Tomorrow is St. Michael's Annual Meeting--a moment when we come together as a whole community to hear a bit about the year gone by and to hear about what is on the horizon for our community. It is at the annual meeting that we elect members of the Vestry--the governing body of our parish. Those elections are always important, but in a time of transition they are doubly important. Most likely, the people we elect to the the vestry tomorrow, along with those nine members of the vestry whose terms are not yet up, will be the people who decide whom we call as our next rector. It is practice in the Episcopal Church, that a search committee vets and interviews candidates for rector and then submits three names to the vestry which then calls the next rector. Please make every effort to attend this important meeting.
I am thrilled that one of our own Live at Five people is running for Vestry. I believe that Susan Langer would be an outstanding vestry member. I am so grateful that she agreed to run for vestry. Come and give her moral support tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. (Parking may be tricky. Don't be discouraged. Park on Gene Av. one block north of St. Michael's and then just walk the ditch south to St. Michael's. I watch for the ditch and then park nearby!)
Live at Five will hold Compline tomorrow night at five! It is a beautiful way to round out the day.