Pipe Organ Installation Update (video)

Pipe Organ Installation Update (video)

The installation of our organ is steadily advancing. This week, the casework installation on the Pedal and Great Platforms has been successfully completed, with the craftsmen now focusing on the final molding. The pipe installation commenced on Thursday and is...

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Are We Too Comfortable?

Are We Too Comfortable?

  The Rev. Peter A. LaneA couple of weeks ago I gave in and turned on my a/c. It’s a battle I fight every year, going as long into June as possible with my windows open, listening to glorious bird songs during the day and peepers and bullfrogs through the night,...

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New Pipe Organ Update

New Pipe Organ Update

The new pipe organ is currently being installed and the pipes, console, and other components have been placed in both the church and the Music/Art room in Reister Hall. Here is an inside view of the church from last week (video).

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We Welcome our New Casavant Pipe Organ

We Welcome our New Casavant Pipe Organ

An Update on the Installation Tuesday morning, June 6, 2023, was a particularly joyful morning in the life of St. Alfred’s parish. A group of 30-40 of our church family and friends gathered at 8 a.m. to greet the arrival of our new Casavant pipe organ. The truck got...

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Friendship

Friendship

  The Rev. Peter A. Lane“The Arabs used to say, ‘When a stranger appears at your door, feed him for three days before asking who he is, where he’s come from, where he’s headed. That way, he’ll have strength enough to answer. Or, by then you’ll be such good...

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Becoming a Member of the Episcopal Church

Becoming a Member of the Episcopal Church

  The Rev. Peter A. LaneWe all share a basic understanding of what it means to be a member of a particular entity - a family, a club, an association, or even a world-wide organization. No matter how large or small the entity is, there is an event or a process...

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St. Alfred’s Pipe Organ Installation Procedure

St. Alfred’s Pipe Organ Installation Procedure

Please pardon our dust.Construction Preparation News About Our Casavant Pipe Organ Construction continues throughout the month of May in the church building from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in preparation for the delivery of our pipe organ. Thank you for understanding...

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Empowered to Build: Answering the Call to God’s New World

Empowered to Build: Answering the Call to God’s New World

  The Rev. Peter A. LaneMade for spirituality, we wallow in introspection.Made for joy, we settle for pleasure.Made for justice, we clamor for vengeance.Made for relationship, we insist on our own way.Made for beauty, we are satisfied with sentiment.But a new...

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Empowered to Build: Answering the Call to God’s New World

Our Visit to the Casavant Factory

Friday, May 12, was an exciting and beautiful day for those who gathered to tour the Casavant Organ factory in Saint Hyacinthe, Quebec. We began our visit to the Casavant facility at 8 a.m. on Friday morning in the Westin Hotel lobby in Montreal, Quebec. Using GPS, we...

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Empowered to Build: Answering the Call to God’s New World

Navigating Transition

  The Rev. Peter A. LaneThis weekend we hear the story of Jesus’ ascension into heaven, and his transition from his earthly life and ministry of ushering in the Kingdom of God to his heavenly role as King of kings and Lord of lords. This, of course, also marks a...

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