NEWS & Upcoming Events

All are invited to all events.  Just show up!  Even better, let us know that you're coming!

+++ No Open Table This Friday

Because the next day is …

+++ The Annual St. Nicholas Family Retreat is Upon Us!

Registration is important, because St. Nicholas needs to know how many children to expect!  Here’s where to register:

Please join us for a day of family fun, worship, dancing, short lessons and a visit from St. Nicholas at Christ the Reconciler on Sat. Dec. 16 !
This is our traditional family-oriented December retreat with a few new twists.  We will have candle dipping, cookie decorating, a treasure hunt and a parable skit presented by our children. There will be opportunity for discussion and crafts.  And of course, we expect St. Nicholas to pay us a visit as well. It is a joyful way to prepare for the Feast of our Lord's Incarnation.

When:  9:45 am - 2:30 pm, Sat., Dec. 16
Where: Christ the Reconciler, 2142 FM 1704, Elgin TX
Lunch:  Hot Dogs and Soup will be provided.  
What to Bring:  Please bring a vegetable dish, or fruit or cookies to share.
Cost: $30/family, $20/single. All children free. All first-time guests free. 

If you have any questions, email Amy Cogdell at ...

May we all wait in joyful hope this Advent season!

+++ Upcoming CTR events - mark your calendar

* December 15:  No Open Table
* December 16:  St. Nicholas Family Retreat
* December 22: No Open Table (Christmas)
* December 29: No Open Table (New Year’s)

Contact CTR and request the Volunteer Email if you want to be informed weekly of upcoming events and opportunities to volunteer.

Regular Weekly Prayer Times

The prayer room is open from 7:45 am to 6:15 pm each weekday.  All are welcome to come and pray at any time while the prayer room is open.  Access can be either through the main house (ring the bell) or directly through the door in back.

Our first goal in establishing continuous prayer at Christ the Reconciler is morning, noon & evening Bridge Prayer.  Here are the times that we have Bridge Prayer scheduled, each day:

Morning : 7:50 am - 8:10 am

Noon : 11:50 am - 12:10 pm

Evening : 5:50 pm - 6:10 pm

We currently don't have enough volunteers to conduct Bridge Prayer at each of these times, every day.  If you would like to volunteer to lead a Bridge Prayer session, contact us and let us know!

Open Table

Every* Friday night we have Open Table.  Which basically means, "come to dinner!"  

* It's always a good idea to contact us if you don't receive the weekly newsletter.  The reason is that sometimes Open Table is cancelled (for example if the Cogdells are out of town) ... and we would hate for you to show up and be disappointed!

All are welcome to come, but we ask that you RSVP so we know that you are coming.  We will have a simple soup, you can come as you are or bring bread/salad/dessert to share.

5:30 pm - Arrival

5:50 pm - Bridge Prayer

6:15 pm - Dinner - and afterwards, discussion, prayer & worship, sunset walking, game playing, or however the Spirit leads us!

8:00 pm (or thereabouts) - Departure