The Church of Sunday Tea

Welcome all to another meeting of the Church of Sunday tea.  The theme for today’s sermon is sleeping in and cuddling under the covers.  Cats optional.  Today’s service tea will be Chai.

The hymns for the sevice today will be:
Pumpkins in the Pie
Laundry is a Humble Duty
Bringing in the Sheaves
Cider and Doughnuts Bring Us Together

The Parish announcements are as follows:

The Pastor would like to thank all who made the Hallowe’en Tea a success…your attendence was much appreciated.  Hallowe’een *is* a day of holy obligation for those adhering to the tenets of the Church, those who missed the evening service may call the rectory for pennance.  There are still doughnuts and cider available, those wishing to partake should call at the church at six.  Anyone on the Church decoration committee should report to help put Jack O’Lanterns into storage, and to prepare the Thanksgiving displays.  We will be accepting *all* turkey donations, but twenty pounds and over are prefered.  There will be a meeting of the Pie Crust society soon…watch this space for a date.  Socks still need homes.  PLEASE visit and do what you can.

This Sunday is a good Sunday to go out for Indian food and drink chai.  Be sure to do both with someone and stir up something nice 🙂

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Geeks R us

ok.  she is a geek. she admits this.  Mr pea is a geek too, and he admits it.  What happens when two geeks settle down for a cozy  evening of television? We watch documentaries about space.  What happens when we watch documentaries about space? We start thinking of things…like…

If the moon was created by a planet crashing into the earth, mark 1, the debris would have formed a ring system around earth.  Of course, we have to say how effing cool would that be?

But then we worry…if we have a ring system, rather than a satelite, would we get enough gravitational pull to knead the earth’s core and keep us tectonically active to have an atmosphere? would there be tides?

Then we have to think about saturn…it’s rings don’t do much…but…Saturn’s rngs are made of *ice* and our ring system would have been nickel and iron…much more dense…

Mr pea decided to go to bed at this point.

pea thinks we need help…

If you don’t agree, she will be forced to tell you about the radio-wave energy driven solar sytem we came up with on an anniversary trip.

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The Church of Sunday Tea :)

Greetings!  Welcome to this week’s service of the Church of Sunday Tea.  This week we have a guest preacher, Jen, who brings us the divine word of Oh My Chai Tea.  Please pay very close attention to what Jen has to say.

The Hymns for today:
Beer is the Leaven
Stop and Dip Your Bread With Me
Share the Chai
Mixing Binds Us Together
Don’t Forget to Come

Here are this week’s Parish Announcements:

Remember, that due to the guest preacher, our usual service will be at ONE THIRTY in the afternoon.  No donations are required to attend. Please note that due to a larger than anticipated volume of visitors to the Church for this service, you may wish to consider alternate parking in the lot on Indian church road, near Seneca.  Parking there will avoid any troublesome car moving at four o’clock due to the city parking change.  Also due to the change in service schedule, there will be no supper services at the rectory today.  Memebers of the Yarn Appreciation Society may bring their supplies, but the beginning of yarn activities may be delayed. Yarn will be provided for any new members.  As always, homes are needed for orphan socks.  Some of the orphans will be at the service today, if you would like to meet them.  The adoption fee is small, and the joy great.  Consider adopting a homeless sock today.

Blessings to you all.  Wrap your hands around your steaming mug of chai and be happy 🙂

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The Church of Sunday Tea

As some of you know, this Sunday was a mission Sunday, and there was no service at the Church.  Services were held at Shanghai Red’s, and the theme of the service was a Mimosa Brunch.  Blessings upon Wesley the Missionary preacher, and all were well nourished spiritually. All who attended are asked to meditate on the sin of Gluttony.

The Hymns for this week are as follows:
Love in Laundry (When Done Together)
Sharing Around the Table
Home is Where the Bacon Is
Chocolate Cake is Holy
Stay and Sip With Me

And now the Parish Announcements

Because this was a Mission Sunday, there will be no supper at the rectory tonight.  Instead, the Yarn Appreciation Society, and the Kitten Petting Group will be meeting early.  Socks still need homes.  Please, brothers and sisters, if you can’t give a home to an orphan sock yourself, tell your friends and nieghbors and implore them to help.  A homeless sock is a sad thing.  The holidays are coming.  Help a sock go home for Christmas.  Visit .  Don’t forget that next weeks Service will be featuring a guest minister, from the Church of Tastefully Simple.  Please be sure to attend this interdenominational event, and bring a friend.  Refreshments will be served.

Go now and brew in peace for the ones you love.  The week isn’t complete unless one makes the choice between one lump or two 🙂

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The Church of Sunday Tea

Good morning, and welcome all to this week’s service of the Church of Sunday Tea.  Today’s sermon is based on apple cider and doughnuts.

The hymns for this week are: Cuddling Under the Blankets is a Goodness, There is Joy in the Turning of the Cider Press, Welcome to our Harvest Home, Keep Your Faith Fenway, and,  Share Your Crullers Brothers and Sisters.

And now a few parish announcements.

There will be tea and cookies served in the parish kitchen to those going on the cider mill pilgrimage.  A gentle reminder for the attendees to be prompt.  Anyone wishing to adopt a homeless sock should visit Please, parishoners, try to open your hearts and homes for the holidays to one of these poor orphans.  There will be a stuffed pepper gathering at the Church at 6:00 pm.  Those wishing to attend should bring an offering of garlic bread or wine.  Lastly there will be multiple opportunities for kitten socialization this evening.  Contact the rectory if you would like to pet a kitten.

One lump or two?  Ask a friend to tea today. 🙂

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Welcome to The Church of Sunday Tea

Welcome all to this weeks service of the Church of Sunday Tea.  The theme for this week’s sermon will be muffins. 

The hymns for the service are as follows: Welcome New Friends to the Tea Table, There is Joy in Autumn Honey, Butter Brings People Together, and Jam Soothes the Weary Soul.

And now, a few Parish Announcements: The Chicken Picatta Society will be meeting in the kitchen at five O’clock.  There are plenty of capers, but extra lemons are always welcome.  All slots for Parish kittens have been filled…thank you all who donated, and we send our apologies to those who missed the opportunity to donate cats to the Church’s winter cushion warming effort.  Anyone wishing to learn the join-as-you-go afghan bordering technique should call the rectory for an appointment.

As always, share a cuppa with the one you love…smiles over swirling cream are the best.

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The Church of Sunday Tea

Welcome all to today’s service of the Church of Sunday tea.  The theme for today’s sermon is Brunch.  There isn’t much nicer than Sunday brunch for a spiritual reaffirment. 🙂

The hymns for today are: Toast and Jam Your Joyful Blessings Bring, Soul-Brethren Please Pass the Cream, Rest, Ye Weary Painter, Rest, Scones, We Await Your Baking, and, The Lack of Chores Restful Is.

And now a few parish announcements: Those wishing to attend the Chicken Supper should contact the Rectory before 5pm today.  Donations of wine and bread are always welcome.  As always, do what you can to support the orphaned socks… . The Church Library Ceiling repair is moving along, thanks to all who donated time to the ongoing project.  The yarn appreciation society will be meeting later this evening, all are welcome to attend, and yarn will be provided.

Blessings to all, and don’t forget to spread the word. One lump or Two? Be sure to ask a friend that question soon.  Happy brewing.

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A peasant weekend

Pea has spent saturday making her own catering arrangements for the rest of the week, when she will be tired, and not in any frame of mind to be cooking.  To further a sluggish week, she has been busy busy busy now, assembling a very peasanty collation to tide her over til *next* weekend 🙂

That much kitchen activity puts Peapod’s mom on the sofa with a migraine 🙂

On Friday, she made a nice big roast beef…with mushroom and red wine gravy, mashed taters and corn.  There is plenty of beef left for a new incarnation with some novel sides. Today, she made some seriously melty tender pork chops, and really yummy gravy, and speatzle (extra crispy) and sweet ‘n’ sour cabbage and green beens….plenty for a rerun, maybe on teusday, grommit.

After dinner Mr. Pea tried an experiment…she wasn’t brave enough to try it…he poured maple syrup on some spaetzle, and proclaimed it a taste sensation…

Pea is dubious.

Tomorrow she plans to roast a big fat hen, with a duxelle, bacon, and chedder stuffing.  Sides are as yet to be determined…but that will be a very spiffy Sunday dinner, and will make even better bone-pickin’s later in the week.

In the middle of all that, she put up six jars of tomatoes, made a nice big field-green salad, and decanted the raspberry vinegar she had been infusing for the last few days. 🙂

Dontcha all wish you were noshing at Pea’s pod? 🙂

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Welcome to The Church of Sunday Tea

Welcome all to another Sunday.  Today’s sermon is based on Jasmine tea…a lovely, fragrant whole leaf tea with jasmine flowers.

The Hymns for today are:

All Praise the Humble Tomato Sandwich, Hands be not Idle When There Be Yarn, Sing Ye Creaking Rockers on the Porch, and Amen, The Line-Hung Laundry Dries.

A few parish Announcements:

The lovers of lentil stew meeting will be held in the kitchen at six thirty PM.  Attendees should provide crusty bread, cheese, or butter.  Persons wishing to contribute to the building maintenance committee should consult the list book on the credenza for jobs-to-do.  The early pumpkin pie service has been cancelled due to a shortage of eggs, please watch this space for a make-up date.  Homes are still needed for sock orphans.  Please visit to help in any way you can.

Everyone is welcome to the Church of Sunday Tea.  Be sure to share a cuppa with someone you love 🙂

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Whoosh zoom!!!

Even intrepid yard salers need a break…and, since we are in Ohio, we are going to stop at King’s Island and ride a few roller coasters.




Tasting the adventure 🙂

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