A Note From Rev. Stephanie
Dear people of St. Paul's,
I write to you with a short note on my health. For the past while I've had difficulty swallowing and a hoarse throat. After numerous medical tests, the good news is this highly treatable with medication, a limited diet and when possible, not over-straining my voice. My doctors believe that this may take over 2 months, though, ever the optimist, I am hopeful that I will experience interim improvements. I thought it important to share this personal news with you to invite your prayers for healing. And I wanted to let you know that it will be helpful for me to rest my voice from preaching for a short while.
This Sunday on his last Sunday at St. Paul's, Rev. Eric will preach. I've invited Ann Post to lead a Godly Play story the following Sunday as a sermon. Josh Feldmeth has very graciously agreed to take the pulpit on an upcoming Sunday. I am sure you will find inspiration and hope from these amazing voices. I am grateful to them. Please be assured that I continue to be available for conversations and individual prayer. It's not possible for me to be totally silent, as you all well know!
In this Season of Advent when we long for the Light of Jesus, we know that Emmanual- the one who is with us- shows up in unexpected ways. I rejoice in that knowledge that the Light of Jesus shines in our congregation and community.
With Advent hope,