One more time.
The Rev. C. Read Heydt will conduct his final service as pastor at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church of Boca Grande.
Ending a nearly seven-year run as pastor, the 74-year-old Heydt is retiring and has been succeeded by The Rev. Michelle Lyn Robertshaw of Tampa as its new rector. She will assume her new role in the 114-year-old church starting Sept. 1.
The Rev. Michelle Lyn Robertshaw is succeeding The Rev. C. Read Heydt.
Robertshaw and retired priest Father Vincent Scotto will assist Heydt. Scotto will have pastoral oversight in August while Robertshaw is settling into the rectory next to the church on Gilchrist Avenue. Robertshaw was most recently assistant rector at Holy Family Episcopal Church in Chapel Hill, N.C.
During Heydt's tenure from 2005-12, St. Andrew's grew to parish status from mission and completed a major renovation of the church campus.
Some parishioners are planning to fly down for the occasion, including members of the Vestry and old friends. Bagpiper Gary Reinstrom from Sarasota will also appear.
Who: The Rev. C. Read Heydt
What: final service as pastor of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church of Boca Grande
When: 9:30 a.m. Sunday
Where: St. Andrew's Episcopal Church of Boca Grande on Gilchrist Avenue
Why: Bid a fond farewell to The Rev. C. Read Heydt and greet the Rev. Michelle Lyn Robertshaw, his successor
You should know: Reception after the service in the Chapter House
A reception in the Chapter House is being organized by Hospitality Chairwoman Lolo Weir immediately following the service.