July 20 marks the last Sunday in the interim ministry of the Rev. Mary Slenski, who has piloted us through the last eighteen months, intentionally preparing us to welcome a new rector to St. Stephen’s. She has now taken on a new interim position at the Church of the Nativity in Indianapolis. We at St. Stephen’s are deeply grateful for her ministry and wish her godspeed with both reluctance and joy. Many blessings to Mary and George in their new interim home.
Our Search Committee is still in the process of interviewing candidates, hoping to call a new rector in the next few months. For the short interval between Mary’s leaving and the arrival of the new rector, the Rev. Bill Wieland, who serve as our supply priest. He will be in Terre Haute on Sundays and Wednesday, presiding over worship and working with a team of parishioners to provide pastoral care.