother and father-in-law were all in attendance for my first Sunday as pastor. I really enjoyed getting to know these congregation in worship and fellowship.

I spent Monday morning in the office doing some worship planning, and I also had the service of committal for a family member of my congregation. It was surreal. I am so humbled by this call to ministry. It just all seems like a dream...

A good dream that is what I am supposed to be dreaming. A dream that makes me happy and feels fulfilling, and a dream that I am blessed to have my husband, family, and friends supporting me in.

1 comment:

Diane said...

How beautiful! I'll be praying for you in your new appointment :-)
- Diane (your GCSRW buddy :-))