When my wife Barbara and I were moving into the parsonage this past Tuesday, we were welcomed with open arms and kind words by church members serving on the Parsonage Committee. The recently updated parsonage is beautiful and served as an amazing reception for our family. We are grateful for the hospitality shown to us in our brief time here this week. The reputation of our church of being loving and gracious is certainly deserved. Hospitality is an expression of God’s love through us. Jesus said people will know we are His followers by the love shared one for another. And hospitality toward visitors and strangers is a hallmark of making the love of Jesus known in tangible ways. We want to thank everyone who served and contributed in the updating of the minister’s home – you’ll be most proud of it. Barbara, Matthew, Catherine and I look forward to our first Sunday with you on July 1st and to meeting you all and getting to know you in the days ahead – as we share the hospitality of Christ’s love with others.