Lay Leader Blog #8 – November 2020

Good day brothers and sisters!  I wanted to update our community regarding some end of year events that were discussed at our latest Core Board meeting earlier this week.

First, the board has decided to continue the planning of a Christmas Ultreya, though it will be very different in format than in years past.  The format, though not set in stone yet, will include a Community meeting to elect Core Board members for the 2021 positions; a time of worship and communion; and a time of fellowship for those comfortable with that.  We will endeavor to keep the gathering COVID safe with standard suggestions of masks, distancing, etc.  That is why the regular auction will not be conducted this year.  The board felt the priority for this Ultreya should be the fellowship with one another and staying connected as a community.  The date for the Ultreya is December 5, 2020, 7:00 PM, at Harvest Church in Willoughby Hills.  Look for more information in the coming weeks!

I also would like to make the community aware that a nominating committee has been formed, has met, and will be begin the process of filling the above mentioned board positions for 2021.  If you are interested in serving on Core board, please be sure to reach out to me as soon as possible.

As mentioned before, if any individual or family within the community has special needs during these difficult times, please contact me.  We have had a number of brothers and sisters offer assistance wherever needed. 

Finally, I wish to share a scripture shared with me this past week and a few thoughts that occurred to me:

Psalm 34:1-8

I will extol the Lord at all times;
    his praise will always be on my lips.
I will glory in the Lord;
    let the afflicted hear and rejoice.
Glorify the Lord with me;
    let us exalt his name together.

I sought the Lord, and he answered me;
    he delivered me from all my fears.
Those who look to him are radiant;
    their faces are never covered with shame.
This poor man called, and the Lord heard him;
    he saved him out of all his troubles.
The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him,
    and he delivers them.

Taste and see that the Lord is good;
    blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.

  • I love to worship with my Koinonia brothers and sisters.  “Let us exalt his name together”! Please plan to join us December 5th, if you are able, as we worship our Lord together.
  • When we seek Him, when we look to Him, and when we, as poor in spirit, call out to Him, He is faithful!  Amen!!  Sometimes, in the darkest of night, that is difficult to remember.  Still, remember!!
  • “Taste and see that the Lord is good” May He bless you and your families.

De Colores!

In Christ’s Service

Dennis Anderson

Lay Leader