Rector's Rhetoric - September 2015
Sorry for not having written sooner. I’ve been out of pocket for a while with some foot surgery, but I think I’m on the mend and ready for the Fall. Much thanks to The Rev. Bobby Saunkeah for covering the bases for several Sundays and to Suzanne McFarlane and Johnnie Caufield for taking on the Howdy Day booth at East Central University. I’m also grateful to our M25M regulars who took care of the August food distribution. A number of the usual things will be starting up—Sunday School for our youth, Choir, Men’s Breakfast, St. Margaret’s Guild. I will be teaching a class on Christianity and Islam beginning September 13th, representatives from our church are attending the Natural Church Development Conference (a program designed to help churches grow), we will be putting together a great every-member canvass, we will be revitalizing several liturgical ministries with meetings in the near future, and I hope that this year we will put together a disaster relief plan for our parish covering just about any emergency that could befall a church and its surrounding community. Those are a few of the things I have in mind over the next few months and am excited to get going on them. Even though Lent is the time when we typically rededicate ourselves to introspective study and deeds of love and mercy, the ministry and work of the Church during the Fall months is also an excellent time to involve ourselves in much needed work, whether that be study, stewardship, or outreach projects. That invitation is extended to you in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ.