By Clare Andreasson
As we prepare to say good-bye to Carlton, with gratitude for his faithful service to our parish, we are also looking ahead. Apart from a few weekends this fall, we have supply clergy for all of our services through Christmas, and we are working on filling those gaps as well.
The Rev. LaRae Rutenbar will come to us for the first three weekends in September, throughout the fall as she is able, and she will take all of our Advent and Christmas services if we do not yet have a new rector. Mother LaRae is a recently retired Episcopal priest with extensive experience working with parishes in transition. She currently works as a consultant with parishes and the vestry has also asked her to work with us in a consulting capacity as we enter this next season of transition.
In addition, Rev. David Lillvis and Rev. Canon Meredith Hunt will come to us in September and October. We always look forward with joy to their presiding at our services and we are deeply grateful for their ongoing ministry to our parish. We anticipate goodness and we ask for your prayers as we continue to work to fully cover our worship needs over the next few months.