WORK MORNING THIS SATURDAY - SEPTEMBER 7TH FROM 8 TO 11 AM AT CHRIST CHURCH. WE WILL HAVE DONUTS AND COFFEE AT 8. WE HAVE SOME INSIDE AND OUTSIDE PROJECTS. TEXT US IF YOU HAVE NOT YET SIGNED UP BUT PLAN TO COME 956-285-2753
Please welcome Mike McElwee,
a Seminary intern joining us once a month this Fall
Mike McElwee is a third-year seminarian at Seminary of the Southwest in Austin. He is a native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and has also lived in Quito, Ecuador and Monterrey, Mexico. Prior to heading off to seminary, he spent 20 years as a social worker, most recently working in the home care program at the Milwaukee VA medical center. He enjoys hiking, reading (but not so much for school), and traveling. He just returned from spending 6 weeks working with the church in the Diocese of Central Ecuador. Mike first visited Laredo with a class from Southwest and decided he wanted to come back to learn more about the community. He is excited to get to know the people and community at Christ Church.
Alleluia! It is raining! In South Texas and Northern Mexico. While we pray for the folks in the Bahamas who have received far too much rain we give thanks for in our part of the world we badly need it!
At church this Sunday water gets top billing when we baptize a brand new Christian! May this baptism remind all of us of the free gift of new life we get from God.
And may watching a baptism may we be reminded that God wants us not just all wet, but all in. Let's make a complete commitment, or re-commitment to Christ.
Bishop Reed at Christ Church! - Please join us as our Bishop preaches and joins us at all three Sunday Services, 8, 9, and 11 a.m.
David married Patricia Ann "Patti" (Kopec) on June 18, 1988, and they have two children.
He served as Rector of St. Alban's in Harlingen prior to becoming a bishop.
He was elected Bishop Suffragan for the Diocese of West Texas in a special council at TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas in San Antonio, on March 25, 2006, and was consecrated in St. Luke’s Church, San Antonio, on August 26, 2006. He is the 14th bishop to serve in West Texas (the fifth suffragan) and 1,005 in the American Succession.
Reed was elected Bishop Coadjutor for the Diocese of West Texas in a special council at TMI - The Episcopal School of Texas in San Antonio, on October 25, 2014. He was officially invested as the tenth Bishop of the Diocese of West Texas on June 3, 2017, during a service held at TMI - The Episcopal School of Texas.
The details and logistics are still in the works, but next month we will have a blessing of the animals in conjuction with our main service. Let all that has breath praise the Lord! (Psalm 150, verse 6)
We will also have a parish luncheon that day, so plan to join us for food, fun, and fellowship!