Welcome to MCC's Interim Blog
Our church is currently in a period of transition. Such a period can be a time when we experience many different things whether it concerns us as individuals or as a church family. Of course it is understandable for us to experience things like fear and anxiety about what lies ahead. But we also get to experience excitement and hope about what the Lord has in store for us next!
As we venture through this transitory phase in the life of our church, it is our Leadership's commitment to the congregation of MCC to do everything we can to communicate clearly and often about where we are in the process. Hence, this Interim Blog is one of the mediums we have decided to use to make good on that promise.
Should you ever have questions about the progress we are making, please take advantage of this blog below to find regular updates. As always, should you have any questions or concerns at any time, please reach out to your elder or our Associate Pastor Jason Leist. They would be most happy to answer any questions and concerns you may have.
Thank you MCC Family! We love you and are looking forward to how God will provide clarity, direction, and hope for MCC's future, as we continue to trust in His sovereign grace through this important interim period.
MCC friends and family. Last week it was announced that starting June 3rd, we will begin our summer schedule for 2018. Unlike last year, we will continue to offer two worship services through out the summer. We will also have our nursery staffed during both services at 9:00am and 11:15am.
However, with all of the important decisions we will be making over the course of this summer and beyond, conflicting vacation schedules, as well as a large number of our volunteers sorely needing a break, we decided that for this summer only, we need to take a step back and regroup a bit before heading into the fall in a couple of areas. Two of those areas are Children's Sunday School and Children's worship
In order for our volunteers to be as rested and refreshed as possible going into the fall, we will make the following changes to our regular schedule on Sunday mornings. While Children's worship will continue to be offered during the 9:00am service, we will not be offering children's worship during the 11:15am service Also, we will not be offering Children's Sunday School, only for the summer.
There will be however a video series offered for adults as well as our middle school and high school students, taught by the late reverend R.C. Sproul.
If you have any questions about the summer schedule please email Pastor Jason at Jason@murrysvillechurch.com.
- Pastor Jason
On behalf of the Session of MCC, it is my pleasure to introduce to you Reverend Curt McDaniel. After months of prayerful consideration we have decided to extend our invitation to him, to serve MCC as our Interim Senior Pastor.
Curt has faithfully served several congregations over the last three decades, most of which belong to our denomination, the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA).
MCC is the fourth congregation that Curt has served as Interim Senior Pastor. His reputation precedes him as a man of impeccable character who is a relational shepherd, sound teacher, and skilled preacher of God’s Word. We are confident that Curt is equipped by our Lord with the gifts, character, and pastoral instinct combined with the years of experience necessary to guide our church through this time of transition.
Curt’s family includes his late wife Karen, with whom he spent 34 years in marriage before her passing last October. They have three children, Curtis, Megan, and Heather, as well as three grandchildren. Please pray for Curt and his family as they continue to mourn the loss of Karen.
Please also pray for Curt as he gets acclimated, builds relationships with our leadership, including the staff, Session, and Diaconate. Curt is enthusiastically looking forward to investing as much time as he can to get to know you the congregation. Building these relationships is the bedrock of Curt’s ministry focus here at MCC.
Among many roles as Interim Senior Pastor, including the regular preaching and teaching of God’s Word, the shepherding and care of the congregation, and leadership development, Curt will lead our church through the intentional process of searching for our next Long Term Senior Pastor. This process, which was outlined at our last congregational meeting on March 18th, 2018, will be further explained during a series of Town Hall meetings forthcoming. Also, this running blog on our website is where you can find updates on where we are in that process. In addition to these mediums of communication, we will be sending out updates through email, postal mail, and Facebook.
Thank you church family, for joining us, your Session, in prayer as we have considered the steps forward, which we are now beginning to take. Please join us in continuing to pray and please join us in celebrating the addition of Pastor Curt, who will help us take those steps well.
Pastor Jason Leist
Associate Pastor @ MCC