Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,
Many of us remember or still enjoy Garrison Keillor's "A Prairie Home Companion." What many of you may not know is that Keillor is an Episcopalian and a member of St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in St. Paul, MN. (I am glad I don't have to preach there). Keillor has a wonderful outlook on life and wrote a piece about Episcopalians that I thought many of you would enjoy. It follows here:
We make fun of Episcopalians for their blandness, their excessive calm, their fear of giving offense, their lack of speed and also for their secret fondness for macaroni and cheese. But nobody sings like them.
If you were to ask an audience in Des Moines, a relatively Episcopalianless place, to sing along on the chorus of "Michael Row the Boat Ashore," they will look daggers at you as if you had asked them to strip to their underwear. But if you do this among Episcopalians, they'd smile and row that boat ashore and up on the beach! ....And down the road!
Episcopalians drink coffee as if it were the Third Sacrament.
Episcopalians feel guilty for not staying to clean up after their own wedding reception in the Fellowship Hall.
Episcopalians are willing to pay up to one dollar for a meal at church.
Episcopalians still serve Jell-O in the proper liturgical color of the season and Episcopalians believe that it is OK to poke fun at themselves and never take themselves too seriously.
And finally, you know you are a Episcopalian when:
Can/Do you identify with any of these?
Blessings this week,
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