Here is the letter I sent about my "second retirement".
It was published in the St. Boniface Church, Sarasota, FL newsletter
Dear friends at St. Boniface,
After fifty two years of preaching (yes I began when I was sixteen years old!) I
have advised Bishop Dabney Smith of my intention to retire from all public ministry at St. Boniface, and in the other parishes where I have served as a "supply priest".
I love the Lord and my faith is deep and sweet, but after all these years I
find the task of sermon preparation and preaching to be more of a burden than a
It has been a joy and pleasure to serve at St. Boniface from the pulpit and at the altar, and I thank you for this privilege.
I look forward to sharing with you in the worship and service of God, but from the
pews rather than up-front.
Yours sincerely in the Lord Jesus,
"To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:"( Ecclesiastes 3:1)