When I think about being a Permanent Deacon, a job comes to mind. A Waiter! He is preparing the Lord's Table, working hard to make sure everything is just right. His mission is to take care of the guests by helping them go through the menu and make just the right choices. How can I help you today!!
Yes, this is my First Christmas.....as a Deacon of course. Fr. Andrew reminded me and the entire congregation of that, along with the story ...
Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Are you free today?
On Monday I decided to make those calls that I had planned on making for about a week. I first called the Hospital Chaplain here in Berlin to discuss an Ecumenical Remembrance Service, and then I called the Deacon who is the chaplain at the Concord State Prison. I stroke out on both or so I thought. The Sr. (our hospital chaplain) called me back minutes later and told me she loved the idea and asked if I was available that day to present the idea. With only a half hour to get ready, I was there. The meeting went very well and it was also a great opportunity to gather with the local clergy. The idea for this event was given to me by my pastor, and for those who know me I don't take credit for someone Else's idea, yet I do know who to run with it! The wheels are in motion and this project will fit in quite well with my parish assignment. With a short week before me I will enjoy the next few days. On Saturday I will be heading North of the Border to take my Mom to a family reunion, and of course I will stop to pick up some Canadian curd cheese.