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service and fellowship and sharing the love of Christ with all.

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Broken Heart and Broken Bread

The church of Jesus Christ is constantly changing. We have been changing as well. Babies are born. Children grow up. People commit themselves to one another. Loved ones and friends die. Newcomers join our community and our church. Others leave, moving on to new places and new opportunities. Now I step out and a new pastor steps in. I have kept what Frederick Buechner advised all the pastors: “Preach as you would speak to someone you love.” God knows that I’ve been preaching to people I love for the last 7 years. I want you to know that you have enriched my life. You have made me a better pastor. You have helped me see God more clearly and deeply. How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard. It means that there really is love between us. It means that our time together has been important. However, as the bread should be broken to be fed, our hearts are supposed to be broken to give God the room to lead us into new life. Goodbyes are not easy. At the time of farewell, people said, “God be with ye!” Over time, it becomes “Goodbye” in short form. As God has been with us, God be with you now and in the coming days, months and years. You all will always be in my heart. Glory be to the Father, and the Son and the Holy Spirit, is now and forever world without end. Goodbye, Farewell and Amen.

Isaiah 43:18-19; Luke 24:15, 28-31 

June 16, 2024

Order of Worship

Pastor Seok-Hwan

Join us in-person every Sunday at 9:30 for Worship service or online recording.