With devout servants of the body Canon Andy Tomat, our devoted volunteer treasurer in the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles, and Richard Henderson of Church of the Angels in Pasadena, at the newly renovated and restored Pasadena University Club, where I was Andy’s lunch date on Monday.

Almighty and everlasting God, by whose Spirit the whole body of your faithful people is governed and sanctified: Receive our supplications and prayers which we offer before you for all members of your holy Church, that in their vocation and ministry they may truly and devoutly serve you; through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.

— Book of Common Prayer