"From The Pastor's Desk"
Dear St. Peter's Family,
morning I am sitting in the same chair I sit in most mornings, while I prepare my thoughts for the day in prayer or need a place to hide from my 11 year old and her friends. Sometimes one prompts the other. But today is different. Today, I am surrounded by moving boxes. Moving boxes filled with clothes and books, trinkets and photos, glasses and plates, and more from days past. But that is the funny thing about boxes of stuff you have accumulated, because it doesn't just represent the past only, but also the beginnings of something new.
The boxes represent the stories that have been and the stories waiting to be written. They represent the past, as well as give witness to the future. I am excited about coming to St Peter's to meet you all. I am excited to see what stories of the past we will unpack together, as well as discover what our stories combined together will create. I am excited to see how we will be drawn into the story of God and how we will tell that story to our community.
I've had a couple of opportunities to meet our staff and leadership team as well as walk through the halls and sit in our sanctuary. I've met a few church members and taken a tour of the neighborhoods (And thankfully found a place to live!). I was even able to watch Shelly Albright have slime dumped over her at the end of VBS! My thought to all of it was that "I am in the right place".
And so today I will continue packing with a short break to have a nerf gun battle with my daughter Sydney and her friends. But for the next few days as we continue to live our stories here in the Tampa area, we look forward with great anticipation and expectation to come walk life and live stories with you in July.
Peace and Blessings,
Pastor Cory Britt