Christ’s Love is Seen in 2013!
“Above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.” Colossians 3:14 – ESV
May the Lord be with and bless you! For the months of June and July—we are saving some paper & postage resources by combining two editions of the Cross Ties Newsletter! That is why you’ll find July’s calendar included here, and a doubling-up on lists like Birthdays and Anniversaries AND THE JULY SUNDAY MORNING “WORK” SCHEDULES!! Not trying to confuse or inconvenience anyone…just choosing this kind of stewardship during a couple summer months. The August edition will return with its full issue of news, articles, and more.
WITH THAT SAID – This is the place where we announce our FAREWELL AND GOD’S SPEED to Vicar Dave & Stephanie Murillo! Yes, they will complete their Vicarage year in mid-July. The Board of Elders has approved allowing Murillos leaving New Braunfels two weeks early—to allow for the optimum travel of expectant mother, Stephanie, and baby-on-the-way! Vicar Dave’s LAST SUNDAY is Sunday, July 14! On that day, we will say goodbye to Dave & Stephanie, and will do so at the end of each of the Worship Services, when we’ll have a gift for them. In addition, Vicar & Stephanie will go to the Fellowship Center after each Service, in order for the Cross Family to have the opportunity to say goodbye. We’ll have cake…as a celebration of their departure—and also the pending arrival of Baby Murillo in mid-August, God willing!
WITH THAT SAID, Part 2!! – Then comes the arrival of our next Vicar, Garrett Smith, and his wife, Szende! (That’s pronounced, Cindy, by the way!) They will arrive at the end of July, and begin on August 1. Vicar Garrett’s Installation will be Sunday, August 4. WE WILL HAVE A WELCOME POTLUCK FOR THEM! Each year, our Welcome Potluck for our new Vicar has been one of the best-attended events we have! Let’s keep it going! Let’s turn out with a huge crowd and one of our legendary meals to welcome our next Vicar and his wife!
WE WILL ALSO DO A PANTRY SHOWER! – Please bring food items for the Smiths on the four Sundays of July. Thank you in advance! We’ll use the table in the narthex of the Sanctuary for the ingathering of food to be taken to the Vicar’s apartment.
Please continue to pray for Vicar Dave & Stephanie, as they wrap up Vicarage, prepare for parenthood, and head back to St. Louis. Please continue to pray for Vicar Garrett & Szende, as they wind up their summer in St. Louis and head toward Texas!
I look forward to seeing you in church during these “lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer!” Peace and joy in the Holy Spirit—Romans 14:17
Pastor Don Fraker