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