Deacon Joshua Nelson Ordination June 24 – Deacon Joshua Nelson, as well as Deacon Tom Adamson, will be ordained to the Episcopal priesthood on Saturday June 24 at 10 am at the Cathedral of St James in South Bend. On Sunday May 25, Joshua will begin his ministry as Priest-in-Charge of St. David’s!
Sunday June 25 – Joshua Nelson begins his ministry as Priest-in-Charge at St. David’s – The service is at 10 am and all are welcome!
Please visit the web site of The Diocese of Northern Indiana for information about diocesan events – www.ednin.org.
OTHER PARISH NEWS
2017 Mission Trip to Honduras
Parishioner Michael Marcks will again be participating in the Companeros en Cristo mission trip to Honduras June 29-July 11. Donations in support of Michael and the mission should be made by June 25th and checks can be made to St. David’s Episcopal Church, indicating the Mission trip on the memo line.
Dr. Stephen Lancaster Appointed as Parish Organist
St. David’s is pleased to announce that Stephen Lancaster has assumed the dual roles of Parish Organist and Choir Director. Stephen has been the choir director here for several years and we are grateful that he will also serve as our primary organist.
Fr. Henry Randolph Retires as Parish Priest
St. David’s Parish has entered a period of transition with the retirement of our Rector, Fr. Randolph. after twenty-five years of service. His final Sunday was August 28, where he presided and preached at the ten o’clock Mass. He also officiated at Evensong that day, with Bishop Douglas Sparks doing the rite for leave-taking at retirement. Pictured below are (left to right) Senior Warden Cynthia Guzzo, Deacon Clay Berkley, Bishop Sparks and Father Randolph.
Dr. Craig Cramer Retires as Parish Organist
Dr. Craig J. Cramer retired as St. David’s organist, effective September 1st. The Parish is forever grateful for the good and godly service that he has offered since 2002.
“Craig Cramer is one of the finest Organists in the United States; indeed, in the world. It has been a privilege to work with him these past fourteen years. His play is sterling in quality, and his music has helped our prayers immeasurably. Indeed, it has been a joy to listen to the richness of his offering, especially as it is clearly an offering to Almighty God with the utmost delight and deepest love for the Lord Jesus Christ who loves us first. We wish him well in his approaching retirement.”
On the first Wednesday of each month, we offer a light supper of soup and salad at 6:00 pm. This is free and open to the public. All are welcome. The next Soup Supper will be on June 7.
Evening Prayer will be offered at 7:00 pm on most Wednesdays, except when the Mass is offered when possible on Feast Days