Dear Christ Church,
We have a huge Sunday this weekend!
Bishop Todd Hunter will confirm almost twenty parishioners in the first service and ordain Brian Murphy to the priesthood in the second. Confirmation and ordination both mark us in terms of identity and calling, a people who belong to each other and called to bear God’s image in the world. They also both involve the laying on of hands by the Bishop, and they both call upon the Holy Spirit to come and stir within recipient.
The Murphy’s. As we and the Bishop affirm God’s call upon Brian Murphy as a priest and pastoral leader, we celebrate his faithful service and friendship among us for the past five years. There will be a special reception and farewell for the Murphy’s on June 4th, where you might like to bring a card expressing what they’ve meant to you, and blessing them in this new season of their life and ministry.
Parish Meeting. If you missed our Parish Meeting last week, here is a link to the recording. Please take some time to catch up on what God is doing at Christ Church. You’ll also hear a call to prayer this summer, and a dream I had recently that I believe speaks to God’s purposes for us. Lastly, I gave some updates on the wonderful ways that God is blessing our church plant, Church of the Cross; here is a letter from Fr. Peter that gives a full report.