Monday, July 06, 2015

Morning Weirdness

We had a parishioner who took a bad fall while on a boat cruise around Lake Tahoe.  He broke eight ribs, lacerated his liver and spleen and punctured his lung.  He was eventually transported to Reno for care.  Luckily his internal injuries were not overly serious, nor did they require surgery.  But he did spend about a week in ICU, then another four days in a regular room before coming home.

While he was there I contacted the priest at Trinity Episcopal Church.  He is an interim, as the parish has called a new rector who begins in August.  But this guy was great, made several visits, brought out Communion, and was available as needed.  His name is John Seville.

Yesterday the injured, and healing, parishioner and wife were back at church.  Our quilting group made him a healing quilt and we presented it to him at the 8 a.m. service.  We also had several visitors at that service, one of whom happened to be a vacationing priest named . . . John Saville.

And then this morning after Morning Prayer, I had a guy come into my office to say that he had talked with another Episcopal priest about  helping with a bus ticket home.  I told him I would work on figuring it all out and to come back at 11.  Thirty seconds later he came back into the office to say, "Oh, I forgot to tell you that I have a court hearing scheduled for 1, but I'll probably get off for time served."

Um . . . okay.

So how is your Monday going?


Lady Anne | 2:42 PM, July 08, 2015  

And just how far away was "home"?

Reverend Ref + | 2:48 PM, July 08, 2015  

"Home" was Bellingham, WA. That's a long time on a bus from here.

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