Beloved in Christ,
Merry Christmas to all of you, my fellow members of St. Simon & St. Jude.
Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for the generous gift you have given to Rindy and me this year. St. Simon & St. Jude has been our church home since 1983, and every year I am more and more grateful that God has blessed us with such a loving parish family.
In my daily prayers, I give thanks to God for the love, prayers and support you show me in my ministry. But today I want to thank you for the ways in which you express that love. Your gift allows Rindy and me to visit travel to California to visit our daughter and her husband, as well as our grandson, Ellis, who turned two on Christmas Day, and to meet our newest grandchild, due sometime between now and Epiphany.
Thank you for such a precious gift!
May God, who comes to us as the Holy Child bless you and your family in the coming new year, and may your hearts be filled with joy and peace this season and forever more.