100%! Not even Ivory soap can claim that. What is it Ivory claimed, 99 and 44/100 % pure? But 100% was the vote to “call” Ryan as a rostered Associate in Ministry, as he continues to serve as our minister of music. Not one abstention or one no vote. That’s a pretty good affirmation of his ministry, and our ministry together here at Our Savior that started for him on Pentecost 3 years ago. Congratulations, Ryan! The official commissioning and installation will be Sunday August 23 at our 9:30am worship, with Bishop Robert Schaefer presiding and guest preacher, Ryan’s Uncle, Pastor Mark Bernthal.
And speaking of music ministry, this coming Sunday, June 7 will be this summer’s first “All Generational Choir”. In the past we’ve had people from age 7 to 90 gather to form this great choir. Anyone who would like to join with others to offer some special music for worship are invited to come at 8:30am to prepare for the 9:30am service.
Looking ahead, Daycamp begins next Monday, June 8! The camp is full, but we are taking names for the waiting list. This is always a wonderful, noisy, fun week at Our Savior. Plan now to come by Thursday evening, June 11 for end of the week camp program and see what the campers were up to all week.
Finally, having come out of 3 festival weekends in a row (Ascension, Pentecost and Trinity), we now enter the “green season” of the church year, a season of life and growth. Seems fitting that this is also traditionally the rainy season for us (hopefully that will begin soon) when our grass and plants all soak on that life giving rain. And just as our grass and plants need the life giving rain, we all need that Life giving rain of God’s grace which comes to us through His Word, His Sacraments and being together in worship with His people. So, come, join us on Saturdays at 6pm or Sundays at 9:30am and drink in the Life giving rain of God’s grace. Or if you are traveling, find another congregation and worship with them. It will be a blessing for you and for them. Or, if you aren’t able to make it anywhere, you can also go to our website (www.oursaviorelca.com) and tune in to be a part of our worship “live streamed” at 9:30 each Sunday morning, or available anytime during the week.
May this be a good, healthy and growing
“green season” for you and your faith.
Have a blessed week! See you in church. Pastor Jack Diehl +
P.S. It’s a Surprise!
On June 16 Pastor Richard Clark turns 90. We’d like to get 90 birthday cards for him to bring to the service that he offers at the Isles of Vero three Sunday afternoons a month. If you could send a birthday card for him to the church office (1850 6th Ave. Vero Beach 32960) or bring one by on or before Sunday June 14, we can bring the cards to him for the service on Sunday afternoon, June 14. Does that sound like fun or what!?
Thanks so much!