This past Sunday (March 10) we celebrated Ryan Dye’s thirteen years of ministry at All Pilgrims! In that time, Ryan provided a ministry that saw All Pilgrims to enjoying excellence in music. We have been the great beneficiaries of his work, and we are tremendously grateful. Ryan and family are soon to be off to Boise, Idaho. (He says they have music there, but that’s only hearsay at this point.)
Through the time of Easter, we are blessed to have Stephen Marshall-Ward bringing his gifts to continue and further the ministry of music. Stephen is Professor and Chair of the Music Department at Trinity Lutheran College, and he is completing his doctoral work in Sacred Arts with coursework through Christ Church at Oxford University. Stephen has a great many talents and gifts, and we are fortunate to enjoy his leadership!
As we continue in this season of Lent, we follow on the Way to Jerusalem. We are mindful of the preciousness of life, and our glorious opportunity to respond to the love of God as we take next steps. The future is wide open, and in the end, come what may, the love of God wins!