Recently, she was invited to begin training as a verger. At the choral Eucharist on Sundays, there are generally two vergers PLUS the Canon Verger, who house-manage the service, wrangle the readers, acolytes, choir, and children, and can step into any other server role as needed. It's a Cathedral, so they do a big service. BP is doing great; altar service is a wonderful ministry for her, and suits her talents well.
However, she still loves to swing smoke. Yesterday she told me that in addition to serving twice a month at the Eucharist, in whatever capacity is needed, she's going to do a regular once-a-month gig as a thurifer at Evensong as well.
"Just don't burn out."
Ba-da-BUM. Happy Friday!
(As an aside related to the conversation on the Lead, by offering a traditional choral liturgy, great music, excellent preaching, and inclusive welcome, coupled with an active voice for social justice in the community, the Cathedral congregation is growing, and I see increasing numbers of young people.)