Dear St. John’s,
I am delighted to announce to you the upcoming ordination of Todd Thomas to the diaconate on Saturday, June 15, at 10 am at the National Cathedral. This will be the first of two ordination services for Todd, as we look forward to his ordination to the priesthood six months later on December 15. This is an exciting time for us as Todd’s sponsoring congregation, and I hope that you will consider joining me in attending his ordination at the Cathedral in two weeks. Todd’s first sermon as a clergy person in the Episcopal Church will be the following day, Sunday, June 16, here at St. John’s. Congratulations Todd!
This is my final Rector’s Corner until I return from my sabbatical in early September. My last Sunday with you will be this coming Sunday, June 2. I look forward to celebrating the Feast of the Ascension with you, and to performing baptisms at the 9 and 11:15 services. Also, in addition to preaching, I will be leading worship from the piano at the 5 pm service as I have been doing every month this year on the 1st Sunday.
I will miss you, St. John’s, and I look forward to seeing you again in the fall.
Grace and Peace,