Dear people of St Peter’s,
When you enter the parish hall or step in to the parish hall kitchen or library, you will see sparkling, shiny surfaces – walls, doors, baseboards, floors, cupboards, stoves, counter surfaces. Every Thursday morning for the past month Joy McClain and Lisa Braren have been coming in to clean, scrub, polish and shine, and give our building a much needed facelift. Thank you Joy & Lisa!
We say farewell this weekend to Kate Ludwick, my office assistant. She’s off to Las Vegas to attend law school at UNLV. We say hello to Adrianne Gonzalez, my new office assistant (see below).
We’re blessing the ground for the Labyrinth this Sunday after the 10am service. Stick around for a fun celebration! Many thanks to Hallie Murphy, Gayle Bowers, Susan Newcomb, Allison Joffee, Suzie McCurdy and Tom Streenan for moving this project forward.
The dedication of the ground on which the Labyrinth is to be built will be preceded by the Orthodox ‘Blessing of the Lesser Waters’ at the baptismal font in the church building right at the end of 10am service. We’ll gather round the font with a bucket of water and a bunch of cedar sprigs – courtesy of the Altar Guild – bless the water, then process out to the ground where the Labyrinth will reside. At the proper time, the kids and anyone else who wants to join in will take a sprig, douse it in the holy water, and sprinkle it all over the sight. It’ll be a blast for young & old alike! An exciting day in the life of St Peter’s.
We begin the celebration of the 150
anniversary of St Peter’s on Sunday August 12
, with a liturgy from the 1792 Book of Common Prayer at the 10am service. Come dressed in period costume if you are able. It will be very different, very long, and, hopefully, a memorable celebration of our roots.
Don’t forget the Reno Aces game on Friday August 17
Marietta and I are away at General Convention in Austin TX for two weeks, then taking time off till early August. You’ll be in good hands with The Rev Eric on Sundays and Wednesdays. Be well. Be safe. Be blessed.