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Saturday - June 23, 2018 2:34 pm

Bishop from royal wedding delights La Crosse church congregation

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Bishop Michael Curry delivers a sermon Saturday at Christ Episcopal Church in La Crosse Bishop Michael Curry delivers a sermon Saturday at Christ Episcopal Church in La Crosse WIZM News photo

Bishop Curry helps local church celebrate anniversary of its founding

The congregation of a La Crosse Episcopal church rose to its feet on Saturday to applaud the message of the church's leader, who has become famous for his address at Prince Harry's wedding in England last month.

Episcopal Bishop Michael Curry was the main speaker at the Christ Episcopal Church anniversary celebration of its first communion in La Crosse, atop Grandad Bluff on June 23rd, 1850.

Curry described the local church's rector, the Rev. Patrick Augustine, as "one of God's holy characters."

Often waving his arms and gesturing for emphasis, the bishop made references to Jimi Hendrix, Dr. Phil, and the astronomer Copernicus in his sermon about love, and about people putting God first in their lives.

Curry also mentioned his role in the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, calling the event a "little fancier" than most weddings, and saying the couple's love brought the U.S. and the United Kingdom together.

Curry's visit to La Crosse was part of a tour within the Episcopal Diocese of Eau Claire.

 

Brad Williams

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from U-W-La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area.  Brad writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse.  He's been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.  

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