St. Simon’s post-Sally Update

I write especially to the people of St. Simon’s.

My friends, I hope you are doing ok under these trying conditions. The church still does not have power and we are unsure when Gulf Power can get to us. Consequently we cannot host services this weekend. I will live stream from my home at 9:30 Sunday morning.

The lack of power also means the phones are out. My cell, if you need it, is 561-400-6428.

Saturday morning at 9am we will meet to clean up the grounds. It is a mess! Bring a mask and WEAR CLOSED TOE SHOES! We’ve already had someone step on a nail. If you have gloves and any tools like rakes, shovels, wheelbarrows that would help.

At 11am on Saturday we will pause briefly for prayer and a simple Eucharist. This will be our only “in person” service this weekend. If you are unable to help with cleanup, you are still most welcome to come for this service. We will be socially distanced and wearing masks. Parking is limited but I am hoping we can use next door if needed. You cannot park in the back or use the drive around the building.

Inside, there is a lot of water intrusion in walls and baseboards. We are working on that now but due to the lack of AC due to power, it is not safe inside for anyone with breathing issues. We have the inside under control, minus the water cleanup, demo, and restoration efforts. We will only be working outside Saturday unless some demolition happens before then and we need to remove materials.

Stay safe everyone and I pray you have power! God bless.

8 thoughts on “St. Simon’s post-Sally Update”

  1. I’m so sorry that you and Jennifer are again facing storm aftermath. My prayers are with you and St. Simon’s.

  2. So sorry you are having to deal with the aftermath of another hurricane, Father David!! Please know that you and the parish of St. Simon’s are in my thoughts and prayers…

  3. Dear Fr David,
    So sorry to hear about your church’s damage from the recent hurricane. Our prayers are with you and your and your church family.
    Bill and Nancy Hurd

  4. Father David you and St. Simons are in my prayers. If I did not have Mother I would be there

  5. Dear Father David,
    It looks like God absolutely places you where you are really needed. You and Jennifer are so knowledgeable in dealing with the wrath of flooding. My prayers go out to you, your family and all the people dealing with this storm. We miss you in Delray Beach but I know you are where you should be.

  6. I’ll be there ready to work Saturday. I’m glad you and your family are doing okay. I hope the power at church is restored very soon. It’s amazing how wonderful having power is. Let me know if I can bring you all anything. Thank you for all you are doing for our church. Hugs and prayers all around! 🙂

  7. Fr. David you and your flock have been in my thoughts and prayers. It is terrible to say but I know you and Jennifer are the right people to lead your congregation through this mess.
    Be well! God bless you!! Gail

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