May 6, 2023
A few weeks ago, St. Savior’s Anglican Church in Riga, Latvia, sent out a request to many Anglican and Episcopal churches throughout the world to request that two-minute videos about the various churches be sent to them. They will use the videos to help them celebrate the Latvian “Night of Churches” this summer. Being the only Anglican church in Latvia, they hope to show their congregation and guests that they are not alone in the world – the Anglican Communion embraces many church communities in many lands. We decided to respond to their request with a short slideshow/video showing them a bit of our church community here at Trinity Castine. We invite you to view this video here:
Welcome Alton Chelete back as Junior Warden. Alton has kindly agreed to finish the term of Jr. Warden for Paul Gray who has understandably stepped down. We are grateful to Paul and Dixie Gray for their loving service to Trinity demonstrated in many ways over the years. We continue to hold Paul in our hearts of prayer and care at this time as we look forward to further sharing of his tremendous gifts with all of us. And we thank Alton for agreeing to step in as Jr. Warden serving alongside all of us in loving care for our church.
A Pastoral Message
Dear Friends in Christ,
Today I write with the sad news that The Rev. Richard Armstrong died this morning while in hospital. Rick’s presence in our lives has been a great blessing as we have received the gifts of his friendship and his ministry among us for many years. Many recall Rick’s tremendous gift for preaching shared with us at Trinity when he served as part of the clergy rotation.
Rick was a thoughtful man with a big heart who now has awakened to the presence of the One who he has served for so long on this earth. This is the same Jesus Christ who called Rick to his service among us, now serving among what the writer of the Letter to the Hebrews appropriately calls the Might Cloud of Witnesses.
Almighty God, our Father in heaven, before whom live all who die in the Lord: Receive our brother Rick into the courts of your heavenly dwelling place. Let his heart and soul now ring out in joy to you, O Lord, the living God, and the God of those who live. This we ask through Christ our Lord. Amen.
May Rick’s soul, and all the souls of the departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
We continue to hold Carol in our hearts of prayer, as well as Rick’s family and all who knew and loved him.
May God’s blessing be upon you all,
The Rev. Douglas A. Beck, ObJN