To all in Grand Avenue United Methodist Church who are loved by God and called to belong to Jesus Christ.
Grace to you and peace from God, our Father, and the Lord, Jesus Christ.
I eagerly anticipate getting to know each of you. I remember you constantly in prayer. In the last few weeks, I have learned about the deep devotion that Grand Avenue United Methodist Church has for our Savior, and I look forward to working with you as a team. It is obvious that we share the same vision regarding making disciples for Jesus Christ. In the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus says, “Go therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:19-20)
I want each one of you to understand on the front-end, my dedication, and excitement about the Lord Jesus and being your pastor. It is my hope that we will work hard to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with the city of Stuttgart and the surrounding communities. It is very important that people be aware of the deep faith that Grand Avenue United Methodist shares. We must work hard to make the church the central focus of the community.
As your new pastor, I would like to invite each one of you to join me in worship. Our journey together will begin on Sunday, September 6 at 10 am. It is my prayer that you will take this opportunity to invite and encourage people to join us as we worship the risen Lord.
Grace to all who love our Lord Jesus Christ with an undying love,
David A. Moore