It’s been thirty-one months since we started on this journey together. Thirty-one months since we have had a spiritual teacher, a full-time rector and a trusted friend to help us through life’s very challenging moments. We have lost much loved parishioners. We have survived uncertainty, a search, and a pandemic.
Today, thanks to each one of you, and some help from our friends at the Diocese and in the Federal Government, St. Andrew’s is financially secure. More importantly, through this time we have maintained our chances to worship together: sometimes on Zoom and sometimes in person. Our Non-Food Pantry found new ways to function and meet the needs of the under resourced in our community. Albrecht has valiantly continued to inspire us with music both on the Internet and now in-person. Renee has kept the office running. Carl has taken care of “the numbers”. Terry has formatted and added inspirations to our service sheets. Our Vestry and Search Committee continued their work; and our ministry groups have continued to function, as they were able. It does, my friends, truly take a village.
We are about to bring our Lenten season to a close, ending with the joyous celebration of the resurrection. For me, this journey also represents a new birth for our St. Andrew’s community.
Welcome, Rev. Jen and my sincere thanks to every one of you for your support and love for our small parish, here on the corner of Seminary and Bloomington streets, Greencastle, Indiana.
Blessings and wishes for good health and great joys,