The Rev. Lewis Busch will soon be leaving Grace Lutheran Church in El Centro for a church in Downey.
Busch will be preaching his last sermon Sunday before moving to Good Shepherd Lutheran in the Los Angeles County city. His sermon text will be the 23rd Psalm and is titled, "The Lord is Our Shepherd."
"I was doing some shut-in calls for the last time, the past few days, and I decided to talk about the Good Shepherd," Busch said. "Ultimately God is the shepherd and we pastors are only the undershepherds."
Congregation chairman Henry Nilson said he understands the need for Busch to respond to the call to shepherd another church.
"Over the past decade, Pastor Busch has been at our sides, be it at work or at play or at a hospital," Nilson said. "We have shared life and death with our pastor as children were born and as others passed into eternity."