For many years, this congregation has been well-led. You have been well-formed. You have been well-blessed. But this is a new day. And the question before us is how can we together carry forward all the best that makes St. John the Divine who she is – all of her unique strengths and charisms - carry that forth into new and pioneering expressions of the gospel for the sake of our family and friends, for the sake of the City of Houston, for the sake of the larger church that so desperately needs examples of thriving, faithful, innovative congregations going forth for Christ.