Today is the 20th Sunday after Pentecost and I was visiting St. Christoper's Episcopal Church in Carmel, Indiana. I've been in Indianapolis since Wednesday to attend the ordination of my good friend C. Davies Reed to the priesthood. It all went very well, albeit there was a little excitement early on because Bp. Waynick, the Diocesan, was taken suddenly ill. Fortunately, the retired bishop of Iowa, Bp. Smalley, is resident in the area and was fortunately available. Whew! So that happy event was yesterday at Christ Church Cathedral, which was the sponsoring parish for both Davies and myself. Today Davies presided at his first Eucharists and I went to the 10 AM service at St. Christopher's, where he is Associate Rector. It was a great joy for me to be present both yesterday and today and to receive Communion at his hands.
O God, you declare your almighty power chiefly in showing mercy and pity: Grant us the fullness of your grace, that we, running to obtain your promises, may become partakers of your heavenly treasure; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.