Reverend Thomas Rosa
Our good friend and former interim priest began leading Sunday Eucharist as of August 2, 2020. He is the Dean Emeritus of the Rockford Deanery of the diocese of Chicago and retired rector of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Belvidere serving there from 1974 -2001. He resides in Rockford, IL at Wesley Willows Retirement Community.
Our former priest, left on July 26 after 3 years as rector. Because of the chronic illness of his wife, they have moved to the Pacific Northwest to be closer to their daughter and family. An excellent clinic for treatment of migraine headaches is nearby. They brought fresh insights and programming through innovative ministry to St Luke’s and Dixon.
Under the direction of the Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago and his staff, the parish will undertake a search process for a new rector.
Our next meeting will be at 2 p.m., Tuesday, March 2nd, at St. Luke’s to discuss State of Terror by Hillary Rodham Clinton and Louise Penny.
At our last meeting we agreed not to serve any refreshments other than coffee, tea, or water since about half of our attendees do not partake anyway.
We’ll see how this works; anything is subject to change depending on the will of our members.
Our April meeting will be on Tuesday, the 5th; book selection is The Maidens by Alex Michaelides; our discussion leader, Deb Duerst.
Hope you can join us on Tuesday!
Bishop Elect Paula Clark
FROM THE DIOCESAN OFFICES
Bishop-elect Paula Clarke continues her recovery from surgery. The date of her consecration as 13th Bishop of Chicago has been moved to August 14. A video by the Presiding Bishop, The Most Rev. Michael Curry can be found on episcopalchicago.org that share more information.
Leadership - Vestry
Katherine Esgar - Sr. Warden
Roger Linboom and Jim Cecchetti - Co-Jr Wardens
Mike and Claire Winter
The Very Reverend (emeritus) Tom Rosa
The Rev. Deacon, Sister Mary Ann Rhoades