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Greg Reynolds

District Superintendent Weekly Update

Shenandoah Teammates(Ministerial and Lay),

     Christian greetings. HE IS RISEN!!!!

     The Bible says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil.” Proverbs 3:5-7. ___ Live and preach surrender and trust.

     The day has arrived that all yearend reports are to be IN!!!! 😊 To those of you who have everything “buttoned up,” I say, CONGRATS, GOOD JOB, WAY TO GO! IF you are a bit behind, please get everything in by the 25th; that is a hard deadline. Allow me to gently remind you that our office cannot get entirely ready for district conference until we have all the reports. I know that you want to and will help us. Thank you!

     Developing Churches will need to have to us, no later than June 1st, a ’22-’23 proposed local budget, recommendation for LAC, and new church member candidates(those desiring to join TWC). The next DBA meeting is scheduled for June 10th, and we will need to act upon those items. I also believe that we are currently missing some quarterly reports, so get those to us right away. I know that it’s a lot this time of the year, but “this too shall pass.” LOL  Thank you for your outstanding leadership in these areas.

     The last couple of weeks has been active in Roanoke and on the road. I’ve been to Blacksburg, Martinsville, and Staunton in various related ministry activities. Last Saturday(14th), it was a privilege to share in a wedding ceremony with the Rev. A.C. Palmer at Clearview Wes. On Sunday(15th), I traveled to Staunton to preach and chair the LCC at Parkway Church. This week, I sat with Mr. Steven Martinez, a military chaplain candidate. I also met with Pastor Dustin Spencer to discuss conference/power plans; we want to have some great days/times together in July.

     Speaking of District Conference & Power, let me lay out a schedule for the main gatherings and/or events: 
  1. Retired Ministers/Spouse Luncheon, Friday, July 8th at Hotel Roanoke.
  2. Power Worship, Saturday, July 9th at 6:00 p.m. 
  3. Sunday Power Worship, July 10th at 7:00 p.m. 
  4. Ordination Service/Reception Monday, July 11th at 7:00 p.m. 
  5. Conference Business Sessions, Monday the 11th, beginning at 8:20 a.m., and Tuesday the 12th at 9:00 a.m. 
  6. District Missions Fundraiser, Sunday the 10th from 5:00 – 6:30…. Bring your checkbook. 😊
  7. Pastor’s spouse luncheon on Monday the 11th at noon. 
NOTE: All services and sessions will take place at Parkway in Roanoke. Childcare and children’s worship/activities will be provided. You will appreciate the preaching of Dr. Anthony Graham Saturday – Monday. PLEASE help us by sharing this info with your local church.

     I want to share with you that Parkway, Staunton(VA) has extended an Initial Call to the Rev. Adam Watts. Pastor Adam has accepted the call and will move, along with his family, to Staunton later this summer. I congratulate Parkway and the Watts; we wish them all the very best. PTL!!!! ___ Also, the Rev. Rick Brookins has resigned from Vienna Wesleyan Church(WV) to accept an invitation to teach in the religion department at Kentucky Mountain Bible College. The Brookins will be serving VWC through 7/10 and move later in the month to Kentucky. I truly appreciate and love Pastor Rick and Paige.

     Our new Camp President, Rev. Richard Comer, is looking for healthy workers for Work Week at the camp in Culloden(WV). The dates are June 6 – 10. If you or someone you know is willing to lend a hand in getting the camp ready for summer, please call Brother Comer at 812-632-0773. What would it look like to take a group of able-bodied teens to camp and allow them to serve????? GRRREAT Idea!!!!!

     This Week’s Prayer Needs:
  1. Mrs. Lin Koppen – is weakening more now, is on oxygen more often, and not doing well. The Koppens have moved to South Carolina to be near family.
  2. Rev. Randy Watts – is slowly improving but faces more doctor appointments and tests.
  3. Rev. Randy Garner – is dealing with prostate cancer; the cancer is contained, and further decisions are looming….
  4. Mrs. Sarah Gorsline – the pastor’s wife at Asbury Wes, buried her 56-year-old brother last week. Pastor Paul, Sarah, and the family are back home from the funeral in MI.
  5. Buffalo, NY – suffered a horrific tragedy a week ago; an episode of hate and evil. Please pray……….
  6. General Conference of TWC – begins next week in St. Louis. Your district delegation would value your prayers. NOTE: A district reception will take place on Tuesday(24th) evening that all delegates and Shenandoah Wesleyans are invited to attend.
     Have a wonderful weekend and a GREAT day on Sunday. HE LIVES!!!!

     Pastor Greg