I hope all of you had a truly blessed Christmas season. On behalf of the leadership team, I’d like to wish each of you a happy new year, and let you know that we are all very much looking forward to our work together in the coming year! I’d also like to take this opportunity to let you know about some changes planned for the near future.
This is a time of transition for Rev. Mark, both personally and in terms of his ministry with us. As many of you are aware, he is awaiting the birth of his fourth child, which could happen any day now! We will be sure to keep you all posted on this exciting development (with pictures, of course!).
Also, this Sunday will mark the last service that he will lead in the noon SLT time slot. Due to changes in his RL work circumstances, he will no longer be available during that time. Therefore, we especially encourage you to attend this service, where he will deliver a sermon on the topic “My hope for the Church, my hope for the Cathedral of Second Life.” As always, the sermon will be posted on this blog for those unable to attend.
The good news is that Rev. Mark will be launching a new service very soon! This will happen within the next few weeks, after he welcomes the new addition to his family, and things settle down around his household. The new service will be held on Saturdays at 7:30 pm SLT. Not only will this time be a better fit for him, it will also help accomodate our friends and community members in the Pacific Rim region, which has been a goal of ours for some time. Stay tuned for more info on that as our plans come together.
And no worries, the Sunday noon service will go on! We have determined that the best way forward is to have a roster of worship service leaders to draw on. As a result, we will have the opportunity to enjoy the gifts of many different members of our community, including those who normally hold services here during the week.
If YOU have an interest in leading a worship service, hosting a bible study, or any other ministry at the SL Cathedral, I encourage you to contact Rev. Mark at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss how your gifts might be used within our community.