On April 7th Pastor Dick and Donna Osborne announced to the congregation of the Hadley-Luzerne Wesleyan Church their retirement. Here are some of the things Pastor said this morning:
“21 years ago God called us here to this community.
We asked God to give us a love for the people in this community and a love for the church here.
God did that and with His help, we have loved you and this community as best we knew how.
During our time here, we have seen God bring many children, teens, and adults to Christ. We’ve baptized and dedicated many children, and we’ve strived to make disciples for Jesus Christ.
We love each of you and know that God has great things in store for this church and for us as we await God’s leading to new ministries. The hardest part is leaving you all whom we love so deeply.
May God bless you all, May God Bless this community.
We’ll be praying for all of us to move forward with God, Trusting Him with all our heart, not leaning on our own understanding, and in all our ways acknowledging Him and He will direct our paths.”
We ended the worship service with at time of gathering at the front of the church for prayer, and hugs!