Sunday, June 17 – Welcoming Canon Augusta Anderson
On Father’s Day and in celebration of a rural church innovation grant St. Thomas has received from the Episcopal Church at the national level, we welcome the Rev. Augusta Anderson, Canon to the Ordinary and Chief of Staff to our Bishop José A. McLoughlin. Her talents for administration, hospitality, interdisciplinary thought, and strategic planning are assets in her diocesan role. Augusta is passionate about clergy health and wellbeing, equipping the ministry of all the baptized, empowering young adults for their ministry in the world, and building community partnerships between the church and other organizations. She has also been an early advocate for exploring emerging models of mutual ministry between clergy and lay leadership in small congregations. On this special day, Canon Augusta will preach and participate in our “Feast of Friends” (formerly “coffee hour”). Please bring a potluck dish to share!