Announcements for July 26, 2015

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Announcements for Sunday, July 26, 2015

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Search Team Update: Communication

The Search Team is starting to develop a church profile based on the results of the recent discovery process with the congregation and the staff.

A mailbox for communicating and sharing thoughts with the Search Team will be in the gathering space. Contact info will also be posted near the mailbox. Please share comments and thoughts, through the suggestion box, email, or talking to them in person (see a full listing of Search Team members).

Continuing updates on the transition process are available here.

As always, we covet your prayers for the Search Team and our ongoing transition process.

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Announcements for Sunday, July 19, 2015

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Announcements for Sunday, July 12, 2015

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Great Adventure Days 2015: Who Is Jesus?

Great Adventure Days (GAD) presents “Who is Jesus?” for children 3 years old through going into fifth grade on July 28 to 31 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. “Who is Jesus?”  is set in the context of a suspenseful investigation of Jesus’ life, with a private eye and his trusty sidekick who look for clues in the events of Jesus’ life.

Registration

To register your children please complete one registration from per child and return to the church office with the registration fee ($15 per child; scholarships are available if needed).

Registration forms are available in the Gathering Space or as a PDF download.

Volunteers Needed

We need many volunteers to make God’s Word come alive for everyone involved. If you cannot help that week, we need help in advance for decorations, snacks, craft preparation, and prayer. Call Erin Pratt at 651-488-2288 for more information.

Volunteer Dates:

  • Teacher’s/Assistant Training: Sunday, July 19 at 10 a.m. in the Chapel
  • GAD Set-Up: Saturday, July 25 at 11 a.m. in the undercroft. Lunch served.
  • Drama Rehearsal: Sunday, July 26 at 12:30 in the reception area. Lunch served.
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Mary Gustafson as Interim Rector

Rev. Mary GustafsonWith the Rev. John Newton’s last Sunday on June 28 and his retirement, we’re pleased to welcome the Rev. Mary Gustafson to Messiah Episcopal Church as Interim Rector.

“I am thrilled that the Rev. Mary Gustafson has agreed to take on the position of Interim Rector during the search process,” says John Newton. “She brings enormous gifts, training and experience to the task, and I have every confidence in her leadership and pastoral care.”

Mary is a welcome and familiar face who previously filled in for John during his heart surgery and recovery last fall. Before coming to Messiah, Mary served as a priest and deacon at churches in Pennsylvania and Massachusetts. Prior to earning her doctor of ministry degree, Mary and her husband Ray served as parish musicians in three Episcopal churches in Iowa and Minnesota.

“I am grateful to be asked to serve God at Messiah alongside a devoted and talented staff during this interim time,” says Mary. “I have a real commitment to preach God’s Word during this time of prayerful parish discernment at Messiah.”

Mary and Ray reside at the Episcopal Church Home in St. Paul and have four adult children and one grandchild.

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2015 Youth Summer Interns

Josiah Thao and Pa Kou YangMessiah’s Youth would like to introduce our summer interns: Josiah Thao and Pa Kou Yang. We are very excited to welcome them to our team and can’t wait to see how God uses them this summer.

Josiah and Pa Kou have already been busy. Their duties include leading weekly Bible studies and summer youth events, running children’s chapel on Sunday mornings, as well as helping with big events like the upcoming week at Camp Crosswoods and Great Adventure Days. They also led the recent missions trip to Winnipeg.

Josiah is a recent graduate of Northwestern University, with a degree in biblical studies. He is passionate about God, people, and a good American football game.

Pa Kou has just finished her junior year at Bethel University. She is studying missions and youth ministry. She has a deep heart for people and loves to travel.​ ​She just returned from a semester abroad in Thailand.

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Announcements for Sunday, July 5, 2015

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Announcements for June 28, 2015

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Announcements for Sunday, June 14, 2014

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