As a community we do life together as the priesthood of all believers. We seek to encourage each other to keep following Jesus in the midst of so many other things that compete for our attention. In our life together, there are different roles that serve us as a whole. On Sunday, the church discerned Christ bringing two people into new roles. The first is Colleen Hutchinson, who is our new Associate Pastor! She started yesterday and you’ll be hearing her preach this Sunday. We are grateful to have her as a part of our team. The second is Jon Wroth, who is joining us on elders. We are thankful to have Jon join the eldership team. Jon and Colleen both love Jesus, love Scripture, and want to see us as a community grow deeper into who God has made us to be. Minutes of the special members meeting will be out soon.

This weekend we have our annual elders retreat. Please keep us in your prayers as we seek Jesus together out at Hororata. This is always a special time for us as a team, and a chance to talk big picture stuff in the context of prayer and devotion. We’ll look forward to sharing back to the church in a couple of weeks, after church camp (September 13-15th).