Pastoral Coverage for July
As many of you know I am the priest in charge of a summer only congregation in Dublin, New Hampshire for the month of July. I am still planning to take my vacation in Dublin as planned, beginning July 1, but will be in close contact with Sue Waiter and the parish leadership to make sure that our ministry will continue while I am away.
I have secured clergy to lead the services over the four Sundays that I am away and wanted to share details with the wider congregation so that everyone has an introduction to the clergy who have committed to serve the congregation in my absence.
Sunday, July 7, which is a Holy Eucharist Sunday, will be lead by our parishioner and friend Eric Weaver. Eric is a regular at our 8 AM service, serves as a regular supply clergy person in Selden and was formerly a priest associate at Trinity Church in Northport. Eric’s career was in the public schools and he brings a wealth of experience to our Sunday worship.
Sunday, July 14, a morning prayer Sunday, will be lead by Steven Tamke who is the curate at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Lattingtown. Stephen is a relatively newly ordained priest and graduate of Virginia Seminary. Stephen grew up in Garden City at the Cathedral of the Incarnation and is a gifted singer and pastor who is excited to serve at our St. John’s.
July 21, a Holy Eucharist Sunday, will be ably pastored by The Rev. John Branson who shares with me the summer ministry in Dublin, NH. John was the long-time rector at Trinity Church in Westport, Connecticut, until his retirement. John has served most recently as the interim rector at Christ Church, Alexandria, Virginia and Christ Church in Greenwich, CT.
July 28, a Morning Prayer Sunday, will be led by friend and colleague Eve Cavilieri. Eve currently serves as the Upper School Chaplain at the National Cathedral School in Washington, DC - one of the leading all girls independent schools in the nation and is a gifted teacher and preacher. Eve and her family will be staying in the Rectory for the week preceding July 28. I know they will enjoy their time on the beautiful North Shore.
Additionally, the Rev. Allison Moore, the interim rector at Christ Church in Manhasset, will serve as a pastor-on-call for pastoral emergencies should they arise.
Sue Waiter will manage the church office in my absence with regular contact with me in New Hampshire and Seamus Mitchell and James Wylie will be available for other parish emergencies, should they arise.
Thank you for the gift of this time off. It has been an amazing program year and we have much to do together when the new one arrives. I look forward to being with you refreshed and renewed again in August when we will welcome Mary Beth into our parish family.