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Week of October 9

Dear Friends,
Here are some important things going on this week at Christ the Redeemer:
Bishop Steve and Sally Breedlove’s Visit:
We welcome our bishop and his wife to our community this weekend. Bishop Steve will be leading our Leadership Council in some strategic planning on Saturday morning, meeting with our baptismal and conformational candidates later on Saturday afternoon, and preaching, celebrating and confirming for us on Sunday morning.  It promises to be a fruitful and glorious weekend.
We are asking folks to bring something to share (Pot Luck ‘Finger Food’) for our reception following the service, both to welcome the Breedloves and to celebrate with our baptismal candidates, confirmands and their families.
Plan now to share in the celebration, and invite a friend to join you.
Some pastoral news:
Clark Garvin’s mother is not doing well and will be going into Hospice this weekend.  We ask that you please keep Clark, his mother, and their family in your prayers during this time.  We also ask you to pray for safe travel for Clark as he heads to Texas to be with her.
Other Goings-on here at CtR:
Due to changes in the lives of those faithfully serving on the Altar Team, there is a critical need for more of the CtR family to serve in this quiet, essential ministry.  Please see Anne Reed Harper (or call her at 757-289-5181) if you are willing to serve.
We are collecting Thanksgiving Food Bags for GAM to help feed those who are less fortunate for the holidays. GAM have given us a list of items to include non-perishable food items as well as grocery gift cards for the purchase of turkeys and fresh vegetables.  Please see the sign-up sheet and pick up a grocery list in the Fellowship Hall.  For more info, contact Anne Reed Harper at 757-289-5181.
Dates for the New Member Classes
  • Wednesday, October 19, 2016  7:30-9:00 PM
  • Wednesday, October 26, 2016  7:30-9:00 PM
  • Saturday, October 29, 2016  9 AM-Noon
  • Saturday, November 12, 2016  9 AM-Noon
*There will be two supplemental sessions on two Sundays, October 30th and November 6th from 9-9:45 AM before church.  If you are interested in deepening your relationship with Christ the Redeemer, please contact Fr. Brian at Brian@ChristtheRedeemer.org for more information.
I look forward to worshiping with you all on Sunday.