Location: Petersburg, VA
The Altar Guild is a group of women and men who work behind the scenes preparing and tending the sanctuary where we worship. Our goal is to work with our priest, Rev Foster, to see that the service runs smoothly. We try to avoid surprises by having the sanctuary prepared before worshipers arrive and by having everything needed for the service cleaned and in its place so that the sacraments and offices of the church can be conducted with order, decency and beauty. Our Altar Guild prepares for and cleans up after two services weekly. In addition we prepare for and clean up after all special services that occur at our church — seasonal services, weddings and funerals.
But I must explain to you how all this mistaken idea of denouncing pleasure and praising pain was born and I will give you a complete account of the system, and expound the actual teachings of the great explorer of the truth, the master-builder of human happiness.
No one rejects, dislikes, or avoids pleasure itself, because it is pleasure, but because those who do not know how to pursue pleasure rationally encounter consequences that are extremely painful.
To take a trivial example, which of us ever undertakes laborious physical exercise, except to obtain some advantage from it? But who has any right to find fault with a man who chooses to enjoy a pleasure that has no annoying consequences, or one who avoids a pain that produces no resultant pleasure?
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