The (Interim) Rector’s Forum begins this Sunday, October 13, at 10:30 a.m. — wherever you normally hold it! I think it is in the Dining Hall and there are beverages and refreshments available there, too. We only have thirty minutes a week, and we shall try to make the best use of that time. During the course of this year, there will be two themes running frequently, Interim and Search.
I lived less than a block away and I noticed the church when I was coming home from doing audits of companies and non-profit organizations in the vicinity. I was involved with another Episcopal church at the time, but I finally decided to go to St. Paul's one Sunday. I was overcome by the beauty of worship and astounded by Paul Callaway's presence as director of music. What a surprise!
When Bishop Mariann arrived in town, she initiated (among other things) a book reading club called “People of the Way.” During the last two years, some of us at St Paul’s have read books suggested by Bishop Mariann, met in small discussion groups, even written blogs on the readings for the Diocesan weekly blog.
In a study of over 1,000 churches, it was determined that nothing has more effect on spiritual growth than reflection on Scripture. Few of us, however, have read the entire Bible. The Bishop would like to encourage us to change that.
In September of 2004, I encountered my first rehearsal as a young chorister in the St. Paul’s Choir of Men and Boys. I remember scurrying down the basement steps with my brother just in time for the head chorister to ring the starting bell, and trying to stand erect while my brother, Ben, helped me follow the variety of canticles and anthems. As I was proud of my brother and thankful for his help on my first day, I was just a little jealous, because I was not tall enough to reach the top of the music stand, resulting in my inability to see Mr.
You knew it would not be long before I mentioned the dog parks around here, for I usually take Nico at least once a day to one of them, preferably the larger one on 25th between M and N. It is a fenced athletic field, and some athletes have the nerve to use it that way at times, much to the dismay of us dog lovers/owners. Nico has made a number of friends, helping him to get adjusted to Washington, and last week he and Arty, the only other standard poodle in the neighborhood, met for the first time and they are the best of buddies.