Ron on the Road: Jon Tyson and Michael Rudzena

Trinity Grace Eastside – Jon Tyson

Ron Tobias with Jon Tyson

Jon Tyson with Ron

Sunday morning we packed the car and drove to the upper east side to attend Trinity Grace Eastside’s 9:30 service. Jon Tyson serves as the lead pastor of this church, Jon is also the visionary leader of the Trinity Grace Church network, which now has seven worship communities. ¬†Spanish River has had the honor of partnering on most of these church plants.

TGC Eastside meets in the Bohemian National Hall, they have a very active children’s ministry, and the music was very reflective of the culture of this neighborhood. They often include stringed instruments (cello and violin) in their worship experience.

Trinity Grace Tribeca – Michael Rudzena

Jon Tyson and Michael Rudzena

Jon Tyson and Michael Rudzena

The speaker on Sunday morning was Michael Rudzena, who is relatively new to New York.

Michael is going through the Redeemer Church Fellows program, which is a year long training program for men who are being called to plant a church in New York. Michael will be planting a TGC in the Tribeca neighborhood of New York.

Michael and his family are now living in the Tribeca area, and will be serving at Trinity Grace Eastside while he prepares to start the new church. Please keep Michael and his family in your prayers as he studies and launches this new work.

Yankee Stadium

Sam Rine and Gary Lewis

Sam Rine and Gary Lewis

After church, we headed to Yankee Stadium and watched the Yankees play the Red Sox. We were able to watch the game with Gary Lewis and Sam Rine friends from Boca Raton and members of Spanish River Church. Sam and Gary were brave enough to wear Red Sox shirts to the unfriendly confines of Yankee Stadium. The Yankee fans were good natured in their teasing, and were pleased to have their team dominate the Red Sox.

We had mercy on Sam and Gary and drove them straight to the airport, so they could leave town, without further humiliation. It was a great day and lots of fun. We then hit the road and started the drive to Boston.

By the way, The Red Sox took game two of the doubleheader that day, and still lead the Tampa Bay Rays by one game in the wild card race.

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