Elizabeth and Jay’s Farewell Party

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On Sunday, July 19th, the congregation of St. Mary’s celebrated the ministry of Elizabeth Recter. Elizabeth has been the Rector of St. Mary’s since October, 2005 and is taking a new position as the Executive Director of Stillpoint: The Center for Christian Spirituality.

The party started at with opening prayer, led by Suffragan Bishop, Diane Bruce. The food was graciously donated by Bart Charles and Wayne Lam with Noonerz Catering.

A prayer shawl was given to Jay Rechter. And the Vestry presented Elizabeth with a set of Amethyst Anglican Prayer beads. A plaque is being placed in the Columbarium garden recognizing her ten years’ of service to the parish.

The entertainment for the party was provided by Karaoke singing in which a number of guests participated. The best performance was given by Gigi Meeker with her rendition of YMCA.