Hello, St. David’s Friends, this is Dean Taylor, your Interim Rector, on this second week of January in this new year, 2021.
I know that there are at least TWO important questions on your minds that I want to talk with you about. First, When are we getting a new rector, and
Second, When are we getting back to church?
First Question: I want to tell you that I have seen the schedule that the Search Committee has made for themselves, and I can assure you that they are in HIGH GEAR.
They are meeting weekly, if not several times a week, and there are set times in the next months that they will be working hard to find our new rector. They will be conducting interviews by Skype and bringing the Finalists to campus, where the Vestry will select the person who is to be your new rector. Please keep this dedicated group of fellow parishioners in your prayers. There IS a light at the end of the tunnel here!
Speaking of the light at the end of the tunnel: YES, there will be a time when we can all worship together inside our beloved sanctuary.
We can Thank God that a vaccine is on its way. I think and hope that it is sooner, rather than later. However, as you all know, the numbers of sick and dying are skyrocketing this month—this week.
And so, FOR NOW, we will continue our worship ONLINE ONLY. We will NOT be worshipping outside FOR THE TIME BEING. Your safety—and the community’s safety—are just too important to risk at this time.
I know, I know Your staff, Vestry, and I have been agonizing over how we can manage to bring back the worship we love so much. We “feel your pain” because it’s OUR PAIN as well.
I ask for your understanding, your patience, and above all, your PRAYERS for St. David’s. Folks, we’re ALMOST THERE! Don’t give up yet! There is a light at the end of this tunnel, and we will do EVERYTHING WE CAN to HELP ONE ANOTHER ALONG until WE ALL GET THERE TOGETHER.
I’ll be in touch soon about the specific things we have planned for upcoming Sundays, and—believe it or not—Lent, which is fast approaching.
God bless you all for hanging in there!