October 17, 2017
Pastor's Message

Dear Friends in Christ,

As we have just said good-bye to Mark Helms, our former director of music, so we now say hello to Tim Jenks, our new director. It's been a seamless transition, as we'd hoped and prayed, with one day of overlap on August 14. Tim, for those who don't know, is the husband of our organist, Debbie Jenks, although that special relationship in no way insured his selection. Let's just say that it created some serendipitous possibilities for a fruitful synergy and smooth transition. No, Tim in his own right more than exceeded the provisions of our job description for the position. With fifteen years as the director of music at the historic Northport Presbyterian Church on the northern shore of Long Island and thirty-eight years as a public school teacher for grades K through twelve, he has amassed an impressive resume of professional experiences and academic attainment which includes a BS in Music Education from Lebanon Valley College (where he met and courted Debbie) to a Master of Music with distinction in Choral Conducting and Music Education from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ.

Now retired from teaching, Tim has joined Debbie at their home in Greenfields where they both enjoy running and walking on the nearby Tulpehocken Creek Trail. As I've gotten to enjoy Debbie during this past year as a gifted partner in ministry, just so I've been getting to know Tim and his great potential for enhancing our music program here at Grace. Together they make a great team, and I know that all of you will welcome him and support his efforts to grow our vocal and bell choirs as we seek to reach out to all ages and abilities, developing our gifts and talents in order to render God praise and thanksgiving in our worship.

Your pastor and friend,
The Rev. Carl W. Filer

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