Sunday, July 13, 2014
The Lord's Day (Proper 10)
For some years, the Church of the Redeemer in Cairo maintained a cooperative relationship with Immanuel Lutheran Church (ELCA), where in they alternated clergy leadership and buildings on Sundays, but during the warm weather months, worshiped exclusively at Redeemer, seeing as how it continues to have functional air-conditioning. Last year, Immanuel dissolved, and many of its members continued to worship at Redeemer. The four pictures with me below this morning reaffirmed their baptismal vows and received the laying-on of episcopal hands in the historic succession. There were 18 present in the acoustically very-rewarding and beautiful building. I am grateful for the long ministry there of Fr Bob Harmon, making the trip down, first on alternate weeks, then every Sunday, from Mt Vernon, and excited about the imminent arrival of Fr James Muriuki and his family to take up full-time ministry in that very beaten-down community for the first time in decades. After a post-liturgical repast in the parish hall, Brenda and I were on the road northward right at noon, and arrived home at 3:45.