Senior Warden News
Spring is approaching, the days are lengthening, and robins are making occasional appearances – these are just three things to be thankful for right now! On a personal level, I am thankful that my husband is recovering well from his shoulder surgery, that I will see my four little cuties on Friday, and that next week I will be in North Carolina and see green grass!
As a parish we also have much to be thankful for – primarily for one another and the spontaneous sharing and caring that occurs when we gather, but also for Mary Ann, our Interim Priest, and Tom, our Deacon. We have an active and involved Vestry with ideas galore! and parishioners who take on commitments and roles of leadership. Our Discernment Committee is committed to a thorough and thoughtful search. Our monthly potluck suppers continue to be fun and we enjoy the regular participation of guys from the Re-Entry Center. Plans to celebrate our 100th birthday are percolating, and the 100 books, already purchased, are being gathered for delivery to our local elementary schools in April. Despite Sunday morning snowstorms and our transitional status, we have continued to welcome newcomers to our midst. There is much, much more, but these are what come to my mind without too much effort!
I was prompted to write this note of thankfulness because of news we received this week. Our parishioner, Robert Whidden, who very quietly attended the 8 a.m. service, joined in at Coffee Hour, attended the MOMs meetings, and who passed away last November must have been thankful for St. Margaret’s. He thought of us in his last will and testament and bequeathed a substantial sum to our church. THANK YOU, BOB! We are extremely thankful!