REC Legacy History

Due to the recent disruption of the COVID-19 virus, our monthly Romeo & Juliet gatherings cannot meet, but we can still connect.  Each Friday we will publish ”REC Legacy History: Readings Performed by Sam Gilliam.”

Click on each link to listen to the stories:

Friday, April 17:  A reading of Stella Brown’s Preface to the 50th Anniversary Book

Friday, April 24:  The creation of our Church and its Sacred Spaces

Friday, May 1:  A letter from Sam Todd

Friday, May 8:  A letter from Kip Ashmore, Assistant Rector under Fr. Sam Todd, Rec’s second rector

Friday, May 15:  A letter from Rev. Mark Bigley

Friday, May 22:  Letters from the Rev. Doug Earle and the Rev. Mary Earle

Friday, May 29:  A letter from Rev. Jane Patterson

Friday, June 5:  A letter from Rev. Craig MacColl

Friday, June 12:  Letters from Rev. David Wendel and Rev. Matt Wise

Friday, June 19:  A reading of the 50th Anniversary Celebration letter from Rev. Judy

Friday, June 26:  A letter from Rev. Robert Woody

Friday, July 3:  A reflection from Bruce Flohr

Friday, July 10:  Reflections from Ed Reischling and Rusty Wilson

Friday, July 17:  Reflections from Phyllis Kline and Sally Scurlock

Friday, July 24:  Roxie, Barry, Mr. Fuzzy and Robert

Friday, July 31:  An essay by Joan West

Friday, August 7:  An essay by Patsy and Edwin Sasek

Friday, August 14:  Essays by Garnet Szurek, Gordon West, and Jana Orsinger

Friday, August 21:  Two essays are read, the first by Alfred Florence and George Zayas, and the second by Claudia Smokey Kiel

Friday, August 28:  An essay by Steve Gilliam

Friday, September 4:  A poem by Charles Daniels

Friday, September 11:  Poems by Ed Reischling and Jana Orsinger

Friday, September 18:  A memory written by Janet Flohr

Friday, September 24:  Short stories from fellow Reconcilers

Friday, October 2:  An essay by Sylvia Maddox

Friday, October 9:  An essay written by Ed Reischling

Friday, October 16:  The history of our Season of Creation

Friday, October 30:  Broken Windows by Mrs. Barrington

Friday, November 6:  Broken Windows with Mrs. Barrington, Part two

Friday, November 13:  Home, Part One, by Mrs. Barrington

Friday, November 20:  Home, Part Two, by Mrs. Barrington

Friday, November 27:  An article written by Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex for Thanksgiving 2020

Friday, December 4:  A Christmas story from Iowa

Friday, December 11:  A memory by Ed Reischling

Friday, December 18:  A reading from A Christmas Memory, by Truman Capote

Friday, December 25:  “The Innkeeper’s Wife”

Friday, January 1, 2021:  Celebrating all creatures, the non-human kind, throughout 2020!

Friday, January 8, 2021:  To Bless the Space Between Us

Friday, January 15, 2021:  Mrs. Barrington story, entitled, “Fertile Soil”, Part One

Friday, January 22, 2021:  Mrs. Barrington’s first story, “Fertile Soil”; Parts Two and Three

Friday, January 29, 2021:  Maya Angelou’s memoir, Why the Caged Bird Sings

Friday, February 5, 2021:  A presentation by Mrs. Barrington to the 2014 Annual Diocesan Council, entitled, “Blessing”

Friday, February 12,2021:  A series of Church Bulletin Announcements

Friday, February 26, 2021:  An essay by Roxie Montesano, entitled “Evening Prayer”

Friday, March 5, 2021:  The story of the Samaritan Woman at the Well

Friday, March 19, 2021:  Acts of Kindness

Friday, April 2, 2021: Being of Light

Friday, May 7, 2021: Tree Beings

Friday,  May 14, 2021: First Story in the Tree Beings book.

Friday, May 21, 2021:  A Lesson from Tree Beings

Friday, June 4, 2021:  Margaret Mary Consuela Josephine O’Malley’s Chicken

Friday, June 11, 2021: Living in the Jungle