FROM THE DESK OF LAY LEADER STRATTON:
Transition is a psychological process which provides a path by which we might come to terms with a change which we otherwise might resist or challenge. We began the transition of pastoral care when we began the discernment process April 2, 2017. We now have an opportunity to re-engage, to reorganize, to re-identify this family we call NMUMC, and to be re-enchanted with the power and the glory of God’s grace.
As we welcome Rev. Al Aosved, we welcome his support to help us continue seeking God’s guidance along the path He has designed for us. May we be filled with the spirit of strength that we might continue to release what has gone before, and reach out in love to grasp and nurture what God has intended for us in this transition. Joyce Stratton Lay Leader
Over Coffee with Pastor Al
A few weeks ago when Rob asked if I would preach while he was on duty with the fire department, it felt like coming home. Just walking into the Church I felt refreshed and warm with good memories. But like any homecoming, things are different. In the last 8 years lots has happened to and with you as well as with Carolanne and me. The next few weeks will be a time of reacquainting, sharing our stories, seeing where God has been moving in our lives. I am sure that there will be a time of tears and a time of laughing. It will be a time of continued discerning where God is leading. It will be a time of sharing in the love and grace of God. Peace…Joy…Love in Christ, Al
Welcome to Pastor Al ,
We are blessed to welcome a long-time friend back to North Mason United Methodist Church as our pastor for three months. During this time of transition, it is a gift to have Pastor Al Aosved back with us. His extensive experience as a pastor, including almost 3 years with this church, is most welcome during the turmoil that has affected our church.
I have confidence that the Holy Spirit is directing us toward a new way. Come join us and share in the evolution of North Mason United Methodist Church.
See you Sundays at 10:15am ALSO, you are welcome to join us at 9:00 AM for our Adult Sunday School based on FaithLink, the application of faith to major current events and life issues.
Janice Olmsted Church Council Chair