A Note From Pastor Eric and Kathleen…

I can identify with the leper who received healing from Jesus, coming back and praising God for this gift of liberation.

That gratitude was a far greater gift than the healing, for it acknowledged who gave the gift. In the same way, a huge thank you to TLC and all its members for being so welcoming and warm to both Kathleen and myself throughout all the years we have been a part of this congregation.

Without your acceptance and graciousness, I could not have done what you have credited me for doing. You have been welcoming and warm to both Kathleen and myself.

Thank you to Pastor Jim and Robin for your continuing support, and Karl whose talents have created an atmosphere where fine and sometimes challenging music and wonderful musicians were able to praise God with their many and varied gifts.

Thanks to the wonderful staff; without you our path would have been very difficult. A special thank you to Robin, Deacon Amy, and Dwight for making our Zoom possible and run smoothly. And a final thank you to all who participated in the Bible study over the years. Your willingness to share yourselves with the group made the study what it had become.

Again, thank you for all you have gifted both Kathleen and myself. I pray God will continue to bless you all in order to sustain you as you become as precious a gift as you have been to me.

Pastor Eric Ottum

Dear Trinity Lutheran Family,

I want to thank the entire congregation, staff, and volunteers for the very generous celebration of our time here. Your warm welcome sixteen years ago, and your continuing prayer, support, generosity and many, many kindnesses have been, and continue to be, such a blessing to me. I look forward to remaining a member of this beautiful family and body of Christ.

Thank you all, in person and on line, for the gifts, cards and well wishes for Eric and myself. We are truly blessed by each of you.

May God’s peace be with you all,

Kathleen Ottum