Gift Elephant for Rev. Peter DeVeau

 

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James receiveds parting gifts at St. James Batavia ACK.

Pastor Mike handing James a gift to bring back.

Pastor Mike of St. James Batavia had entrusted James with a gift for Rev. Peter DeVeau, our newly former rector of Saint John’s. Peter’s last day was about a week before James got here with the gift and I was uncertain how I was going to manage to deliver it.

Passing the elephant from Pastor Mike to Father Peter.

Passing the elephant.

We gathered on Thursday to sign holiday cards for the scholarship students and others we have worked with in the village. After everyone had left there was a knock on our door and who should it be but Papa Pete (James dubbed Father Peter this several years ago). Fortunately there was still some ginger bread to offer him and we were able to fulfill Pastor Mike’s trust.