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Pastor Paul Christian’s Bio

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June 2018 Message

June is a memorable month for me. June 4th & 26th mark the 7th anniversary of my Ordination and Installation as your Pastor.  It has and continues to be an interesting and rewarding journey to say the least. I can’t think of any place else I would rather be than right here in Petersburg, VA as I have learned and hopefully grown and matured in the continual process of what it is to be a Pastor. Please don’t hesitate to share with me your ideas of how to make our shared ministry and worship more meaningful.

This June is also a month for transitions within our church family. I would like to publicly express a deep debt of gratitude to our Council President Lynn McCormick as she leaves us for more northern climes and Council Vice-President Colette Williamson for her willingness to assume the role of Council President, and our Treasurer Larry Smith who has transitioned us into the 21st century with our new accounting system that will make for a smooth transition as he trains Brian Barnes to take over the reins as our new treasurer. We say goodbye farewell and amen to Joni Collins and all the roles she has filled in the life of our congregation in the last 21 years and we give thanks for Scott Watts taking over her role of Financial Secretary.  Each person is an important part of this congregation, one of the many pieces that it takes to help complete this big puzzle called ministry and we will need three new members on council for next year in the areas of Evangelism and Worship committee chairperson and Council Vice- President. I am grateful for the suggestions and hints that I have received over the course of the last seven years as they help me to grow and mature as your Pastor.

I look forward with anticipation to what the future brings and how we can work in ministry together. I know and believe we have a good mix of people serving on council as we continue to support and enhance the life and ministry of this congregation. I also would like to take this time to encourage three people to step forward and consider filling three crucial roles in the life of this congregation. We need someone for the position of Vice-President, Worship and Evangelism Chairpersons. These positions are critical to the health and vitality of this church. Please open yourself up to the possibility of serving in one of these capacities.

I pray that as we enter the summer months that each you have enjoyable and relaxing respites from the daily grind of everyday life. In those times of summer fun I hope you continue to support the life and ministry of this congregation by your presence and your offerings. I look forward with hope and anticipation to what the future offers us here at Our Redeemer, working and worshiping together doing God’s work with our hands.

Blessings
Pastor Paul

 

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RSS Daily Bible Verse

  • Mark 4:1-20 June 16, 2018
    ​And he said to them, "Do you not understand this parable? Then how will you understand all the parables? The sower sows the word.
  • Psalm 92:1-4, 12-15 June 15, 2018
    In old age they still produce fruit; they are always green and full of sap, showing that the LORD is upright; he is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him.

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