There was a memorial service for Father Ray on December 8 at Saint James Episcopal Church in Lake Delaware. The church and parish hall were both filled to overflowing with his friends. We sang all the rousing hymns and heard everyone from his fellow priests to his parishioners and campers remember him. Amazing how different and yet how completely recognizable all the memories were! We will post the bulletin at church.
Many remembered his favorite verse, from an Edwin Markham poem:
“He drew a circle that shut me out —
Heretic, rebel, a thing to flout.
But love and I had the wit to win:
We drew a circle and took him in!”