Merry Christmas from the Burton-Edwards Family
Christmas Season 2007
Christmas greetings to family and friends far and near. 2007 was a memorable year for us. Grace completed her ordination process, and Jacob and Will entered new schools. We enjoyed trips to Toronto, Philadelphia, and the New Jersey Shore. We also said good-bye to Grace’s grandmother, Jane (Grandmommy) in June. Other highlights -
Jacob is 15 and a freshman at Hamilton Southeastern High School. His
favorite extra-curricular activities are academic teams: spell bowl, quiz bowl,
and academic super bowl. He also joined film club, math club, and German club
this year. He sings with Anderson Area
Youth Chorale and is part of the Journey to Adulthood program at Trinity Episcopal Church, a
two-year youth formation program culminating in a pilgrimage in 09. He recently
got a driver’s permit. He will travel to
Grace was ordained twice this year – first as deacon in January and then as priest in November. After a long job search, she was delighted to accept a full-time position at Trinity Episcopal Church in Indianapolis, where she served part-time for the past three years as Chaplain at St. Richard’s School. She continues to enjoy serving as school chaplain and now also enjoys responsibility for newcomer ministries at Trinity. She is teaching and living into the language of the church, so she offers this prayer for the first Sunday after Christmas Day –
Almighty God, you have poured upon us the new light of your incarnate Word: Grant that this light, enkindled in our hearts, may shine forth in our lives.
May this light shine on us all in the year to come.
Taylor, Grace, Jacob, and Will Burton-Edwards