Dear New City Eastlake,
It brings me great joy to tell you all that the Tennessee Valley Presbytery officially approved our petition to particularize on Tuesday, July 12! All praise to God the Father for preparing the path. The presbytery passed our petition unanimously and we received many a hearty handshake after the meeting as local pastors are excited about the ministry God has given us in East Lake. Al Herweyer, Ben Huffine, Michael Kendall, Drew Belz and I were all in attendance and all of us are encouraged by the gift God has given to us through our sister churches.
With this announcement, much business comes our way! The session is busy putting together proper documentation, creating by-laws, new legal entities, bank loans, etc. In light of this business, we would like to call a congregational meeting to Sunday, July 31, during the gathering hour at 10:00am. The session will update the congregation on process, open the floor for questions, and take up other business as necessary.
Again, praise be to God for his mercy and kindness to our church. Our prayer, as always, is Exodus 33:15. We don't want to go unless the Lord goes with us. Would you pray to that end today as you receive this news? I look forward to worshipping with you all this weekend.
Scott Schindler. Elder