Today we said farewell to our wonderful interim priest, Rev. Sharon Salomons. Sharon was called to St. Augustine's almost 2 years ago, to help guide us through our time of transition after our well-loved priest, Rev. Andrew, moved on to a new congregation closer to his home. Sharon embraced our lively community, and her gentle, caring manner, her deep listening and pastoral presence, her encouragement of our ministries and events, as well as her powerful preaching and down to earth embrace of everyone she encountered, helped us to come through our time of transition as a vibrant, close and optimistic faith community.
Today we did what Anglicans do best - shared food, song, prayer, laughter and tears as we celebrated Sharon's time with us and sent her out with our gratitude and blessing.
Thank you, Sharon - you will be missed.