Dear readers, I’ll use today’s cup to tell you about a wonderful event that happened Sunday afternoon and evening. Nourse Hall was the venue for the celebration by family and friends of a young woman who graduated that afternoon from American University. People, about 60 in number, came from all over the world to be here for her. More came than could attend the commencement in person, so a computer and projector were set up in Nourse Hall to live stream the event so people gathered there could see it too. After the ceremony everyone at the university joined those in Nourse Hall for a joyous get-together over an abundance of delightful home-cooked treats.
St. Albanites can be thankful for such a facility as Nourse Hall that we can offer for this type of hospitality that our Lord would have been pleased to join. I felt both privileged and delighted to have been there to help facilitate the event.
“O Lord,…we thank you for the blessing of family and friends, and for the loving care which surrounds us on every side.”
Postscript to my Cup of a few weeks ago about “Our Pet Crows.” After weeks of getting closer and closer, last week one of Jonnie Sue’s “pets” began eating out of her hand. It’s pretty hard to top that as a thrilling experience for a life-long bird feeder.
Ron Hicks, Parish Verger, St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, Washington DC, 12-May-2015.