A Word of Introduction

Posted by Father Todd Wetzel on

A word of introduction as I have been ‘hired’ by your Vestry with the consent of Bishop Sumner and Canon Gilton to function as your Priest, Pastor, Advocate and Preacher during this ‘interim’ time between the departure of Fr. Gary and the selection and arrival of your...

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Tags: interim, introduction, new beginnings, rector, church business

New Folks Coming In

Posted by Father Gary Herbst on

One of the challenges in any transition is welcoming new folks in.  For sure with any change in leadership there will be rough areas and smooth areas.  Old leaders have their certain areas of expertise and new ones have different skills.  My predecessor, Fr. Don, had certain areas...

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Tags: church matters, new beginnings, transition

Looking Forward

Posted by Father Gary Herbst on

One of the things that keep us all going is looking forward.  For sure we need to look back from time to time to make course corrections or we won’t be very effective in our journey.  But looking forward to the unfolding days ahead of us is important.   Looking back I feel...

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Tags: church business, going forward, hope, new beginnings, transition

Short-timer's Disease

Posted by Father Gary Herbst on

Transition times in our lives all have this quality.  When we are focused on some big event in our lives and the event draws closer, we may miss the immediate details.   It may be a simple thing like forgetting to tie your shoes or a big thing like looking both ways before crossing a...

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Tags: church matters, new beginnings, optimism, transition

New Beginnings

Posted by Father Gary Herbst on

Everyone likes a chance to start over.  It’s easy to look across the terrain of our past and see all the potholes that we wish we could have avoided.  Some were pretty deep and others were a simple bump in the road.  But looking back it could have been different, had we...

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Tags: future, hope, new beginnings, new year