Thursday, October 27, 2016

Photos, We Have Photos!

Those Lovable Witches of ECR! ;-)

Our former and very nearly perpetual senior warden Brian McElligott in Italy, last summer.

Last Sunday's obviously enrapturing banjo children's sermon. 

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

The ECW Retreat at Camp Allen -- 

Looks like a good time was had by all!

Monday, October 10, 2016

The Blessing of Baptism 

On Sunday, October 9th, we welcomed Charlotte Lynn Ryan into the Household of God! Her mother Ashley and aunt Katy were raised here at ECR, and Charlotte's family brought her all the way back from Tennessee to be Baptized here. 

Our sweet acolytes are always front and center to lead the way to and from the Baptismal font, knowing that their own Baptisms were just such a joyous day as this,

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

The Blessing of the Animals 

With many thanks to Katie Petersen for her lovely art work on our new banners for the St. Francis Blessing Service, and to all the people who helped to set up and make the service such a success.

Sometimes, a beloved stuffed toy can be a great stand-in for a pet.

 This chicken took it all in and maintained it's composure.

 Giddy is a very good dog, and well known around ECR.
Redd feels right at home here. He should, since he's the Tweedie family dog.
 Getting ready for Holy Communion. It's special to have it out under the live oaks.
Little dogs getting blessed.  (They are pretty sure that they own the whole thing, and the big dogs are just ornamental.)
 Blessing the small creatures.
 And the larger creatures.
 Giddy gets his blessing.

 We can have a blessing while looking at a picture of a beloved pet.

Hi there, have we met before? No, I don't think so. What's your name?