A Call to Prayer
As most of you know, Redeemer has effectively outgrown its current facility. Thanks be to God! This was obvious to Bishop Julian on his last visit, and he encouraged us to begin looking for another suitable place to meet. The Vestry and I agreed, and began an informal search. Our lease, which expires at the end of June 2019, will not be renewed for a variety of reasons. God is giving us the push out of the nest we need!
Informal has suddenly and urgently become formal. We must find another place to meet, and soon. This is a significant and daunting task that is simultaneously full of possibilities.
To be candid, there are some other places (mostly well outside the city), and/or times (afternoons or evenings) we could meet, but my deep desire is to keep meeting on Sunday mornings if possible, and because of our mission to the city, in Annapolis. I genuinely believe we are called to it for Jesus’ sake.
What I'm finding, however, is that given these parameters this simply isn’t going to happen by human desire or ingenuity. But it can happen by the power and strength of Almighty God, to whom nothing is impossible. And that, I believe, only through bold and consistent prayer in faith on our part.
Therefore, I’m asking you to join me.
Would you set a reminder for every day at noon through the remainder of Lent to pray? It doesn’t have to be long, but please make it bold and pray in faith. Here’s what I’m praying:
That a place—maybe one we’ve never considered—be opened to us Sunday mornings in Annapolis and within our current budget (or free!)
That is be aesthetically pleasing and appropriate for worship
That it have space to grow, and storage, and great space for children’s ministry
That we’d all keep our hearts, ears, and eyes open to whatever opportunities the Lord might present
"Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the LORD of hosts.” Zechariah 4:6
We’re still in need of a few volunteers for Third Friday Bingo at Light House this evening 7-8:30 PM. It’s great fun. Email Ian if you can help.
See you Sunday.
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Suggested Lenten devotional: Lent with the Desert Fathers by Thomas McKenzie. Available here.
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Second Sunday Sandwiches: April 14.
Third Friday Bingo: March 15th, 7:00-9:00pm at the Light House. email@example.com.
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