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Sunday, June 20, 2010

Verger Invested at St. Bartholomew's Hempstead, Texas

Susan Lafitte was invested as the first Verger at St. Bartholomew's parish in Hempstead, Texas on Sunday June 27th at 10am. Dick Evans, the president of the Mace Chapter of the Vergers' Guild of the Episcopal Church and Dick Johnson, Susan's mentor from Trinity Episcopal Churchin The Woodlands, Texas assisted with the investiture service.

According to Mr. Johnson, "Having been Acolyte Warden and a licensed LEM, Susan is prepared to do a great job as Verger for the Rector and people of St. Bartholomew's. We look very much enjoyed taking part in the service and celebration in Hempstead."

Please contact Dick Johnson at [email protected] for more information.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Verger Leads President Obama at National Cathedral


National Cathedral Head Verger, Duke DuTeil, leads President Obama during the Memorial Service
for civil and women’s rights leader Dorothy Height. Source: The New York Times

Vergers Honored at St. John's Cathedral in Jacksonville

On June 1, 2010, Sheila and Tom Burrell retired as members of the Vergers’ Guild of St. John’s Cathedral and the VGEC. Both were charter members of the VGSJC and were installed as Vergers in 1995 by Dean Gus Welseck.
 
The Burrells recently recalled that In 1994, when they were asked by a member of the Cathedral if they would like to be Vergers, their response was, “What is a Verger?” They were given a pamphlet and started right away,
 
That summer the Burrells, along with 13 other new Vergers attended the National Verger’s Guild Conference in Clearwater, Florida. Over the years they trained and mentored Vergers, Acolytes, Lectors, and Eucharistic Ministers. The Burrells enjoyed their years in the various servant ministries and have found them to be challenging, meaningful, joyful, and deeply spiritual.
 
According to Kirk Altman, Head Verger of St. John's, "We wish to honor and celebrate their sixteen years as Vergers of  St. John’s Cathedral in the Diocese of Florida and we are grateful for their dedicated service." A special service was held in their honor on June 6, 2010.