Week of Sunday, July 28th, 2019

Farewell to the Bustetters and Stephanie Wilks

Please be praying for smooth transitions for Stan and Debra Bustetter as they move to Georgia on Monday, as well as for Stephanie Wilks who will move to Oklahoma next Saturday. Both the Bustetters and Stephanie are moving to be closer to family, so pray also that they will be blessings to their families.

O God, our heavenly Father, whose glory fills the whole creation, and whose presence we find wherever we go: Preserve those who travel [especially Stan, Debra, and Stephanie]; surround them with your loving care; protect them from every danger; and bring them in safety to their journey’s end; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

– Collect for Those Who Travel, BCP 2019

Congregational Meeting this Sunday

All members and regular attendees, as well as visitors, are invited to stay after the service on Sunday for a Congregational Meeting in the Fellowship Hall. At the meeting, the Leadership Council and clergy will share about the exciting development of an immediate potential church for purchase, and the greater long term vision of a glorifying space and place for CtR’s worship, ministry, mission, and community life. Please attend prayerfully, expectantly, and vocally, as we hope to hear the Lord’s stirrings and discern a collective “Amen” of direction and action among God’s people!
We will enjoy a potluck lunch together, so please bring a dish to share (enough for your family, plus a little more if possible).  

Beja Friends Conference Next Weekend

Next Friday, August 2nd and Saturday 3rd, our church will host this year’s Beja Friends Conference: a meeting with missionary friends & a few others with a vision to see an indigenous church among the Beja people, one of the least reached people groups. The meeting will begin on Friday evening, where the missionaries will give a presentation about the Beja people & the ongoing ministry work to bring them the Good News, and to help them in other ways. On Saturday, we will continue planning.

We invite you to attend Friday evening and hear about what God is doing in North East Africa through Christians in that area. Dinner will be provided, beginning at 6pm. RSVP for the dinner through the following EviteBeja Friends Dinner. Child care will be available for babies and toddlers. You are welcome to attend any part of the meeting on Friday, or Saturday as well. Please direct any questions to David or Diane Condron, the meeting coordinators. David (412) 515-4935. Diane (412) 799-4034.

Last Chance for Lost and Found

Please take some time on Sunday to look through the “Lost and Found” bin located in the Fellowship Hall. Everything in the bin will either be donated or recycled if is not claimed by July 31st!  Thank you for your help with this!

Save the Date: Transfiguration Service

On Tuesday, August 6th at 8:30am, we will be celebrating the Feast of the Transfiguration at Morning Prayer with Holy Communion. We hope you can join us!

O gracious God, your servant and apostle James was first among the Twelve to suffer martyrdom for the Name of Jesus Christ: Pour out upon the leaders of your Church that spirit of self-denying service, by which they may have true authority among your people; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.  Amen.

– Prayer for the Feast of Saint James, BCP 2019