We’re counting down the days! We are only 18 days away from Pastor Josh Mutter’s first day in the office at Westheights Church, and 23 days away until the commissioning service when we officially welcome him into his new position as our Lead Pastor.

With Pastor Bill Johnston as our Interim Pastor, we are grateful that we have been in such good hands for the past year. Pastor Bill’s sense of humour, warmth, wisdom and breadth of experience have helped us carry on without a hitch and we will sincerely miss him and Wanda.

Plan to join us on Sunday morning, October 14th as we extend a warm welcome to Pastor Josh Mutter, his wife Michelle and their two sons. There will be light refreshments and snacks after the service so we can have extended social time with the Mutter family.

In the meantime, we ask that you pray for our two pastoral families. Pray for the Mutters as they move to Kitchener, that the move will go well and all will settle in smoothly. Pray for Pastor Bill as he immediately transitions into another church, that he will receive a warm welcome from that church and that their situation will resolve well in their search for a lead pastor.

The timeline will be as follows:

Friday, Oct 5 – Pastor Bill’s last day in the Westheights office

Sunday, Oct 7 – Pastor Bill’s final preaching Sunday

Tuesday, Oct 9 – Pastor Josh’s first day in the Westheights office

Sunday, Oct 14 – Commissioning Service led by Charlie Mashinter (Team Leader of Community Churches, Be In Christ Church of Canada), with remarks from both Pastor Bill and Pastor Josh

Sunday, Oct 21 – Pastor Josh’s first official preaching Sunday

“…being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 1:6 (NIV)