March 04 2017
Cow Hollow Church News

Spring Issue 2017 - The Spring issue of the Cow Hollow Church News is out, heralding the latest parish news.

New Senior Warden Roulhac Austin reveals happenings at the vestry retreat and tells how our elected leaders are wholeheartedly involved in parish life, on page 2.

On the front page, the renewing qualities of Lent form the basis of inspiration from Interim Rector Don Brown.

Our Profile and Search Committee has begun visiting candidates for rector in their home parishes. Read about why Co-Chairs Diana Sullivan and Creighton Reed are enthusiastic about the quality of our applicants, on page 17.

Former Senior Warden Marta Johnson fills you in on the highlights of our Annual Meeting, on page 6. If you have not yet read our Annual Report, link to it here or pick up a print copy in the narthex.

There's more about the abundant activities of our parish - #readallaboutit


A Glorious & Bittersweet Farewell

We had a glorious, if bittersweet, farewell for the Rev. Claire Dietrich Ranna and the Rev. Dr. Deb White. Each service had its gratitude opportunity with the choirs offering beautiful rounds, and everyone wrapping it all in gifts and more tributes at a lively luncheon,
on page 12

Claire and Deb


The Joy of Touring

Interim Director of Music Eric Choate enjoyed may adventures while touring in a college band - playing the euphonium, bonding with band mates, and meeting wonderful host families.  St. Mary's parishioners will be able to host a touring choir from Cambridge University, as he recounts on page 22.

Cambridge Choir


Welcoming Back Two Clergy

On March 1, two priests began assisting Interim Rector the Very Rev. Dr. Donald G. Brown, ministering to the people of St. Mary’s part-time until the new rector is called. The Very Rev. Hollinshead "Lin" Knight and the Rev. Dr. Paula Nesbitt each bring a familiar presence, arriving to the delight of many parishioners who know them, on page 18.

Lin Knight Paula Nesbitt

Also, check out a great article on our website, "Parishioner Perspective" by Altar Guild President Deborah Franklin.

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