Monday, May 30, 2011

A Collect for Memorial Day

While you enjoy the beautiful weather this holiday, take a moment to give thanks for those members of our armed forces who have given their lives and those who risk them today.

A collect for heroic service (p. 839, Book of Common Prayer):

O Judge of the nations, we remember before you with grateful hearts the men and women of our country who in the day of decision ventured much for the liberties we now enjoy. Grant that we may not rest until all the people of this land share the benefits of true freedom and gladly accept its disciplines.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Search Committee Starts its Work

This past Monday, the Search Committee began in its search for a new rector. The initial meeting included Canon Debra Kissinger, who helps parishes in transition, and Mary Strange, who will act as a coach to the search committee during the initial phases of the process. The committee is very excited to be starting its work, and asks for your support and prayers. The members of the committee are:

Don Bryant
Katie Day
Linda Ferreira (chair)
Brad King
Kevin Morgan
John Phillips
Helene Russell

The search process requires a great deal of trust and confidentiality. The committee is charged with bringing the vestry only one name, so the process is very deliberate as the committee discerns who will be the best fit as our next rector. Maintaining privacy for our candidates is also critical. Accordingly, while the committee is committed to keeping the parish informed about where they are in the process, at no time will the names of those being considered be discussed outside the committee.

The members of the committee have taken on a serious commitment as All Saints prepares to enter the next phase of our life together. Please keep them in your prayers.