"The Preachers chiefly shall take heed that they teach nothing in their preaching, which they would have the people religiously to observe and believe, but that which is agreeable to the Doctrine of the Old Testament and the New, and that which the Catholick Fathers and Ancient Bishops have gathered out of that Doctrine." A proposed canon of Elizabeth I, 1571

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Location: Bedford, Texas, United States

I am a presbyter in the diocese of Fort Worth, Texas (Anglican Church in North America). I serve as Chaplain at St. Vincent's School and as a canon of St. Vincent's Cathedral Church in Bedford, Texas. In addition to my parish duties and teaching Religion classes in the school I am also the Middle School Social Studies teacher.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

St. Vincent's Cathedral Church & School Carnival, October 18, 2008

Saturday was our St. Vincent's Cathedral Church and School Carnival. It was a huge success! Hundreds of people came from all over the area to sample the chili prepared for the Chook Off and to play games. Above is a shot of me trying (and failing) to dunk Dean Ryan Reed in the dunk tank (below). [I can think of certain ecclesial dignitaries who probably wouldn't mind seeing the leadership of our diocese perched precariously on a ledge inside a steel cage!] There were games for all ages. The school's soccer field truly had the feel of a real carnival midway.
About fifteen teams competed in the Chili Cook Off. Their preparations were uniformly delicious! And many of the booths were quite creative.
More than 100 people from our parish and our school volunteered their time for the Carnival. Thanks so much, folks!
There were plenty of colorful characters, like our own Fr. John Jordan (below).
And if chili wasn't your cup of tea there were plenty of brats and nachos and snow cones to be had.
That, btw, is one of my finest Theology students from the last three school years, Caroline U., working with the nacho cheese (above). Caroline is perhaps the only person I know who can discourse learnedly on melting nacho cheese as a "type" of Salvation History! Her dad, Larry, manned the grill with skill.
A grand time was had by all. Thanks to all who made this Carnival such a success this year, particularly Mrs. Holland and Mrs. Graber.
Photos by my father, Randy Foster. Thanks, Pop!


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