This Sunday [November 16] we will welcome the Rev. Rowena J. Kemp as our new Assistant Rector at our church. We are very excited that Rowena is joining our clergy team. During all services this Sunday we will take a moment of prayer to ask God’s blessing over Rowena’s ministry at Trinity. And Rowena will preach her first sermon at Trinity on Sunday, November 23.
As Assistant Rector, Rowena’s primary focus will be to coordinate our pastoral care program, including our elder(ly) care program. She, of course, will be visiting people but she will also organize retreats, strengthen our healing ministry, and offer leadership for the different aspects of our elder(ly) care. In the upcoming weeks and months she will gradually expand her connection with our church community and with other ministries, such as Chapel on the Green.
Everliving God, strengthen and sustain Rowena, that with patience and understanding she may love and care for your people; and grant that together they may follow Jesus Christ, offering to you their gifts and talents; through him who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.