Thank you for a beautiful welcome
Beloved Saints of Trinity Church -
On behalf of the Wyatt Family, thank you for your beautiful welcome to Trinity Church, to the Rectory, to the Newtown community!
Chuck and I arrived late on Friday, August 7th, tired and disoriented from packing and cleaning and moving … to find the most delightful greetings. Food, drink and pantry items … fresh garden flowers … gift certificates to local restaurants (yummy treats!) … cards and gifts … and a booklet with personal messages and recommendations of local hikes and activities.
We sat on the floor and ate peanut butter sandwiches, and spent our first night on a guest-room mattress already delivered … the moving truck arrived first thing in the morning. It has been a whirlwind of unpacking, and preparing to begin a new call. Our daughters Molly and Emma, and niece Julia, have already been to visit.
You are so fortunate to have such a lovely and historic Rectory. Thank you for all that you do to make it so comfortable. So, this week … how to begin a new call in a pandemic?? Well, the same way we’ve all been living these past 6 months! Zoom, FaceTime and phone calls, email, and socially distanced outdoor visits.
I know many of you have questions about what Church will look like moving forward. I do, too. I will be consulting with the Re-Opening Task Force, with our leaders at the ECCT, and with the Vestry and Staff about how we will share in worship, outreach and fellowship. Please know our safety and well-being is my priority.
As I finish a post-move time of quarantining, we will meet each other this coming Sunday, August 23rd in a Zoom Coffee Hour/Meet & Greet at 11 AM. With some prayer and conversation, we can begin to get to know one another!
I do look forward to opportunities to meet you face to face, mask to mask! Here’s one idea:
Gazebo Office Hours!
Let’s find a (socially-distant, masked!) way to meet one another. I would be glad to hang out in the Gazebo and chat, or go for a walk – set a time with me; let’s say “Hello!” firstname.lastname@example.org
As I make my way into the community, please let me know of pastoral care concerns. I am honored to walk with you in this journey of faith and life … please let me know how I can pray for and with you.
Peace be with you,
Rev. Andrea Castner Wyatt
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The Rev. andrea castner wyatt
The Rev. Andrea Castner Wyatt is honored to accept the call of Trinity Episcopal Church to serve and lead as Rector. She looks forward with joy to walking with the people of Trinity Church, and to discovering with you what Jesus is up to in Newtown, CT. Contact Rev. Andrea at email@example.com or by calling 203-426-9070.