GOD IN OUR MIDST
At St. Stephen’s we are exploring the language of Soul as a way of talking about how God moves in our midst. It means looking not so much for signs from heaven as for earthly signs. It takes seriously that God is with us in our everyday human experience and that we are given everything we need here and now to live the life to which God calls us.
One of the ways we discern God moving in our midst is to pay attention to what is happening within our church family. This week that means both sadness and joy as we grieve the loss of Joan McCollum and celebrate the marriage of David Roach and Linda Malakoff.
Turq and Joan McCollum became members of St. Stephen’s after Turq retired –and then retired again—from active parish ministry, both here and in the North. They were the model “clergy couple”, Turq serving as priest, Joan serving as an active church member—playing the organ and teaching Sunday school. Joan’s generosity and common sense, her ready laughter and her big heart will be missed by all.
David Roach has been an active member of St. Stephen’s for over ten years, providing leadership and support to our meditation group and men’s meetings, and providing kitchen hospitality countless times for our social events. We have all enjoyed meeting Linda as David began introducing her to us. They are a fabulous couple and we are pleased to share in the joy of their marriage.