All Saints Church
A Greeting from the Rev. Kathryn L. King
Rector-elect of All Saints Church, Bay Head
Grace and peace to you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,
It is with joy and thanksgiving that I send my greetings to you this morning following the invitation of Bishop Stokes, your Wardens, and Vestry to serve with and among you as your Rector. Your Search Committee and Vestry have engaged faithfully in an extended process, and the integrity of their discernment was evident from our very first encounters.
Although I was not anticipating a move when your profile was commended to me—it took only to the sixth paragraph and the recounting of the church being saved during Sandy by the anchor of the Baptismal font—for me to experience the movement of the Spirit in my heart. My life and ministry have always been rooted firmly in the Baptismal Covenant and the building and nurturing of loving community that is available to us in Christ's family.
I look with anticipation for the unfolding of God's dream for this next adventure for all of us.
May God who has planted this new thing continue to be our constant companion and guide as we seek to bring about a bountiful harvest of renewed community, deepened relationships, and strengthening faith as we serve along the shores.
September 26, 2021