Dear Friends in Christ,
Linden and I joyfully share with you that our second child has arrived safely. Linden and our new son, Julian Alder Rayton Loy, are both well. Thank you for your prayers and encouragement. Your continued prayers are very welcome as we get to know our family all over again with this big change.
Beginning from January 26 I have begun a three-week paternity leave, and will return on February 18. During this time I will not be checking email or phone messages. Upon returning, it may take me a few days to catch up with any waiting communications, and I hope you will excuse the delay. Thank you to the Vestry and Parish for supporting and affirming this unique leave time of discovery and love.
During this time, the Rev. John McCausland has kindly accepted my invitation to be available for emergency pastoral concerns. For general office communications, Lisa White is out of the office until Feb. 2nd, with limited email availability. In the meantime, please address more immediate concerns to an appropriate Vestry leader. Or, if it is a building-specific issue, to Sexton Eric Riggs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
With Joy and Thanksgiving,