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A bit of Taize comes to Menlo Park

Chris Gulker with Trinty Church Menlo Park Taize crossTrinity Church, which the DGs attend, has been having a monthly Taize service for the last six months or so. There was to be a hiatus this summer but very wise rector, the Rev. Matthew Dutton-Gillett, on learning that the commissioned Taize style cross was finished, decided to have a previously unscheduled service at 5:00 today. That this could allow the male DG to participate was implied but not quite spoken. Among the attendees were many folks from the “old” weekly 5:00 service that had served as the DG’s mini faith community before and after the male DG’s glioma diagnosis. And even better, in the female DG’s mind, was the fact that there were a number of children in attendance, whose voices could be heard in singing and silence. That made it feel even more like the real Taize…



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From Big Dish to Nob Hill

Big Dish April 2010

The Rt. Rev. Marc Handley Andrus, Bishop of CaliforniaIt was two hilltops in fairly quick succession for the female DJ/DG this morning. The day started early – and under threatening skies – making her glad that was was getting her Big Dish run done before the rain came (but it didn’t). Then it was off to Grace Cathedral (on Nob Hill) where a group of young people from Trinity were being confirmed. (The male DG has been mentoring one young confirmand.) It’s always great to be in the Cathedral and to hear what’s on Bishop Marc’s mind. And as nice it was to snap a photo of the smiling Bishop on the Cathedral steps, she almost wishes she’d gotten a shot from the rear. His robe this morning was particularly spectacular…

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