Sunday, June 21, 2009
Olympic Peninsula with Jim
On Sunday morning, our church voted 225-0 to call John Nagle as our new lead, or senior pastor. He and Becky, his wife, candidated with us beginning last Wednesday. If he agrees to the call, they could come in mid-September.
All of this culminates an amazing three year journey for our church and a two-year active process by faithful members of our search committee headed by Tim Larson. The faithful team--Linda Fredrickson, Gloria Peterson, Paul Dillard, Dave Baskin, Greg Plett, and Jeff Dial--met weekly on Tuesday nights for two full years.
Jim Dixon and I traveled for PFC worship services at Clallam Bay and Olympic Correction Centers on Saturday June 20. Clallam Bay is close to Sekiu, off Highway 112 and the Strait of Juan de Fuca.
Forks is near Lake Quinalt in the Olympic National Rain Forrest and Highway 101. The pictures are of Olympic Corrections Center and an awesome morning on Lake Quinalt.
We thoroughly enjoyed 31 and 17 worshipers in Clallam Bay and Forks. They are so receptive. Jim provides very interactive personal songs and testimony. I spoke from John 6:37-40 to support Jim about Jesus being the Bread of Life and then a longer sermon on the seven blessing statements in Revelation.
I'll be spending the next week at the Regional Justice Center in Kent and then next weekend, Jim and I travel to Eastern Washington and Oregon. We'll rejoice in services at Medical Lake, Airway Heights, near Spokane, Walla Walla, and Yakima, Washington; and Umatilla and Pendleton, Oregon.