In place of a Lenten reflection today, I want to share the news that I have accepted a call to join the clergy staff of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Richmond, Virginia. Here is a photo of the front quarter of the nave bedecked with candles for the weekly Celtic Eucharist on Sunday evenings. I have attended this service a few times in the past with clergy friends (like my friend Robin, foreground).

My heart is very full. I have so enjoyed my time at historic Bruton Parish in Williamsburg, and I will miss the wonderful people and the community. At the same time, I am thrilled to be joining this vibrant, big, busy, beautiful community of St. Stephen's. You'll be hearing more about this place in the future, I know, but for now, here's a link to their website.

My time at Bruton is drawing to a close. March 23 is my last day. I begin at St. Stephen's in early April after taking a couple of weeks off to savor life and get a thing or two done.

As Helen Keller said, life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all. Here's to the adventure.


Perpetua said…
Oh, that is wonderfully exciting news, Penny. :-) Wishing you all the very best for this transition period as you regretfully leave one sphere of ministry and joyfully move to another.
Thank you so much, Perpetua! My heart is truly full.
Ray Barnes said…
Congratulations Penny. I hope you will find it as rewarding as it sounds.
My geography is not too good, is this taking you nearer to home?
Thanks, Ray! Richmond is about an hour west of where I am now and it will be easier to get to every place except for the beach - but the beach will still be 2.5 hours or so away, so still do-able. Hubby will be able to spend more time with me in Richmond, too! Yay!
Maria Kane said…
Thrilled for you! What an exciting new step on your journey.