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Church Conference—Wednesday, August 30

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Tim McCoy

Church Conference – Wednesday, August 30

Our Semi-Annual Church Conference is this Wednesday night, August 30, at 7:45 p.m. in Room W-200.

The agenda includes the approval of our 2024 Ministry Budget, the election of new Overseers, the election of the Deacon Ministry Team, a report from our Board of Overseers, an update from our Pastor Search Committee, and a Q&A with the Lead Pastor.

So, if your schedule allows, I hope you will make plans now to be part of our church Conference.

Introducing Michael Wutzke

This Sunday, August 27, we will welcome Michale Wutzke back to Ingleside for a second time to lead musically in our traditional worship service and in view of a call to be our Traditional Worship Arts Minister.

Michael is married to Bonnie, and they have three children: Grace (17), Caleb (21), and Josh (24). Michael holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, and a Master of Music from California State University. He most recently served as the Music Director of Young Meadows Presbyterian Church in Montgomery, Alabama.

If you worship regularly in our traditional worship service at 8:30 a.m. each Sunday, I hope you will make it a point to be here this Sunday to meet the Wutzkes.

Be Guest Friendly

Over the first three Sundays of August, we have welcomed 200 more people in worship each Sunday than the same Sundays last year.

As we make a first impression on many newcomers, please be guest-friendly by parking far away, sitting close to the front, and offering a warm personal welcome.

  • Park far away. Leave the close-up spaces for our guests and park at the shopping center across the street, at the annex, or behind the Securian building. Of course, our shuttles will be running to each of these areas.
  • Sit up front. Our worship is enhanced in each of our services when we fill the room from the front to the back. Especially in the 11:00 a.m. blended service, sit near the front of the room so that guests (often arriving late or just as the service begins) can find a spot in the back.
  • Offer a warm welcome. Be the first to smile and to speak. Introduce yourself. Invite them to your class or group. Offer to show them the ropes. Connect them to other Inglesiders you know. A genuine, warm welcome makes all the difference.

I look forward to seeing you this Sunday in worship!

Your Pastor and Friend,