We are very sad to see some precious and valued friends leaving Holy Trinity over the last couple of months. However, we wish them well and send much love and many blessings along with them as they continue on their life journeys!
Mike Fazio, who has retired after 15 years as organist at Holy Trinity. He had planned to depart after the Easter Sunday service but was prevented from doing so after the service was cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Warden Steve Horst writes this tribute: here
The Rev. Pat Jackson’s last Sunday as deacon at Holy Trinity was May 3, when she led
prayers and read the gospel on Facebook Live and Zoom. Deacon Pat had been serving at Holy Trinity since 2011, far longer than the usual three-year stint in our diocese. Under three rectors (four if you count both Mary Barnett and Mary Anne Osborn as a team), Deacon Pat has visited the sick and shut-ins in our parish. She has also led Bible study and started a prayer group that will continue meeting after her departure.
In bidding Deacon Pat farewell on behalf of a grateful parish, the Rev. Mary called her a “prayer warrior” and said “we would not be who we are without her.” She added, “We go with her as she goes out to bless the world in new and exciting ways.” The Rev. Mary promised, “We will celebrate her at a time to come.”
The Rev. Mary Anne Osborn will be leaving us after the June 7 Sunday service. Since arriving in October, she has been serving in a part-time supervisory role during the period when the Rev. Mary Barnett was a transitional curate awaiting ordination to the priesthood. The Rev. Mary was ordained a priest on March 25. With Mary Anne’s departure, the Rev. Mary will assume the role of missional priest in charge. An offsite supervisor from the diocese will be available to provide advice.
In a letter this week to the parish, the Rev. Mary Anne wrote that “it’s important for Rev. Mary to step into the role as the singular priest-in-charge.” She added, “Because of COVID, I probably won’t get to see you in person, which truly grieves me. However, I will be back for a festive celebration of this wonderful community when Mary is able to preside at in-person Eucharist with as many of you as possible. I look forward to that joyful day!” So do we!