NEWS & Upcoming Events

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

+++ Open Table on Friday March 23

Come and see the new chairs!  We’re going for the classic “refectory look” in the CTR dining room ☺ … and we’ll test out the new chairs tomorrow night.  Come at 5:30 pm if you can; prayer at 5:50, dinner at 6:15, and then we’ll catch up with each other since it’s been a while.

Bring a side / salad / drink … but not dessert! … to complement macaroni & cheese (some with pimento in it). 

See you tomorrow!

+++ April 21 – CTR Retreat, Dorman Gala

The next CTR retreat will be on Saturday, April 21.  We’ll be “Circle Preaching” in John 13.  Mark your calendars!

We’ll likely end a little early, because we want to make sure everyone who wants to can fully attend the Hope Chapel event that afternoon/evening, honoring Deb Dorman’s 40 years of service as worship leader!  Here’s the website for that event, which you need to RSVP for: 

+++ Were You There?  If not … Have You Listened?

For those of you who were not able to make either of the two community meetings in February, here is a Youtube link to a playlist of three videos.

If you didn’t attend and haven’t had a chance to listen yet, please try to find time to do so … these are important topics of conversation that we’ll be revisiting throughout this year, and beyond.

+++ Mark Kinzer Link

During the second Community + Business meeting, we mentioned that Mark Kinzer had sent us a link to a teaching had remarkably overlaps with Amy’s talk.  Some of you asked for a link to his talk.  Here’s the link: 

The specific talk to listen to is “Session 3: Engaged in a Spiritual Struggle at the Turning of the Ages” … and Session 4 (the Q & A) is very relevant to the CTR community as well.

+++ Upcoming CTR events - mark your calendar

* March 23:  Open Table @ CTR
* March 30:  Open Table @ CTR
* April 6:  Open Table @ CTR
* April 13:  Open Table @ CTR
* April 20:  NO Open Table
* April 21:  CTR Retreat:  Circle Preaching through John 13 … then Dorman Gala (in Austin)

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