Friday, September 16

Weekly Update

Psalm 145:1-8

145:1 I will extol you, my God and King, and bless your name forever and ever.

145:2 Every day I will bless you, and praise your name forever and ever.

145:3 Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; his greatness is unsearchable.

145:4 One generation shall laud your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts.

145:5 On the glorious splendor of your majesty, and on your wondrous works, I will meditate.

145:6 The might of your awesome deeds shall be proclaimed, and I will declare your greatness.

145:7 They shall celebrate the fame of your abundant goodness, and shall sing aloud of your righteousness.

145:8 The LORD is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.

Things continue apace at Reconciler. Last Sunday was our first Sunday at our new space at Immanuel Lutheran Church. The sexton greeted us with "Welcome to your home!" It was a wonderful ministry of hospitality and we were all grateful for it. From the angels on the ceilings to the "high altar," the space is rich with the life of Immanuel Lutheran. That they have invited us to make our mark in some small way is generous. Also, we are not the only congregation to whom they have opened their doors. There are two other congregations who use the church building for worship. We seem to be in good company and we hope that you all will be able to come visit us in our new environment.
stained glass
This Sunday, Rev Dr Dan Prechtel will be leading a retreat for the pastoral team during the afternoon and will preside at the altar at worship. We treasure his leadership and willingness to pitch in.

Planning continues for our Conversation on October 16th at North Shore Baptist Church. We have heard back from some people who are interested in participating. We are looking forward to continuing to articulate the vocation of our congregation.

Finally, for those of you who were not present last Sunday, you missed a opportunity to witness an impromptu sermon. Tripp had prepared a sermon for the wrong lectionary readings. This is the risk the non-lectionary folk run from time to time. And though the sermon went well, there is nothing to post on the blog to record it. You all have our apologies.

May God grant you peace this week, and we look forward to seeing you Sunday.

-The Pastoral Team