Sunday, 13 July 2008

Laughter in Church

I toddled down to St. Boniface Church on Siesta Key for their 10:00 a.m. Eucharist.

It was raining cats and cats (a wee bit of humour there), but that did not deter the good folks at St. B’s, so there was a good sized congregation.

I sat, as I always do at St. B’s, with my dears Adrian and Anno Swain. (I have mentioned them in previous blogs).

The Rector Ted Copeland preached. He was fresh from his European vacation.

Ted is rather shy, but put him in the pulpit, and he is hot!

He reflected on various world events from the past week.

Ted mentioned the decision of the Church of England that women priests could be ordained as Bishop.

He said something like this:

“The Church of England decided that certain members of the human race who are made in the image and likeness of G-d, could be ordained as Bishop. They happen to be practicing……
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Women”!

The congregation erupted with hearty laughter, and then applauded!


Hooray for Ted, for the congregation at St. B’s, and for the marvelous women Priests of the C of E.

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