You may have already seen this online, but in case you haven’t, and you need to hear something uplifting, check out this video. It was put together by the national church with 600 musicians from across the country. You’ll probably want to hear it more than once! https://episcopalchurch.org/es/library/video/virtual-choir
This morning I was in a zoom meeting with the Bishop and the Executive Council (sort of like the diocese of the vestry, I have just begun a three-year term). The bishop surprised me by singling out St. Dunstan’s for praise. He asked me to tell the group about our successful RIP Medical Debt campaign, and what it would mean for poor families in Atlanta. He held us up as an example of “a small church doing big ministry,” and asked me to pass his thanks and congratulations on to all of you. I add my own thanks to his.
I know that many of you are accustomed to picking up the Forward Day by Day pamphlets outside the nave to use for daily devotions. We just received a package of 30 of them for May/June/July. Since you can’t pick them up here I am happy to mail them to you. Just let me know if you’d like one, and I’ll send them until we run out.
Finally, when I talk to people in the parish often the first question they ask is about Dunstan, the Archbishop of Catterbury. He misses everyone and wonders why his greeting duties seems to have been curtailed, but he is fine.. The governor’s stay-at-home order allows for leaving to take care of an animal. So I am coming to church every day to feed him, check on things, and work from here a few hours. Dunstan is always waiting for me and is pretty much glued to me the whole time I’m here, He, too, attended today’s zoom meeting with the bishop.
See you tonight at 8 for Compline.