From Our Pastor
I hope this letter finds you well, and the stifling summer heat is not too miserable!
Things are a little more quiet around the campus, but there is still quite a bit going on.
Let me take a moment and catch you up.
First, the church just finished with its Spruce Up Day, and I have to say it was a great success. Thank you to everyone who donated their time to come and help tidy up the beautiful campus of Metairie Ridge.
Some of the projects included; cleaning the pews in the sanctuary and Fellowship Hall, hanging MRPC’s new street sign (on the corner of Bonnabel and Codifer), and moving furniture into the new Conference Room/ Daycare Office and Pastor’s Study.
All of these projects were long overdue, and I’m confident that future Spruce Up Days will be just as successful.
Second, the summer worship service will include a six-week sermon series starting July 14th.
The topic is still to be determined, but I think this variation will give everyone the opportunity to focus on a specific theme and see how scripture guides us in our understanding of it.
I hope you all will be able to attend, and if not, the sermons will be posted on the MRPC Website and Facebook Page.
Finally, Metairie Ridge is hosting two important mission activities in July that will provide an opportunity for us to give back to the community.
Starting July 9th, MRPC will be hosting Program of Hope. If you are able, please make time to come and help us take the lead in this important event for our neighbors who have fallen on hard times and find themselves in need.
We will be making sandwiches for bagged lunches on Tuesdays at 2:00 PM, and we will meet at First Presbyterian Church in New Orleans at 8:30 AM on Wednesdays to set up for the program itself.
The second big event for Metairie Ridge will be the return of Vacation Bible School. After a year off, MRPC is excited to welcome back the children of the community to our church.
It will run from July 15th through the 19th, and we are still looking for adult volunteers to help out. You can find more information about VBS by calling the church office.
The fall will be here before we know it, so I hope you all take the time needed to rest and recharge your batteries.
It has been inspiring to see all that has gone on at Metairie Ridge this year, and I can feel God’s Spirit guiding us in all that we do.
I’m eager to see what the fall has in store for us. Until then, God bless and have a great summer.