Deacon Paul and the Eggnog

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Deacon Paul and the Eggnog

By Br. Thanasi Stama, St John’s Lancaster

Drove down to Logan to join St. Paul’s for Holy Eucharist on Sunday, December 22. I wanted to go see Deacon Paul Scanlan who I knew originally from St. James in the Clintonville neighborhood of Columbus about 5-6 years ago. In the last year, Deacon Paul was assigned to St. Paul’s in Logan. I myself have moved to Lancaster so I am a short jaunt away. I hitched a ride with Fr. Seth Wymer who is rector for both my parish as well St. Paul’s. I lucked out! Deacon Paul was actually delivering the homily. What a great homily! We were all in tears. Afterwards I joined the parish for a lovely spread in their social hall. Met several of the parishioners and a Franciscan monk as well as a retired deacon. Didn’t catch his name but a good reason to for a return visit! Lovely spread of food! Shrimp cocktail, a tasty cheese ball with crackers, swedish meatballs, and a massive selection of homemade Christmas cookies. The punch bowl had eggnog that was more snog! Whoa! Lovely visit and must return to learn more of the parishioners. Br. Thanasi, Community of the Gospel at St John’s Episcopal