Thursday, January 10, 2013

St. John's Epistle for January 10, 2013

Dear committed people of God,

All Committee Day starts this Saturday, January 12, at 9 am in Fellowship Hall with a light breakfast snacks and an opening presentation with everyone present. At 9:30 am we will break out into committees to scope out the year ahead. At 11:15 am we will return to Fellowship Hall for a closing gathering with the other committees. Come kick off the new year at St. John's on All Committee Day!

This Sunday, January 13, is our annual congregational meeting at the end of the worship service. Annual reports of the different committees will be presented and the Session will present the budget. As usual, the congregation will act on any changes in the pastor's terms of call. 

Last Sunday we ordained and installed these new elders: Franklin Caspa, Dave Muanza, Dave Nelson, Kyra Noons, Jacob Ehrenstrom and Christianna Johnson. We appreciate their positive response to God's call to serve our faith community. Let us lift them up in prayer as they begin their service on the Session.

Next week I will be at Mo Ranch for continuing education. The conference is called "Developing and Leading Healthy Congregations: A Family Systems Approach." Family Systems Theory enables leaders to think differently about congregational relationships. The purpose of the conference is to equip and enable clergy and church professionals to lead their congregations with emotional integrity and maturity. I think my work at this conference will bear much fruit in my service as your pastor.

Well, the college football season has ended with Alabama once again reigning supreme. Only the Aggies beat the Crimson Tide this year. And what a year the Aggies had with a Top 10 finish and Johnny Football winning the Heisman trophy. Dare I even say it? ... Gig 'em! ... This Sunday we are hoping for a miracle in Boston as the Texans take on the Patriots. Don't be surprised if the Texans sneak up and win this one. Stranger things have happened.

Your looking forward to this weekend with you pastor,

St. John's Presbyterian Church
5020 West Bellfort / Houston, TX 77035
T. 713.723.6262 / F. 713.723-4015 / Email:
Worship Service: Sunday, 10:30 am / Sunday School: 9:00 am