Pastor Joy’s Message

       “Now I entrust you to God and the message of his
grace, which is able to build you up and give you an
inheritance among all whom God has made holy.” (Acts 20:32,
CEB)


       As one of the first itinerant preachers, the Apostle
Paul traveled throughout the Mediterranean establishing and
pastoring small churches. After a period of time at one
church, God would call Paul to leave and move to a new
mission field to share the gospel. Since that time God has
used small churches to share God’s love and transform the
world.


       Over the past three years, I have been amazed at the
countless ways God has brought us together to share God’s
love in our community. We have shared God’s love through
worship, bible study, the food pantry, prayer, Christmas
angels, and countless other ways. Together we have also
journeyed through significant life events. With many I have
shared times of sorrow and grief, and with others I have
shared in great joys and celebrations. It has been a privilege
to walk with each of you through these times. God created
the church so that we could be the Body of Christ on earth
and together share the burdens of life.


       I cannot say “thank you” enough for all that you have
given to me, Joel, Jeremiah and Josie.  Thank you for your
love, your prayers, your encouragement, and above all, your
willingness to go where God was calling us while I served as
your Pastor. I am proud that Splendora Countryside is known
as “the church that really cares for people”. Thank you for
allowing me to be part of that time with you.

       In case you were not aware, on July 1st I, like Paul
did so often, will move to a new church to share God’s love in
a different mission field. I will be serving as an Associate of
Caring Ministries at The Woodlands United Methodist Church.
As I depart I come back to Paul’s parting words to the
church at Ephesus, “Now I entrust you to God and the
message of his grace, which is able to build you up and give
you an inheritance among all whom God has made holy” (Acts
20:32). At the end of June I will entrust you to God and your
new pastor, Rev. Stephen Lightfoot. I am excited about all
that the future holds for Splendora Countryside and for
Pastor Stephen. I will truly miss all of you!


       Yours in Christ -
                Pastor Joy
SPLENDORA
COUNTRYSIDE
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH





26117 FM 2090 East
Splendora, Texas 77372
281-689-0425
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