Resto Summer BBQ

Summer is here! And that means it is time for the Restoration Summer BBQ!

Join us at Oak Grove Park* (1606 N Quincy St. – across from where we park on Sundays!) after the 5 pm service on Sunday, July 15!

If you are looking to have maximum fun this summer, this is the BBQ for you. It will have everything: hot dogs, burgers, veggie burgers, lemonade, ice tea, water, music, outdoor games, a playground, fun people like you… I could go on, but let me get to the important details:

Sign up your favorite dessert (if your last name is A-G) or favorite side (if your last name is H-Z)!

We would also love your help with set up, grilling, or clean up! Sign up here!

Everyone is welcome! Bring your friends (and maybe a lawn chair or a blanket)! Can’t wait to see you there!

*If it rains, we’ll meet in Fellowship Hall!

Oak Grove Park

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The Global Anglican Future Conference

I am so grateful for the opportunity to attend GAFCON last week.

I took my vows of ordination to the priesthood over ten years ago under the leadership of a missionary bishop from the Church of Nigeria.  I declared my trust in the Scriptures, my commitment to the preaching of the Gospel, and my calling to nourish God’s people in the community of the church.  I was delighted and humbled to join a multi-ethnic, world-wide fellowship.  I was grateful to be fed at the Lord’s Table each week.

At GAFCON, I was reminded of why I wholeheartedly pursued Anglican ordination.  I gave thanks to God for clear, faithful leaders.  I rejoiced in the conversations I had with men and women from around the world who love Jesus and love His church.

The Anglican Communion needs our fervent prayers as we continue to move through turbulent waters.  But there is hope.  There is a way forward.  There is fellowship and partnership for churches like Restoration.  Thanks be to God.

Want to know what it was like?  Here are links that will take you through the story.  You can go as deep as you want, but don’t miss the 90 second video.  It’s just 90 seconds.

 

GAFCON 2018 in 90 seconds from Sydneyanglicans.net on Vimeo.

 

GAFCON produced a statement called the ‘Letter to the Churches’.   It is excellent.  It takes about 5 minutes to read and by the end you will have a better sense of where we have been over the last 20 years and where we are going in the next 5 or so.  If you pair this with the video, you are well on your way to GAFCON COGNIZANCE.  Letter to the Churches

If the ‘Letter to the Churches’ left you with some questions…  Or if you are wondering how the rest of the Anglican Communion might react to the document, let me recommend Andrew Symes’ piece.  (And if you are asking these kinds of questions and reading this far, you are quickly advancing to ‘Synod of Whitby’ status.  It comes with free drinks on long-haul flights.)

Back to the realm of familiarity.  Sometimes YOU want to know what people you KNOW… KNOW.  I got to attend GAFCON with 3 other beloved Restoration/Incarnation folk:  Liz Gray, Jeff Walton, and Amy Rowe.  Here are Liz Gray’s reflections on GAFCON via ‘6 Loves’.  And here is Jeff Walton’s excellent reporting from early in the week of GAFCON.

Finally, if you want the keys to the whole house…  here is the GAFCON website which has a wealth of excellent information about the movement, including how to donate and the appointment of our Archbishop, Foley Beach, as the new GAFCON Chairman.

We give thanks to God for His faithful leadership of an imperfect and beautiful church.  May we persevere until the end and may Christ come quickly.  Amen.

Sunday Music – July 1, 2018

Playlist:

Songs of Praise:

Come to Me
How Great is Your Faithfulness
Take Courage

Response:

Heal Us, Emmanuel

Offertory:

Nothing But the Blood of Jesus

Sanctus:

Revelation Song

Eucharist:

We Need You
Joyful Joyful We Adore Thee

I will tell what he has done for my soul

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June 24, 2018 – David Hanke

Before David preached this sermon, he shared some thoughts about his trip to GAFCON, his response to the recent implementation of immigration law, and an opportunity for people to come together and pray during a Restoration Immigration Legal Aide meeting.  These thoughts have been included at the end of this recording.

2 Corinthians 5.11-15 : Psalm 66.1-5,16 : Mark 5.18-20

Listen to the songs here.

Sunday Music – June 24, 2018

JR will be leading us in the morning.

Playlist:

Songs of Praise:

All Who Are Thirsty – We will begin with a portion of “Oceans” followed by this song in D (the recording is in E)
Deliverer

Response:

Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah

Offertory:

From the Inside Out

Sanctus:

Revelation Song

Eucharist:

Glory
All the Glory

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Matt will be leading us in the evening.

Playlist:

Songs of Praise:

God Be Merciful To Me
O Worship the King

Good to Me

Response:

10,000 Reasons

Offertory:

Esther

Sanctus:

Revelation Song

Eucharist:

Resurrecting
How Great Thou Art

A Greater Fear

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June 17, 2018 – Nathan Dickerson

1 Peter 5.6-11 : Psalm 107.1-3,23-29 : Mark 4.35-41

Listen to the songs here.

Sunday Music – June 17, 2018

Playlist:

Songs of Praise:

Come to Me
King of My Heart
Jesus I Come

Response:

Psalm 46

Offertory:

Praise to the Lord

Sanctus:

Revelation Song

Eucharist:

Take Courage
Eternal Weight of Glory

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