Some photos from earlier this week.
The Incas knew a thing or two about building for the ages. Here Anna stands in front of a wall at Saksaywaman, from which the Emperor Manco Inca Yupanqui, with an army of over 100,000 warriors, laid siege to the nearby city of Cusco, Peru, then occupied by Spanish Conquistadors, for ten months from May 1536.
Pat & Annemarie Carrigan were among the 54 members of the Incarnation High School Mission trip that returned from Guatemala this afternoon. Having raised the money in advance, the group constructed 5 houses and 11 stoves in a remote rural village. Thanks to Pam Coghlan, Carl Hammack, and all the leaders and donors who made the trip possible.
Peter poses on a rooftop in Guatemala in front of a volcano.
I had the pleasure of calling on parishioner Pamela Nelson in her studio today. Pamela is currently Artist-in-Residence at the Fairmont Hotel. There is a nice article about Pamela here.
Please keep our high school mission team in your prayers as they build five houses in Guatemala this week.
Why God needs (and loves) old trees.
It was good to spend a couple of days in Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia, with friends before preaching at the Atlantic Theological Conference in Halifax last month.
What a pleasure was afternoon to marry Raymond Phillips, 89, and Mimi Henley, 87. Both widowed after half century marriages, they have been friends for 71 years. Raymond took Mimi to his high school prom in 1943 before enlisting in the army to fight in the war.
Delighted this morning to take part in the ordination of Christopher Yoder, shown here with his parents following the service. Deacon Yoder has joined the staff of the Church of the Incarnation. (at St. Matthew’s Cathedral Arts)
The Prophet Pharrell was right. This sermon explains why.