Wednesday, August 31

Weekly Update

The lectionary has been leading us to reflect on the various aspects of faith, and the ways in which God and the life of faith can take us by surprise. The consistent call of these texts is to look back on what God has done and to move forward trusting that God continues to be at work.
Although things have moved slowly for Reconciler over the summer things are starting to pick up again. This past week we completed and ratified Reconciler's constitution. On Monday Tripp Jane and I met the Ecumenical Officer of the Diocese of Chicago, Cynthia Hallas, to talk about how we might proceed in our relationship to the diocese. She had some thoughts and is going to be talking with Bishop Persell about Reconciler and what courses of action should be taking place. On Tuesday we heard from Immanuel Lutheran Church: they are renting us their side chapel, we will begin worship services there on September 11th.
Slowly things move forward, God continues to be at work, we wait to see what he has for us in the coming months.
May God continue to bless us and keep us open to his guidance.

The Pastoral Team