Conversation stopped dead at the dinner table, a group of us Episcopalians sitting amidst a very crowded room of Catholics at the local Friday Lenten Fish Fry, and all turned to stare at me. “Okay… maybe that could be… phrased… differently?” Turning to the group, looking at their stunned faces, I realized everyone seemed to … Continue reading Beloved smiled, inclined her head at me and confided, “She’s marrying her goddaughter.”
Tag: Episcopalian humor
The puppy flung herself into the surprised officer’s arms.
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