By the Rev. Joye Cantrell
Posted February 27, 2013
It may only be February, but it feels as though Christ Church has gotten a burst of spring fever. There are so many things going on around the church and so much happening.
If you have not walked through the Camellia Garden beside the rectory, please take time to look at the work in progress. There are new paths, an irrigation system, and a good pruning and cleaning that was done by the Camellia Society. There are plans to put in benches, and it will be a showplace.
Dave Clark and the Men in Blue are back in action. The Wednesday night fish fry was so popular that we literally ran out of chairs. Our prayers are with the Clark family as Dave goes for back surgery in Columbus.
On Sundays, there will now be an assigned Vestry Member of the Day. This vestry member will be greeting and meeting, helping to count the offerings, unlocking and locking doors and available to talk to members of the parish. As your rector, I can say that the vestry is a very positive and enthusiastic group. They are taking time out from busy schedules to have a Saturday vestry retreat in March.
The same positive enthusiasm is evident in the Search Committee. The process of putting together a profile is one that should not be rushed. Let them meet with the parish and go through the transition in a timely but deliberate pace.
On March 23rd there is a parish work day scheduled. There are numerous things to be done; some as easy as planting some flowers. Please let the office know if you can join in the fun and the work and if you can stay for lunch.
My two classes that began this week will continue through Holy Week. I love teaching and have intentionally tried to make these classes for all levels of study. Please join me at 11 a.m. on Wednesdays to study the Book of Job and at 7 p.m. to talk about what it means to be an Episcopalian.
Personally, I can feel the spirit of the Lord moving at Christ Church. Change is hard but inevitable. Peter and Happy brought so much to the church that it was natural to have a period of grieving. They will always be loved, but now it is time to begin a new chapter of the life of this parish. I am blessed to be with you in this transition time.