As our Senior Warden Maybelle Godwin reported at the annual meeting, our search for a new rector is underway. We are working with Canon of the Ordinary Massey Gentry to carry out a “limited search” which begins with candidates from our diocese recommended by the Bishop.
The first step in that process was to complete a parish survey and create a parish profile to share with the candidates. Seventy-eight parishioners took the survey–thank you all!
The Search Committee last week completed preliminary interviews with the candidates and is now continuing in discernment before meeting again with the Canon on May 6.
The annual Parish Meeting of St. Paul’s Chapel was held Sunday, February 26th. Maybelle Goodwin, Senior Warden lead the meeting, which was held in the Parish Hall. If you were unable to attend, the minutes can be found here: StPaulsAnnualParishMeeting2017
4pm – Children’s Pageant (Parish Hall)
4:30pm – Christmas Carols (Chapel – limited seating)
5pm – Family Christmas Eve Service (Chapel and Parish Hall)
8am – Single Service
Congratulations to Gracie Gardner, who was baptized in the river on Oct. 16th. Gracie, you are sealed by the Holy Spirit in Baptism and marked as Christ’s own for ever. Amen
Congratulations to our newest baptized members. Dan and Mickey, you are sealed by the Holy Spirit in Baptism and marked as Christ’s own for ever. Amen
Aileen Barnes and Tracy Fridley show off the backpacks that were given to the graduating children heading off to kindergarten at the Magnolia Springs Head Start. Thank you to all who helped support this.
As promised in our discussion on Sunday, here is a link to the official statement from the Anglican Primate’s meeting: http://www.primates2016.org/articles/2016/01/15/communique-primates/
There can be no official response from the Episcopal Church as the only body which speaks for us is General Convention, and it will not reconvene until 2018 . (There are, as one might imagine, an abundance of opinions!)
Michael Curry, our Presiding Bishop, has released his own statement here: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/posts/michaelcurry/episcopal-church-presiding-bishop-and-primate-michael-curry-actions-anglican
Please find our October Newsletter Here: October Newsletter