On Sunday, April 18th, 2021, Bishop Rose, accompanied by his wife Jill, visited St. Augustine’s in St. John’s. In the order of service, Father Anthony, the rector, wrote “We are very pleased that our Bishop, The Rt. Rev’d Samuel Rose will be with us today as a young Christian woman confirms her faith in our Lord. Please remember Tara Frances King in her life of faith and pray for her and for our Bishop for this momentous day in their lives.”
This was Bishop Rose’s first visit to St. Augustine’s since his consecration. He was the chief celebrant and preacher while Father Anthony presented the candidate for confirmation. During the service, Bishop Rose told the nearly full house (based on COVID-19 limitations) that this was his first confirmation service as Bishop. For this reason, he asked the congregation to forgive him if he made any mistakes as this was a very special historical moment for him as well as the candidate.
Included is a picture of the Bishop, Tara King, and Father Anthony. While all are masked, we did get to see Bishop Rose’s face during the sermon as COVID rules allowed for removal of masks during sermons and readings. Congratulations to Tara and we wish her well on her faith journey.