First Sunday in Lent

With the liturgy at St Paul’s, Pekin scheduled at the eminently civilized hour of 11am, I had a Sunday morning that felt self-indulgent, not needing to be out of the house until 9:30. Organist Lorraine Hartwell knows of my fondness for organ music and always has something edgy (“wild and loud,” in her words) cooked up. We worshiped the Lord in beauty and holiness, “beat[ing] down Satan under our feet” in the Great Litany, enjoyed a pulled pork post-liturgical repast, visited with the people, and made it home around 3:00.

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