The Diocese Gives Thanks for the Ministry of the Rev. Dr. L. Murdock Smith
The Diocese gives thanks for the ministry of the Rev. Dr. L. Murdock Smith, who has served as the priest-in-charge at Christ Church, Albemarle, since 2019. Previously, Smith served as the eighth rector of St. Martin's, Charlotte, and has been a friend and a pastor to many across the Diocese. We wish him Godspeed as he re-enters retirement.
Gracious God, we thank you for the work and witness of your servant Murdock who has enriched this community and brought gladness to friends and family; now bless and preserve him at this time of transition. Guide him in the continued use of your gifts. Give him sustenance for temporal and spiritual needs, friends to cheer his way, and a clear vision of the ministry to which you are now calling him . By your Holy Spirit be present in his pilgrimage, that he may travel with the One who is the Way, the Truth, and the Life, Jesus Christ our Lord. AMEN.
FROM THE OFFICE OF TRANSITION MINISTRY
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