I’m the Rev. Daphne Cody, and most everyone simply calls me Daphne, which is great with me. I also answer to Mother Cody or Reverend Cody, and that’s okay too.
Needless to say, the St. Lawrence congregation is living in an interim time between settled rectors. And that is happening in a context of a completely “interim time” for the whole world! Because of Covid-19, so many things are uncertain, “on-hold,” in transition, and unsettled. You all have been given a double whammy. I, too, am living an interim time in my life. After serving nearly fourteen years as rector of St. Elisabeth’s in Glencoe, IL, I resigned my post last summer to accompany my spouse Jason to Rabat, Morocco, for the year. Having won a Fulbright Scholarship to study the chemistry of renewable energy materials in Morocco, Jason took a sabbatical from Lake Forest College where he’s a full professor. It was a good time in my life to up-root and take a break from parish responsibility.
I’ve served two churches in the Diocese of Chicago, St. Mary’s in Park Ridge and St. Elisabeth’s in Glencoe. My areas of focus over the years have been congregational, seminarian, and staff development, intercultural competency and interfaith cooperation, and innovation in liturgy and preaching. I also really enjoy the ordinary work of being a priest: wrestling with the Sunday readings to craft a sermon, meeting with people, accompanying folks at life transitions, praying and singing, writing and communication, and getting people the resources they need to do the work of the church.
While one of my favorite things – travel – is impossible at the moment, I’m trying to stay sane by enjoying some of my other cherished activities: reading, card games (now in an online format with Jason and our daughters), cross-stitch, long walks, and time outdoors.
Reverend Daphne Cody, Interim Rector
We welcome you to Sunday Morning Worship every week. Join us via Zoom as we worship together, connected.
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Compline is descended from the night prayers said before bed at the end of the monastic round of daily prayer. Compline is a simple office including a confession of sins, one or more psalms, a short reading from scripture, versicles and responses, the Lord's Prayer, collects which ask for God's protection during the night to come, and the canticle Nunc dimittis. A hymn or anthem for the evening may follow the short reading from scripture. The collects may be followed by a time of silence, along with free intercessions and thanksgivings.
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In accordance with Bishop Lee’s direction, and Governor Pritzker’s orders, our operations at St. Lawrence have been reduced to the bare minimum. Our wonderful administrative and finance team is working almost entirely remotely, and the building has been secured and the (many) thermostats turned down. We’ll still be receiving mail, including pledge payments, and paying all vendors.
The HOPE food pantry continues to operate, under revised procedures, to serve our neighbors in need.
You can still call the church office at 847-362-2110 or send an email to email@example.com.