Beloveds of Christ ,
Resurrection joy to you! I hope this Eastertide season finds you basking in some spring sunlight, long awaited and much anticipated. I write with some updates about our impending transitions at Trinity.
At the annual meeting in January, I announced that two treasured members of our staff will be ending their time at Trinity at the end of May—Parish Administrator Kevin DePrey and Senior Associate Rector Mother Karen King.
Please save two important dates to celebrate Kevin and Mother Karen and their years of service at Trinity.
Mother Karen will be honored at the all-Parish Picnic, on the Feast of Pentecost, Sunday May 20, after the 10am service. As it will be Mother Karen’s last Sunday with us, I hope you will all plan to attend to celebrate her fifteen-plus years of ministry at Trinity. If possible, please plan to bring a side dish or dessert, as is our tradition for parish picnics. The Guild of Unexceptionable Cuisiniers will be serving some of Mother Karen’s favorite dishes in the School Gym.
It is a tradition of the Church for parishioners to contribute to a “purse,” or monetary gift, for departing longtime clergy. She will be presented with the purse, as well as other gifts and remembrances, at her celebration on May 20.
If you would like to give a gift towards Mother Karen L. King’s purse, please make the check out to National Bank of Indianapolis and put “For Karen L. King” in the memo line.
Just four days later, on Thursday May 24, we will celebrate Kevin DePrey’s almost fifteen years of service at a reception honoring his retirement. Please join us for a libation and light bite, from 6 until 8pm in the Fortune Room. Nursery and childcare will be provided. To RSVP, both for the reception and childcare, please send an email to: [email protected], “Kevin DePrey Celebration” in the subject line. Please let us know if you need child-care, including ages of children.
Separate communications about future staff and clergy at Trinity will be provided in weeks and months to come. For now, please hold Kevin, Mother Karen and our whole Trinity community in your prayers during this time of transition.
Faithfully, and with love,
The Rev’d Julia E. Whitworth, Rector