Sunday, June 28, 2009

Shrine debuts at Multmonah County Bike Fair

The Shrine, our first piece of Mobile Religious Equipment, made its debut at the Multnomah County Bike Fair on Saturday. After 2 months of hard work, the shrine was deemed road-worthy, and we drove it off to the fair. It's still not done yet, it needs candles, incense, prayer flags, photos of saints and martyrs, and a few mechanical upgrades, but its good to go.

Moses, Deacon Amos and Pasture Ted hauled it down in the morning, Moses operating the shrine, Ted steadying the ark (so to speak) and Amos on reindeer duty. We had no problems, really, and by the end of the trip the "problem" forks cad corrected their cant and are now toed out a bit.

We thought of setting it up as a confessional or an informational kiosk, but that will have to wait until the next Bicycle Holy Day (Sunday Parkways, July 19). We' figure we'll adopt and intersection for the day, bring the shrine, offer communion, etc.

Coming back was easier, and we recruited Brian, Kyler and Max to help pull and ride. Max had conveniently shattered his collarbone a few weeks previous and is still unable to ride a bike, so he enjoyed the privilidge of driving the shrine. Another parishoner helped out on the ride, allowing Ted to scoot ahead a bit and take some photos. (Do we have his name?)

Congrats to all the clergy, parishoners and friends of The Temple on their tireless efforts! Hard work pays off.
Yours in The Faith
Pasture Ted

1 comment:

  1. Greg Raisman has two photos of the shrine at the fair -- check them out at