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June 13, 2006


Thanks, Esther. As a PCA pastor who has spent a lot of time at Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry (I did my DMin there), I appreciated your reflections. Some of my favorite memories of corporate worship involve the TESM chapel. And when I'm back to visit, I'll have to visit the Church in the Round.

If you run into Laurie Thompson or Dean Ulrich or Jack White, give them a hello from me.

Lesson 3: a well-trained, active, sanctified imagination opens windows through which we can more readily see the good in the new and strange.

Appreciate your thoughts and revel in the vision of you in both situations. I remember the awe and movement of God's spirit the first time (as a believing adult) I knelt to recieve communion. The physicality of many non-reformed traditions are often meaningful to us even as they may become trite to long-time followers of those traditions. Reminds me to live in the knowledge that He is so much greater and we must be about the encompassing task of worshiping Him in all things.

were the kneelers padded?

Hi Esther! I came across this website when I googled your name. I was transferring old video footage onto DVD's when I ran across one where dad had flown his plane over to St. Louis and visited you guys. Stacey was 8 and Stephanie was 6. I guess that was a looooong time ago! Anyway, I would love to catch up! You can email me and that way I'll have your email address.
Talk to you soon!
Jennifer (Hayes) Elkins

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