Dear Parishioners and Friends,
On Wednesday, St. Mary’s celebrated our official consecration day. For 132 years, our church has been blessed and set aside for the worship of Almighty God, and for the work of bringing about his kingdom. Through times of prosperity and great adversity the light of Christ has never been extinguished in this place.
Just stop for a minute to think about the history that has been lived and prayed through inside our walls— wars, economic depressions, pandemics. Kings and presidents have come and gone. Nations have risen and fallen. Indeed, our world would seem quite alien to someone from 1888.
The current state of the world has caused us to have to be creative and to reevaluate the way we do things. A page of history has turned, and we will be forever changed by it. But with that forced change comes a renewed sense of vigor and an excitement about what could be. There is a great sense of possibility in the air, and I pray that we will have the eyes to see and ears to hear where the Spirit will lead us in the future.
Our changeless God has set us in the midst of a constantly changing creation. Let us prove ourselves to be faithful and effective stewards by honoring our past, rising to the challenges of our day, and preparing for the next 132 years and beyond.