Saturday, May 15, 2010

Pastoral Care Sunday: Please join us for an extraordinary day

This Sunday we are celebrating our pastoral care ministries. The Rev. Dr. Ann Willms, our associate rector for pastoral care, will be preaching. We are also hosting a very special ministry fare highlighting our pastoral care ministries and the many resources in our community for the health of body, mind and soul. Do please come.

During the 10 am service, we will also be blessing the prayer shawls created by members of our congregation. The shawls are given to people who are ill or in need in some way.

We will also be offering prayers for healing in the chapel during Communion at the 10 am service. After the service, we have a guest speaker, Suzanne Smith, the chaplain at Martha Jefferson Hospital.

Earlier at 9 am (between our two morning services) I will be hosting a rector's forum. I will be happy to take any questions about anything including our recent staff changes, our finances, or just how Lori and I are doing two years into this adventure in Charlottesville. Please come.

In recent days I have been particularly struck by how God provides so abundantly for this parish by continually sending us gifted people and all of the resources we need to do so much to bring healing, reconciliation and wholeness to the people who walk in our doors and beyond our walls. Please come celebrate Sunday!

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