Foundations For Our Future Special #9
Foundations for Our Future
by: The Rev. Dr. Jon Shuler
Cynthia and I were in Arkansas from the 6th to the 16th of this month. We traveled on the day of the chaos in the Capitol, and - like the rest of you - our lives were quite disrupted by events in our country. We pressed on, however, as I am sure all of you have.
We were in Arkansas, because of a commitment that I made long before I was to become Interim Rector. I help lead a type of “graduate program” for Church Planters based in Little Rock, and I need to be there at least ten days a quarter. I stayed in contact with the Sr. Warden and the Staff, as you would expect. It was not a vacation or a normal visit!
Now we are back, and the regular patterns resume. Let me ask your special prayers for the following:
The selection of the new vestry and wardens;
A fruitful and encouraging Annual Meeting (Jan 31);
A growing participation on Sunday (as the vaccine rolls out)
The reorganization of our ministry patterns for greater gospel effectiveness this year and beyond (more at the AM);
A growing number of parishioners keeping a daily time of prayer and scripture reading each morning.
Tomorrow we will resume our journey through the season of Epiphany, and consideration of the call to mission that belongs to all of us. You might want to reread Acts 1:1-8 to prepare.