Letter of thanks
Dear Saint Matthew's Family,
It is difficult to express the depth of my gratitude for the tenth anniversary celebration that you threw for us on the 15th. The day was a powerful reminder to me of how fortunate I am to have been called to serve as rector of Saint Matthew's.
While I thought that there might be gifts involved, I was completely surprised and deeply moved by the incredible stole and chasuble that you presented to me. You could have easily purchased a chasuble and stole from one of the many companies that makes church vestments. Instead, you worked together to produce a remarkable gift that is not only gorgeous, but profoundly meaningful. It was a true labor of love, and I am grateful to all who worked on it, especially Laura Clarke, the brains behind the operation. Whenever I wear these vestments I will be reminded of our deep connected-ness in Christ, the vine, and the love and hospitality with which you have embraced me and my family from day one of our arrival in Jamestown.
I also want to thank all those who helped with the beautiful reception after the service, and all those who have added their memories to the time-line in the parish hall. It has indeed been a memorable ten years. I look forward with anticipation and hope to what our future holds for us at Saint Matthew's.
7/26/2017 03:40:31 am
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The Rev. Kevin Lloyd is an Episcopal priest and Rector of Saint Matthew's Church in Jamestown, RI.