doris gift 5-4-14Grace Church celebrated the ministry of the Rev. Doris Westfall on Sunday, May 4. Mo. Doris served as Grace’s Associate Rector since our merger last year with St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Warson Woods, where she served as Rector for seven years. She plans to write about her experiences with the merger and help others through similar transitions.

Mo. Doris sent this thank you note to the parish:

May 6, 2014

Dear Friends,

Words cannot express my heartfelt love and gratitude for the opportunity to serve you as a priest. It has been a tremendous privilege. Thank you for your love, support and friendship over the last 31 years. Thank you also for the generous check. It will be used to return to Iona, Scotland next May. I found Iona to be a place of peace and holiness — a true “thin place” — where one gets glimpses of heaven here on earth. I am grateful to have the opportunity to return. Grace will always hold a very special place in my heart and will be a part of me wherever I go and whatever I do.

God bless you all.

Doris +

To view a slide show from Doris’ last day at Grace Church, click on the arrow in the picture below.

 

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