Thursday, October 6

Weekly Update

Canticle 20
Glory to God Gloria in excelsis

Glory to God in the highest,
and peace to his people on earth.
Lord God, heavenly King,almighty God and Father,
we worship you, we give you thanks,
we praise you for your glory.
Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father,
Lord God, Lamb of God,
you take away the sin of the world:
have mercy on us;
you are seated at the right hand of the Father:
receive our prayer.
For you alone are the Holy One,
you alone are the Lord,
you alone are the Most High,
Jesus Christ,with the Holy Spirit
,in the glory of God the Father. Amen

This Sunday October 9th we will have our first congregational meeting after completing our constitution. We will be focusing on membership and forming a church council. We pray for God's continued leading both individually and as a church.
As we approach the consultation meeting on October 15th we are finally in official conversation with all three regional bodies of our denominations. Rev. Cynthia Hallas the Ecumenical officer of the Diocese of Chicago has both met with us and subsequently met with Bishop Persell and we are now looking to have a meeting between her Jolene Burgstrom Carlson Superintendent of the Central Conference, Larry Greenfeild Interim Regional Minister of ABC-Metro Chicago Region, some time after October 15th. There will be about 15 of us coming together to discuss the vision and future of Reconciler as we seek to affiliate with our denominations and reach out as an ecumenical congregation to the city around us. Keep this meeting in your prayers that we may be open to the guidance of the Spirit and the wisdom of those who attend.
In all of these activities and plans may God remind us we that we seek to come together as an ecumenical congregation so that we may witness to Christ and the Gospel, naming the name of Christ before all other names and identities.

Pastoral Team