Dear Friends in Christ,
Please check The Chronicles- our
newsletter, web site, and social media sites on Facebook and Instagram
for the latest information.
First, let me say "thank
you" for anything and everything you are doing to continue to support the
mission and ministry of CTR, even in the midst of difficult decisions we are
all making right now.
As the Psalmist tells us, "The
Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want."
If you normally
give by cash or check, please now mail in your contributions to the following
Christ the Redeemer Anglican Church
6116 Southwest Blvd.
Fort Worth, TX 76109
If you'd like to
explore on-line giving, click HERE.
ALL OTHER EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES
Unless otherwise noted below, or
otherwise communicated, ALL events and activities remain postponed, or cancelled, until further notice.
creative ways to stay connected, through Skype, Zoom, Face Time, emails, phone
As we are asking our Lord what a
"Gospel response" to this pandemic might look like (1) for each of us
(2) for our church corporately, (3)
within our parish family, and (4) within the community we serve.
We can't do everything, but there
will be some thing(s) we can begin do.
FIRST, remember that we are all in this together: Because we are
all brothers and sisters in Christ, your vestry will be reaching out to every
member of the congregation over the next few days, at least via email, to check
in on everyone and see how each of us is doing. The vestry will continue to
check in on everyone every couple of weeks. Please share with us how you are
doing - what are your prayer requests? Do you have needs? If we can meet them
within our community, we will. If we can't, we will point you to resources. The
vestry will continue to keep the clergy apprised of how people are doing.
However, please feel free to
contact Fr. Mark HERE or Fr. Chris HERE.
Jesus said, "By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if
you have love for one another." John 13:35.
SECOND, as needs are identified:
If you would be willing help coordinate and/or be part of a response team,
please contact Fr. Chris HERE
THIRD, if you have prayer requests, please click HERE.
none of this caught God by surprise, and it certainly did not knock him off his
throne! We may live in a fallen world, but by the Resurrection of Jesus Christ,
we are not subject to futility or fatalism. Indeed, we are more than
conquerors! So, let me close by inviting us to meditate on these words, written
by the Apostle Paul nearly 2,000 years ago, who himself endured incredible
hardship and suffering for the sake of the Gospel:
"So we do not lose
heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed
day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal
weight of glory, beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are
seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are
transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal." -
II Corinthians 4:16-18
Yours in Christ,
Fr. Chris Culpepper+