24 March 2017
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ:
It is the time of the church year for me to invite rostered leaders to set aside Tuesday in Holy Week, 10:30 a.m.  This year will be April 11.  Please plan to join your colleagues and me for the liturgy in which we renew our vows of ordination, consecration, or commissioning; and bless the oil which we'll use for anointing during the next year.
Pastor Doug Fidler and the people of Trinity, Kent (600 S. Water St.) will welcome us with their gracious hospitality and offer us lunch following the service.  Cost of lunch will be $5, with retired rostered and their spouses offered free meals.  Please contact the Trinity church office (330-673-5445 or info@trinitykent.org ) by April 5 and let them know you plan to stay for lunch.
            For those of you who serve congregations, the busiest week of the year might feel like a strange time to add another commitment to the schedule.  I guarantee the sharing of word and sacrament, the speaking again of the holy promises you have made, and the company of colleagues, will give you renewed energy and commitment for that most holy week.

In Christ,
The Rev. Abraham D. Allende
1890 Bailey Road
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221
web site: www.neos-elca.org 
FAX: 330-929-9018