October 2023

October 2023


Wow, what can I say, this has been a whirlwind of a month, month and a half? It’s hard to put into perspective. Holy Cross and the Lutheran Home sent out a Call to me and Wham...here we are, lol. As a Pastor there is no greater thing but to be Called to a place by the hand of God to do His will.

Romans 10:14-17: How then will they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in Him of whom they have never heard?” And how are they to hear without someone preaching? 15 And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!”

Gail and I are in awe of the outpouring of love and welcome to this blessed church. From the moment of receiving the Call, the sweat of packing, the BLAZING speed of selling our house in St. Louis, the driving back and forth to Davenport to find a house, then buying a house, moving and all that come with it, you all have been there by prayer and support that comes from the heart of God. There is no doubt that this is God’s will. He has brought us together to be His people, His love, His gift to one another. This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it!

We had quite the adventure, as many of you know. Laugh with us, I know I have. What can I say, I didn’t seek a Call. I was happy and content where I was serving the Lord. Taking a Call and moving was the farthest thing from my mind. Then blessed Holy Cross decided, “How about that guy?” I believe, with all my heart, that the Lord has a sense of humor. Please, I hope you understand, I know I’m supposed to be here. What makes me laugh is the world would look upon this and say, what are you dong? You must be crazy to leave what you had. Well, I can’t say I’m right in my mind, so they might have that right, but God does the most marvelous things. God sees things differently. He sees his children, that means all of us, and puts together the most beautiful things in a way that the world could never understand. I cannot wait to see what the Lord has in store for us today and all the tomorrows.

I will work hard to make sure I learn all your names; it is one of my failings in life. I have moved so much; I’ve stopped counting after 38. Gail says it’s because I shave a little too close on my head, and again that might be true. You all are very near and dear to my heart all ready. So, let’s buckle up, this is most definitely going to be a glorious ride, lol.

God bless you today and always.

Pastor Quick