Sunday, June 24, 2018

Week 2 at Lakeside

The preacher of the week at Lakeside this week is Carl McColman, a anamchara, which means “soul friend,” and a seanchaí, or "story teller." He's not a minister; he's a retreat leader, author, and a contemplative. I'll check out Monday--see what it's about. His conversion story is a little different than most; he was raised a Protestant, converted to Paganism, then from that religion to Catholicism. Then at 10:30 on to Sam Quinones, the author of Dreamland; The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic, who will give 2 lectures on the opioid crisis. Monday night is a silent film organist (and the film, of course). Sunday evening was the Choral Festival  Concert. Members of the choir are Lakesiders and singers from other choirs in the area who came for a week-end retreat of master classes and methods for choir directors.  Lakeside’s Coordinator of Worship Music, Michael Shirtz  was organizer and conductor.

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