It’s been a whirlwind of a month both personally and around Saint Matthew’s.
We just celebrated St. Matthew’s day where we heard the impact Saint Matthew’s has had on so many families and the community. The weather was beautiful, so we were able to sit and chat with each other while enjoying some delicious food. Personally, I will miss the so many ways in which we spend time with one another in fellowship. I am writing this letter while sitting in the airport waiting for my flight. I’ve been using this time to both reminisce on our shared past, but also to pray for the future. This year has been a time of change. Many times our bodies encounter change as painful but it doesn’t have to be. Change also brings joy and excitement. The changes at Saint Matthew’s will bring joy and excitement. As Paul writes to the Corinthians, look the old has passed away and the new has come into being. The new is here. The new is exciting and the new has much to look forward.
As I take my leave from Saint Matthew’s at the end of October, know that my prayers will continue for you. You are the children of God and as such, the Good Shepherd will watch over the flock. Fr. Peter will offer the pastoral care and leadership you need, supported by the Vestry and so many other parish leaders.
May you find the peace and comfort of Christ Jesus in the transitional time.