Annual Congregational Meeting and Vestry Election 9/27 (Rector’s Letter 9/13)

Annual Congregational Meeting and Vestry Election 9/27 (Rector’s Letter 9/13)

Dear Redeemer Family,

I am enjoying this four-week walk through Psalm 23, especially since we are walking, learning, and growing together. Today we continue our devotional with day 7. If you do not yet have a copy of the book, When the Lord is My Shepherd, either download a PDF copy from www.redeemerlives.net or pick one up from the church office.

The final Sunday of our journey through Psalm 23, September 27, will also be our annual Congregational Meeting. Your Vestry is working to update Redeemer’s bylaws in preparation for our first Hybrid-Virtual meeting together. The meeting will begin 10 minutes after our Sunday service ends, and you will be able to participate either in-person at the church, or virtually through Zoom. We have received many nominations for the Vestry election, and are currently assembling the slate for the vote. Please pray for those who are considering the opportunity to stand for election.

Sunday October 4 we will begin our All-Together study on the Holy Spirit. It was originally written in 2007 by Bishop Neil and Deacon Jeanne, and has been updated by Jeanne for our use next month. All Redeemer small groups will be following the study, in addition to the Sunday sermons and our weekly Wednesday Evening Zoom gatherings.

If you are not in a Redeemer Small Group, I strongly encourage you to reach out to Darlene.Redeemer@gmail.com and join one. We currently have more than 100 adults currently participating in small groups. Most groups are meeting virtually through Zoom or other platforms, and all those participating are being blessed through the community and support they are experiencing.

Finally, I want to thank all of you for your ongoing financial giving toward the Lord’s work at Redeemer. We are dependent on the Lord’s provision through you, and to date the giving has been strong and consistent. During the Summer, Redeemer experienced the usual lull in giving. Quoting from our Proverbs 3 reading from yesterday, I encourage you to “Honor the Lord with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops;then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine” (Prov. 3:9-10)

Know that I continue to regularly pray for you, and I remain thankful for your prayers for me!

Fr. Bill

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