All the icons in the church of St. Herman in Lake Odessa, Michigan are painted by the priest's wife, Darya Carney. She gave us prints of the icon of Saint Herman of Alaska that she painted to share with the families in our parish.
Father Michael is given a new cross by Bishop Peter from Martha Pavlovna on Vimeo.
After the service, we had lunch together. Everyone was so welcoming and friendly. There were several performances, Father Michael played the guitar and these three sisters sang:
I'll be working for my Lord from Martha Pavlovna on Vimeo.
One of the girls there is also an Irish dancer! She danced beautifully, reel in soft shoe and then a hornpipe song in her hard shoes, and kept on going even when the CD player accidentally stopped!