Called to Make Room for God & God's Blessing

Happy 2018! As we head into the Feast of Epiphany, there is a tradition of chalking the door of one's home on January 6th to show that "we are called to make room for God and God's blessing."

St. Luke's Vestry will be meeting on retreat on the Feast of Epiphany to consider all that lies ahead of us in this time of purposeful--and difficult--change.

Vestry members would love to hear from you about what you're excited about at St. Luke's, and where you see the biggest challenges, as we make room for God and God's blessing. Also, we want to hear from anyone interested in exploring the sacred ministry of Vestry service (including clerk and treasurer positions for 2018), and the discernment/nominating process for this ministry.

What does a vestry do? The general outline of our service is "to help define and articulate the mission of the congregation; to support the church's mission by word and deed; to select the rector; to ensure effective organization and planning; and to manage resources and finances." Read more.
 
There are many ways we can connect:  

•    Vestry meetings are open to the congregation. (In 2017, meetings were the 3rd Monday, but with new Vestry members taking office in January, this may change in 2018. Keep an eye on the church calendar.)

•    We will be hosting a Sunday morning Vestry Open House on January 14 at 9:30am in the Library. Please come!

•    And we are always available to chat over coffee on Sundays.
 
Let's begin this new year ready to make room for God and God's blessing together.
 
Yours in Christ,
Gayle Hemenway,
Senior Warden