Dear First Trinity and St. Matthew,
Mahalo means thank you in Hawaiian. And, so I say to you, "Mahalo!"
Even though it was a short time, we have been through a lot! In January, when I first led worship at First Trinity, it was ZOOM only. Six months later, you have transitioned to in-person hybrid worship. Way to go First Trinity and St. Matthew! What a learning curve it has been!
Since my first Sunday was at First Trinity, having my last worship service at St. Matthew completed the circle. Thank you for making it a special day—for showing up both in-person and on ZOOM.
Many thanks for the farewell luncheon at St. Matthew and your cards, notes, gifts, and emails. Your kindness and generosity continue to amaze me.
It has been a privilege and a joy to serve as your interim pastor. Both First Trinity and St. Matthew will always have a special place in my heart.
Pastor Margrethe S. C. Kleiber