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San Francisco from the top of Dolores Park, which even though it is nowhere near the ocean is called Dolores Beach because so many people come and sit on the gentle slopes enjoying the sunshine. This morning started for me with Morning Prayer, there was just Peggy and I. Singing it all is still not quite comfortable but Peggy is very competant and I joined in where I could. The movement from the worship area to the outside font feels good. I really like chanting the Psalms. Listening to the gospel reading chanted is a new experience, putting the emphasis on different phrases makes you listen more intently. Sara has gone to the warehouse to order the food for tomorrow's food pantry. I was reflecting that we feed and we nourish and they are not the same thing. Sometimes we can only feed without nourishingfbut we need to feed in order to nourish, either physically, emotionally or spiritually. I'm interested to find out what nourishes the people who come to St. Gregory's. Last night they had the first of a series of mid-week fellowship meals. It started with some singing for the children, then gathering for the meal. During the meal we had some wonderful storytelling about the loaves and fishes. Everyone cleared away during which we sang an Alleluia. It sounded familiar, I think it is Taize. There were about 20 people there and they were pleased with the first event. Tonight I will join the choir members for dinner and then their choir practice. Tomorrow is the food pantry and I must say goodbye to the brothers at the friary as I;m moving in with Ellen and Donald Schell for 2 weeks. I am looking forward to talking to them as they are very much part of the history of St. Gregory's. Donald is one of the founders.