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Bible Study at All Saints, New Albany

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Bible Study at All Saints, New Albany

By Cathy Bagot, Trinity, Newark

I often join the Wednesday morning Bible study at All Saints, New Albany. A study of the Revelation, led by Fr. Jason Prati and Fr. Rob Rhodes, began in the fall … and, at the rate we are moving, may take 2 years to complete! Participants vary from week to week depending on individual schedules, but they have been very kind to allow an “outsider” to join them. The presentations are always thoughtful and informative, and generate lots of conversation among the participants. History, geography, and Bible cross-references are integral parts of the study. I come away each week feeling I have learned something from the excellent teachers and the other participants.

Christmas Eve at All Saints, New Albany

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Christmas Eve at All Saints, New Albany

By Cathy Bagot, Trinity, Newark

I attended the 10:30 Christmas Eve service at All Saints, New Albany. We arrived early enough to enjoy the prelude music. Drew Smith, the choir and musicians did a wonderful job of setting the tone for a joyful service. One of the highlights is getting to see the full creche — surely one of the most complete (expansive?) ones in the Diocese. Fr. Rob Rhodes preached and Fr. Jason Prati presided. One of my family members said she had never seen the censing of the altar before as an aerobic exercise; Fr. Jason is enthusiastic! All Saints is a wonderful, warm, inviting community where all are welcome.

Our Lady of Guadalupe Celebration

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Our Lady of Guadalupe Celebration

By Cathy Bagot, Trinity, Newark

I attended the Our Lady of Guadalupe Celebration on December 19 at All Saints, New Albany – co-sponsored by St. Andrew’s, Pickerington. What a joyful worship! It began with ethnic dancers dressed in colorful costumes designed specifically for the celebration. The service, including music, was primarily in Spanish. Even though my smattering of high school Spanish is long forgotten it was interesting to note how familiar the cadence and movement of the liturgy was. Fr. Jason Prati’s sermon was delivered in English and translated into Spanish for the large number of Spanish-speaking participants. The interpreter was excellent – every bit as good as the Presiding Bishop’s interpreter!

The service was followed by a wonderful meal provided by a local restaurant with musical accompaniment a Mariachi band and an opportunity for all of us to visit and deepen the developing community.

Solarization Task Force

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Solarization Task Force

By Ken Wright, St Simon of Cyrene Lincoln Heights

A group of five Episcopalians have banded together to try to develop an approach that will permit churches in the Diocese to adopt solar power at an affordable cost. We teleconferenced on Jan 8 to assess progress on contacting churches documenting their potential for installing solar and finding potential firms who can organize the financial structure we need to do this. This is a challenging task but one with important consequences for our ability to reduce our carbon footprint in the Diocese.