Pastor B’s Message
To the Members of Millcreek
April 8, 2018
After forty-three years of ministry, almost half of those at Millcreek, I have decided to retire as of June 17 of this year. This is not a decision I make lightly. I have thought and prayed about it, and have come to believe it is time to bring my ministry as a full time pastor to a close. (I considered retiring at the end of 2017, but I decided I didn’t want to leave in the middle of the Confirmation Class year.) I also believe it is time for Millcreek to have a new leader, with a new voice and new ideas. I love Millcreek too much to stay beyond the time for me to go. That it is time, I feel as strongly as I did twenty-one years ago, that this was the place for me to come.
I could not have asked for, nor been blessed with, a better congregation than I have experienced with you. Your support for me and my family has been steadfast from the beginning. Thank you for calling me to share in ministry with you. I am certain of God’s blessings upon you, as you continue to lift up Jesus Christ.
It speaks volumes that none of the three pastors that have served Millcreek left for another congregation. Pastor Rodgers felt called to a different form of ministry, teaching Town and Country Ministry at Gettysburg, sharing his knowledge and experience with future pastors who might be coming to pastoral situations similar to Millcreek. Pastor Wilson retired, as now, am I. I’m sure Pastor Rodgers and Pastor Wilson were as grateful as I, in being given the opportunity to serve you in this place.
You will continue to always be in my heart and my prayers.
God is good! – All the time!
All the time! - God is good!
Never truer than in my time with you!
Your friend, always!