Following a "little local difficulty" during which our former Rector inexplicably decided to exclude all the retired clerics from all ministries, our Bishop, the Rt. Revd. Dabney T. Smith "restored" the Revd. Ralph McGimsey and me to pastoral duties.
Thus, now that the Rector has "moved one" I was able to share the Holy Communion with parishioner (and former Warden) Carl Hye-Knudsen at the Hawthorne Village Rehabilitation Centre today.
Carl and I were so happy to see each other.
I am sorry that the former Rector took such an arbitrary and odd decision.
I wish him well in the next phase of his ministry.
I am so grateful that Bishop Smith has enabled me and Ralph to be restored as 'ministers in retirement"