The Rev. Dr. Samuel H. Hartman, rector of St. Mary Anne’s from 1990-2013, is now “Rector Emeritus” of our parish. Father John and Bishop San, along with the parish, bestowed this title on Father Sam during the Bishop’s visit last Sunday.
This title acknowledges an ongoing relationship of affection as we pledge to hold him in prayer for his health and happiness. Moreover, we dedicate ourselves as a parish to faithfulness to his legacy in the characteristics of his ministry: Joy and zest in following Jesus; faithful preaching of the Gospel; delight in solid liturgy; and a heart for all God’s children.