Wardens’ Report: February 2018

Vestry 2018

The Wardens’ Report: a brief summary of highlights from monthly Vestry meetings, designed to provide information about our growth, finances, priorities and progress towards our strategic plan.

At our February 28th vestry meeting, we enjoyed dinner together and prayer at the rail in the sanctuary before starting our meeting. This month, Leigh McAfee led us through compline and prayer for Associate Rector, Liz Gray. We thanked God for Liz and the fruitfulness of her work in prayer, women’s ministry, and outreach at Restoration.  We also prayed for her new role as she leads the planting of Incarnation Anglican Church next fall: that God would protect and lead her as she bravely answer’s God’s call to be a church planter.

In our meeting, we discussed our plan to build on Liz’s legacy at Restoration as she prepares to leave Restoration for Incarnation. We are asking God to help us to hire a priest who can lead women’s ministry and also to help us find leaders to continue to grow our outreach programs.

We voted to approve several motions, these include:

– Responding to Bishop John’s request to gifting the ACNA with funds from our outreach budget to help travel Bishops from Uganda, Rwanda, and Myanmar to the GAFCON conference in Jerusalem. 

– Approving rosters for our 5 advisory teams: Personnel, Finance, Facilities, Outreach Steering, and Incarnation Anglican Church Servant Team.

– Authorizing David and Liz to sign a lease with Greenbrier Baptist Church for Incarnation’s worship services to be held there beginning next fall.

Lastly, we had a discussion on the future of Restoration Immigration Legal Aid. Nearly two years since its first legal clinic, RILA has filed 73 asylum cases and currently has 22 scheduled court hearings. RILA has flourished within the “incubator” of Restoration. Even so, both the vestry and the RILA leadership team have been aware that a more self-sustaining model is necessary for RILA to continue to grow and best serve its clients. About a year ago, vestry asked RILA to begin considering what that model would be.

After research and consultation with Restoration’s chancellor, RILA ultimately proposed becoming its own legal entity, an integrated auxiliary of Restoration. Vestry approved this proposal for RILA to gain the flexibility needed to best serve its clients, while still continuing strong ties to Restoration’s leadership.

As always, if you have questions, concerns, words of wisdom or encouragement, please know that we are open to your feedback.  You can read an archive of past Wardens’ Reports on our website or Vestry Meeting minutes on CCB, under the ‘Files’ tab in the ‘Entire Church Group.’

– Becky Mohr and Dietrich Kuhlmann, Wardens

Sunday Music – March 4, 2018

Playlist:

Song of Praise:

God Be Merciful To Me

Response:

Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah

Offertory:

Take My Life

Sanctus:

Sanctus – Lent

Eucharist:

Jesus I Come
Reckless Love

Remarkable People

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February 25, 2018 – Liz Gray

1 Corinthians 6.1-8 : Psalm 16 : Luke 12.13-21

Listen to the songs here.

Sunday Music – February 25, 2018

Playlist:

Song of Praise:

Psalm 130 Lent

Response:

Reckless Love

Offertory:

Nothing But the Blood of Jesus

Sanctus:

Sanctus – Lent

Eucharist:

My Shepherd Will Supply My Need
You Alone Can Rescue

Making a Marriage Last

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February 18, 2018 – John and Susan Yates

 

You can’t have it all.

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February 18, 2018 – David Hanke

1 Corinthians 5.6-13 : Psalm 25.1-10 : Mark 1.9-13

Listen to the songs here.

Sunday Music – February 18, 2018

Playlist:

Song of Praise:

I Need Thee Every Hour

Response:

O Great God

Offertory:

O Come to the Altar

Sanctus:

Sanctus – Lent

Eucharist:

Reckless Love
O Love That Will Not Let Me Go

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