NEWS & Upcoming Events
All are invited to all events. Just show up! Even better, let us know that you're coming!
+++ Vince & Danielle @ Open Table on Friday
When I was in New York, one of the Bruderhof members of the Woodcrest community was a young man named Vincent. Well, I thought a lot has happened in my life since then? He was engaged to be married on Christmas Day, and then married on January 1! Now he and his bride Danielle are in Texas, and they would like to visit Christ the Reconciler ☺
They will be with us on Friday, Feb. 22, for Open Table. We want to pray into their marriage and bless them as they include our community in their honeymoon.
Arrive if you can at 5:30 pm, Bridge Prayer at 5:50 pm, dinner at 6:15 pm, and then after dinner we’ll have a relaxed time of interacting with and praying for Vince & Danielle.
+++ Statement Of Personal Devotion to Live Out John 17
For those of you who weren’t able to make it to either of the two recent community meetings – in them, we introduced a Statement of Personal Devotion to Live Out John 17. You can now find it on our website:
We are encouraging everyone who feels a connection to the CTR community, to pray about making this commitment. Please know we do not feel any pressure for a certain number of people to take this step. We want each person to hear the Holy Spirit. A good initial gauge of your readiness, is – does your heart leap within you as you read it? If so, you are probably already prepared to devote yourself in this way.
There will be a meeting at CTR on Saturday, April 20 (Holy Saturday). This will provide an opportunity for those making this step, to do it together. I am so looking forward to this! (If you would like to take this step and live outside of Texas, let us know and we can Skype you in.)
Please don’t hesitate to contact us with questions, concerns, or just to talk and pray with you. Thank you!
+++ March Retreat
We are planning the March retreat to go deeper into the Statement of Personal Devotion. There will be some teaching, but lots of time for questions, discussion, and prayer.
We’ve tentatively set the date for March 16. Mark your calendars, and we’ll confirm the date soon!
+++ Recording of Marianna’s Teaching
We have Marianna Gol’s teaching online. She spoke on living a prophetic life – a message I believe was inspired by the Holy Spirit as we at CTR are stepping into a more intentional living out of John 17.
+++ Upcoming CTR events - mark your calendar
* February 22 – Open Table @ CTR w/ Bruderhof
* March 1 – No Open Table
* March 8 – Birthday Open Table @ CTR
* March 16 – CTR Retreat to Dive Deeper into the Statement of Personal Devotion
* March 22 – No Open Table (Amy in Austria)
* March 29 – No Open Table (Amy in Austria)
* April 5 – Open Table @ CTR
* April 12 – No Open Table
* April 19 – No Open Table (Good Friday)
* April 20 – Liturgy of the Statement of Personal Devotion
Special request for perfume wearers: There are community members with sensitivities to synthetic perfumes, so please try to use only all-natural perfumes when you come to CTR. Thank you for your consideration!
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!
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