A message from SPRC on a staff transition

Dear City Road Chapel family and friends,

The Lord be with you! We pray that God’s grace is with you in a special measure

The Lord be with you! We pray that God’s grace is with you in a special measure today, and that you are growing in Christ as we work to share God’s love together.We write today to inform you that our Director of Music Ministries, Wesley King, has submitted his resignation to take a position with another congregation. Wesley’s last Sunday with us will be February 5, 2017.

We write today to inform you that our Director of Music Ministries, Wesley King, has submitted his resignation to take a position with another congregation. Wesley’s last Sunday with us will be February 5, 2017.This was not an easy decision for Wesley, who has been an important part of our ministry since he came to join us this summer. Ultimately Wesley believes that the new congregation will be a better fit for him personally. Wesley’s decision is not about money, but rather about finding a congregation that more fully suits his personality, life situation, and gifts and graces.

This was not an easy decision for Wesley, who has been an important part of our ministry since he came to join us this summer. Ultimately Wesley believes that the new congregation will be a better fit for him personally. Wesley’s decision is not about money, but rather about finding a congregation that more fully suits his personality, life situation, and gifts and graces.

We have been the recipients of those gifts and graces, and saying goodbye to Wesley is not an easy thing. Yet, we also support his decision as we want him to be happy and fulfilled. We send him off with reluctance, but also many thanks that we have had the opportunity to share in God’s work with him during the past several months.

The Staff Parish Relations Committee will be undertaking a search for a new music director as soon as possible. We are making plans for an interim director as we undertake that search to give us time to discern God’s direction for our music ministry.

Transitions are hard, but inevitable, so much so that our Book of Worship includes liturgy and prayers of farewell for both members and staff. This prayer from that book seems appropriate as we prepare for a new season:

Eternal God, whose steadfast love is from everlasting to everlasting, we give you thanks for cherished memories and commend one another into your care as we move in new directions. Keep us one in your love forever, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

In Christ,
Emily Stinson, Staff Parish Relations Committee Chair
Rev. Jay Voorhees, Sr. Pastor

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