St. Elisabeth’s Voice


St. E's search committee in a Zoom telemeeting grid
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;

By March the work should finally be done,
Then we break out the wine and have some fun;
Thanks for all your support and love,
It helps keep us focused on what’s Above!

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.


July 5, 2020
  • Morning Prayer via Facebook
    Location: Church,
    10:00 am

  • Virtual Coffee Hour via Zoom

    11:00 am

July 6, 2020
  • AA
    Location: Guild Room
    8:00 pm

July 7, 2020
  • Morning Prayer and Lectionary Study Via Zoom

    8:30 am

  • Kevin Zoom Office Hour
    Location: Link from click link on "St. E's Virtually" page
    1:00 pm

July 8, 2020
  • Mid-week Meditations via Facebook Live

    10:00 am

  • My Faith My Life via Zoom

    11:00 am

July 9, 2020
  • Kevin Zoom Office Hour
    Location: Link from click link on "St. E's Virtually" page
    1:00 pm

  • Family Chapel Via Zoom

    5:30 pm

  • The Discipline of Confession via Zoom

    7:30 pm

  • Compline Via Facebook Live

    9:00 pm

  • Soup Kitchen

July 10, 2020
  • Kevin Zoom Office Hour
    Location: Link from click link on "St. E's Virtually" page,
    10:00 am

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