February 16, 2019
As noted last week, our InReach Committee is hosting Breakfast Conversations at our new round tables, on Sunday, February 17 beginning at 9a.m. These occasional breakfasts provide an opportunity for folks from both the 8 and 10a.m. services to sit down with each other, share something tasty to eat, and have a chance for conversation.
All that's required to participate in a Breakfast Conversation is to show up! The committee organized the breakfast at their meeting last Sunday, and there were no sign-ups. Hope to see you there!
Given Monday's President's Day School holiday, our Sunday School and Youth Program will not meet this Sunday, February 17.
Minutes of the February 10 meetings about Faith Formation and InReach were posted shortly afterwards. Watch announcements and calendars as plans unfold. Two items from those minutes will invite more discussion and wider participation:
Speaking of my winter break, I can now keep up my end of conversations with you about four recent movies -- The Green Book, Bohemian Rhapsody, Vice, and Boy Erased. Curiously, they are all "bio pics" of one sort or another. Also saw the touring production of Rent; the actors were uniformly terrific, and had been in diapers at the time of the first tour!
Maybe my interest in biographical movies was spurred by the two biogrpahies that I'm reading. I've finished Hatched, Matched & Dispatched: The Life & Times of the Almost Reverend William Billow. Will is a friend with great skill as a story-teller, and he has amazing stories to tell. He was the long-time chaplain of St. Alban's -- the school for boys of Washington National Cathedral.
Although not written to demonstrate Presiding Bishop Michael Curry's "Way of Love," I couldn't help but notice how Will reports walking that way to Turn, Learn, Pray, Worship, Bless, Go & Rest with those in his care I'll point to some snippets from the book as we, with others throughout the Episcopal Church, take stock of the Way of Love for our Sunday morning Rectory Forums and Tuesday evening Supper Conversations during Lent and Eastertide.
I look forward to worship, conversation and breakfast with you this Sunday, February 17. If you're traveling this President's Day Weekend, I hope you find yourselves refreshed and rested!
In faith, hope, and love,
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