NEWS & Upcoming Events

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

Open Table tomorrow (Friday)!

Open Table returns to CTR in Elgin after an extended vacation.  Thanks to the Goldapps & Doyles for hosting in Austin & Bastrop during the break!

Try to arrive around 5:30 pm (or a little earlier if you want to watch the construction team at work ☺).  Bridge Prayer will be at 5:50 pm, dinner at 6:15, then we’ll spend some time catching up with each other & praying together.

Be sure to bring a side dish / drink / dessert to complement the unknown main entreé (be prophetic).

As usual, you don’t NEED to RSVP in order to come … but it’s always nice to respond to this email or contact Amy if you are planning to come, so we have a general idea of the number to expect.

See you tomorrow night!

Recordings from Saturday’s Retreat

If you missed Saturday’s wonderful retreat – or if you were there, and want to double-dip – we have just uploaded the recordings, including:

* Teaching on Bridal Love, Part II from Thomas & Amy
* Discussion after the teaching (including Thomas’ story of his 22 - 7/10 dream)
* Prayer time for Kate (before she heads to Germany)
* Prayer time for the Owenses (before they head to Rome)

Here is the link …. Enjoy!

Photos / Videos of Cielo Warehouse Construction

Look for some very cool “Making of the Cielo Warehouse” videos coming soon … Wes Hurt of Clean Cause loaned us his video genius (including drone!) who shot a lot of footage yesterday.  We also have a time-lapse camera whirring away all day.  

In the meantime … if you’re excited to see the progress, here is a link with albums of photos & videos I have taken to date.  Enjoy! 

Retreat Schedule for 2017

Get your calendars out, with pen in hand!  We now have the schedule & subjects of retreats through the end of the year.  The overall theme is Love.  The individual dates are as follows:

May 20:  Bridal Love Part II, Song of Songs
June 17: 1 Corinthians 13
July 15: John 17, Part I
No retreat in August due to a wedding
September 16: John 17, Part II
No retreat in October / November due to the Wittenberg 2017 gathering
December:  St. Nicholas Family Retreat (date TBD)

Upcoming CTR events - mark your calendar

* May 26:  Open Table Returns to CTR!!
* June 2:  Open Table @ CTR
* June 9:  Open Table @ CTR
* June 9:  No Open Table
* June 17:  CTR Retreat - 1 Corinthians 13
* June 23:  No Open Table
* June 30:  Open Table @ CTR
* July 15:  CTR Retreat - John 17, Part I
* August:  No CTR Retreat
* September 16:  CTR Retreat - John 17, Part II
* October:  No CTR Retreat
* November:  No CTR Retreat
* December:  St. Nicholas Family Retreat (date TBD)

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