RECTOR'S LETTER - APRIL
Mutual Ministry Review kick-off is on Sunday, April 12
As we come off the high of Easter and all the joy it brings, I invite you to hold on to that sense of resurrection joy as we enter into a time of reflection and dreaming about our ministry at St. Margaret’s. As part of the contract of having a rector, the Diocese asks us to hold regular Mutual Ministry Reviews – as our facilitator calls it, much like a wellness visit to your doctor. There is more information below about our MMR, but I would like to highlight a few things. First, we will kick off the review on Sunday, April 12, when our consultant will preach and celebrate. Though this is often considered a “low Sunday,” I hope you will make an effort to come out and learn more about the MMR and get instructions on how to fill out your survey (there will be both online and paper versions available). The results of the surveys will be presented to our Vestry in May when we hold our Annual Retreat. Your honest, thoughtful and hopeful feedback will be most appreciated. This is a wonderful chance for us to see where we have been, where we are, and where we are going – and to give us all renewed energy for mission and ministry here at St. Margaret’s and in Plainview. All are invited to participate – whether you have been here less than a year or you have been here 50 years.
In the meantime, since Holy Week and Easter fall between March and April, I hope that you will join us in all that St. Margaret’s has to offer during this blessed time of year. Whether you prefer the quiet of Compline, the spirited playing of guitars at Evensong, the tender nature of footwashing, the stark contrast of Good Friday services, or the dramatic and powerful experience of Easter Vigil, there is a place for you this Holy Week. This is a great opportunity to invite a friend to St. Margaret’s to show them the breadth and beauty of St. Margaret’s liturgies.
Of course, there are fun ways to help friends and family plug in to St. Margaret’s as well – whether it is the Easter Egg Hunt, the pageantry of Easter Day, or our Annual High Tea. St. Margaret’s is bubbling with energy and enthusiasm, and I hope that you will let that enthusiasm spread to those you may not have thought about inviting to church (or that you have thought about, but were nervous to make the invitation). Let the Holy Spirit move in and through you this spring and share the love of Christ today!
~ The Rev. Jennifer Andrews-Weckerly