Congratulations to Our Newest Vestry Members! (Rector’s Letter 9/27)

Congratulations to Our Newest Vestry Members! (Rector’s Letter 9/27)

Dear Redeemer Family:

I am so thankful for all of the work that led to the success of our first hybrid Congregational Meeting. While we experiences a few hiccups, I was very pleased with the merging of in-person and Zoom attendees. 

Thank you to our slate of 6 Vestry candidates! Hybrid voting using in-person and on-line voting worked well. The three candidates elected to serve on Vestry from 2020-2023 are: Bob Baldwin, Joel Nichols and Molly Taunton. I encourage you to be praying for Bob, Joel and Molly as they enter their new leadership roles at Redeemer.

I have also re-recorded my presentation from the meeting yesterday, so we are posting it on the “Sermons” page of our website for those who missed it. You can listen to it here. I am happy to meet with anyone interested to summarize and bring you up to speed. We will be meeting this Wednesday evening, during our Zoom gathering, to answer any questions and to discuss the meeting materials more in depth. I encourage you to download the Congregational Meeting Resources from our website, and have them with you when we meet on Wednesday.

Vestry members will be in attendance to answer questions… I hope to see many of you there! To join Wednesday’s meeting, click the LINK on our website for Zoom Gatherings to join us, or call in by phone (dial 312-626-6799; then enter the meeting code 903 213 599. You will be able to listen in, and by pressing *6 you can unmute, and then *6 to mute again, and give input when we open up for questions.)

This Sunday we will begin our 7-week Congregational Study on the Holy Spirit. The study includes individual reflection and study, and then small group discussion. If you are not in a Redeemer small group, do not fret! Contact Jeanne or Darlene for help in finding one or contact leaders directly. We have a list of current groups on our website. There are two additional “open groups” that will be meeting through Zoom that you can join. One on Wednesday evenings starting Oct 7 at 6:30PM which looks at the “On Your Own” questions from the study. We will also have discussion of the “As a Group” questions on Sunday mornings starting October 11 at 11:10AM.
 
I communicated in my Rector’s report how much I miss seeing you all, and my desire to catch up with you. Please email Shirley.redeemerjax@gmail.com to schedule a call, a zoom, or a coffee if you would like to catch me up on your life and faith.

Following the Good Shepherd, Jesus Christ,
Fr. Bill

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