Our numbers somewhat depleted by illness and busy schedules, some of the devoted priests of Deanery Six, aka the geographic heart of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles, and I met for a wonderful Advent lunch and check-in co-hosted at St. Ambrose Episcopal Church in Claremont by our dean, the Very Rev. Keith Yamamoto, and the parish rector, the Rev. Jessie Smith. Most excellent groceries thanks to the St. Ambrose in-house caterer, Kim McCurdy.