Just home from a beautiful autumnal drive between Hollidaysburg and Mechanicsburg. A stunning drive down 99 and the Turnpike in which I was blessed with light traffic, brilliant blue skies and fall leaves, and a 45 minute phone call with our youngest.
We had a great celebration this morning at Holy Trinity. The liturgy included the Seating of the Bishop (I continue to knock on doors all over our diocese),Confirmation and Reception of two souls, and Holy Eucharist. A brunch followed our service and then Mother Jeanne and I paid a visit to some of our diocese’s most esteemed members- a beautiful lady of "no given age,” named Betsy... and Bob, who at 103 1/2 has to be our oldest member in the diocese, don’t you think? The visit was grand- both of them chatting up a storm about their days in church at St. Luke’s, Altoona, Trinity, Tyrone and Holy Trinity, Hollidaysburg. It was a blessing to spend time with these dear brothers and sisters.
And so, now, perhaps, a nap.
Glad to be home, and glad for the rich experience of these past days in the Altoona Convocation.
|The chancel and altar at Holy Trinity, Hollidaysburg|
|Just before knocking on the door. Blue sky!|
|Confirmand Charley and newly received Sharon|
|with Mother Jeanne Jacobson|
|Bishop and Hubby|
|Picture of the “original” St. Luke’s, Altoona built in 1858|
|Mr and Mrs.(Mary and William) Winn, Founders of St. Luke’s, Altoona|
|Bob (103 1/2) and his daughter Elizabeth and yours truly, mugging for the camera|
|The beautiful gift basket full of handcrafted items and a book from the people of Holy Trinity! So nice.|