A Fond Farewell to Fr. Edward Lowe

Our beloved associate rector, Edward Lowe, moved July 12 to Ft. Benning, GA to be with his wife, Charley, as she continues her military duties there.  Read his letter to the congregation below.  We are very grateful to Edward for his dedicated and outstanding service to us, serving first as our curate and then as a de facto interim rector during our time of transition. We wish Charley and him much happiness and success in their next journey.

 

Dear Friends in Christ,

As the Army attempts to grapple with the Covid-19 pandemic, my family’s future plans have changed several times in the last few months. This past week we found out that we will be PCSing to Fort Benning, GA. Though that was not exactly a shock, what was a shock was learning that we would have to make the move in less than ten days. While this has brought considerable stress into our lives, we are thankful that we will at least be able to stay together and not face another extended separation.

Because of these logistical changes, my last Sunday at Holy Trinity will be this upcoming Sunday, July 12. I am sad that we will not have the chance for a longer goodbye, but hopeful that we will find ways to wish one another well in the week ahead.

It has been an honor and a privilege to serve you and work with you over the past two years. I have learned a great deal from my time at Holy Trinity. It will forever be the first parish in which I served professionally, was ordained, chaired the Vestry, and where I was a curate, interim, and associate rector all at the same time.

The past year at Holy Trinity has been a time of transition, and the transitions only seem to continue. I am confident in the abilities of both of our Wardens, our Vestry, and our incoming Rector to lead this parish through the transition in the months ahead. I ask for your prayers for my family as we begin a transition of our own.

If I’m not able to say goodbye in person to some of you, please know that I will keep you all in my prayers. Regardless of where we go, Holy Trinity will always remain close to my heart.

Faithfully,
Edward+