I want to formally thank all of you who were so instrumental in making the season of Lent, beginning with Ash Wednesday, Holy Week and Easter Sunday such a wonderful experience of our spiritual life at St. Mark’s. It took an incredible amount of work and effort on the part of the entire staff, volunteer groups and clergy. We are so blessed to have such commitment from so many people that benefits our entire church family. With Easter we realize that God is supporting and guiding us in our faith and spiritual life into the future. Therefore, it is especially meaningful as we enter the season of Easter and engage ourselves also in the process of transition as a church body and finding our new rector.
Transition/Clergy Search Update
I continue my conversations with the Episcopal Diocese of Colorado Office as the Vestry moves forward with the Abbreviated Search Process and next steps. We have received additional paper work and input regarding our charge in designating an Interim Priest and engaging a formal Search Committee. Continued updates will be forth coming via the Newsletter and the St. Mark’s Communications Board located in the Parish Hall next to the office.
As indicated previously, the Vestry continues to receive input to the questionnaire “What Matters Most to Me”. The Vestry will meet for a regularly scheduled meeting on April 27th when we will review the final compilation of the findings. That information will be provided by April 30th to the congregation as promised.
According to plan, our accountant has begun the process of closing the 2014 financial statement and we will have identified an auditor who will come sometime in May to begin the external audit. It will take approximately one to two days for the actual audit. The auditor will forward information that will be needed for the audit in preparation for her review of the financials. Once the audit is completed a findings report will be provided to the Vestry for review and follow up, as indicated. Please look for additional updates in the future.
Blessings to you all, as we begin the Easter season.
Jessica Cox, Sr. Warden