Subject: West Side Update — June 6
6 June 2016
Since November 2015, the Diaconate candidates that you nominated have received months of theological and practical training, have been interviewed and taken examinations, and have now been vetted by the elders and voted in by church members at the Congregational Meeting on May 22.
Join us in welcoming and praying for our new deacon and deaconesses! We are so grateful to God for sending us these new servant leaders:
Arthur T. Ahn (Deacon)
Will Anderson (Deacon)
Elizabeth R. Blaufox (Deaconess)
Abigail Buell (Deaconess)
Suzanne Coupe (Deaconess)
Meredith Denton (Deaconess)
Jenny Ji-Yung Yun (Deaconess)
Tues, 7 to 8:15 p.m., Rm. 406
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As a church of Jesus Christ, Redeemer exists to help build a great city for all people through a movement of the gospel that brings personal conversion, community formation, social justice and cultural renewal to New York City and, through it, to the world.
Yesterday at our worship services, we introduced the newest members of our Diaconate. It will likely be the most public attention they will receive as the majority of their work is hidden from view—counseling and providing for those in our congregation that face a myriad of needs. Their work reminds me of an essay written years ago by theologian B.B. Warfield on the emotional life of Jesus, who commented as follows:
"The emotion which we should naturally expect to find most frequently attributed to Jesus, whose whole life was a mission of mercy, and whose ministry was so marked by deeds of benevolence that it was summed up in the memory of his followers as a going through the land ‘doing good’ (Acts 10:38), is no doubt ‘compassion.'"
The men and women who serve through the Diaconate demonstrate what it means to follow Jesus as they "go through the land" of our congregation "doing good" far from the spotlight. And yet as they follow Jesus in this way, they are showcasing the power of the Kingdom as they put the needs of others ahead of their own. Please pray for our Diaconate team, and may we follow in their footsteps to bring the mercy and compassion of Jesus to those around us.
He has shown you, O man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. —Micah 6:8
Rev. David Bisgrove
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July 11 to 15, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., W83
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"Designing Your Life" Seminar
In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice; early in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation. —Psalm 5:3
As we praise God for the new deacons and deaconesses at our congregation, join us in praying:
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