Saturday, August 9, 2014

An Anniversary Reception

I believe my Letters Dimissory from the Bishop of Central Pennsylvania were accepted by the Rt. Rev. Alden M. Hathaway of Pittsburgh on July 15, 1994, marking officially the beginning of my tenure as Rector of St. Andrew's Church, in the Highland Park neighborhood.  The parish was busy refreshing the rectory, so the Robisons didn't actually roll into town until the beginning of August.  I believe the second Sunday of August was my first service, and I recall that Pete Luley and the ever-magnificent St. Andrew's Choir made a special effort to suspend the usual holiday and return for full-dress Choral Matins.

So 20 years this summer.  Tomorrow morning, August 10, Susy and I will be hosting a little Coffee Hour reception after the 10 a.m. service to say a word of thanks for the friendship and all the kindnesses, too many to number, shared with us and with our family over this expanse of our lives.

                                     Bruce, Susy, Daniel, Linnea, and our Penelope
                                                                     Summer, 1994

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

and after twenty years strong, our relationship as rector/boss, organist/butler continues to grow and strengthen. God bless you Bruce! -Peter

Anonymous said...

and after twenty years strong, our relationship as rector/boss, organist/butler continues to grow and strengthen. God bless you Bruce! -Peter

Gale Wilson said...

Congrats. Well done, good and faithful servant