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Hoosier Musings on the Road to Emmaus

Tuesday, August 10, 2004

On the road

Yes, as you'll have noticed if you read the previous post, this was my last week at St. Mary's. We finished my time with a flurry of activity...

The first "Workday Wednesday:" a new institution, set for the first Wednesday of the month, where Grace House is open for any volunteers to come and work, as they are able. This time we cleaned out the back of the attic, and got a bunch of donated clothes sorted and stored.

The (planned to be 1st annual) Monticello Summer Festival: Lots of food, and crafters, and local businesses. It was Saturday, and St. Mary's had a booth space on the square. We gave away water. Yes, I said "gave away." Free bottled water-- by my count, 630 of them-- and information about the parish on a little postcard. It was great. We even got interviewed by a reporter from the Lafayette Journal & Courier (a regional paper, with a sizeable circulation), and garnered a mention in their coverage of the event.

And yesterday, of course, was my last Sunday in their pulpit. Gonna miss those good people.

Didn't stop there, though. After church, we headed further south, to spend a few days with my in-laws in Southern Indiana (I'm in New Albany as I type this). We're headed down to Kentucky to see another of Bruce's sisters, who lives outside of Lawrenceburg. So I'll be gone for a bit. I don't know what they've got in the way of internet hooked up-- and besides, I plan to take the time to enjoy some corporeal family bonding. See you in a couple days.


Blogger Dawgdays said...

I'm sure those good people at St. Mary's are going to miss you too.

Enjoy your trip. Safe travels.

August 11, 2004 4:24 PM  

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