The Orchard Blog

celebrating a man who walked with god by orchardblog
October 17, 2004, 1:48 pm
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the last few days have been a rollercoaster of emotions, as many of you may have experienced here at the orchard. today we celebrated with our church community, the day after the memorial service of our lead pastor larry hodge. i will most definitley miss him — his laughs, priceless smile, words of wisdom and most of all our talks about god’s extravagant love.

today our pastor was probably smiling down from heaven (starbucks coffee in hand as he would typically have on a sunday morning) cheering us on in our journey as we continue to “lead people into a growing relationship with jesus christ.”

last week, before my message on peace, pastor hodge asked if i wanted to put this quote in my message. i didn’t get to share it last week in my message, but i thought it might be appropriate to blog it. the quote says, “the greatest turning point in your life comes not when you realize that you love god but when you realize and fully accept the fact that god loves you unconditionally.” wow!

thank you pastor hodge for serving us, leading us, loving us and praying for us.

your friend and fellow-teahing pastor,

ted w. egly


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