Category: Transition

New Rector Called: Matthew McCormick

Our new rector will be joining us in the month of December.  He is the Rev. Matthew McCormick.  He was ordained to the priesthood in 2008.  Most recently, he has been the vicar of the Church of the Resurrection in

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Now Accepting Applications for Rector

We are now accepting applications for a full-time Rector. For more information, please view our profile and view our portfolio at the Office for Transition Ministry​. To apply for this position, please send a cover letter stating your ministry goals

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Search Update: Parish Profile

Over the past two months, the Search Team has been taking the results of the Discovery Meetings and crafting a parish profile and rector requirements. The Vestry has reviewed the profile document, which has been finalized and can be seen

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Search Team Update: August 2015

The Search Team began meeting in June and meets twice a month on the first and third Monday evenings at 7:15. (Instead of Labor Day, the first Monday of September, we will meet August 31.) Our tasks in these first

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Search Team Update: Communication

The Search Team is starting to develop a church profile based on the results of the recent discovery process with the congregation and the staff. A mailbox for communicating and sharing thoughts with the Search Team will be in the

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Mary Gustafson as Interim Rector

With the Rev. John Newton’s last Sunday on June 28 and his retirement, we’re pleased to welcome the Rev. Mary Gustafson to Messiah Episcopal Church as Interim Rector. “I am thrilled that the Rev. Mary Gustafson has agreed to take

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Celebrating John Newton

We have had a number of festivities to celebrate the ministry of our rector John Newton, who is retiring this summer. There was a fun party on June 26 at Como Park. John and Karen’s last Sunday with us was

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Searching for the Next Rector

“It will be your task to proclaim by word and deed the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and to fashion your life in accordance with these precepts… In all that you do, you are to nourish God’s people from the riches

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Discovery Meetings completed

As a part of our transition process with Rev. John Newton retiring this summer, we have hosted a series of discovery meetings to get input from the congregation about the search for a new Rector. These were opportunities to meet

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Going Away Gift for John Newton

Dear Parishioner, As we prepare to bid farewell to our rector, Rev. John Newton, this June, we also have the opportunity to celebrate his ministry throughout the past 10 years at Messiah Episcopal Church. These years were marked by growth,

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