Thursday, January 24, 2019

Annual Meeting

Almighty and everliving God, source of all wisdom and understanding, be present with those who take counsel for the renewal and mission of your Church. Teach us in all things to seek first your honor and glory. Guide us to perceive what is right, and grant us both the courage to pursue it and the grace to accomplish it; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
(For a Church Convention or Meeting BCP 818)

Sunday will be our Annual Meeting at St. John's. Each year we gather as a full congregation to review the past year, its financials, its events, its groups, and to look forward to the new year. The Annual Meeting is when we vote on new Vestry members, elect those who represent us at Diocesan Convention, and hear the stories of ministries throughout the year. Our Vestry slate for this year is Jim McDonald, Chuck McKain, and Karen Steele.

Also, the Annual Meeting is a time for the priest of the Church to address the overarching questions of vision and leadership of the Church in this time and place. This year, I  will be sharing my vision and hopes for the next few years, as we work in fulfilling our calling from God. As part of the morning, at Coffee Hour, I will be showing a video of some of our folks sharing stories of our past and their hopes for our future.

I pray that you will join us at 9 am for the Annual Meeting, and again after the 10 am service for Coffee Hour and the video presentation. Come and share in the celebration of what we accomplished in 2018 and in the visioning process for the future!

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