Tears of celebration flow as pastor and family move on

Mark Jones

BARRY’S BAY – It was a church service full of tears on Sunday, at Madawaska Valley District High School.

It was the last service of Pastor Richard and Tracy Lorenzin before they move on to a new church in Bowmanville.

Richard was 22 when he first came to Family Life Christian Centre 14 years ago.

The service gathered in the cafeteria at the school, began with 20 minutes of non-stop joyous singing led by Tracy Lorenzin, with her father, Brett Dalgleish on keyboard, Terry Mask on drums and Jason Malinowski on guitar.

When Richard stood before the congregation to speak, he said, clearly affected by situation, “This is larger than me.”

He took for his text, Psalm 100:

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands. Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing. Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.

Richard asked to share a story from his own life.

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