On a pastoral front, I ask for your prayers for Charles Jenkins. Charles had major surgery a few weeks ago and while the news is good (no cancer) the recovery is slow and discouraging. Pray for God’s strength for Charles and comfort for Carolyn.
On a celebratory note, please mark your calendars now for Sunday September 14. That is the day when Bishop Steve Breedlove will ordain Nile Gomez to the diaconate (Steve will be with us the entire weekend — more on that next week). This will be the second such ordination we have been privileged to host (John Mabus being the other). As we did with John, we would like to do for Nile; if you would like to honor Nile by donating towards the cost of his clergy apparel (shirts, collars, robes, stoles), please make the checks out to ‘Christ the Redeemer’ and put ‘Nile Gomez’ in the notation line.
Enjoy the heat. I look forward to worshiping with you all on Sunday.