Cristina is received into the Episcopal Church on June 12 at St. James Cathedral.Here with Bishop Lee & Bishop Scantlebury and The Rev. Kara Wagner Sherer
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June 14th, 2010 · No Comments · Uncategorized
June 11th, 2010 · No Comments · Uncategorized
On a hot and humid night the crowds came from all over Chicagoland…
The singers warmed up.
The guitarists kept cool
The programs were psychedelic colors of course!
Paul wrote to the Romans “love is the fulfilling of the law.”
The brass got chops for “All you need is love”
The gospel reading was “all you need is love” by Jesus [...]
June 3rd, 2010 · No Comments · Uncategorized
I was asked to bless these pilgrims who were walking from our neighborhood in Chicago to Woodstock to protest counties’ and suburbs’ access to a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement database to find undocumented immigrants. Along with other community leaders I gave a blessing and then walked a few blocks with them. My friend Ere [...]
December 25th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized
We had three Christmas services this year:• An afternoon Christmas Eve service (the children’s service);• A late Christmas Eve service; and• A Christmas morning service.
Following are some photographs from each, starting with The Children’s Service. In the interest of getting this posted in my lifetime, commentary will be sparse. I didn’t capture a usable picture [...]
December 8th, 2009 · No Comments · Uncategorized
The traditional service of Lessons and Carols took on a new look this year, as we celebrated the Feast of St. Nicholas with Stories and Songs of St. Nicholas on Sunday afternoon, December 6.
In a special service written by Kara, readings from Scripture, newspapers, and poems were mixed with hymns and anthems, and narration by [...]
November 23rd, 2009 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized
Yesterday a new liturgical celebration came to St. John’s in the form of “Rite 13″, a ceremony marking the passage to adulthood of teenagers in the J2A (Journey to Adulthood) program. As the Worship Wizard wrote in the morning’s service bulletin, the teenagers are welcomed “to the journey of becoming adults.” In part, this service [...]
October 5th, 2009 · No Comments · Uncategorized
Yesterday was the Feast of St. Francis, or – as it’s known in the latest liturgical re-write, soon to hit the shelves of seminary bookstores everywhere – Pet Blessing Sunday!
Just kidding. (Good thing for me Kara has a sense of humor.)
Actually, the Pet Blessing came between services this year, in the garden. The 8:00 [...]
July 28th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized
I may be wrong, but I think Sunday was a first for St. John’s. Services were held outdoors in the garden; nothing new about that, but Hideo, the latest addition to the St. John’s family, was baptised during the second service. And if an outdoor baptism is not unusual enough for Episcopalians, the second service [...]
June 6th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized
An impressive contingent from St. John’s (Suellen and I counted 21) made its way to St. James Cathedral downtown today to witness Julianne’s ordination to the Diaconate.
Through the kindness of David and Matt, who are real photographers, I was permitted into the press box to take pictures of the event. I learned at Heidi’s ordination [...]
June 5th, 2009 · No Comments · Uncategorized
Last Sunday “The Quest” class learned about the Eucharist by dressing up as priests and practicing the words and gestures of the liturgy.
St. John’s children are like those from Lake Wobegon – they are all smarter, funnier, and more beautiful than any other children in the world!
Reading the prayers:
They said their arms got [...]