1 St. Andrew s Episcopal Church Denver, Colorado Annual Meeting January 23, 2011
3 One Hundred Years of Offerings A Reflection by Timothy J. Krueger, Choirmaster I sometimes ponder the collective contents of the offering plates being retired today, January 23, Inscribed The Rev. C. H. Marshall, Trinity Memorial Parish now in faint, hard-to-read characters the plates have been in use for about a hundred years (Charles H. Marshall was rector from 1888 to 1895; and, even if they were given to the church as a memorial to him years later, after he was no longer rector, Trinity Memorial Parish changed its name to St. Andrew s around 1918, thus dating the plates to 1917 at the latest). What have these plates seen pass through them in those hundred years? If they could talk, what would they tell us of St. Andrew s and its parishioners over this last century? Certainly they ve seen a great deal of money literally tens of millions of dollars, I suspect. But more importantly, they ve seen the faces and hands of tens of thousands of people, and the hopes and dreams of a parish struggling to pay its bills, endeavoring to expand its ministries, increasing its budget for outreach, hoping to fix the roof, paying for a new organ, striving to offer its rector a living wage. They ve borne the loving devotion of people giving enthusiastically to a community they cherish. They ve carried the altruistic intentions of people longing to serve the poor, the dispossessed and the marginalized in our society. They ve contained the architectural aspirations of people wishing to expand and beautify this sacred space, and the musical dreams of people worshiping God in the beauty of holiness. When the plates were shiny and new, they were passed from hand to hand by men with pocket watches and waistcoats, and women with hats and white gloves they heard the clanging of coins more than the rustle of paper then. They were circulated by men who served in the two World Wars, and women who were waiting, praying, fearing the telegram. Men with crew-cuts and women with beehive hairdos handled these plates, succeeded by long-haired hippies and monks in denim habits; and more recently by the likes of us, whether wearing a suit and tie, a designer dress, or a pair of sneakers and a t-shirt. But no matter the garb of those handling the plates, or their stations in life, these plates bear the fingerprints of Christians who have been doing the work of God, worshiping, serving, feeding, praying ministering the love of Christ to all and sundry. Given the enormous burdens these offering plates have carried over these hundred years, it is perhaps fitting that we take this moment to reflect on them as they are retired from active service. Although their function will change, and they will live out their remaining years in a more decorative role, they still bear silent witness through their dingy and slightly battered appearance to a century of God s service in this place.
4 St. Andrew s Episcopal Church Denver, Colorado Annual Meeting January 23, 2011 Agenda Call to Order Prayer Consideration of the January 23, 2011 Agenda Approval of the Minutes of the 2010 Annual Meeting Introduction of the New Vestry Candidates Election of Senior Warden and Vestry Members Treasurer s Report and Consideration of the 2011 Budget From the Rector Thank You to All Who Have Served the Parish Announcement of Vestry Elections Other Business of the Parish The Rev d Elizabeth Randall The Rev d Elizabeth Randall The Rev d Elizabeth Randall The Rev d Elizabeth Randall Rich Rinehart Rich Rinehart Jim Anthony The Rev d Elizabeth P. Randall Rich Rinehart Rich Rinehart Rich Rinehart Remarks for the Good of the Parish Adjournment Hymn: 533
5 From the Rector The Reverend Elizabeth P. Randall What a year it was! When I look at the reports of the various ministry groups, and remember the energy and accomplishments of the past year, I m inspired and humbled. Our vision process in the spring and early summer reaffirmed our understanding of our community identity and helped us focus on our mission. This, in turn, inspired the Who is My Neighbor? component of our Sacred Vision Sacred Path campaign. As contributions to SVSP come in, the Neighbor fund will grow. During the year to come, we ll begin to plan how to use this fund to reach out to our neighbors. Some exciting new online tools made available through the Bishop s office may give us a head start in learning about our neighborhood and may help us move more quickly towards actual programs. The true commitment and dedication of our SVSP co-chairs, Andy Robinson and Susan Trickett, is something for which I will always be grateful. Their leadership, and the efforts of many volunteers, brought us several gifts, among them a renewed sense of pride in our parish history, and a deepening of our community bonds. We did not reach our campaign goal, but there are other ways to meet our financial obligations. The spirit of the campaign contributed something precious to our life together, and that gift will sustain us for years to come. This is a time of leadership transition in many ministries. Heartfelt thanks go to Ann Luke, who retired as sacristan after many years of faithful and grace-filled service; Eric Frame, who guided outreach ministry through the months following Deacon Sally s departure with dedication and humor; Charlie Horn and Liz Treichler, who led the evangelism ministry through a transition to parish life, Barbara Becker, who has organized coffee hour with energy and good humor, and Andy Robinson, who in 2010 led the newly formed Stewardship Ministry, and helped us complete the most successful annual campaign in our history. Ben Cordoba, Brian Hyde and I, in several thoughtful and good conversations, decided that the landscape ministry had fulfilled its purpose, and the group should disband until needed at some future time. Thanks to them for their ministry leadership over the past year and a half. Finally, Martha Bollenbacher, who guided the endowment committee from the time the fund was formed, retires now after many years. Her vision and dedication, and her passion for outreach, have been a great gift. As I look to the year ahead, my hopes and plans for this community focus inward and outward. First, I am convinced that there is a longing for prayer among us: for ongoing formation events leading us to different ways of prayer, for prayer groups where we support each other, for a growing understanding of a rule of life as the foundation of a mature faith life. I plan to invite us into a focus on prayer in the year ahead. And our neighbors are waiting for us. My hope is that this coming year we will see the sacred path opening up before us, the path that leads from our front door into the world. This year I am committed to seeking out and finding, together with all of you, the first steps on that path. In Peace,
6 Vestry Senior Warden: Rich Rinehart I now know what it means to be a Senior Warden has been a very satisfying year for me personally in my role as Senior Warden. We are so blessed to have a community of faithful, gifted and committed parishioners. It has been such a pleasure to serve all of you and to work with the vestry, officers, staff and clergy to assure that St. Andrew s becomes the place where we worship, grow in spirit and serve those in need. We have accomplished so much this year beginning with building increasing clarity around our vision for St. Andrew s through the all parish meetings, parish survey and the strategic plans that will be necessary as we continue to grow the parish in the coming years. The success of the SVSP campaign and the willingness of parishioners to give so generously is inspiring. We continue to build on our financial health as our budgetary commitments increase. We have been able to expand our music ministry, improve our facilities and fund our programs more fully in We will be presenting the parish with a balanced budget for As we look to the coming year we do have some challenges as well. While the SVSP campaign was a huge success, it fell short of the amount needed to fund the complete retirement of our construction loan by June The vestry is working on a plan to address the shortfall with the Colorado Episcopal Foundation which we will be sharing with you in the coming months. We will be continuing to address the questions raised by our growth as a vestry working with clergy, staff and ministry leadership. We will discern the many ways that our Who is My Neighbor efforts will be expressed in the coming months and years. We will begin the process of how to best develop the parking lots with our partner The Urban Land Conservancy. I want to thank our outgoing Vestry members Shelley Brown, Beckett Stokes and Brian Hyde for serving the parish and welcome those who will be elected on this day to serve the parish during the next three years. Junior Warden Judith M. James The junior warden serves as a member of the parish leadership team and oversees the care of our buildings and grounds. In 2010, nearly a dozen Episcopalians changed St. Andrew s light bulbs, with the help of a tall ladder from Hi-Rise Bakery. Xcel Energy provided funding for five dozen energy saving compact fluorescent lights for the undercroft and parish house. The nave pendants and sconces were re-lamped with lower wattage bulbs. The small lights in the Delzell Room were replaced with brighter, wide-beam floods. A low-voltage LED light now shines on the statue of Mary and Child. Significant 2010 projects included removal of the yard hydrant and related repairs to protect the parish house foundation from water damage. Multiple irrigation system valves were replaced, and
7 a broken water line, 4 feet below grade level, was repaired. Leaking toilet valves and sink faucets throughout the parish house were replaced. A mysterious plumbing anomaly, causing a mixing of the hot and hold water within the plumbing fixtures, was diagnosed and corrected. Denver Water and the Mile High Youth Corp replaced two inefficient toilets in the parish house with low-volume flush fixtures, at no cost. The church heating system was improved by the installation of an exterior temperature sensor to prevent the Delzell Room heater coil from freezing. An unexpected boiler malfunction, at the beginning of the heating season, was diagnosed and corrected. The cracked radiator in the narthex was replaced. During 2010 parishioners gathered for spring cleaning and fall winterization WorkDays. A Gardening Ministry was organized, led by Bobbi Siersma. We entered into a five-year contract with Applied Elevator Services to monitor and maintain our elevator. Air Conditioning Associates/Denver Boiler will care for the evaporative coolers and boilers in both buildings during the coming year. Special thanks are extended to the Sounding Board, Shelley Brown and Roger Kilgore, for their advice, support, and hands-on help. Many parishioners volunteered plumbing and mechanical skills, carpentry, weed-pulling, floor cleaning, painting, snow shoveling, and other tasks to improve the appearance and safety of our buildings and grounds. Parishioners donated supplies and equipment and made designated gifts to defray repair and maintenance expenses. Bennett Buenconsejo skillfully handled unexpected inspections and contractor visits. Funding to trim our overgrown trees has been included in the 2011 budget. A dry erase board will be installed in the Delzell Room. The leak-damaged carpet in the Titus Room bathroom will be replaced with ceramic tile flooring, if the budget suffices. Attractive and cost-effective remedies for the noisy sound reverberation problem in the undercroft are being considered. In the coming year, the list of parishioners who volunteer their carpentry, plumbing, and handyman skills will be will be organized and recognized as Saint Joseph s Crew. A notebook listing seasonal tasks and describing building systems will be prepared for the next junior warden. During my final year, I hope to begin exploring of the possibility of obtaining a State Historical Fund historic preservation grant to assist with long-deferred maintenance and repair of the parish house exterior. Finally, I look forward to working with the rector, senior warden, and vestry members in discovering our neighbors and enhance St. Andrew s presence in Denver s urban center. The Catechumenate The Rev d George Magnuson The Catechumenate resumed for the second consecutive year on September 16, 2010 with the continuing theme Open Hearts/Inquiring Minds. We again have a vibrant and engaged group of thirteen catechumens this year. They were admitted as catechumens in the Admission of Catechumens liturgy on the First Sunday of Advent, November 28, 2010.
8 The Catechumenate is an ancient tradition dating back to the earliest centuries of the Church. People seeking life in Jesus Christ within the fellowship of the church entered into a period of inquiry, instruction, prayer, reflection, and spiritual formation under the teaching and support of their local Christian community. So important did the Church hold this process that the seekers actually entered a distinct order of the church for the duration of their training called the Catechumenate. Most of the class are preparing for Baptism and/or Confirmation in the Episcopal Church. Several members of the class are using the opportunity to deepen their understanding, relationships, and faith. Each one has begun the journey exactly where they are, and together are contributing to the diversity of faith and life situation of the class. The size and vitality of the class reflects the recent growth of the congregation. Members of the class will take the next step on the First Sunday in Lent, March 13, 2011 in the Enrollment of Catechumens liturgy. Some members will receive the Sacrament of Holy Baptism on April 23, at the Great Vigil of Easter. The class will be confirmed in May by Bishop O Neill, and be dismissed on the Day of Pentecost. Serving as Catechists this year are Nancy Panter, Tommy Timm, Steve Rickard, Brian Hyde, Elizabeth Randall, and George Magnuson. Music Ministry Timothy J. Krueger, Choirmaster Ralph B. Valentine, Organist 2010 saw a number of transformations in the music at St. Andrew s, most notably on the organ bench. Frank Nowell, who had served as organist for eight years, played his final service on January 10. Donald Warner then filled in for 6½ months as interim organist, and I couldn t be more thankful for his presence among us during that period. What easily could have represented a difficult time for me, and a dip in the quality of the music, turned into a blessing and no diminishment of the excellence of our work in the least. Then in August, Ralph Valentine stepped in as our new organist, newly retired to Colorado from Connecticut, and for the last six months he has adorned our services with his fine service playing, his excellent accompaniments to hymns and anthems, and his inspiring voluntaries and improvisations. His presence, as well as that of his wife Lynne, has been an added joy to me and my wife, as well as to many others also saw an increase in the parish s services of Choral Evensong. Starting in September, Evensong was sung every Thursday, either by the full choir, a quartet of staff singers, or by a cantor or two leading congregational Evensong. This enhancement (along with a sandwich board advertising the service placed in front of the church every Thursday, as well as the initiation of a sherry reception afterwards!) resulted in a noticeable increase in attendance, the congregation often consisting of complete strangers or those only loosely affiliated with St. Andrew s. Elizabeth and I have discussed how this new service represents one new component of reaching out to our community, drawing the unchurched into our midst in a variety of ways in short, Evangelism. If
9 you have not experienced this jewel of the Anglican liturgy, I invite you to come any Thursday at 5:30 pm to experience it. And if you have come on occasion, I encourage you to begin making it a regular part of your weekly spiritual practice. One new element to our program in 2010 that bears promise was the addition of six child choristers to the choir on Christmas Eve (4:00 pm) and Epiphany. My heartfelt thanks are due to Sarah Stallings for the coordination and rehearsal of these tykes; and my thanks to the parents for their commitment in getting them to rehearsals, as well as working on the music with their children on their own. How is one to quantify the work of the musicians at St. Andrew s, I sometimes ask myself? Is it the number of services? the number of hymns and anthems? the number of hours of rehearsal and services? Here are a few numbers for your perusal for 2010: 146 Services at which choir and/or organist were present 268 different hymns sung (many of them multiple times during the year) 312 different anthems sung And assuming the average chorister puts in two hours of rehearsal for every one-hour service; and assuming the average number of choir present at a service is about 20: 8,760 hours spent making music at St. Andrew s in Add in the organist and me, and we re well over 10,000 person-hours. Truly an incredible commitment to the place we all love, and for which to be very grateful. Ministry Collaboration Team Coordinator: Shelley Brown The Ministry Collaboration Team s members are the leaders of all of St. Andrew s ministries, each of whom you will find listed with their ministry s annual report. We work closely with the Vestry, staff, Wardens and Rector as a consultative body charged with coordination and communication for lay led ministries in the congregation. We work together to coordinate our programs and to enhance communication among ourselves and with the parish, with a special emphasis on finding better ways to invite ever-wider participation. Please feel free to write to the Ministry Collaboration Team at the address above if you have comments or suggestions for the good of the whole. In 2010 we continued to meet every other month to brainstorm, share successes and challenges, and to continue our formation as a spiritual community within the parish; contributed to the parish visioning process; helped with the work of the Sacred Vision Sacred Path campaign; built a program-based ministry budget for 2011; and began work on a parish online community for our ministries. We also put in place the addresses you will see below, to make it easier for people to connect with ministries they are interested in. We very much hope you will take advantage of that last, as your interests and passions lead you.
10 Acolytes Acolyte Warden: Jean Rafsnider Acolyte Subwarden: Mike Kornelsen The acolytes of St. Andrew s serve God in the Church and in this parish by preparing for, assisting and participating with the clergy and people in the celebration of public worship on Sundays and Holy Days. Significant events/accomplishments in 2010: We enjoyed our new beautiful worship space and explored its possibilities for the regular and special seasonal services during the year. We continued to train new acolytes. We now have twenty-six dedicated persons who serve regularly in the acolyte corps. Our new space has given us the opportunity to add a new acolyte duty. The Chalice Minister is an unvested acolyte helping to serve the chalice during the Eucharist. With this extra help during the Eucharist, newcomers to St. Andrew s can serve as acolytes before they are confirmed. We have continued to enjoy the presence of young people serving as acolytes. We participated with Elizabeth in an acolyte retreat that inspired and gave us direction for the new year, and worked with Elizabeth to broaden and deepen our understanding of the Eucharist with an Instructed Eucharist. Significant challenges/dreams looking ahead to 2011: Continue to work with the clergy to provide the best possible worship experience for our congregation. Add additional children to the acolyte schedule on an ongoing basis. Continue to recruit and train new acolytes. Maintain current training for all acolytes to ensure smoothly running liturgy at all services. Activate an alb maintenance team to care for our albs. Continue to explore, enjoy and find additional ways to use our new worship space! Acolytes include Jim Anthony, Chris Bates, Selena Billington, Ashley Bracken, Janice Burley, Clayton Coldren, Ellis Coldren, Cyn Croasdaile, Tim Croasdaile, Liz Evans, Sue Glassmacher, Frank Huber, Cynthia Katsarelis, Michael Knudsen, Mike Kornelsen, Rick Larson, Alicia McKim, Alex Medema, Nicholas Mitchell, AJ Nowell, Dick Palmer, Jean Rafsnider, Steve Rickard, Joe Schwairy, Lisa Sisneros, Pam Stewart, Steve Turner, and David Tweed Adult Forum Chair: Maryann O Brien The mission of St. Andrew s Adult Forum is to provide thoughtful, spiritual education for Christian living, grounded in the Episcopal Church s devotional, theological and literary traditions.
11 Our programs this past year included a very popular talk by Dr. Pamela Eisenbaum of Iliff on her book on St. Paul. Beginning in Advent, members of the Adult Forum Committee led discussions on the Lectionary Texts for that Sunday. The year ended with an Advent Retreat led by our rector, the Rev d Elizabeth Randall. We look forward to another year of offering thoughtful educational programs for spiritual growth at St. Andrew s. Our schedule for 2011 includes an Epiphany Series on Anglicanism, a Lenten study on Jesus Last Week, a Lenten Quiet Day on Meditative Prayer, and our ever popular summer book group, among others. Adult Forum Committee: Selena Billington, Shelley Brown, Janice Burley, Carrie Doehring, and Sue Kilgore. Altar Guild Sacristan: Liz Evans The year 2010 brought several changes to the Altar Guild. After many years of dedicated service, Ann Luke retired and Liz Evans took over as Sacristan on November 1st. A new brochure for the Altar Guild has been designed and will be in circulation soon. As St. Andrew s attendance increased, so did the number of services and the work required of the Altar Guild. The membership of the Altar Guild, however, decreased from 13 members to its current 8. The mission of the Altar Guild is to support the rector in the ministry of worship by preparing the church for the community celebration of the liturgies. The ministry is spiritually rewarding and deeply satisfying. Our hope for 2011 is to increase membership and distribute the workload more evenly among members. We will also solicit more volunteers from the congregation for our extra workload periods prior to Holy Week/Easter and Christmas services. In the future, as our church grows and altar guild membership increases, we envision a junior altar guild in which our young people will assist with our altar preparation and other tasks. Altar Guild members: Teri Appell, Robert Bartalot, Richard DeTar, Eric Frame, Jennifer Macy, Cecilia Masson and Pam Stewart. Arts Ministry 2010 Report Chair: Lynn Alexander Hardcastle In 2010 the Arts Ministry went from being an ad hoc ministry to a Vestry ministry. The purpose of the committee is to serve as stewards of the artistic, historical and aesthetic, environment of the church. The ministry makes recommendations to the Rector and Vestry, and collaborates with other ministry leaders, regarding the responsible acquisition, conservation and appropriate display of artifacts, works of art and other items in the visual and historic framework of the church and its property.
12 Highlights of 2010: Redecorated the Common Room, which has become a welcoming first impression of the Parish House for parishioners and visitors. We are in the process of establishing a lending library to be used by parishioners and clergy alike. Redecorated the elevator entrance to the church. Established a procedure and created a form for the acquisition of gifts and loans of tangible property to St. Andrew s. In process: Displaying some of the art currently in possession of St. Andrew s In process: Creating and applying a system for cataloging the church s arts and artifacts 2011 Goals Establish book to record memorial gifts Complete items in-process from 2010 Develop strategy for conservation and safe storage of art and historical items Members: Brock Erickson, Nicholas Mitchell, Brenda Vang, Judie James (ex-oficio) Book Discussion Group Chair: Barbara Becker One of St. Andrew s Small Groups, this group has been meeting monthly since October, 2010, coming together for fellowship and sharing of our love of reading fiction. This group came to be in response to many requests to continue the summer book discussion into the fall. At present, approximately 10 people meet monthly. Anyone is welcome to join our discussions. Refreshments are served, and we hope to continue the group through 2011 and have appropriate libations to match the book s theme. Our first book choice was The Help which gave valuable discussion for the history of the early Civil Rights Movement in the South and the role of women during that time period. Children s Education and Childcare Coordinator: Kathy Fleming Significant events/accomplishments in 2010: It has been an amazing year for the children s ministry. We grew from 15 to 22 children, so we began offering two classes on Sunday morning. One is for children 3-6 years old and the other is for 7-11 year olds. We continue to offer child care for children under 3 during services and for certain other programs. We also decided to use Godly Play instruction as our main lesson plan each Sunday. Given that emphasis, six teachers availed themselves of the training provided by St John s Cathedral. Then plans for a space for Godly Play were developed. Tim and Matt Taggart volunteered their carpentry skills to build it for us, and we now have a special room just for Godly Play. The children really enjoy this program. They are engaged as never before.
13 Children continue to serve as acolytes and the music program has included a children s section for special events, thanks to Sarah Stallings and Tim Krueger. Special events were also a big hit. We celebrated St Martin mass with a lantern walk lanterns made and carried by the children. Nearly 30 children participated in the Christmas Eve pageant. For Epiphany three children played the role of kings, and six sang in the choir, three of whom amazed many of us with solo parts. Some also served as lectors. Significant challenges / dreams for 2011: In 2011 the children s program will expand training for and use of Godly Play. It is our intention to develop a summer program and a youth ministry for middle schoolers. Teachers and helpers: Susan Backus, Shelley Brown, Janice Burley, Marjanne Claassen, Gary Fleming, Lois Hartman, Judie James, Betty Luce, Alicia McKim, Joe Schwairy, Beckett Stokes, Anne Thulson, and Susan Trickett. Coffee Hour Ministry Chair: Robert Bartalot One of the ministries which work together under the heading of Parish Life, the Coffee Hour ministry complements the Eucharist for parishioners and visitors by extending a time of community and sharing. Members of the congregation volunteer to host a coffee hour, often to celebrate a birthday, anniversary or other event. Everyone is welcome and needed to share in this ministry. Communication Ministry Chair: David Tweed was the inaugural year for the Communication Ministry. Our first focus was to review the tools we use to interact with one another and the outside community and then to refresh them, making them all of a consistent voice. These tools included the marquee signage and the church website will see us reissuing the parish directory, strengthening the graphic standards and improving our ability to communicate our ministries to the neighborhood. Ministry members: Cyn Croasdaile, Tim Croasdaile, Alan Gottlieb, Alicia McKim, Dave Tweed, Bennett Buenconsejo and Elizabeth Randall Education for Ministry Mentors: Selena Billington and Jennifer Macy St. Andrew s currently hosts one EfM group with eight students. EfM is a distance learning theological education program of the School of Theology of the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. Completion of the program takes four years, during which participants study the Bible, church history, and modern theology. The purpose of EfM is to teach one how to think
14 theologically, deepen one s faith and one s understanding of our Christian heritage, and provide one with a new confidence to be Christ s minister. Significant events/accomplishments in 2010: The St. Andrew s EfM group met weekly for nine months. It is a mixed-year group: this year there were four students in the second year of the program and four students in the fourth year of the program. Congratulations to Cindy Henning, Cynthia Katsarelis, Lisa Sisneros, and Belinda Waldron for completing all four years of the program in December, 2010! We celebrated their graduation during the Sunday service on December 12; the EfM group also hosted both coffee hours that day. In 2011 there will be seven students in the first year of the program and three students in the third year. Of the ten students, six are from St. Andrew s and four are from Church of the Holy Redeemer. Endowment Committee Chair: Bill Campbell (2011); Martha Bollenbacher (2010) The Endowment Committee, through the Colorado Episcopal Foundation, receives gifts and bequests for the benefit of St. Andrew s. Adjusted growth income is distributed annually with 75% mandated for outreach and the remaining 25% distributed at the Vestry s discretion. Capital expenditures in the past few years have made possible our beautiful church expansion as well as our joint purchase of the parking lots around us, in partnership with the Urban Land Conservancy. Members: Wiegand Martha Bollenbacher (retiring), Rick Larson, Skip Meier, Tommy Timm, Sonny Eucharistic Visitors Chair: Pam Stewart -- A Eucharistic Visitor is a lay person authorized by the Diocese to take the Consecrated Elements in a timely manner immediately following the Sunday celebration of Holy Eucharist, to members of the St. Andrew s congregation who, by reason of illness or infirmity, are unable to be present at the celebration of the Holy Eucharist on any given Sunday. The role of Eucharistic Visitor is defined by the national canons of the Episcopal Church, and each Eucharistic Visitor is trained and licensed by the Diocese of Colorado and serves under the direction of the clergy, under the Rector s oversight. This ministry involves a significant commitment of time on any given Sunday. Our Eucharistic Visitors can be visiting anywhere from 2 to 6 persons in home, hospital or care facility settings as they engage in a relational ministry of presence as well as carrying the sacrament. Our roster of Eucharistic Visitors presently includes Selena Billington, Janice Burley, Sue Glassmacher, Lucy Johnson, Joe Schwairy, Diana Solomon and Pam Stewart. We are grateful for those that have joined in this ministry this year and for those that continue to serve, taking the love of Christ in our parish and the Holy Eucharist to those who are ill or homebound.