Weekly Update / Jan 26, 2018
Last summer, we tried to combine our annual State of the Communion address with our annual budget meeting and vote. The result? Three hours of sweaty un-focused conversation in a not-yet-air-conditioned auditorium, followed by a decision to begin tackling those two conversations in two separate meetings.
So it is that our annual State of the Communion address will take place this Sunday in January, while our annual budget meeting and vote remains scheduled for the summer (and in a now-air-conditioned auditorium!). Both meetings will run about 90 minutes, and childcare will be provided.
The plan for this week is to have a potluck lunch right after worship (please bring two dishes or one extra large offering!) and spend some time reflecting on what transpired over the course of 2017 and what we hope to see materialize in the year ahead. This is an important time to process memories and look forward together. We're urging all members at The Painted Door to make a good faith effort to be there. And we're inviting anyone who is not a member at the church to participate also.
I'm looking forward to the conversation with you all and am eager to see the ways in which Jesus will live his life through us in 2018. We have so much opportunity to know him more and make his love known. Let's dream together!
- Pastor Mark
FAMILY NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
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THIS COMING SUNDAY
THE ONE MAN: SLAVES OF RIGHTEOUSNESS
Pastor Morgan Gagne
There are objective aspects to our faith and there are subjective aspects to our faith. It is both safe and dangerous. Free and spoken for. The free gift of union with Jesus Christ is not meant to belittle, or make void, the moment by moment mess that is the individual experience of grace. It makes experience safe. It makes experience alive. It makes experience begin and end in the love of our heavenly Father, not a Divine taskmaster. But also dangerous. This union with Christ does not take away from our upward call into glory, rather, the Cross unleashed the very Divine Lifeblood that makes us alive and carries us upward. This Divine Life is Cross shaped, heals through death, saves souls by losing lives. Surrender and be sanctified.
VOLUNTEER ROSTER FOR JAN 28
Liturgy Writer: Abbey K
Greeters: Cortney & Skyler R
Sun Manager: Cassie F
Hospitality: InSup O, Amanda A, Jon
Media: Lea R
Audio: Jesse S
Band Leader: Kaitlyn K
POTP: Cassie F
Announcements: Confesor M
Scripture: Cassie W
Preacher: Pastor Morgan
Offering: Heidi D, Chad L
POC and Call to Communion: Pastor Morgan
Communion: Matthew S & Stan D
Check In: Ian C
4-6 Team: Heather C & Kaitlyn K
7-9 Team: Harris & Michaela N
Nursery: Janelle F & Lisa S
Youth Cohort: Kelsey K & Retzlaffs
Info Table: Matthew & Grace
Prayer Team: Confesor & Kim M
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