Fear not, little flock

Luke 12:32-40

For a little over 20 years now I have been vesting for services in the cluttered sacristy off the nave of Christ Episcopal Church in Island Pond, Vermont. The exterior architecture and worship space of this 19th-century Carpenter Gothic church are as lovely as one is likely to find in rural New England; we can boast a mechanical tower clock that still keeps time, a rare Canadian pipe organ that still makes music (more or less), and English stained glass windows that on some mornings can speckle the whitewashed walls with all the colors of the brook trout native to our streams.


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