From Pastor Keith:
Opened our mail today and found a card from Bishop Schaefer, our Florida-Bahamas Synod Bishop for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA):
"Dear Pastor Keith and Friends of Trinity,
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to do one of the most enjoyable tasks that I have as bishop: expressing a word of gratitude and personal thanks for all the ways you participate in God's work and the ways you and your congregation are partners in ministry.
Specifically, thank you for not simply meeting, but exceeding your mission support covenant for 2015. You have my heartfelt appreciation and my sincere encouragement to let me or the staff of the Office of the Bishop know if we can assist you or further support your ministry in Pembroke Pines.
Together we are Church, for the sake of the world."
/s/ Bishop Bob Schaefer