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Missions and Ministry Joys

One of my joys serving as a pastor at Glen Mar is to see and experience some of the inner workings of the ministries and missions which emanate from our church. Earlier this week, the Glen Mar Golf Classic was held at Timbers at Troy on what turned out to be a beautiful day. What a great day of service and fellowship! I am moved by so many who planned, recruited, organized, worked, and supported this community-oriented event for the benefit of Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center. I want to thank the dozens of people who volunteered hours and hours throughout the year (on the Golf Classic and Silent Auction) culminating in a gift of $41,000 from Glen Mar Church for Grassroots. As Libby Boswell commented to me, "this is Glen Mar." While the financial gift is significant, Glen Mar is certainly also a gift to the spirit.

This weekend, we will have the joy of welcoming our pastor emeritus, Andy Lunt, to share the sermon at all our worship services. He will be speaking about what he and the congregation have learned through the years about change and growth at Glen Mar. The story of Glen Mar is one of continual learning and service as followers of Jesus Christ. Andy has the unique vantage point of serving as senior pastor here for 34 years. It is a blessing to have Andy help us remember who we are and why we do what we do for Christ.

Sunday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. we will have the pleasure of confirming 23 young people in their faith. Confirmation is a year-long process at Glen Mar and is led and supported by many dedicated laity, staff, and friends in faith. Confirmation is a high moment in the lives of our confirmands who have been preparing for this day when they will come forward to say yes to following Jesus Christ. The congregation is encouraged to pray and to come and support the class and their families on this memorable occasion.

Yours in Christ,

Special Worship Schedule June 9/10
Join us Sunday, June 10, at 10:00 a.m. for a very special all-church celebration of commitments with a fellowship meal and special guest preacher, Bishop LaTrelle Easterling. There will be two seatings for the fellowship meal - one at 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Please note: This will be the only worship service the weekend of June 9 & 10.