A Note from the Editor

By on June 1, 2022

We have reached the end of another publishing year, my fourth one as the Editor of this publication. I’m always amazed at just how fast the year goes. It feels like time goes faster and faster (I’m told that that happens as you grow older.) The end of the publishing year always causes me to sit back and reflect on the year that has just gone by. 

It is still a joy and a privilege to be able to get a brief glimpse in to the lives of the varied parishes in our vast diocese. I enjoy hearing the varied stories about what’s happening in the different parishes around the diocese. As we start to emerge out of the pandemic and find our way around again, it is heartening to hear all the stories coming out of the parishes. In all of this, it has become very clear to me that all the parishes in this diocese are trying their very best to live up to our mission of “preaching the Gospel, making disciples, and equipping the saints.” 

There is life here, to be sure. It may not seem like your parish is doing a lot in this time, especially as we rebuild everything once more. However, I think that our entire society is rebuilding following the whole world changing around us in the blink of an eye. It will take time, but I know that God will accompany us as we seek to discern just how to continue to “preach the Gospel, make disciples and equip the saints.” 

In the meantime, I think it is time for a rest, and I hope that this summer provides you with rest and activities that will help you to energize yourself once more. 

Have a good summer, and I look forward to continuing to hear all the stories that will come in the future. 

Grace and peace,


  • Fr. Matt Koovisk

    Fr. Matt Koovisk is the Editor of the Mustard Seed. He served the Diocese from 2017-2024 as the Rector of St. Mary's, Virden; St. Mark's, Elkhorn; St. John's, Reston; and Christ Church, Melita. He also served as the Secretary of Synod during that time.

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