Benediction and valediction
Last updated 8/7/2008 at Noon
On Sunday, July 27, Pastor Kirk candidated at Fair Oaks Presbyterian Church near Sacramento and 897 members voted to call him as their next pastor. His ministry there will begin September 1.
So, it’s good-bye. As in, “God be with you.” A final embrace. A farewell kiss. Many tears.
I have been pastor of this church for 12 and a half years. This is the longest I have lived anywhere, served anywhere. This has been the richest season of my life, full of spiritual adventure, warm relationships, exhilarating challenges, events and people who have touched my soul and changed me. And I have...