May 8, 2020

Sue Sullivan, chair of the Staff Parish Relations Committee, offers the following announcement from Bishop James E. Swanson, Sr. and the Cabinet:

“Bishop James E. Swanson, Sr. and the Cabinet of the Mississippi Conference, during the Appointment Sessions, worked prayerfully together to appoint clergy to every church in our Annual Conference.  As Chairperson of the Pastor Parish Relations Committee, I give thanks for the ministry of our pastor, Rex Wilburn, who has been a servant leader among us.  Our pastor is reappointed to serve for another appointment year. We ask for your prayers for him.” 

Let us pray: “Lord Jesus Christ, our Living Savior, we give you thanks for our church. It is a gift of grace to us.  We are deeply grateful for the leadership of Rex Wilburn who has served us as pastor, teacher, leader and friend in Christ.  May your grace be upon him and his family in the spiritual adventure that lies ahead.  As he continues as our pastor we pray for him.  May your grace abound in his life, giving peace, joy and confidence in this continuing journey.  May we remember to lift up the churches and pastors throughout Mississippi that share this time with us. Empower us to fulfill your mission of making disciples as WE serve you. AMEN.”