Reflection Title – Do We Want to Be Close to Jesus?
There is still time for you to respond to the question: Why do you come to church?
Last week, at Riverview, we celebrated the baptism of Paul Lewis. Thanks to Melissa Kew for the photo.
I have been away most of the week with duties at President of Maritime Conference, attending the Presbyterian Synod Meeting and then the Sydney Presbytery Meeting; you can check out my reflections on that on my personal website www.mywindowongodsworld.com. Although that probably won’t be till tomorrow.
Here’s a picture of the Moderator of the Synod and me.
Next week, my duties continue. I leave Thursday to participate in the United Church of Christ’s annual meeting in Saco, Maine, which takes place Friday and Saturday. That will be followed by a week of Study Leave, in which I will participate in the Anglican Diocese of New Brunswick Annual Meeting in Fredericton. I am using one of my extra Sundays off as a travel day from Maine. Rev. Renee Clark is leading worship both Sundays I am gone and Lori Crocker will be on call from Pastoral Emergencies.
Much of the travel schedule for the president has been compressed into the fall, since the conference is coming to an end at the end of the calendar year. While the new region (Region 15) will still have a president, the duties and responsibilities have not yet been determined, neither has it been determined whether I will continue in this capacity.