St. Elisabeth’s Voice

The Search

a poem by Hall Healy

When Daphne departed our beloved church,
We began a very thoughtful search;
Part way through the process now,
We’ve a bit more snow through which to plow;

With Leslie and Susan at the helm,
We’re certain not to be overwhelmed;
With Adrienne, Carla, Carrie, Kay, Tasker, Hall on the team,
It becomes even easier than might seem;

The CAT had been done before Daphne left,
So as not to leave us too bereft;
Then from the diocese Andrea came,
To help us create the proper frame;

Now we’re writing a parish profile,
To attract our next rector with more than just guile;
It’ll be posted on the internet,
Drawing numerous candidates, you can bet;

Andrea, too, will help spread the word,
So ‘round the country our quest will be heard;
Then will come the crucial part,
Which we’ve known from the very start:

Choosing the person who’s just right for us,
That’s why all this major fuss;
So, a few more months are in store,
Though they’ll be anything but a bore;

Meeting candidates, asking poignant questions,
After which we make a single candidate recommendation;
Then with Vestry’s help we’ll make the call,
So a new rector can come join us all.

The St. Elisabeth's Search committee includes Carla Arnell, Tasker Generes, Hall Healy, Carrie Mygatt, Kay Rossiter, Adrienne Zimmerman and Co-Chairs Leslie Alter and Susan Newcomb. The group began their work in early October 2019. The committee’s purpose is to search for and select a new full-time rector.


October 25, 2020
  • Morning Prayer via Facebook Live

    10:00 am

October 26, 2020
  • AA
    Location: Guild Room
    8:00 pm

October 27, 2020
  • Morning Prayer via Facebook Live

    8:30 am

  • Lectionary Study via Zoom

    9:00 am

  • Family Chapel via Zoom

    4:00 pm

October 28, 2020
  • Mid-Week Meditations via Facebook Live

    10:00 am

October 29, 2020
  • Weekly Community Forum via Zoom

    7:30 pm

  • Compline via Facebook Live

    9:00 pm

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