Thursday, July 14

Weekly update

Trust in the LORD, and do good; so you will live in the land, and enjoy security. Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him, and he will act. He will make your vindication shine like the light, and the justice of your cause like the noonday. Be still before the LORD, and wait patiently for him; do not fret over those who prosper in their way, over those who carry out evil devices. Refrain from anger, and forsake wrath. Do not fret—it leads only to evil. For the wicked shall be cut off, but those who wait for the LORD shall inherit the land...
Psalm 37:3-9 (appointed for today in the Episcopal Daily Office lectionary)

Much of the work mentioned in the previous update continues its progress. Meeting to worship together, even in the midst of the summer absences so common to any church, has been ongoing, and a blessing to those who are able to attend. Meanwhile, planning for the future of the congregation has also proceded. We continue in conversation with various possible locations for worship space, though they also have delays due to summer schedules. We also continue in prayerful consideration of a formal connection between the church and the Community of the Holy Trinity.

This evening Larry and Tripp will be attending the artist gathering mentioned in lat week's Update. Building community connections in this way will, we hope, aid in our efforts to establish the congregation and share the Gospel in the area. Along those same lines, we are beginning to plan for a get-together with local pastors and theologians in the area, sometime this fall-- a time of fellowship and conversation, sharing insights with one another about our work in this region. We'll let you know more about that as the time approaches.

In the meantime, we continue to gather on Sunday evenings at the Community for worship. Larry (doing double duty as preacher and presider, this time) and Jane will be present; but Tripp will be away this week, officiating at Justin and Mae's wedding in Minnesota. He will be taking with him our prayers for God's blessing on them that day, and for the rest of their lives together.

As always, "...to Him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be praise and honor and glory and power, for ever and ever!"

Peace,
The Pastoral Team