Sunday, September 8, 2019

never done this before

Today I visited all three of the churches in the Middlesex Area Cluster Ministry on one day.

I did the 9 a.m. service at St. James, Higganum and made it to Killingworth in time to celebrate the Eucharist at 10 a.m. (really shortened the service at St. James) and then went to St. Andrew's, Northford, where Bryan Spinks celebrated celebrated and was surprised to see me.

A guy got married to his wife at St. Andrew's in 1978 and is about to retire, but the priest then, for some reason, didn't send the marriage license to the town hall. For reasons beyond my understanding, the guy needs to prove he was legally married before he retires. Go figure.

We have a copy of the declaration of intention and the service record of the marriage, so tomorrow I'll write a letter proving he was married.

The priest who did the service is dead, so he's no help, pardon my flippancy.

So, we'll see what we can do.

But it was interesting to be at all three churches on the same day. They've been a Cluster for over 30 years, but they are really so different--in attitude and population and direction.

Interesting to see them all on the same day.


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some ponderings by an aging white man who is an Episcopal priest in Connecticut. Now retired but still working and still wondering what it all means...all of it.