“March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb”. Ha! There was plenty of snow on the ground for Palm Sunday! We were rescued by a few warm days in Holy Week so that our young-people’s Eggstravaganza was outside. Besides the weather, that week had its special services which served in another way for those who could or wanted to observe. It was a very good crowd on Easter Day. Many thanks to the volunteers and staff that helped make it meaningful!
I’m about to leave for a conference offered by the Church Pension Fund for Episcopal Clergy called CREDO. This one is in the mountains of North Carolina for 5 days and entails time for reflection on all aspects of my priesthood from the spirit to finances! I’ve had several hours of homework including medical and financial appraisals, a time-line of my spiritual journey, reflections on my ministry to date, and invitations to a variety of folks to respond to a questionnaire with current feedback. Conferences are often discovery events. Who knows what might emerge? It’s perfect for the season, as one of the elements of resurrection is that it is God’s amazing surprise and our on-going discovery. Dave