FROM THE PASTOR (February 25, 2021)

Dear Members and Friends of GPMC,

From Rev. Mark E. Diehl, Interim Pastor, Head of Staff

I hope you participated in our Annual Meeting last Sunday. Inspiring updates from all the staff and councils and ministries were provided to keep us all informed. In addition to those important details, I want to bring to your attention a couple more items.

At the Session Meeting Monday night, a Reopening Task Force was appointed to assess and make recommendations to the Session for in-person worship to resume and under what criteria and guidelines. Sarah Godbehere will lead the group which includes Ken Kamman, Holly Cory,  Joe Masinick, Susan Griffin, Dan Aggas, and a medical doctor who will resource the team. All of us are anxious to return to in-person worship, study, fellowship, and mission. This task force will help us arrive at that point efficiently and safely.

Also at the Session Meeting, Lois Palazzolo was elected as Clerk of Session, replacing Bill Ball who served for 11 years. Bill and Marcia Ball recently moved to the Chicago area, and at the January Session Meeting Bill’s service to the Session, to GPMC ministries, and to Detroit Presbytery and its Presbyterian institutions was recognized. Bill will remain as Clerk through April (thanks to Zoom technology!) to provide guidance to Lois as she assumes this new role. We are deeply grateful for Bill’s invaluable leadership through the years. And we are so appreciative that Lois will bring her many years of experience to this new position as Clerk.

An Easter Sunrise Service is planned for April 4, our first in-person worship for 2021!  It will be held on Trinity Terrace.  Additional details will be published.

Join the continuing study on Sabbath during Middle Hour through March 21!

Grace and peace,

Mark

 

 

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