We're in St Paul, Minnesota for a family wedding. BP wanted to go to Pentecost mass so we googled for TEC churches near the hotel. Well, that's not very helpful in determining who is welcoming to a gay couple, so next we went to the Integrity web site and lo and behold, there's a church listed: St Christopher's. They have three Eucharists on a Sunday: Rite I, Rite II, and RIte III.
There's a Rite III? Who knew?
For various scheduling reasons we went to the 9am Rite II. It is a nice parish church, with the steeply pitched roof of snow country. Everyone was very friendly and quite outgoing. We've gotten so used to the big service of the Cathedral that it was nice to be in a smaller parish church, where everyone knows each other, and the acolyte and the reader had the same family name. We enjoyed the sermon. When BP went up for Communion (I don't for obvious reasons) the elderly lady behind me tapped me gently on the shoulder and said, with some concern, "You are welcome to receive!" I thanked her.
We noticed as we left that there's a small sign in on the bulletin board at the entrance. It says "Friendly" surrounded by rainbow colors.
Yes, it is very friendly. Thank you to Fr Michael and the kind people of St Christopher's for welcoming the travelers today.