Thursday, November 8

Reconciler Update

This past Sunday we had a wonderful joint service with Immanuel and St Elias for All Saints Sunday. We will have another joint service with Immanuel and St. Elias on the 4th Sunday of Advent. Our relationship with the two congregations is growing and we pastors of the three congregations meet every two months or so to plan these joint services and talk about ways in which our three congregations can join together beyond worshiping on certain feast days together. Some of those ideas are having on occasion shared Wednesday evening Bible study to shared projects and just coming together to get to know each other. If you have any questions about this talk to Laura or Larry. It is yet another way we can live out our ecumenical vision as a congregation.

Our worship time has been moved to 5:30 PM this Sunday due to Immanuel Lutheran's Choir Concert A Procession of Praise held at 4PM. All are invited to the concert.

Our Bible Study continues this week at 7:30 PM In the 'Nidge, with viewing and discussion of the second half of the video Living with Money. Our Bible Study will conclude the week following Thanksgiving November 28th with a wrap up discussion of both the video and book on Sabbath economics.

November 18th will be Tripp's last Sunday as the American Baptist Pastor at Reconciler. He will be preaching, and we will be having a party in honor of him and to say goodbye following our worship service. Please Talk to Laura and Larry this Sunday about what you can bring for the party.

Church retreat is November 30 beginning at 7PM at the Cynacle Retreat center and all day Saturday December 1st.

The First Sunday of the Season of Advent is December 2nd, and is Reconciler's Third Anniversary. It was first Advent 2004 when we had our first official worship service.

Also on Sunday December 2 Eileen Crowley Assistant Professor at Catholic Theological Union the Artist in Residence this year at Immanuel will join us for worship and then after the service present to us her ideas of media art in worship and ways we can be involved in the creation of this media art for Easter Vigil.

4th advent December 23 we will be having a joint worship service with Immanuel and St Elias, at St Elias' worship time of 1:30 PM. We will not worship at our normal time of 5 PM. We are invited to come to a brunch at 11:30 put on by Immanuel and a Christmas dinner organized by St Elias after the service. If you would be interested in helping out the preparation and organization of either meals let us know and we will get your name to the people in charge of organizing the meals.
In Christ,