It is wonderful to be back after two weeks of vacation. Irene and I spent a week in southern California helping to move our daughter Ingrid into her new home in Anaheim. We enjoyed many special family moments, and now Irene and I are adjusting to the bittersweet reality of our “nest” no longer including Ingrid. Yangito, our beloved pooch, is now being showered even more with affection from his mama Irene, who always delights in spoiling him!
I hope that you have had, or will have, the chance to take some time for rest and relaxation this summer. Its hard to believe that the new school year begins in three weeks! Here at St. Paul’s, we are busy preparing for the joy and excitement that the new school year brings.
I’m delighted to share with you that we have made a wonderful addition to our children’s faith formation program. Liz Ryan, whose full-time ministry is serving as our Day School director, is now also serving as our Children’s Faith Formation Coordinator. This ministry will include developing and implementing our Church School curriculum for Pre-K through elementary; recruiting, training, and scheduling our Church School teachers; coordinating special events; and helping to lead our VBS program. Liz brings a deep faith, contagious joy, and a wealth of experience in religious education to her new ministry. Most importantly, she loves children and she loves sharing the gift of faith with families. God is good, all the time!