A MESSAGE FROM THE SENIOR WARDEN

THE CROSS, JULY 2020

It has been 15 weeks since we have been able to worship together in our church building and while it may seem that church is at a standstill, I want to assure you that there is still a lot happening:

 

Michelle continues her work in the office three days a week.

 

Christina and Holly completely sanitized the church and parish house and Christina continues to spend a few hours a week keeping it clean.

 

Jane continues her work on the programs. Even though our summer programs are not running she continues to apply for grants and prepare for the upcoming school year. She repurposed funds and hired a garden coordinator so our gardens would be used and cared for this summer.

 

Logan, our garden coordinator, is a constant presence at the church watching over the gardens.

 

Lynn and Archie continue to make final touches on the rectory in preparation for David Bruce.

 

Judy and Bob continue to address any property issues that arise at the church and parish house. Being first on our security company call list when the alarm is set off (usually by accident) they make the drive to church to inspect the property.

 

The food pantry continues to serve our neighbors twice a month.

 

Our treasurers (Gingie, Lauren, and Lynn) continue to deposit pledges that are received in the office and ensure our bills are paid.

 

The vestry continues to meet and work closely with the diocese to prepare our church for a safe reopening.

 

So, while it may seem that St Andrew’s has gone silent please know that there are many people still working hard to ensure that our doors will be ready to reopen soon.  The good news is that we are getting close; hopefully I will have an update to share with you this week! Even though David Bruce will not be with us until September, the Rev Geoffrey Piper will be celebrating with us when we return to church this summer.

 

Please stay safe and enjoy this glorious weather. Hopefully we will be together soon!

 

Rachelle,

Senior Warden

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