"Come unto me, all ye that travail and are heavy laden, and I will refresh you." -- Matthew 11:28
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As we celebrate our 175th year as a parish, we are appreciative of our rich heritage and tradition but we are far more focused on where we are going than where we have been. The wisdom of many years serves as the foundation for our leap of faith into the future.
During the past year we have undergone the process of calling a new rector for our parish and after prayerfully seeking God’s will to guide us in this journey He has led us to an exciting conclusion. The Rev. Nicholas Hull has accepted our call to be our next rector! Fr. Nick comes to us from Trinity Episcopal Church in Columbus, Georgia where he has served as curate for the past two years. He is a graduate of The University of the South: Sewanee and received his M.Div. from Virginia Seminary in 2014. Fr. Nick began his tenure this past fall accompanied by his wife Leandra Burke and their pet dogs Bean and Peanut.
On January 11, 2017 The Reverend Nicholas A. Hull was installed as Rector of Christ Episcopal Church by The Bishop of Southwestern Virginia, The Right Reverend Mark A. Bourlakas. The Celebration of New Ministry included a sermon by Father Nick's good friend from seminary, The Reverend Jonathan C. Chesney, a presentation of gifts from parishioners, and beautiful music offed by St. Christopher's Choir, directed by Lynn Gardner, was attended by family, friends, and colleagues. The beautiful service was followed by a reception in the Parish House. We know our future will be filled with great promise and unlimited opportunity.
The Annual Meeting will be held at 5 PM in the Undercroft on Sunday, November 19, 2017. Dinner will be served. The church will provide fried chicken from Walsh's and members of the congregation are asked to bring side dishes, desserts and beverages. Following dinner, children, youth and instructors will head to the Parish House for Sunday School and the meeting will begin. Father Nick will offer a "State of the Church" address and we will vote for new Vestry members. Additionally there will be round table discussions of matters important to Christ Episcopal Church.