We’re a diverse group, babes in arms, “kids” in young families, “kids” quickly becoming teens climbing toward adulthood. We’re singles, couples,transplants, natives, and all conditions of mankind. We have the unity of Christianity, but sometimes we disagree on how to worship. Music or not, stand or kneel, what we’ve always done or try somethingnew? Do we stay for coffee after the service or make a beeline for our car? Somehow, we bring all these different view points into one, focused on the cross above the Altar. Let’s remember that unity as we explore who and what we are, and where we are in our journey following Christ.
Next week we will welcome the Rev. Dr. Hugh Tudor-Foley as Transition priest. He will give us stability and guidance as we journey on to the next part of Grace’s mission to us and to our community. Soon we will begin exploring, searching for a permanent priest. I have appointed Emily as chairman of the committee to do this. She will head the soul searching of who we are, and the committee will match that to the priests available. The committee must be a cross section of the congregation, representing the various components of our Christian community. They will work longand diligently, meeting every week or oftener. Their devotion to Grace, and to all her members, must be true and they must be able to keep their own counsel. Emily must consult with the Diocese before beginning.
This is a time of excitement,with a new priest to lead us. It is a time of reflection of the past and working to secure our future. You are all important to God, and therefore you are all important to Grace. Love is abundant here!