Monday, November 23, 2009

Ayer en Parroquia San Cristóbal

Yesterday was our Harvest Thanksgiving service at Parroquia San Cristóbal. We usually have two services on Sunday: and English-language service at 7:30 am and una Misa en español a las 10:30 am, but we had a single bilingual service yesterday at 10:30 am. It was nice to sleep in a bit on a Sunday! The Altar Guild had decorated the church with vegetables and fruit and everything looked wonderful.

Our Coro de los Jovenes sang the offertory anthem.

The children of the parish brought up more baskets of fruit and vegetables at the Offertory. It was difficult to cense the altar as there was so much around the altar. All the fruit and vegetables are given to the poor.

I'm not yelling; we're singing the Doxology!

Our newest choir, the Young Men's Choir (which is really more of a quartet, but new members may be added soon), sang a special song after communion.

Then we all went across the street to the patio at Instituto Episcopal San Cristóbal for our parish family thanksgiving luncheon. We had six turkeys, lots of rice and peas and salad and vegetables AND pumpkin pie for dessert. A grand time was had by all!

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