The Rev. Patrick Blaney
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This past Sunday we held our 115th annual Vestry Meeting here at St John's.  It was a time to recall a fantastic year of celebrations and achievements and growth, a time for some much deserved thank you's, and a time to look ahead.

Bob and Patrick reminded the community of all the wonderful things we accomplished in the past year.  These included paying off our debt, paying off our back apportionment to the Diocese, celebrating our 115th anniversary and hosting Bishop Melissa two times in one year!  We also acknowledged the wonderful work of the newly formed Hospitality and Fellowship Team and their work to help our church grow and foster community.

We also thanked with great gratitude the work and dedication of our two Wardens who were stepping down after completing their terms.  Linda and Raili were given much praise and well deserved thanks for all the work they have done for the church in the past few years.  We once again thank them for a job very, very well done!

Looking ahead we approved a budget that would include having for the first time in many years a full-time Priest.  The budget and the new officers of the church were voted on and passed unanimously.  We would like to thank Eleanor for putting the Vestry reports together and all who helped out at the event.

We very much look forward to an exciting exciting year ahead!