Gabriel's Horn, Pastor Bev, February, 2022

posted Jan 27, 2022, 6:13 PM by Lois Kerchner   [ updated Jan 27, 2022, 6:14 PM ]

Hello, Leola UMC!

 It’s a blessing to be among you for these six months. I am so grateful for your warm welcome and the support of your leadership.

 As we work together to be the living body of Christ here in the middle of Leola, I believe that God is at work in our midst. My role in this interim period is primarily to lead worship, preach, and to care for the spiritual life of the congregation. Your Council and Committees continue to handle the mission and ministries of the church. I am doing my best to be in the office on Wednesdays, so if you have a need to meet with me, that’s a good day to try it. It is helpful if you make an appointment, so that time is set aside for you. If you can’t reach me on Wednesday, you can either leave a message with Grace in the office or email me at, Attention: Pastor Bev.


I want to ask that you join me in daily prayer for the process of selecting your next pastor. This is handled by the Bishop and District Superintendents with input from your Staff Parish Relations Committee about what the congregation is looking for, as well as input from pastors about what kind of congregation they’re looking to serve. This whole process is bathed in prayer. We trust that the Holy Spirit will guide this process and bring together the congregation and the pastor, so that God’s will for Leola UMC will become reality. As you join in these prayers, you are fellow workers with God and the Cabinet in this process - the living body of Christ!


Pastor Bev