Consistory – May 2015

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Everyone is invited to the Installation Service for Rev. Dr. Paul Bradford on Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. at our church. It is a Classis Worship Service and 30-35 people from Classis will attend, as well as special guests. A reception will follow the service. Childcare will be provided. Dr. Bradford will preach his first worship service as our new Pastor on June 7.

May 31 is also Graduation Sunday, when we celebrate our high school and college graduates. A cake reception will take place between the services. Watch for a booklet featuring information on the graduates.

Bren Shantz will be recognized on May 31 for his time as Worship Leader. His last day as regular leader is June 7. We are grateful for his heart for God and talents in leading us in worship each week the last few years and in keeping our focus on God in our corporate worship. You may personally thank Bren at the cake reception between services.

The next Congregational Update is June 7. We will give updates on the search for a youth director and a worship leader.

Our Summer Worship Schedule moves to one service at 9:30 a.m. on June 14. The new schedule will run through September 6, Labor Day weekend. The change in schedule will be communicated in the local community and on our church website in the future.

Summer Socials will be held after the 9:30 a.m. services throughout the summer. Different ministry teams of the church will take turns hosting them. This is a good time for fellowship.

RCA “One-Sunday” Pentecost Offering on May 24, 2015: As we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, the RCA is receiving a “One-Sunday” Pentecost offering. The offering will be for local Church Planting. The deacons will take the offering at the same time as the regular one and request donations be inside a clearly marked envelope.

RCA Request for Nepal Relief Giving: Nepal, India, and Tibet have been devastated by recent earthquakes and more than 8,000 are dead. You can help bring aid to this area of the world with prayer and financial giving. RCA Global Mission is teaming with World Vision to bring relief. Giving can be done by donating online directly to the RCA (https://www.rca.org/news/rca-responds-nepal-earthquake), or by placing a clearly marked envelope in the offering plate any Sunday until the end of June. Information will also be in your mailboxes.