The Lord’s Day (XVII Pentecost)

Out the door of the Hilton Garden O’Fallon at 7:50 en route to a 0900 arrival 57 miles away at St Thomas’, Salem. Presided and preached at their regular 0930 liturgy, not as a visitation, but as “supply priest” in the absence of Fr Baumann this weekend. Then, after a cameo appearance at coffee hour, it was on to St John’s, Centralia, which Fr Baumann also takes care of, for their 1130 service. St John’s worships jointly with the congregation of Redeemer Lutheran these days, under Fr Baumann’s leadership, and today it was the ELCA liturgy and the Episcopal hymnal on the rota, so I tried to gamely adapt from my familiar routine with the BCP, and it seemed to go well. By around 1:45 I was back on the road northward, arriving home at 6:15.

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