Sunday, August 06, 2006

Well, that is done...

The sermon went well. I thought I was going to lose it right at the beginning. I looked at the sermon sitting on the pulpit and just had to stop and breath. I then started in and between tears manage to finish. There were some folks out in the congregation that I knew I couldn't look at or I would have been a blubbering mess.

I had planned with the other pastor to take over for a bit so I could get myself together and managed to make it back and finish the service.

I almost lost it again during communion when a couple who I am very close to come to the rail. I again had to breath so I could finish.

After the service, I have never gotten so many hugs in my entire life!
Another step toward leaving. I am going to really miss these people.


Old Pastor said...

Glad you made it through. I know it wasn't easy but I also knew you could do it. You are a professional. That's another hurdle behind you...

Anonymous said...

Just remember to keep the arms of those who love you, around you forever...and you'll never feel alone.

You have obviously touched many people by your ministry...allowing God to work through you as a vessel.

Indeed this is a compliment to your ministry.