Week of May 20, 2018

This Week at Christ the Redeemer
Here are some of the things you need to know this week:

Some Pastoral News:

Lytton Musselman came through his surgery well on Tuesday and is being readied to move to the step-down unit soon. The tumor was removed with minimal bleeding, and the doctors believe he will be recovered in 4-6 weeks. Praise God for his goodness to Lytton and his family in and through all of this. Pray for his continued recovery and restoration.

Pentecost Weekend:

Annual Talent Show, Dinner, and Evening Prayer– takes place this Saturday night, May 19,  beginning at 5:45 pm. This inter-generational event is a fun night for all involved and a great way to remind ourselves as to why the Spirit has been given (Hint: to empower us to serve our Lord through loving our neighbor within God’s creation!)! If you have not yet RSVP’ed please do so via the Evite sent out last week (if you did not receive it, check your spam, junk or trash file).
Feast of Pentecost, with Baptisms– takes place on Sunday morning at 10:15 am. Please pray for the Reed’s and the Kuenzli’s as they bring Maya and Andrew and Lydia to the waters of baptism. Pray for all of us as we come to renew our baptismal vows. (Remember to wear something ‘red’ to the service on Sunday).
David Watts’ Visit– We welcome David to Norfolk this weekend as part of our search for our Assistant position. David is currently living and serving in Boston with one of our sister churches, is a deacon within the Jurisdiction of the Armed Forces and is seeking God’s direction for his future ministry. Pray for all involved in the search that together we may discern the will of God.

Some Other Things to Note:

The Thursday Morning Women’s Group concludes their study today, and will take a break for the summer season.
The Discipleship Hour will run through the end of May (the next two Sundays) and then also take a break for the summer.
Our Quarterly Report to the Congregation takes place after worship on Sunday, June 3. At our February Congregational Meeting we decided to communicate verbally to the congregation on a quarterly basis. This is the first installment of that decision. All are welcome to attend.
GAFCON in Jerusalem—The Global Anglican Future Conference meets for the third time this June in Jerusalem. I have been asked by the diocese to be part of our delegation to the meeting. Janis and I will be taking advantage of the honor by taking a 10-day tour of the Holy Land prior to the conference (leaving on June 7 and returning June 23). Please pray for the gathering and for the future of our Anglican Communion.
Looking forward to worshiping with you all on Pentecost!