Happy New Year! This morning we celebrated the first Sunday in the new calendar year. We pray that this new year will hold a brighter future for us as a church community than did the last year. We continue to pray for you every week.
I’m glad to announce that we had church again (Sunday the 3rd January).
You’ll see a picture of a camel train in our opening slides—the wise men have arrived! We’re celebrating the Epiphany of our Lord.
And, as a special guest, we welcomed Alex Toney a gifted musician who led us in worship.
This is a wonderful time to fellowship together.
A couple of quick reminders:
1. Please continue to pray for and give to our “Project Oikos.” We have now raised over $300,000—praise the Lord.
2. One of the options we’re considering—in order to buy us some time for fundraising in the new year—is to put together a “friendly” mortgage. Our goal will be to find 10 people who can each lend All Saints Church $200,000 for about 12 months. That way we can buy the building (our deadline is January 15th, 2021), and take some time to continue our fundraising strategies into the new year. If you’re in a position to help with a friendly loan, please let me know. (Our corporate law firm can help set up the details.)
3. And heads’ up—the 17th of January will be “Pizza Lunch Sunday.” Traditionally, we’ve had pizza for lunch as we fellowshipped together. Well, we will be having pizza lunch again on January the 17th. You get your pizza ready and we’ll enjoy our lunch together on Zoom! (More details next week.)
Of course, if you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to call me.
See you at church.
The peace of our Lord,
Bishop Peter (and Jenny) Klenner