Why Do They Do That?

Alleluia, Christ is risen! The Lord is risen indeed, Alleluia!

Dear People of St. David’s,

For Christmas this year, my in-laws bought me and my wife, Marissa, a Blackstone Flat Top Griddle. To be honest, I was a little skeptical when we first received it. I would have much rather had a grill! But two weeks ago, we finally set up the griddle (which I had never used before) and started cooking. After a couple weeks, I was HOOKED! I’ve been looking up recipes and watching YouTube videos on how to get the most out of my Blackstone Griddle. It seems that every meal we have now comes off this griddle.

I’m so interested in how it works, how people come up with the most delicious recipes. How did they do that? Why did they do that? Is it necessary to marinate the chicken that long? How hot does the griddle have to be? I’m hoping to be an expert on all things griddled by the summertime!

If you’ve ever been sitting in church wondering, why does the priest do that? What is a collect? How many parts are there in the Holy Eucharist? Where do we get the Prayers of the People? If you’ve ever wanted to know more about our worship on Sunday morning, then you are in luck! This Sunday, April 16th, and next Sunday, April 23rd, will be Instructed Eucharists. This means that several things we do in worship will be explained by our preacher and celebrant. If you’re a curious person like me, then I encourage you to attend worship these next two Sundays! Maybe you’ll become an expert.

Expert or not, it was a joy to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ with you on Easter Sunday! St. David’s was filled with the hope and love that the resurrection has to offer. Looking back at the livestream of our 9:15 am service in the chapel, it brought a smile to my face to see the church FULL of God’s people. Let’s continue that celebration throughout the season of Easter; it’s only just begun!

See you in church.


The Rev. Thomas Szczerba, Jr.
Associate Rector