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Special Welcome

We at St Simon's extend a special welcome

to those who are single, married, divorced,

gay, filthy rich, dirt poor,

yo no hablo Ingles.

We extend a special welcome to those who are

crying new-borns, skinny as a rail

or could afford to lose a few pounds.

We welcome you if you can sing like

Frank Sinatra or our rector

who can’t carry a note in a bucket.

You’re welcome here if you’re “just browsing,”

just woke up or just got out of jail.

We don’t care if you’re more religious than Billy Graham,

or haven’t been in church since last Christmas.

We extend a special welcome to those who are

over 60 but not grown up yet,

and to teenagers who are growing up too fast.

We welcome soccer moms, NASCAR dads,

starving artists, tree-huggers, latte-sippers,

vegetarians, junk-food eaters.

We welcome those who are in recovery or still addicted.

We welcome you if you don’t like “organized religion,”

No problem there for Episcopalians.

If you blew all your offering money at the dog track,

you’re welcome here.

We offer a special welcome

to those who think the earth is flat,

work too hard, don’t work, can’t spell,

or because you’re visiting grandma

and she wanted to go to church.

We welcome those who are inked, pierced or both.

We offer a special welcome to those who

had religion shoved down your throat as a kid

or got lost in traffic and wound up here by mistake.

We welcome tourists, seekers and doubters,

bleeding hearts … and YOU!

Anonymous!

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