Message of thanks from LizDecember 12, 2014
Dear All at Max West,
Thank you so very much for the most beautiful engraved bowl you presented me with to commemorate my 3 years with you as Locum Minister. I needed no tangible reminder of those cherished years of ministry to you and with you, but it will be a greatly valued gift to be enjoyed always.
As you know, the end of my Locumship divided my heart, as of course I am delighted that our search for a new minister has led Rev. Dave to us, but these past 3 years, despite the sad reason for the necessity of my taking over in Max West, have provided me with the real icing on my 20 years in Ministry cake! and I part from it with great personal sadness. I pray it does not end completely but should it be the case, I can have nothing but thanks to offer God and very much to all of you for the huge joy and privilege it has been. I thank you for your unfailing support and encouragement. A special thank you to the faithful “Sunday services” team who unfailingly produced all that was needed for worship each week – Tom, as Session Clerk, for hanging in there with me all this time, for all who prayed for me in my work, Stephen for the pleasure of our partnership and for all the areas in church life I shared with you. Of necessity I will absent myself to give you and Dave time to get to know one another without my presence in the way, but when the time is right I hope to return as a member again to find my place among you.
May God Bless you and the continuing ministry in this loved place…. Liz