Dear friends,

I was extremely encouraged by our time together last Sunday. Your heart in prayer and worship moved me and blessed the Lord. Thank you to everyone who labored in myriad ways to gather us in a time of worship where His name was glorified, and His presence was manifest. We continue to extend a very warm welcome to those who joined us for the first time and to say how blessed we all were to see returning family members enrich our community.

Until such time as a new Rector is appointed, as the new Diocesan Bishop, I will continue to pastor the All Saints family with the Godly assistance of Canon Susie Skillen.

This Sunday we continue our new series under the heading “Welcome Home” that seeks to unpack the Father’s love and the great scandal of His grace, as described by Jesus in his parable of the prodigal son. This week we move our focus to the younger son and discover that he was even more lost than we might have first appreciated and therefore the grace of God is even more spectacular than we may have imagined.

Please do join me in praying daily for the All Saints family as we seek the Spirit’s leading for the future. To that end, I have prepared a Prayer Guide with some words of encouragement and what I hope will help to guide and shape a bold and faithful shared prayer life in this season of transition.

In His great love,

+Bishop Andrew