This morning I saw one person baptized and twenty-one people confirmed, received, or reaffirming. Bishop Gayle Harris, Suffragan of Massachusetts, visited St Mike's and it was wonderful. It was especially exciting because just last Trinity Sunday our ordinary, Bishop Jeffrey Steenson, visited and did a raft of confirmations and receptions also. Church feels alive when people are making commitments like that. I just want to share that bit of joy with you.
Just a couple more tidbits from the Lessons for today. From the Gospel's conclusion:
By your endurance you will gain your souls.
And from the first lesson taken from the Book of Isaiah:
Be glad and rejoice forever in what I am creating.
I think they can stand quite well without comment.