It all started when Beloved, the puppy and I agreed to help out at a funeral attended by 300 people, including an honor guard, for a female officer. It was held at our church as the officer’s home church was too small for that number of people. Beloved served on the altar, and I was … Continue reading The puppy flung herself into the surprised officer’s arms.
Fire! Screamed the dog. The building’s on fire!!
No, it’s not, I said. Yes it is, shouted the hound. We gotta get OUT of here!! Puppy… we’re in church. It’s Easter. That’s incense, not smoke, and while I agree it’s smelly, nothing’s going to hurt us. She was still uncomfortable with the idea so halfway through the first hymn we exited the building. … Continue reading Fire! Screamed the dog. The building’s on fire!!
Avoiding a Swim in the Chalice
I gotta say, attending a service in a church with a spectacular pipe organ and NO MUSIC is like being offered a frosting-less cupcake when there's a bowl of amazing looking icing sitting RIGHT THERE. Pleeeeeeeease may I have some? NO! Christ Church is a gorgeous old (1870) church - okay, gorgeous on the inside, … Continue reading Avoiding a Swim in the Chalice
Ice Skating During Eucharist
Well, it’s Sunday and I’m on the road again. Time to find another temporary Episcopal home for the morning. Beloved and I had been discussing it, and she found one “Believe Out Loud” congregation – meeting at 5:30pm. Eck. Sunday evenings… not so much, thanks. As a kid I went to the 8:30 service and … Continue reading Ice Skating During Eucharist