Sunday, March 16, 2008

A blessed Holy Week to all

I haven't written anything of note here in awhile. It's not so much a dry time, as a busy-elsewhere time. I was sick, then busy catching up. I still have lots of work to do. Beyond that, there are threads floating around my head, and things I'm involved in that will bear their fruit later--but there's really nothing compelling me to write, right now. But here we are.

I just came from a Palm Sunday service at St. Anne's, Stockton. It's a friendly, nice community. This was my first time here; I know the rector slightly. It's really a joy to worship in this diocese, since the siege has been lifted. There's a lightness, a sense of possibility, that hasn't been here before. I might possibly do field ed in San Joaquin; I'm praying and talking with people. My home diocese is California, but my best friend lives here, and I've been keeping close tabs all along.

I'm going to find a Tenebrae service on my side of the Bay, because I love them and haven't been to one in ages. Thursday through Sunday, I'll be at St. A's--but I don't have any commitments there until Easter morning. (I love, love, love the Vigil--especially the way we do it.)

Interspersed through all of this... writing a couple of papers, getting enough done before Spring Break. I'm going up then to work at the Ranch for most of the week, and back early to attend the San Joaquin diocesan convention. It's a new day here.

Resurrection is coming, for and in and through all of us. Thanks be to God.

13 comments:

Jane R said...

Dear Kristin,

A blessed Holy Week to you! I pray that in the midst of the school work you will have time for contemplation of the Holy Mysteries -- it sounds like you will. I will read the sermon you posted below when I have a chance. (Like many of us, I am in liturgy-land this week, and also spring break ends tonight at the college where I teach, and I have a diocesan meeting tomorrow, wheeee. Don't you love it when schedules converge?) Thanks for the update! Glad to hear you are well. Blessings.

Jane R said...

Oops I misspelled - I meant KIRSTIN, of course. Sorry :-/ . I have Palms and Passion on the brain...

Mimi said...

A Blessed Holy Week, my friend!

FranIAm said...

May Holy Week bring you blessings in abundance!

Leslie said...

Dear Kirstin,
This is my favorite week of the entire year. May your Holy Week be filled with Christ's rich love.
Peace...

Episcopollyanna said...

Blessed Holy Week to you too! Mine got off to a whirlwind start and I wouldn't have it any other way. ;)

Kirstin said...

Thanks, all! I'm pleased that I still have readers, slackerdaisical blogger that I am. Blessings on all of you.

Leslie--you can e-mail me directly through my profile. Click on my picture; there's a "contact" box.

Peace!

Padre Mickey said...

St. Mark's, Berkeley, does a great Tenebrae service; you know George is going to do it right, plus susan s. is one of the sopranos!

Have a blessed Holy Week.

Kirstin said...

Oo, thanks for the tip!

Susan and I met at the Ranch. :-)

Lauralew said...

Hugs to you, and a blessed Holy Week!

eileen said...

((((Kirstin))) Going to Tenebrae tonight...we didn't do this last year, so this will be my first.

Wish you could be here with me!

The Swandive said...

I am really trying to fully immerse myself in the whole week, the journey as well... blessings to you dear one. A holy Triduum to you.

Grandmère Mimi said...

Kirstin, I love hearing about the new sense of hope in the San Joaquin Diocese. It is a true resurrection for them there.

God bless you during these holy days.