Monday, April 30, 2007

The Lord be with you!

Tonight was the big night, no, not Administrative Professionals Day (although it was). Tonight I learned of the greatness of God's love for His Church as He graciously provided candidates and vicars to serve in our LCMS cogregations. Tonight I learned where I will be blessed to serve God and His Church.

To the Saints at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Middleville, Michigan!
In the name of our Good Shepherd, Grace and peace to you in the name of our Risen Lord Jesus Christ!


I have been waiting for you for 8 years, when I first decided to go to the seminary. I have been praying for you for many months as I pray you have been doing for me. Tonight was one of the happiest of my life! I look so forward to meeting all of you and being for you the best pastor that I can be. I want to serve you in love and patience, in the joy of our mutual forgiveness in Christ and the blessings of our communion in His Word and the Sacraments. This is an informal greeting and I will be getting in touch with you soon, but I wanted to at least say 'hi.'

May our Good Shepherd keep you in love and peace until I am blessed to serve you in the office of the Holy Ministry!

The Lord be with you!

Jim and Lesa Roemke

4 comments:

Dan at Necessary Roughness said...

Congratulations on your call! You can teach those heathens in Michigan a thing or two!

*go bucks!*

:)

Pr. David Fleming said...

I love your blog, I cannot wait to meet you.

I serve Our Savior Lutheran Church in Grand Rapids, the neighboring circuit to the North (our two circuits meet together). Good Shepherd is a wonderful congregation and I am delighted that the Lord has decided to put you with us here.

Dan said "those heathens in Michigan". It is interesting that Barry County (where Middleville is) is one of the most unchurched counties in Michigan. You'll be at the only LCMS church in Barry County.

Peace and Joy in Christ,
Dave (& Jo, my wife)

jWinters said...

Congrats!!!

Jim Roemke said...

Dave,
Thanks for the greeting! Looking forward to meeting you as well. Lesa and I will be visiting Good Shepherd on Sunday (we had already planned a trip to Kalamazoo prior to call day).

Jay,
Congrats to you too! The Lord has certainly blessed us with so many calls to serve His church with Word and Sacraments!