Dear St. Stephen’s Family and Friends,
What do critical ministries look like for the summer? Most Sundays our priest will be Fr. Denny. I’ll take two Sundays; one in July and one in August. We will have Morning Prayer on June 25. Pastoral care will be administered through the church office and managed by our Bishop’s Warden, Cindy Willis. Claire Wachter and Megin Sewak will combine on the administrative work. Missy Greene will manage the Alms Fund and Sunday sitter. Our fantastic Office Angels will continue their essential ministry. The Gregory’s will count the money. All will be well.
The Bishop’s Committee will meet the last Tuesday of all three months as usual; the staff will meet once a month led by Claire. During the time Cindy and I are both out of the country, Brian Biggs and Claire Wachter will have ecclesiastical authority pending the Bishop’s approval. Sunday worship will continue as will other events generally scheduled for the summer including only one service at 8 AM on Father’s Day, Waldameer Day for the Diocese on Father’s Day as well, Diocesan camp, vacation bible school, nursery school camps, God’s Garden, general property projects, and other ways that life intervenes in life.
I will be in touch with Cindy and Claire on a weekly basis. Again, I’ll also be in town for a few days at the end of July and August tied to Sundays and Bishop’s Committee Meetings. Gifted leaders and committed members comprise the strength of St. Stephen’s. There is no doubt in my mind that the summer will be rich and we will all discover new places God wishes for us to explore. Thank you.
Love and Blessings,