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I support the movement of the Holy Spirit.

I support Ruthanne practicing self-care over the next couple of weeks as she approaches her annual vacation time.

I support you, the people of Church of the Ascension for the love and kindness you show to each other and to your clergy.

I support the ongoing ministry that happens among this beautiful community of believers.

In response to Ruthanne’s letter I would like to say how blessed I feel (blessed by the same marvelous and mysterious Holy Spirit) to be your curate at this time.  As I am able, it will be my joy to ensure that priestly ministry continues here at Ascension until Ruthanne returns from her holiday and I begin my own in mid-August. To this end I remind you:

We will continue to produce a Service of Worship, complete with a sermon, each week.

We will continue to have Priest on the Lawn each week.

A Newsletter will be sent out weekly containing updates and articles of interest.

I will work in my office at the church each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10:00 am till 3:00 pm. This will me to respond to parish needs as they arise while respecting all Covid-19 protocols for safety.

You are encouraged to reach out to me if you have any pastoral need. I will also most happily respond to social calls or emails. My cell phone is 705 607 4546. My email is [email protected]

In closing I ask for your support. I ask that you join me in holding this beautiful family of faith in your prayers. Pray for Ruthanne and her family, pray for one another and pray for myself.

Gratefully,

Phil+