For the Christian, hello always follows goodbye . . .
A Note from Fr. Tom
In times of transition, I have found the wise counsel of others to help me along the way. This is why I recently chose to revisit Joyce Rupp’s book in the midst of praying over a new season in my life. While I have been embraced by the family of All Saints’, I now feel a stronger need to be closer to my family and friends, after being so often separated for the past five years.
Therefore, effective May 15th, 2013, I will be leaving All Saints’ Parish for a new call to be the interim rector of St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Louisville, Kentucky. This new chapter of ministry, in my 26th year as a priest, will bring me within six hours’ drive of Memphis, where, as most of you know, my wife, father, sisters and many friends live. My last Sunday with you will be May 12.
. . . I hope you will feel free to be in touch with me in my final weeks in Frederick. Although it will be a busy time, I will do all I can to make time to talk with you. Please know you will be much in my thoughts and prayers in the weeks and months ahead. And let us never forget to give glory to God, “whose power, working in us, can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine” (Ephesians 3:20).
There will be a Spiritual Exit Interview, an Examen, on May 11 at 10 a.m. If you would like to participate in the All Saints' Parish Examen, please contact the church office for the reflection questions we will be using
April 27: Rebuilding Together
Summer Camp Registration is Here!
Sign up for Summer Camp now. Camp runs June 24-28; registration closes May 19. For more information, check out the April Saints Alive!. Download the Forms here:
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The Annual Meeting
We held our Annual Meeting on Sunday, February 10. We've posted our usual parish documents, and a few other items that have been requested:
- 2012 Annual Report
- 2013 Vestry Bios
- Fr. Tom's Message - Mission
- Katie and Bruce's Message - Stewardship and Leadership
- Alyssia's Message - Connections
- Our Heritage Timeline
- Heritage Presentation
Epsicopalians Against Gun Violence
Join us in making change possible. Read our stand on gun violence, and ways you can help make a difference.