May 10, 2020
On the Move
By now I hope you’ve had a chance to watch the video of Fr. Travis that we sent out yesterday via email. It’s a great watch for a rainy day, or a sunny day, or any day for that matter. I’ve watched it twice now and I plan to watch it again. To me, it’s a sign that our faith has been well placed. You’ve heard the search team say it believes it has identified the person God had in mind to be our next rector. You’ve heard the vestry say the same thing. And now, as Fr. Travis says in the video, he and his family are in the process of preparing to move (you’ll see, he has on his “moving shirt”) and they will be joining us shortly; in less than one month. You see, as much as we felt he was the person God had chosen to be our next rector, Fr. Travis felt in a similar manner that God had chosen Immanuel as the church to which the Hines family would journey. (If you'd like to get to know Fr. Travis and his family a bit more, take a look at the blog they kept while they were in Uganda:
There is truly excitement in the air. It is a time, as Ephesians 5:19 says, to be
“speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord, giving thanks always for all things to God the father. . . .“
Adding to this excitement is the fact that this Sunday we will be able to see our worship team presenting our service from All Saints. It’s another step closer to when the Lord brings us physically together again for Sunday worship.
At a time when our prayers are for relief from the specter of sickness in the air and for help for all those suffering, including those who have lost loved ones, let us hold fast to a ray of light that has emanated from the seed of our faith.