Saturday the Lovely Mona, Padre Mickey, members of the Altar Guild and ECW of San Cristóbal, and our Senior Warden, Keith Green (who drove the bus) went to Gamboa to have a Quiet Day at Iglesia Episcopal de San Simón. We explored different styles of prayer, had some great discussions, a nice lunch of fruit and crackers and cheese, and ended the day by Praying with the Hymnal, which was really more of an old-fashioned Hymn Sing.
The Lovely Mona and Barbara Smith were harvesting marañon (the fruit of the cashew tree). They were using all the Approved Panamanian Methods for harvesting fruit that's too high to reach: throwing rocks and whacking with a big stick. The Lovely Mona uses marañon in her smoothies. We still don't know how to process the actual cashew at the bottom of each fruit. I think one roasts them, but we're not sure and the raw cashew is not something with which to mess around. But I digress. . .
Sunday morning a member of the parish, Sarah Williams, celebrated her birthday by providing breakfast at the Coffee Hour. Here are some photos of folks enjoying breakfast.
The priest sitting behind Mrs. Doyle is Padre Surgeon. He's going to be helping Padre Cáceres while I'm on sabbatical.