Grace and Peace from our Savior Jesus Christ to you all.
I’m Fr. Ed Erb, and I’m thrilled to soon be Rector of St. Paul’s. After a career as an Organist-Choirmaster, then seminary and 22 years spent in two parishes… Well, it is a bit overwhelmingly exciting to take on a new position in a parish which has so much to offer to Christ’s kingdom here in Wellsboro – with your help. Christ calls us all into ministry together – whatever our calling, our individual and each unique talents given by God.
As St. Paul himself instructs, urges, pushes us to contemplate – and even for us to wrestle with the implications of our faith – each member of the Body is unique and invaluable to the building up of the Family of God.
Sue and I have already received such a warm and, might I say, excited welcome by the folk we have met. And though I don’t take the Rector’s stall in Quire until June 1st, I have offered some days in April and May to visit a few more in their homes, and offer Holy Communion to some who have not been able to come to public worship as the Church has been able to open up these past couple of weeks.
Do know that you can call or e-mail me at any time with a pastoral need or request. It is a major part of the call to ministry that we in some way attempt to offer what we can for the needs – and the joys – of our family of faith and despair. And to assure you of the promise of salvation, absolution and redemption sin in God’s love for you, and especially in end times, the joyous hope of peacefulness in God’s eternal home prepared for us, as Jesus promises.
For those of you who are exploring St. Paul’s by our website… Explore further. Come and join us all in this Easter season of newness of life. I write this as Spring springs around us in the beauty of God’s gift of Creation.