This is an update from Emily Austin to Fr. Jed Fox, with permission to publish. Emily is a postulant for ordination to the deaconate of the Episcopal Church.
Happy Easter-tide! I hope this finds you all well.
Thank you for your continued prayers at Redeemer… something I do not take lightly as I know without a doubt I could not continue in this ongoing process on my own merits, but only through prayer and God’s help.
To give an update, lately I’ve been chaplain interning at Columbia Lutheran Home, meeting Clinical Pastoral Education requirements where I’ll continue off and on through the month of July. They have 50 long-term beds, 50 short-term rehab beds and 15 hospice rooms. I come home tired but look forward to returning for another adventurous day! Also completing online CPE hours through CPE.org where my supervisor logs in to our meetings from Orlando and the other students from New York.
I served at the 11:00 Easter service at St Mark’s yesterday [April 1, 2018]…my follow-up notes-to-self now include “make sure the Bishop isn’t locked in the wrong stairwell prior to the procession.”
Exams begin this month and I may be applying for Candidacy this summer. That’s my goal at least and if all goes well and “Lord willing, people consenting” ordination may be on the horizon this fall. That feels far away tho as still LOTS to do and learn!
Thinking of you all and missing Redeemer but you feel close! I hold you and your ministries in my prayers.
in gratitude, in peace, In Christ,
Almighty and eternal God, so draw our hearts to you, so guide our minds, so fill our imaginations, that we may be wholly yours utterly dedicated to you, and then use us, we pray you, as you will, and always to your glory and the welfare of your people, Amen
This picture of Emily Austin was taken at the 2018 Community Resource Exchange.
Church of the Redeemer
Church of the Redeemer is at 6210 Northeast 181st Street in Kenmore, Washington. The campus is a short distance north of Bothell Way, near the Burke-Gilman Trail. The entrance looks like a gravel driveway. The campus is larger on the inside than it is on the outside. And, we managed to hide a large building on the side of a hill that is not easily seen from the street.
The Episcopal Church welcomes you.