Karen and I recently returned from a three week break. During that time, we drove to Florida and stayed in Ft. Myers Beach for two weeks and then spent a few days in the Keys before we drove back. We had a restful time–thanks to you. If you remember, you gifted us that time back in February 2021–and we finally used it!
Special thanks to Father Sam, our Rector Emeritus, for filling in for me during those three Sunday services in May and early June. I watched the services on Livestream and enjoyed his weekly sermons.
Thank you to our musicians Joel and Shelly Ray Alarcon, our Virtual Choir, and all Eucharistic Ministers, Lectors, Ushers, Altar Guild, Vestry Persons of the Week, and Acolytes, who continued our beautiful worship during that time.
Thank you to Senior Warden Mike Pugh and Junior Warden George Balog, Treasurer Barb England, Treasurer Assistant Judy Coudon, Finance Chair George Coudon, and Parish Administrator Valerie Manges, all of whom managed parish duties.
Thank you to the Gardening Committee, especially Linda & Larry Gibeck and Vickie Icenhour, for their helpful work on weeding and mulching the rectory flower beds during our absence–and removing two baby copperhead snakes! And, to Larry for taking care of the weekly parish trash and recycling (my unofficial weekly Rector duty!) Their dedicated work around our churchyard is a blessing to all of us.
We greatly appreciate you-for you are a blessing too!
Fr. John and Karen