Pastor Tom Peitsch was farewelled on Sunday 05 July at a small service at the Lilydale Immanuel Lutheran Church. Pastor Tom had served Lilydale and Croydon Outer Eastern since 2015 and more recently also served the Doncaster Lutheran Church as the congregations joined in a pastor sharing arrangement since 2019.
District Pastor for Congregational Support, Brett Kennett performed the rite of farewell. In a final video message to the congregations he has served Pastor Tom thanked members for their support and shared his prayer that God will continue to guide and direct them as they seek to know his will and that God blesses them in faith and strengthens them as people of grace, claimed by God through his love for them in Jesus Christ.
We thank Pastor Tom for his good service to his members and his support of the Victorian Tasmanian District, including sitting on the District Continuing Education planning committee. We pray that he and Flossie can enjoy a relaxing and rewarding life under God’s good care.