This Sunday is Rev. David Brower’s last Sunday service with the Church of the Mediator. He will host his last Wednesday Eucharist and Bible Study on the 29th of January. While I am glad we are at the end of a successful Rector search, it is bittersweet to say goodbye to David. He has been a fun, patient, steady and very experienced guiding hand for our parishioners, a blessing to our church. The vestry increased it’s roles and responsibilities, learned to make our own choices and to be brave enough to explore new ways to worship. Many of us have learned more in David’s Bible Studies and Sunday homilies than in the last 20 years of church attendance. Thank you for successfully shepherding us through our Rector search. Your counsel to me as the Senior Warden this past year was invaluable. Do not be a stranger to the Mediator. See you at the Garden Party! – Linda Anderson, Retired Senior Warden