Welcome Reception and Celebration - This Sunday
Welcome Reception and Celebration:
Join us at 10:15 to 10:50 AM, This Sunday,
March 15th, in the Parish Hall
to welcome Sue and Gary Beson
and say farewell to Ellen and Mike Lumpkin.
The Father, His Son and His Holy Spirit abide with you.
Ellen and I will say goodbye to our Prince George family this week for a second time in three years. The half year ‘appointment’ has been overwhelming at times, but so much has been wonderful and good for the two of us. We dubbed this ‘an Adventure’. It has been that and more. My sense is we have all made a lot of forward progress.
I am especially grateful…very grateful…for the trust you have shown to me allowing me to become your Rector for a season. This trust has come from the Wardens, the Vestry, the Staff and you, the members of this grand parish. Trust, thank goodness, but Love as well. Ellen and I have received mounds and mounds of support, care, concern, and gratitude for our presence here. To be on the receiving end of this has made it possible for me to feel as if I have been effective as a servant leader for you. I hope so.
PGW has called a remarkable disciple and priest, Gary Beson, and a remarkable disciple and servant, Sue Beson. May this next season begin and end in Trust, begin and end in Love, begin and end in Graciousness towards one another and with the two of them.
Ellen and I love you. We will see each other again. Time to return to Edisto Island.
In Christ’s love, Mike +
PGW Transitioning Rectors
Sunday, March 15 at 8:00, 9:00 and 11:00 AM
Celebrant—The Rev. Mike Lumpkin
Preacher—The Rev. Gary Beson (First sermon)
Adult Class Time (10:15 to 11:55)—Reception
Sunday, March 22 at 8:00, 9:00 and 11:00 AM
Celebrant and Preacher—The Rev. Gary Beson
Adult Class—Week 6 of Ryan’s teaching on the Reformation.