Well, two stents down and one or two to go! I had a bit of a rocky spell over the weekend, but am feeling very well now. Lynn and I appreciate all the prayer and support offered on our behalf and know that they have made a difference in our outcomes.
Garrison Keillor, in writing about Episcopalians, wrote "Episcopalians believe in prayer, but would practically die if asked to pray out loud." While that may be true of "the Church as we knew it" I find it less and less true of the Church of today. At Christ Church there seems to be no problem in joining in spoken prayer with and for one another. And that is one of the aspects of our common life that makes Christ Church feel so genuine and welcoming.
We demonstrate Christ's love for us, and our love for one another, by joining in both directed, intercessory prayer and in centering prayer that helps us regain our life balance. In a world where not much seems to make sense, praying for each other makes really good sense. Prayer is our way of giving immense power in situations where we would normally be thought powerless. It is what we naturally do, when we don't know what to do.
I feel the presence of your prayers and they have given me immense strength and courage to get through these times and return to serve you as your interim Rector. For this, I am extremely grateful.
Christ Episcopal Church
200 Church Street Milford, DE 19963
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