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Monday, September 26, 2011

St James' Episcopal Church, Prospect Park PA (near Philly)

From the "Delaware County Daily Times": Bill Hesse, the recently departed rector, was our seminarian in 2004 in Kittanning and is in the same DMin cohort with me at Trinity School for Ministry. This comes as a complete surprise to me.
h/t to Three Rivers Episcopal for this.

At the bustling corner of 11th and Lincoln avenues in Prospect Park, adjacent to Hair by Heather and McCausland Lock & Key, St. James Episcopal Church stands, an oasis of serenity. Alongside the 102-year-old gray, stone structure, a statue of St. Francis of Assisi keeps watch over the fading flowers of summer that surround an obelisk topped with a Celtic cross. Meanwhile, an angel plays her harp amid the hostas and a statue of Christ holds court in a garden that faces Lincoln Avenue, a stretch of Route 420 and major Delaware County thoroughfare. The only clue that all is not as it should be is the message on the St. James marquee: “Faith Makes All Things Possible. Pray for Our Church.”

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