New Rector Chosen
Welcoming the New Rector
At the 10:30 service on Sunday, 7 August, senior warden Julie Stroup and junior warden Tom Tracy liturgically welcomed Father Heying as the new rector.
Julie, “Father Chris, accept this Bible and Prayer Book, and be among us as one who proclaims the Word and one who leads us in prayer.”
Tom, “Father Chris, receive these keys, and let the doors of this place be open to all people.”
Father Chris responded, “I receive the keys of this church and I promise, with God’s help, to be a faithful pastor, priest, and teacher among you.”
A full congregation expressed joy with their applause.
Father Chris’s wife Cindy and their son Patrick were also presented to the congregation.
Then the full vestry and search committee were recognized and thanked.