Once again, our St. Andrew’s family finds ourselves saying goodbye. Father Mark, who has faithfully served our parish since September of 2019, through a pandemic, and a seemingly endless search process, will be leaving us at the end of this month. His faithful ministry these many months has been so very important for keeping us spiritually connected and cared for. We are all very grateful Father Mark for your time and your ministry and wish nothing but the best for you and your family in the years ahead.
So, where does our small, but loving group of Christians go from here? I would suggest that we prayerfully and confidently continue our search and our ministries to those in need and each other in the weeks and months ahead. We know we can do these things well. I, for one, remain hopeful that our search will come to a successful conclusion. I just wish I could tell you when. In this interim your Vestry is working to finalize plans to have a wonderful priest with us most Sundays to conduct our services. We will be looking to our lay leadership to provide opportunity for morning prayer to fill the calendar. I also want to encourage those who have not yet felt comfortable to come back to church on Sunday morning. You will be inspired with hope and faith, as I have been, by the incredible music from Albrecht and our choir, and the warm fellowship of those we have missed these many months. Our community and our Lord remain our strengths and our hope for our tomorrows.
With appreciation and thanks and many blessings.