Sunday, August 17, 2008


Today the congregation of ECOOS split divided itself between those willing to go to the annual parish picnic and those who stayed at the parish hall for the 8:00 and 10:30 morning services. This presents the congregant with a smorgasbord of religious choices. From guitar to organ music, from Charlie Foss to Bobby Dunbar preaching, from improvised Eucharistic rites to approved rites. We even had missing text in the bulletins and another "Episcopal Life" insert. This insert purporting to explain the Anglican Covenant and also including the PB's letter to us after the Lambeth Conference where she wrote,
"The Anglican Communion is suffering the birth pangs of something new..."
I imagine that her idea of something new
is different from mine.
Sometimes, you have to ignore certain selections from the smorgasbord.

In the words of the Swedish Chef, "Yorn desh born, der ritt de gitt der gue. Orn desh, dee born desh, de umn bork! Bork! Bork!"


  1. I think much of what the Swedish Chef says is directly relevant to the Episcopal Church today.

    "Bork! Bork! Bork!" pretty much says it all.

  2. If only he had said "Spork, Spork, Spork" it would have been a perfect translation.

  3. Ah, yes, but isn't the Chef Lutheran? We could go on to speculate on the Klingon connections or references to the onetime Surgeon General (Hear it's a good book he wrote!), but that would be more a reflection on the time of the morning than a sign of the times. But then, what hidden message is there in the name, "underground pewster," eh?