The Rev. Canon Katie Pearson is excited to be joining the All Saints by-the-Sea community for her first summer at the chapel. She comes to us from Denver. Colorado and will lead a service of Morning Prayer at 10 a.m. on June 26 and services of Holy Communion at 8 a.m. on June 26 and both 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. for on July 3. We will continue to enjoy the talents of our resident organist, Mr. Henry Lowe, at all services. People of all faiths are invited to attend the services.
As Canon Pastor of St. John’s Cathedral in Denver, Rev. Pearson leads the cathedral, following the direction of the Dean, as a pastor, a priest, and a teacher. Among her many ministerial responsibilities are Christian formation, lay leadership and pastoral care ministries. Her Master of Divinity degree was earned form the Iliff School of Theology and her diploma of Anglican Studies is from Sewanee’s School of Theology. Prior to ordination, Katie was a high school English teacher, an engaged volunteer and an active lay leader. Her family has lived overseas, in the Southeast, the Upper Midwest, the Mid-Atlantic, and now the Rocky Mountains. She and her husband, Don, have three adult children.
As we continue to navigate the pandemic, we honor the diversity in our congregation as there will be some who wish to continue wearing masks and others who feel safe not wearing a mask. All are welcome to join in worship. The Consecrated Host will be offered for Holy Communion and singing will return to be a vital part of worship. KN-95 masks will be available at the chapel. Coffee hour after the 10 a.m. service will return this season.
An informal discussion relating to the week’s scripture passages will be led by Rev. Pearson on the outside porch of the chapel on Tuesdays June 28 and July 5 from 9 to 10 a.m. Attendees of All Saints as well as members of other area church are encouraged to attend.
All Saints by-the-Sea is on Southport Island on All Saints Road about two miles on the left driving south on Route 238. An Episcopal Church sign marks the side of the road. Parking is available along Route 238, or if necessary, in the limited number of handicapped parking spaces off All Saints Road. A golf cart will ferry persons from the handicapped lot to the church steps. You may also come to church by private boat. The very beautiful and simple wood chapel is open for quiet prayer and meditation during the week.