Monday, October 31, 2011

It's 10:00 the next morning, and God's Grace Abounds . . .

and I have to get up, because I'm starving.

Yesterday afternoon was filled with moments of grace.

The Lovely Daughter sang beautifully in memory of her brother.

A full choir sang gloriously throughout the service.

The sermon was magnificent; classic Edwin van Driel.  

The charges, to the newly-ordained (that was me!) and to my new congregation, were also wonderful.

It was my complete joy to celebrate communion and to serve members of my family and friends ~ many of us hugging and in tears.

Surely God is with us all.

PS: Michelle Francl photos to follow, eventually.  (Top one added later.)


  1. How delightful! I was totally there in spirit!

  2. Filled with joy for you. I'm sorry to have missed it.

  3. AS Robin walked down the aisle in procession toward the altar, the left sleeve of her robe brushed me and my eyes welled up so that I had to search for my Kleenex.

    What a joy to take the host from a woman whom God has consecrated long ago but officialdom just caught up with.

    Surely the Holy Spirit was among us in Sunday as we worshipped and sang Alleluias for the blessing of all this. It is still singing in my heart and I had to call one of my Presby elder friends to share it when I got home. We rejoiced together, even though she doesn't know Robin, except from occasional blog reading.

    This was indeed a day that the Lord had made, even to the weather. Glorious all over, in and out!


  4. And here are links to favorites are of Marissa's hands holding the music she is about to sing, and Robin breaking the bread!


    The link to the photos!

  6. what a blessing you are and will be, Robin! it is wonderful to read this! wish I could have been there.

  7. Michelle, thank you for the pictures!