Monday, June 4, 2018

Farewell and Thank you to Pastor Rick and Jan Casebolt

It is a bittersweet goodbye to our beloved Pastor Rick Casebolt and his wife Jan, as they continue their ministry at the Gilbert United Methodist Church in Gilbert Arizona.  It has been a fabulous six years for the Congregation and friends of Mesquite Methodist Church, and we wish them great and wonderful things  in their future home and with their new Church.

The text on the front of Pastor Rick's Card reads:
With Warm Thanks Pastor Rick Casebolt
For all you've done in the Lord's service to
Mesquite United Methodist Church
You have made yourself available for all of God's 
people with such compassion and understanding.
You are indeed a reflection of God's love and
we want you to know how very much we appreciate you.
May you be richly blessed for everything that you have done,
 and in everything that you do
and in everthing that you will do 
in Gods' name

"Let your light so shine before men,
that they may see your good works and give
glory to your Father who is in Heaven."
Matthew 5:16 

The front of the card is a photograph I took of the area right around our Church.

The personal inside text reads
Thank you:  For the countless times you have stretched
out your hands to those in need
Thank you: For the early Sunday mornings
and many hours in preparing great sermons.
Thank You: For the thousands of prayers you have prayed
for our  Congregation and for others.
Thank You: For the time spent out of church to help those in need or 
who needed a friend.
Thank You: For not judging people and always embracing everyone with open arms

The Card for Jan is a single sided photo card and reads

"He will not forget your work"   Hebrews 6:10

When we thank  God for our pastor,
we must give Him thanks for two.
For when your husband came to us,
God also sent us you.

Your presence has blessed all of us
who knew you from day to day.
As our pastor's wife, you, too,
are serving God
in fine and wonderful ways.

With warm THANKS to you, Jan
and best wishes to you 
as you serve your new Church in Gilbert.
We will miss you at MUMC
and pray for all things great and wonderful 
in the days that lie ahead.

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