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September 18th Newsletter

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Dear DaySpringers,

I hope you are having a wonderful week. This week I’ve had the pleasure of attending the Parchman Lectures at Truett. Fleming Rutledge, accomplished preacher, teacher, writer, and the first Episcopalian woman to be ordained to ministry, is lecturing this week.  She’s amazing, especially for 82 years old!  Also this week, I’m looking forward to participating in the Ecology and Religion conference that Josh King has organized at Baylor. And to top all of that off, this Sunday we have the privilege of engaging at Q&A with Jeremy Everett from the Texas Hunger Initiative at 9:45 and then hearing Jeremy preach during the morning worship service. It’s like drinking from a fire hydrant of wisdom and goodness this week.

While all of this is going on, we’re getting ready to launch the 2019-2020 DaySpring Ministries Chart. DaySpring is most DaySpring when everyone is taking part and finding their place in the ministries of the church: Worship, Formation, Hospitality, Missions, and Stewardship. The Chart is the way we commit to serve in various ways in the coming year (November-October). In person and on-line, you’ll see the Chart and you’ll see a Chart Descriptions page which explains what each line means and a time commitment estimate for each. At any time, if you have questions, please let us know. We’ll be happy to help. Sign-ups begin this weekend through Covenant Day (October 13th). Thank you in advance for your part in the life of DaySpring.

A month from tomorrow, our Worship as Art: Fellowship show opens. All artists, artistically inclined people, and people-who-do-not-pretend-to-be-artists: please contribute a piece. What inspires you? Fellowship with one another in friendship, with creation in kinship, with God in prayer? You have something beautiful to share. I hope you’ll do it. 

I hope you have a wonderful week.  You are in my prayers.  Hope to see you Sunday,


For more information and announcements, click HERE for the September 18th newsletter.

Posted by Eric Howell