Sunday, December 30, 2007

And God bless them, every one!


Fr. Fred Risard and the kids of St. Nicholas

I would like to take a moment on the eve of our first worship in exile to thank all those who have sent in their messages of support. We have lost track of the count, but I have read each and every message. Additionally, the overwhelming support out there in Blogosphere is amazing. I want you all to know that it is truly a humbling experience. And we owe you all so much...
--Fr. Fred

The EPISCOPAL Church of St. Nicholas

continues its mission to the people

of Atwater, CA, in love, faith, courage, and joy.

Worship with them, if you can. And do check out their website!

And, as Paul says, please keep ALL the people of San Joaquin in your prayers. I count Fred as a friend, and am triumphant with and for him--but this is one of many struggles, and there are human beings on all sides. Many have been hurt. All seek God, and healing.

To God be the glory.


FranIAm said...


I saw this link at Paul's and left messages of support for Fr. Fred and the parish.

We all stand in solidarity- as exiles in some way. Those in power always fear the cry of the most holy babe.

Aghaveagh said...

Amen, amen!

What a great photo of all the Junior birdmen, too.

Kirstin said...

Isn't it? I love that pic.

Thank you for supporting all of us, Fran.