Remember our April 3rd gathering at Fisherman's Terminal? Against a backdrop of boats, we pondered Jesus' calling to become "fishers of men," and how small crews of disciples are sent out to harvest - to connect with people and invite them into life in Christ. We gather as the church - like crews of boats in harbor - but we scatter for mission, sent out in teams. Part of this gathering/scattering rhythm includes working on boats and training the crew. Emmaus Road is taking tomorrow, July 17th, to spread out in two directions, to work on a couple boats and train a couple crews:
- in South Park, we are invited to the Ruiters' home to pray, fellowship, and work for a few hours helping Dan and Reba cultivate a space for neighborhood hospitality (yard work).
- up in Lake Forest Park, Mike and Teresa Elenbaas have invited Emmaus Road households from the north end to come over and discuss launching a new group.
Mr. MATT's FAREWELL LETTER
After seven and a half years, our beloved Godly Play Storyteller, Mr. Matthew Park is moving to Philadelphia with Michele. Look for Matt's farewell letter in a separate message.
UPDATES on SUMMER PRIORITIES
- Establishing "IN" rhythms - meeting in homes July 17th, August 21st
- Recruiting new Godly Play Storyteller; posted job description to Seattle School last week
- Launched Learning w/Elders Mike & Rennie; had first "huddle" last Friday
Still need to....
- Recruit Treasurer
- Recruit Children/Youth Ministry Coordinator
- Sun July 17 - Church spreads out: Ruiters' House or North End Group @ Elenbaas'
- Sun July 24 - Church @ Seattle School
- Sun July 31 - Church @ Seattle School (Mr. Matt's final Godly Play session)
- Wed August 3 - New Horizons Dinner - Crown Hill Group Hosts
- Sun August 7 - Church @ Seattle School - Aurora Commons Clothing Drive Day (see this post)
- Sun August 14 - Church @ Seattle School (Pastor Eric @ First Seattle CRC)
- Sun August 21 - Church @ Mark & Angie's; Final Farewell, Matt/Michele!
- Sun August 28 - Church @ Seattle School
- Sun September 4 - ALL AGES Church @ Seattle School - Aurora Commons Clothing Drive Day
- Wed September 7 - New Horizons Dinner - Mayhem Group Hosts