The Front Porch - May 2019
Our time on the Front Porch in April was very beautiful. We made All Saints’ proud with the Tuesday evening Lenten program, with three robust and well-attended Pub Churches at Scholz Garten, and with the spectacular 4th Annual Easter Vigil. There were about 400 adventurous souls from all over Austin, who gathered for the Vigil at the legendary Sam’s Town Point under the oak trees on their outdoor stage. Our gathering was a sacrament of creativity and love—we went from a bonfire to a Lakota Sioux prayer, to a New Orleans’ Second-Line dirge, to Biblical stories, to a slam poem on creation, to original songs from the Shinyribs’ savant, Kevin Russell, to a “Down by the Riverside” procession with seven Episcopal priests following and sprinkling the congregation with buckets of water, to a communion with 10 loaves of sourdough bread.
May 12th —on Mother’s Day, our own Stan Coppinger performs music for a Pub Church conversation about
Mothers and Sons—and Aging! International best-selling author, John Lee, joins us.
The Rev. Stephen Kinney, Phd. at [email protected]