I’ve been a bit behind in keeping things updated on this blog lately. Life is hopping with the start of school for our boys (new school on Camano Island), soccer (I’m coaching in Stanwood), the ordination process, and the ramp-up of fall programs at Mountain View. I will do my best to get more frequent updates here, but I am also beginning the process of looking for a permanent web presence for Tidelands other than this blog. I’ll keep you posted.
Last week I was examined at the North Puget Sound Presbytery meeting and they voted to approve my ordination! At times it felt like this day would never arrive, but I certainly never expected it to arrive in this way. I aways assumed I would be moving to a distant community. What a blessing to remain in proximity to the friends we have made in the past 14 years and to be launching this new adventure! The ordination service will be at Mountain View Presbyterian Church this Sunday, September 23, at 3:00 PM. Everyone is invited!
On another note, we have already begun talking and meeting with others in the community that have recently moved to the Stanwood area and are looking for a new church home. It seems that God is answering our prayers to connect us with those who will be future leaders in our missional communities!