Sunday, September 16, 2012

The Lord's Day (XVI Pentecost)

Wheels-on-the-street just before 7:30am, and on to Mattoon, where we arrived at Trinity Church at exactly 9:30, met by their ever-amiable priest-in-charge Father Ken Truelove. Presided and preached at the 10am celebration of the Holy Mysteries, adorned by absolutely sumptuous organ music rendered on what I am told is Opus 1 of the estimable Reuter organ company. The post-liturgical plenary downstairs in the parish hall was animated and earnest. I continue to be gratefully amazed at how the faithful throughout the diocese are engaging the discussion about re-tooling for church life and mission in a post-Constantinian age. It is simultaneously terrifying and energizing. Brenda and I then accompanied Fr Truelove to take the Blessed Sacrament to one of the chronically homebound members of Trinity. After a delightful visit there, we got back home just a tick or two past four o'clock.

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