It’s been a long time since I have worn an alb in service as a Lay Eucharistic Minister at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. Today it felt great to be back in action helping my priest and deacon serve communion to all at church this morning.
My priest, Fr. Quinn Parman preaching the Eucharist on the fourth Sunday of Advent at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. This Advent season has indeed been very different but our parish has indeed adapted by meeting for worship outdoors and socially distanced. Peace of The Lord be with us all in the days ahead as we head toward Christmas day and a new year.
I have been challenged by a couple of my fellow bloggers to do a black and white photo challenge. Today I am accepting that challenge and I hope to do good here. Thank you for giving me this opportunity my friends. Anyone who wishes to do this I challenge you.
I am a Licensed Lay Eucharistic Minister at my church, this means I can serve communion at any Episcopal Church in the Diocese of East Tennessee. This is a Credence Table where elements of Communion stand ready for worship. This is a important part of my service at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church.
The seven-week liturgical season of Easter immediately follows the Triduum, climaxing at Pentecost. This last feast recalls the descent of the Holy Spirit upon Jesus’ disciples after the Ascension of Jesus. Pentecost is also the birthday of the church. At St. Peter’s Episcopal Church this morning we will celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit that continues to inspire and change the world.
Today at church I assisted with the Eucharist/Communion at church for the first time since I have been at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. This is me in an alb which is a liturgical vestment that is worn in many churches for the clergy as well as those assisting in the Mass/worship. I am holding a chalice with real wine that we use each week in worship. I love doing this sort of thing at church because it brings me closer to Christ to help others in such a way.