Dear Friends at St. John's:
I pray you all had a warm and meaningful Christmas season and are embracing this snowy new year!
I have so many thanks, especially for all the many kindnesses you showed me during my time at St. John's. St. John's is so welcoming; I felt comfortable nearly right away, even though I saw you only once a month. Over the year and a half I ministered with you I came to see the earnestness with which you are seeking to discern the parish's next steps and future shape of ministry.
It was so lovely that on my last Sunday in December there was a little send-off with some fun gifts! I love the St. John's bag (and am a firm believer in bringing my own bags into stores); the interesting history of the parish - and the historical figures such as Jackson Kemper and Bishop Whipple who were connected there; the mug, and the wonderful gift card to the St. Peter coop!
And then the treats and flowers from the altar...
If all those items weren't enough I then received a VERY generous gift card which has already allowed me to treat some friends to special holiday meals. Thank you so much!
Please do consider me for Sunday supply in the future.