After forty years in the ministry, including twenty-six serving the congregation here in Everton Park, Ken Stebbins has now retired. We give thanks and praise to God for the way He has sustained Ken through the ministry, and how the great gifts He has given have been used for His glory and our blessing. As Paul writes in 1 Timothy 5 – “Let the elders who rule well be counted worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in the word and doctrine.”
As Ken and Eileen enter this newphase of retirement, we pray for the Lord’s continued blessing as they walk with Him and seek to serve in a new way within the Church.
Oh, give thanks to the Lord!
Call upon His name;
Make known His deeds among the peoples!
Sing to Him, sing psalms to Him;
Talk of all His wondrous works!
Glory in His holy name;
Let the hearts of those rejoice who seek the Lord!
Seek the Lord and His strength;
Seek His face evermore!
Remember His marvelous works which He has done,
His wonders, and the judgments of His mouth,
O seed of Israel His servant,
You children of Jacob, His chosen ones!
Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good!
For His mercy endures forever.
Blessed be the Lord God of Israel
From everlasting to everlasting.
(From David’s Song of Thanksgiving in 1 Chronicles 16)