Tonight is a very special Community Eucharist. At the initiative of the Rev. Jeff Stevenson, our senior who is also the chaplain to the Alexandria police force, we are holding a Blue Mass to honor first responders for their service. As a seminary, we have had many occasions to be grateful to our first responders. They are attentive and helpful. From consultancy around security to responding to an emergency, we are grateful to our first responders. The Rev. Jeff Stevenson will be preaching and Rev. Stacy Williams-Duncan will be presiding.
So please make your way to the service tomorrow. The normal deal in the Refectory is still available - $5 for a single meal and $10 for a family. This will be a good family opportunity; so we would love to see them well represented.
I do understand that sometimes individuals are away from the campus. As it happens, the Rev. Dr. Barney Hawkins and I are doing a Baltimore Roundtable tonight. So we will be absent; but I will ask the Rev. Dr. Ruthanna Hooke to convey my gratitude to the first responders who are present.
The Very Rev. ian S. Markham, Ph.D. Dean and President