Today, we bid Emily farewell after a wonderful year with us as BLC’s pastoral intern. 😦

She preached a wonderful sermon from her heart – her final one with us, before she returns to the US (at least until the Lord next brings her our way). Based on this week’s Lectionary Gospel lesson, centered on The Lord’s Prayer, she reflects on relationships and trust as the key takeaways from her experiences with us and the basis of the prayer Jesus taught.

Emily’s farewell sermon to BLC (long video)

We then shared a short video for her…

Our farewell video for Emily
(Music: Jauh Tapi Ikhlas, by Zainal Abidin)

…and presented her with two tokens: 1) A Malaysian recipes book and 2) a handmade woven bag (by Bess Anne!). Then we prayed for her together.

Emily's BagEmily’s Bag by Bess Anne – representing many of her experiences here with us

And now, we release her back to the ELCA and into God’s calling for her, wherever that may take her and Zach, covered with our thoughts, prayers and fond memories. 

Thanks for everything Emily! We’ll see you again, soon and Lord willing. And stay in touch – you’ll always have a room here with us in The Father’s House!!!

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