Pastor Gundar’s Retirement Plans

Pastor Gundar’s Retirement Plans

I never would have imagined when I came to be your pastor June 1, 2015, all that would happen during my time here at Westover.  I praise God for the remodeling of our church.   I praise God for those that I have baptized.   I praise God for the small groups that I have led.   Now for about a year we have had to adapt to COVID 19.  I never knew that there was such a thing as Zoom but now I use it every week.  I know they say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks but I have tried.  I am sure that a younger pastor with tech knowledge would have done much better.

Through it all I know that God has been at work and will continue to work here at Westover.  I thank God for all of you and pray for you often.   You are precious to me and to Kathy.   It is hard to leave a church you love but on February 14 I announced my resignation because of my plans to retire.   My last Sunday is April 11, the Sunday after Easter.   I do not retire because of health issues. I will continue as a part time chaplain at Calvin Community.  After much prayer I felt the time was right.  In December this year I will be 70, the Lord willing, and I plan to spend more time with family.   You are in my prayers.  I hope you will continue to attend, serve, support, and give to the ministry of Westover Baptist Church.  You are important.   Every person has a part to play.   God bless you, protect you and give you peace. Pastor Gundar Lamberts.

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