When the Bishop visits, we dust in all the corners, put on our best clothes, and get ready to celebrate!
We call in the best musicians...
And the crack team of acolytes!
We are reminded of our promises thorough baptism, confirmations, and receptions (into the Episcopal Church). We had all three!
Adrian got wet!
Adrienne, William and Nikki were confirmed. (The bishop's hands seal the deal.) Susan and Brian were received. They got lovely prayer books.
Suellen and Hugh were honored for their commitments (and got beautiful icons to show for it - of St. John as a fisherman and Dame Julian of Norwich with her cat.)
We won't forget the Bishop's story of his recent trip to Sudan. At one church he was greeted by the slaughter of a bull. He had to step over it to enter the church! (If he told us we could have arranged something!)