filled with joyful memories of planning special services, such as Christmas Eve and Easter, singing in the St. John’s Choir and Celebration Singers, and working with willing and dedicated staff and volunteers. I thank you all for giving me the opportunity to serve St. John’s and, more importantly, the glory of God these past three years.
During the past few weeks, Steven and I have been strategic about transitioning my work smoothly and seamlessly to my replacement. Ama Marcelos, Administrative Assistant for the Sacramento Gay Men’s Chorus, has been learning and working diligently so that the detail and organizational components of music ministries continue without interruption. After my last day, Ama will begin working fully as the Interim Worship & Music Program Coordinator. Please give her a warm welcome to St. John’s!
My last day in the church office will be Friday, August 11, and my last Sunday in worship will be August 13. I will leave my contact information with Kevin Lamb at the front office if you would like to contact me. After Bishop Eaton’s visit the first weekend of August, I will be busy making farewell plans with the staff and my friends, and also parting ways with my favorite eateries in town.
As I work towards my goal of becoming a church music director, I ask for your thoughts, prayers, and blessings. I pray and wish for God’s blessings for St. John’s as we live God’s love in the world and celebrate the remainder of our sesquicentennial anniversary.