NEWS & Upcoming Events
All are invited to all events. Just show up! Even better, let us know that you're coming!
+++ Special Austin Open Table on Friday 9/13
Mark & Karen Goldapp are hosting a special Open Table in Austin! On Friday, September 13, they are opening their lovely home to anyone who would like to join them for dinner, prayer, and conversation.
They will be cooking sausages, so bring a side / salad / dessert / drink to complement.
Please RSVP to Karen if you are coming, so she has an idea of how many people to expect.
Contact us if you don't have her contact information (email/phone, address, etc.).
+++ September 21 Retreat – Nicene Creed #1
The first Nicene Creed retreat will focus on the first clause of the creed:
We believe in one God,
the Father, the Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all that is, seen and unseen.
We will also present some background on the history of the Nicene Creed and its importance for us at CTR. The teachers will be Thomas Cogdell and Sandi Pedrotti. Since our approach to the Nicene Creed is as a meditation on the Trinity, there will be opportunities to respond with thoughts, discussion, and prayer throughout.
Here are the details:
* Date: Saturday, September 21
* Time: 9:45 am – 2:30 pm
* Location: Christ the Reconciler, 2142 FM 1704, Elgin TX 78621
* Cost: $25/person, $35/couple, $10/teen …
… but 1st-time guests are always free, using codes provided on the registration form
* Food: CTR will provide the main dish for dinner, please bring a side / salad / dessert / drink
* Childcare: $5/child
* Register: Use this link https://ahop.ccbchurch.com/form_response.php?id=45 to register and pay
+++ Update on Kathy Keepers
Kathy has been in a coma, though there are reports that she woke up long enough to tell her sister, “I love you.” She is looking forward to being with Jesus.
Kathy is a dear sister who has participated in prayer at AHOP and gatherings at CTR over the span over several years. She came with us to Germany in 2017 for the final gathering of Wittenberg 2017. A couple of months ago she traveled to Malaysia to visit the Rekedals and Smiths and support their work in that nation. She returned feeling exhausted.
After tests and a stay in the hospital, doctors informed her that her heart was failing, and would likely not recover without a transplant. She is at home in hospice care and could use our prayers, cards and practical support with meals.
Please be praying for Kathy, and for her family and friends during this time of transition into eternal life.
+++ Work Day – late Oct / early Nov
We are getting closer to scheduling the CTR work day … it will be in late October or early November. Hopefully we’ll have a firm date by next week. It’s gonna be fun!
+++ Upcoming CTR events - mark your calendar
* September 13 – Open Table @ Goldapps in Austin
* September 20 – No Open Table
* September 21 – CTR Retreat Nicene Creed #1
* September 27 – No Open Table
* October 4 – Open Table @ CTR
* October 19 – CTR Retreat Nicene Creed #2
* Date TBD – CTR Work Day
* November 16 – CTR Retreat on Nicene Creed #3
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