St. Mary's, Napa celebrates their new Rector

St. Mary's, Napa celebrates their new Rector

A Celebration of New Ministry was held at St. Mary's, Napa on Jan. 17, when Bishop Megan instituted the Rev. Robin Denny as the rector of that parish. Rev. Robin's family and many colleagues, including clergy from four California dioceses were present to witness and rejoice with her. "I was so delighted and moved by the presence of all my clergy and interfaith colleagues at the service. It was a joyful moment for me," Rev. Robin said, "I look forward to deepening new friendships through years of ministry together, while also celebrating the long support of old friends and family."

The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori was the preacher for the service and in her sermon she spoke of the long history of the Napa area, it's ecosystem, the ministry of the church and the call to reach out into the community. "We are all part of a long faithfulness...the eternal, never failing relationship with the source of all life," she said.

"My friends, greet your new rector," Bishop Megan proclaimed after the prayer for Rev. Robin's institution. "I would commend to you her care and keeping." She went on to describe that care as guarding of Rev. Robin's time, using transparency in communication, and making sure that there was plenty of her favorite Mexican food available to her. Welcome Rev. Robin!

 Watch clips from the service and Bishop Katharine's sermon here

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