Yes, I was absent over the weekend. The four of us (wife, dog, rabbit) went to my student appointment 2.5 hours north of us for my first Sunday. It was amazing to serve the Eucharist for the first time. And simply staggering to see my name on the church sign.
Rev. Zombie John. Has a nice ring to it, doesn't it?
There's a 3/2 parsonage set on an immense 2-3 acre lot. A peacock lives in one of our trees. It's Heaven on earth.