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Bishop Visits the Mission!

Bishop Holly Hollerith visited the Mission today, and what a wonderful visit it was!  Pastor Keith started things off by asking "Who's ready to worship?"  People in the church responded with enthusiastic cheering to let everyone know that they were READY!

During the service the Bishop baptized infants, youth and adults, as well as received into the church an adult parishioner from Christ & St. Luke's. The Mission Choir looked splendid in their robes and sang wonderfully, accompanied by Ben Blanchard.  There were visitors from Good Shepherd, All Saints', St. Stephen's and Christ & St. Luke's.  The Rev. Gillian Barr was there; she is the Chaplain at the Canterbury Center at ODU, as well as assisting at Good Shepherd.

The rector of Christ & St. Luke's, the Rev. Win Lewis, was there too.  Rev. Lewis announced that he wished to have a "Mission Day" at C&SL, and would be getting together with Pastor Keith to work that out.

Pastor Keith preached a powerful sermon that was inspiring to all. Bishop Hollerith was presented with a certificate of appreciation and a collage by Tanisha Daniels who gave a heart-felt tribute to the Bishop as only Tanisha can.

Bishop Hollerith enjoyed the service so much that he announced he was going to invite everyone in the Diocese to come worship at the Mission.  Praise the Lord!

St. Aidan's provided a delicious ham dinner afterwards.

As the hymn says, "Surely the Lord was in this place". We're sure this was a sentiment shared by everyone who was there.