May 12, 2021

* the Spirit being sent on Pentecost (May 23 this year) and the Christian church’s birthday. We give thanks for the Spirit’s work among us forming new communities of grace, love and peace; transforming the world God loves with the good news of Jesus.

* increasing numbers of vaccinations and what looks like a beginning decline in the number of COVID cases.

* April 14 Zoom call for pastors with Gloria Hood and Ted Danielson, two mental health practitioners in the Indianapolis area, talking about “Pastors responding to mental health needs as congregations resume in-person worship.”

* that Steve Slagel will be installed as transitional pastor at Holdeman Mennonite Church on May 30, 2021. Sharon Yoder and congregational coach Tim Lichti will officiate.