Holy and gracious God,
Thank you for the past four years, for the way you have blessed me and this congregation.
You have given me people whom to love, you have given me people who have loved me in return. Let this shared love and trust remain and increase in our congregation. Let prayers flow freely and give the courage to ask for prayer.

Erase from our hearts and our vocabulary judgement and criticism of others. Let our trademark be a resounding thank you and shared encouragement from our lips. Help us to keep your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ in everything that we do, every activity, as the starting point and main focus.

Thank you, Father that we can proclaim and serve this congregation in two languages. Thank you that we can sing and play to praise you by hymns, spiritual songs, and contemporary compositions. Give us this freedom in the future as well to serve You in many ways, glorifying all of our different ways.

Thank you that you have also kept us safe financially, thank you that our congregation can look to the future with a good sense of security. Remind us always that as a congregation, we need to share of our own. Show us the things and the people that our congregation can be financially blessing.

Heavenly Father, may your eternal, mighty arms protect and shelter this congregation, our preschool, the Rest Home and the whole Finnish-American community.
Thank you for your faithfulness, thank you for the gift of forgiveness and the gift of redemption through your Son Jesus Christ. Make us stronger through your power, so that we may remain faithful. In the loved name of Jesus. Amen.

When everything is said and done, my heart remains ringing
with thankfulness.

Thank you for your trust!
Pastor Mia