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Week of April 15, 2018

Dear Friends,

During Eastertide the Church takes time both to reflect on (and rejoice in) the wonder and majesty of the Resurrection and align itself more fully and intentionally within the New Creation God has birthed through it. I trust that this is true for each of us individually, and all of us collectively at Christ the Redeemer. It truly is a remarkable season.

Here are some of the things you need to know this week:

First, some Pastoral news:

  •  Charlie Watkins received confirmation from his doctor in Boston that the treatment has dealt with his tumor! We praise God for his healing touch on Charlie’s body, and rejoice in the grace he has received.
  •  Delbra Moore continues to deal with the aftermath of the fire that destroyed her home. She is set to move into a rental home on Friday, and continues to deal with the institutions and agencies involved in planning for a new home. Please continue to pray for Delbra and her family (and for her continuing treatment as well).  The virtue of ‘patience’ is what she is seeking in all of this.

Second, The Feast of Pentecost takes place on May 20th this year (the end of our Easter season):

  • Baptisms will be part of our celebration that day. Should you wish to be baptized, or have a child baptized, please speak to Brian+ as soon as possible.
  • Our Next Inter-generational Event will take place on the ‘Eve of Pentecost’-Saturday, May 19th. Book that (early) evening now and watch the bulletin and web site for more information.

Third, our Leadership Council continues the process of turning our ‘3-5 Year Goal’ into a ‘3-5 Year Plan’:

  • We meet on Saturday once again to take care of the regular business of the church and to concretize the commitments and actions required of us collectively.
  •  We also begin some initial interviews next week of several candidates who have responded to our job posting.
  •  Please continue to pray for the Council members (Pete Fraser, Paul Gyorfi, Bob Atwood, Kim Johnson, Bill Richter, Ryan Reyes) as together they seek God’s direction for our community.

Looking forward to worshipping with you all on Sunday.

 

Brian+