Thursday, July 7

Weekly Update

Thus says the high and lofty One who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy, "I dwell in the high and holy place and also with the one who has a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble and to revive the heart of the contrite." Isaiah 57:15

We are in the midst of summer. This means as it does for most churches, that people are often absent. However, for our small congrefation these absences are more noticable and can make it a challenge for us. Larry will not be present again this Sunday as Kate and Larry are once again on set of their film on a Sunday, it is the second and last time Larry will need to be away for filming. Tripp also will be gone this Sunday, as he is leading the a worship service in the pediatric ward of Lutheran General Hospital, as part of his chaplain Residency there. This leaves Jane leading worship this coming sunday. As of the time of this writing we have been unable to get a supply priest for Sunday, so Jane will be leading an evensong service. We hope that a few of you will be arround and able to come this Sunday as Larry, Kate, and Tripp will be gone.
We are still meeting at the Community of the Holy Trinity. However, we are making progress on some possible new spaces all in local churches. Pray for Gods leading as we speak to these churches in the area. Meeting in on a churches property was not our first choice but we have found it difficult to find space elswhere that will work for what we need.
Also, if you have been wondering about progress on the Constitution, The Pastoral team needs to meet to complete the draft of the constitution which then will be presented for review to the constitution committee we hope some time in August.
Lastly, Reconciler will be sponsoring a monthly gathering of artists at Enuie cafe in Rogers Park at the corner of Sheridan Road and Lunt. The first meeting will be thus Thursday at 7PM. The intention of the gahtering is to offer a space where artists can come together and share their work and talk about the intersection of faith and art. The Pastoral team in organizing this gathering with Grant Elgersma, lead singer of the band Overhang.

Peace,
The Pastoral Team