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.


Being the Body of Christ

In the 10 a.m. worship service yesterday, Mike Helton and Avery mooney were initiated into Christ's Body, the Church through baptism. It was especially meaningful for me as the priest having walked this road toward baptism with Mike for 8 years. The sermon is online here: Lather, Rinse, Repeat.

Avery's baptism, though she is new to King of Peace, was no less special. I was particularly taken by this moment I missed, but Kenn captured in a picture as Avery's dad kisses his newly baptized daughter.

Lauren puts out the Christ candle as the worship service ended, but there was more to the day yet.

Last evening at 6 p.m., we got a chance to be the Body of Christ. The King of Peace Ensemble helped lead worship for the congregation of Friendship Baptist Church. At left, Debbie answers the question as to what Episcopalians believe with a moving recitation of the Nicene Creed which git an amen or two. Friendship Baptist had choir robes they were not using, which they donated to the King of Peace Ensemble to use. The group offered their singing to God in thanks for that congregation's gift. On the night before he died, Jesus prayed that those who came later would be one as He and the Father are one that the world may see and believe. In small ways like the Ensemble who earlier sang at the Roman Catholic Church, singing at Friendship Baptist, we show in deed what we believe in our hearts, the Church imperfect as it is, is one.

The rev. Frank Logue, Pastor

PS: We now have more photos from Jay's ordination uploaded. They are all online here: Jay's ordination.

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