Irenic Thoughts

Irenic. The word means peaceful. This web log (or blog) exists to create an ongoing, and hopefully peaceful, series of comments on the life of King of Peace Episcopal Church. This is not a closed community. You are highly encouraged to comment on any post or to send your own posts.



Last year, in a post called sacramental bazaar, I noted a spiritual aspect to our Christmas Bazaar. Yesterday, the bazaar was bigger and better, an impressive event. We grossed more than $3,500 dollars and should net something close to that, the proceeds assisting with both our memorial garden my discretionary fund, through which I assist needy families.

The first tangible result of the sale will be that it will buy turkeys for a Thanksgiving meal held in the same room on Thanksgiving Day open to the whole community. Like a few looaves and some fish becoming a feast for thousands, the items sold in the bazaar will be transformed into a feast for those who would not otherwise be able to gather with neighbors to return thanks to God.

But beyond the money raised, I am most pleased with the transformation that takes place when people who attend church side by side (but don't yet know one another) get to meet through working together at a church event. In the process we are transformed from individuals who gather to worship into a congregation who worships as one. You gotta love that.

The Rev. Frank Logue, Pastor + King of Peace Episcopal Church


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