After thanking Archbishop Melissa and the St. Paul's Leadership Team a few days ago, I would now like to thank you all for the welcome and kindness you have shown me during the five years I have been at St. Paul’s. Thank you to the clergy (past and present) and those who have preached here, to the staff team and all the volunteers with whom I have had the immense privilege of serving our community: the Church Committee, Altar Guild Ministry, Labyrinth, Acolytes and Crucifers, Ushers and Greeters, Reader Rota Coordinators, Readers, Intercessors, Lay Administrators, Choir, Healing Guild and Home / Hospital Communion Team, Coffee Hosts and Kitchen Team, Book Club, Open Church Team, Pride Weekend Team, and not forgetting the other aid groups and ministries, no longer active at St. Paul’s today. Thanks to my husband for his constant support and for taking the time to carefully proofread all my sermons and reflections since May 2015.
Finally, thanks to each of you, parishioners of St. Paul’s Anglican Church! I am extremely grateful to God for each of you. Over the past 40 years and without interruption, I have had the privilege of serving our Loving God, first as a member of the laity and later as an ordained person. From the several wonderful years I spent serving with the awesome parishioners at Holy Trinity Cathedral in New Westminster to these past five years spent with you, it has been a most fulfilling and rewarding time in my life. Thank you!
I do not know yet what God may have in store for me, but I commit myself to serving Him with all my heart, whatever His plan may be.
You will be in my prayers. May God bless you all.