There’s lots to celebrate in our parish life. This week we give thanks for (at least!) three things:
First, after a long time in rehab, Joe Leidy is home! Joe and Kay are grateful for your prayers, calls and visits, and look forward to the day when Joe will be able to get back to church.
Last Sunday we were visited by Sister Mary Ruth, who is part of the Good Shepherd home in Cameroon. You may recall that we raised $25,000 to open the Roberto Rovere Medical Clinic last year (we had originally hoped to raise $35,000). Sister Mary Ruth made a wonderful presentation about the progress on the clinic at the adult forum, and updated us about the Water For Life and Food For Life programs, too (earlier Redeemer initiatives). During the announcements at the 10:30 service she spoke very briefly again, and George and Peter invited us to help finish off the original $35,000 campaign. By yesterday, we had raised over $11,000, putting our total at over $36,000!
Finally, after many years of hard work, a big “WooHoo!” is in order for Eileen Gerety, who completed her Master of Divinity degree at Drew Seminary. Here’s a photo from graduation. Eileen says, “My seminary education has rejuvenated me beyond my wildest dreams; it was life giving, life affirming, and life transforming. However, the part that I won’t miss is reading books on the way to church or writing major papers around just about any holiday! Woo-hoo!”
We rejoice and give thanks for all of the many blessings in our Redeemer life.
Yours in faith,