Greetings Church! It’s been ten weeks since little Ellis Julian came into the world and joined our family. I am incredibly grateful for the grace and space you have granted me during this important time of transition. Our family has been on a journey these end of summer days getting to know Ellis, visiting with friends and extended family, and finding new rhythms together. We also caught up on sleep! We were sustained during this time by support from grandparents, visits from aunties and uncles and meals from Waverly members and friends.
You have also been on your own journey while I have been away. I hope you enjoyed the variety of sermons from our maternity leave pastoral team. A special thank you to Giuseppe for providing pastoral care, leading worship, and tending to all that came up during this time. I’m also thankful to the Waverly Consistory and other church leaders who shouldered the burden of being without a pastor for these many weeks.
I’m looking forward reconnecting with you and exchanging stories about where we have been and where we are going next. Slowly we’ll get caught up individually and collectively. A reminder that for the month of October I will be working reduced hours as part of my maternity leave plan. My priorities will be leading worship each Sunday, supporting essential functions such as the newsletter, getting caught up with our new tenants, and planning for our November stewardship campaign. I appreciate your continued patience during this time of transition.