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Posted on: October 1 2019 | Posted in: Church News

Dear Friends,

Grace, Mercy, and Peace to you all as the Summer ends and Fall begins.
It is hard to believe that it has been a year since becoming your pastor.
I can proudly say that much has been done to shape Metairie Ridge into the church God calls it to be.

I want to start by introducing our new Daycare Director, Keri Mercer!
Unfortunately, our former Director, Antoinette, had to step down recently due to health concerns.
I would invite you all to keep her and her family in your thoughts and prayers.
We are sad to lose Antoinette but are excited about the future of the MRPC Daycare with Keri at the helm.
She brings a great passion for Metairie Ridge, and her qualifications accompanied by her excitement are already making a difference in our beloved daycare.

The activities of the summer were a tremendous success, and I want to thank everyone who was involved.
Vacation Bible School returned to MRPC. I think I can speak for everyone when I say that it was a breath of fresh air to see the children of the community sharing in this fun activity. I want to offer a word of thanks to Esta Bolint and Rachel Bobadilla for serving as Co-Directors this year. VBS would not have happened in 2019 without their lead!

Metairie Ridge also hosted Program of Hope again during July, and once again, MRPC took the lead in providing a much-needed service for those in need in our surrounding area. Thank you, Pattie Stanley, for your leadership during not only July but throughout the year.

Finally, I want to mention that this summer’s sermon series on “Why the Church Matters” was well received.
If you were not able to be in attendance or missed any of the six sermons, they are all available to listen to on our website or Facebook page.
I concluded my last sermon in the series with the following thought. The church matters because deep down, we know that there are people all around us who need the love, forgiveness, grace, power, strength, and comfort of God in Jesus Christ.
There are countless issues taking place in the world that pulls humanity in the wrong direction.
The counter to those issues is a relationship with God through Christ, and Metairie Ridge continues to serve as a place where people can find that refuge.
May we continue to be that for each other as we move into the future. Have a great Fall, everyone! 

Blessings,
Pastor David

 

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