On September 15th, 2018, I started my ministry with All Saints’ as your priest-in-charge. We renewed that ministry agreement in writing in 2019 for another year. I have, with God's help and to the best of my abilities, served you in this role, accepting its privileges and responsibilities, its joys and challenges. We have prayed, laughed, mourned, reaped, sown, celebrated and struggled together as we sought to faithfully serve the gospel in Harrison, NY. It is now time for me to step down as your priest-in- charge.
Please know that this decision has not been made capriciously nor lightly. It is the result of much prayer and discernment over the past few months about what is best for both All Saints’ and me at this moment in time. The vestry and I have spoken at length about the realities facing All Saints’ ---- the decisions before your vestry are neither new nor unexpected and as I have stated many, many times, are the result of so many confounding factors. As such, it is simply not good stewardship of resources, financial or spiritual, for me to continue in this role.
My last Sunday “with” you as priest-in-charge will be November 1st. I hope many of you will join in the Zoom All Saints’ Day service that afternoon at 4:00 pm where we will remember those of our community who have died this past year. If you have names and photos of loved ones---please do send them to Millie so they can be included.
As always, I welcome your questions and concerns---I’m available via email (firstname.lastname@example.org )or phone (914)584-1418. More information about practical matters will be forthcoming from the vestry.
Blessings---you are always and will always, be in my prayers.