Friday, March 09, 2007

John Snows to Minister in Vermont

From the blog of Scott Distler, pastor of the Grace Brethren Church of Lititz, Pennsylvania:
Last summer, Pastor John Snow (pictured) moved into a one-year partial retirement position here at Grace Church as he prepared for how God would lead him as he and his wife, Lucy, entered full retirement this summer.
God has answered this prayer for them as seen by Pastor Snow's note:
“Lucy and I have been praying for God’s direction as how best to serve our Lord in the upcoming retirement years. God has recently opened a door for us in Lyndon Center, Vermont, at a church which has experienced some difficulties and in their words is in need of healing.
"I met with the leaders and spoke there during a visit in January. A week ago they asked if I would consider coming as an interim pastor as soon as feasible from our end. I have made a commitment to them and we will be making the move during the last week of May.
"Interim positions are typically short-term, but situations like this may require at least a year to work through various issues. So we will be relocating to the North Country (some people call it the Northeast Kingdom).
"It has been a privilege to be a part of this church for the past 8 ½ years. It is exciting to see how God is working in people’s lives. May God continue to enrich each of you as you follow Jesus. We would greatly appreciate your prayers as we work through the many details of transition.”
We are very excited for how God will use John and his giftedness to help bring healing and stability to this hurting church in Vermont. He will be perfect for this task. I hope you will join me in praying for the Snows.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Dave mitchell said...

Hey John and Lucy,

Praise God for your new ministry in Vermont....Don't forget to winterize your snow mobile and have your skis handy. I know the Lord will bless your minstry there in Vermont .

1:39 PM  
Anonymous Jack Brown said...

John and Lucy -

We'll be praying as you transition back to the North country. May God richly bless you as you minister in this needed area.

Jack Brown

4:50 PM  

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