Sunday, October 28, 2012
Pittsburgh Mennonite Church, Pittsburgh, PA
Many will gather from a multitude of communities to celebrate and commission a church planting endeavor in Oakland (Pittsburgh) (learn more about the vision for this new community at http://goo.gl/ormsR). You are people who have already influenced what this community is becoming. We would like to invite you to join us in person or in spirit for this commissioning and licensing.
In addition, we invite you to consider offering a gift with which to bless this new community, an Ebeneezer if you will, that reflects God’s faithfulness to you or your community. This could be a passage of Scripture, song, artwork, icon, poem, essay, practice, book, vestment, prayer, recipe or anything else that has shaped you and your community.
We will have a space for you to share your contribution during the commissioning, if you are so inclined. If it is something that you need setup for, i.e. a song, please let us know ahead of time. In the event that we run out of time for everyone to share aloud during the service, please bring something in material form by which we can remember your contribution (i.e. a lyric sheet, the verses written out, etc.) and write a bit of why it has been so instrumental to you and your community.
We will gather for a potluck around 12:30, followed by the commissioning and licensing of the church plant, and a prayer walk in Oakland. Please plan to attend any and all that you can.