“And suddenly you know: It's time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings.”- Meister Eckhart
Your long and patient wait is almost over. It is my distinct pleasure today to announce that your Vestry has called the Rev. Susan B. Taylor to a new ministry with us. Beginning Monday, July 1st, Rev. Taylor, a Transitional Deacon in the Episcopal Diocese of Vermont, will serve as our clergy leader, to become Rector when she is ordained Priest later this year.
I can’t begin to express the enthusiasm both the Vestry and MDC has for Susan. I think this call will mark an exciting new chapter in the history of this parish. I hope you’ll join me in welcoming her among us. The Vestry will be shortly announcing plans for celebrating Susan’s arrival.
Read more: Sr. Warden's Message
A congregation gathers on a Sunday morning. There has been a lot of preparation. The altar has been set, bulletins have been printed, the heat turned up. The choir has practiced, the children have been at Sunday School. The words of Scripture, the hymns, the sermon, the prayers have challenged and inspired. All have come to the altar rail for Christ's body and blood. The fellowship of coffee hour awaits. The Church, St. Paul said, is the body of Christ and each a member. It's true! Never perfect, filled with all sorts and characters. And yet, a beautiful living organism of God's grace.
St. John's is a parish in transition. Following the retirement of Rev. Timothy Eberhardt in August 2010 after a rectorate of nearly thirty years, St. John's called the Rev. Mark Preece as our Interim Rector from June of 2011 until his departure in January of 2013. Our journey during this time of transition has been rewarding– stretching our hearts and minds in growth of love and faith. This journey continues we welcome the Rev. Susan B. Taylor to our parish as Clergy Leader pending her ordination to the priesthood and installation as Rector later this year.
Sunday, June 23, 2013 9:00 AM Eucharist
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 3:13 PM New Event
Sunday, June 30, 2013 10:00 AM Service @ Old Christ Church, 10 AM
Sunday, July 7, 2013 10:00 AM Service @ Old Christ Church, 10 AM
Monday, July 8, 2013 7:00 PM Vestry
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