As the Christmas season draws to a close, we prepare to celebrate the Feast of Epiphany – the manifestation of Israel’s Messiah to the nations, symbolized by the pilgrimage of the Magi. The fulfillment of God’s covenant with Israel unleashes the blessing of God’s New Covenant upon all – even upon us! Alleluia!
Here are some events to note this week:
G.L.O.B.E. House Grand Opening
The G.L.O.B.E. International Student House Open House is this coming Saturday, January 5th from 3:00-6:00 p.m. at 1241 43rd Street, Norfolk. See the card on the Fellowship Hall bulletin board, or contact David Watts with questions.
The deadline to sign up for the Epiphany house marking and dinner is Saturday, January 5th. Please email Jay and Emelie Thomas or visit the Epiphany Evite link to RSVP. We will begin at 4:00 p.m. at the Thomas home.
Please note these opportunities for the ‘renewing of our minds’:
Winter Discipleship Hour Sign Up
Discipleship Hour resumes January 13th. Descriptions of the class offerings (a Youth and two adult classes are listed on the enclosed blue insert in the Sunday bulletin and on the church website here. We need to know how many to expect for each class (including the Youth class), so PLEASE choose which class(es) you/your family will attend and fill in the bottom of the half-sheet, tear it off and place it in the offering Sunday. Parents, please let us know (on the blue tear-off sheet) if your youth plan to attend the youth class.
The Evening Women’s Study will resume Tuesday, January 8th, 7:00 p.m. at the Richardson Home. A. W. Tozer’s “The Attributes of God, Volume 2” will be discussed. Contact Anne Reed Harper with questions.
The Thursday Morning Women’s Study will resume Thursday, January 10, 9:15 a.m. with the study of the book, “No Other Gods,” by Kelly Minter. Childcare is provided for this group.
The Women’s Retreat is being held February 1-3, 2019. If you have an outstanding balance, it is due by January 13th. Please see Janie Atwood or Jennifer Brown.
2019 Diocesan Regional Retreat
The Diocese of Christ Our Hope will hold its Southeast region retreat February 7-9, in Raleigh. Registration closes January 31, 2019. For more details and to register, see the Diocesan website: adhope.org
And finally, a few practical needs:
An Ongoing Employment Opportunity
Our current Administrative Assistant, Amy, will be leaving January 15th, so CtR is in the process of hiring someone for this part-time position. If you or someone you know is interested, see the job description and application details at www.christtheredeemer.org
There are 5 couches at CtR which are available free to anyone who wants to pick any or all of them up before next Wednesday, January 9th. They will be disposed of on Thursday, January 10th if no one claims them before that date.