The following is a copy of the letter I read at the conclusion of our Divine Services on Sunday, February 20th:
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,
I wish to, first of all, thank all of you for your prayers on behalf me, my family, and both congregations involved in this deliberation. Additionally, those of you who have expressed words of support and encouragement through your emails, phone calls, and many other conversations, are greatly appreciated. I have taken your words to heart.
After prayerful consideration, I have decided to accept the Divine Call to serve Concordia Lutheran Church, Jackson, TN, as their pastor. I will work the next two weeks to ensure that any activities already on the calendar will be taken care of. My last Sunday will be March 6th.
It has been a tremendous honor and a privilege to serve as one of your pastors. I thank you for the opportunity to serve in your midst, and also for the love and support you have shown to me, and my family. I will always remember you in my prayers.
Pastor Gregory R. Truwe