Sunday, January 20, 2008

Holy Family has its Annual Meeting

So the Episcopal Church of the Holy Family had its annual meeting today. An overflow crowd (spilling over into the back field) met to reflect on the past year and look to the future.

We are grateful for the strong leadership of Father Keith Axberg (as one parishioner proclaimed to a standing ovation) and Marshal Johnston (our outgoing senior warden). We also unanimously passed the following resolution:

"We the parishioners of Holy Family Episcopal Church, Fresno, California,

"AFFIRM that we are and intend to remain a parish in the Diocese of San Joaquin, a part of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America, and a member of the Worldwide Anglican Communion;

"ACKNOWLEDGE the leadership of our Presiding Bishop, the Most Reverend Katharine Jefferts Schori, and thank her for the prayers and support she has provided our Diocese and parish;

"PRAY for the reconciliation of the parishes and people in the Diocese of San Joaquin so that we can move beyond those things that prevent and distract us from presenting our common witness to Christ's presence in the world. "

Amen!

And, as a newly elected member of the Vestry of Holy Family, I pledge my heart, hands and mind to the service of this parish, and the Episcopal Church.

6 comments:

Fresno Mark said...

Thanks for posting this, and welcome to the Vestry! Looking forward to working with you there.

Wormwood's Doxy said...

You are a braver woman than I, dear friend. Congratulations!

God bless all those who are willing to participate in the making of sausages! I will offer prayers for your ministry.

Love,
Doxy

Brother Causticus said...

BC notes with approval the election of the good and faithful Aghaveagh and looks forward to greeting her, her fellow Vestry members, and the erstwhile vergers of the Episcopal Church of the Holy Family on Saturday in Hanford, God willing.

Kirstin said...

Congratulations, Aghaveagh! God keep you.

Aghaveagh said...

I am honored by the comments of Brother Causticus, and look forward to meeting him at Hanford. How shall we know you? A carnation in your lapel?

God moves in mysterious ways, indeed.

Caminante said...

Many blessings on your work on vestry. God called and you said yes!

Thanks, too, for your live-blogging today (Saturday 26 January) from Hanford. It was wonderful.