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Liturgy & Musc | Pentecost Ten

July 24th, 2016 Preacher: GFW+ Celebrant: Canon Smythe+ Prelude: “Vivace from Trio Sonata #6” -J.S. Bach Processional #531 “Spirit Of The Living God” Gradual Hymn: #516 “Come Down O Love Divine” Offertory: “Folk Tune” – Peter Whitlock Communion Music: “Lento from Trio Sonata #6”- J.S. Bach Communion: #338 “Wherefore O Father” Recessional Hymn: #432 “O Praise Ye The Lord” Postlude: “Prelude in…

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Dr. James Vail, Guest Organist

Our guest organist July 24 and July 31 will be the esteemed Dr. James Vail, Professor Emeritus of Choral and Sacred Music at the USC Thornton School of Music, where he taught and conducted choirs from 1961-1999. Dr. Vail was named Organist and Choirmaster Emeritus at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, Westwood in 2009, after serving for 40 years. Prior to that he…

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Pentecost Ten, July 24th 2016

This coming Sunday we offer Leave-Taking prayers for the Keaney Family as Melissa and Josh and their little ones Grace and Shea depart for fresh ventures in the Sacramento area. Josh’s long and excellent endeavors for and with St. Edmund’s Youth and Mel’s leadership on immigration and social issues make this a tough goodbye, though we’ll see them on visits! Our Rectory…

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Liturgy & Music | 17 July 2016

Preacher: GFW+ Prelude: “Attende Domine” -Jeanne Demessieux Processional #401 “The God of Abraham Praise” Gradual Hymn: #440 “Blessed Jesus At Thy Word” Offertory: “Rorate Coeli” – Jeanne Demessieux Communion Music: “Salve Regina” – Marcel Dupre Communion: #314 “Humbly I Adore Thee Recessional Hymn: #644 “How Sweet The Name of Jesus Sounds” Postlude: “Hosanna To The Son of David” – Jeanne Demessieux

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Sunday School, July 10th

During the month of July our Sunday school has been studying Saul, the first king of Israel. One of Saul’s strongest traits was his ability to build a strong army and yesterday Sophie Olson, a teacher of Shakespearean stage combat, trained our students on how to be soldiers. Sophie Olson led the students through drills, obstacle courses and, with the help of…

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Sunstone Wine Tour!

Robin Puri put together a terrific parish trip to Sunstone Winery in the Santa Ynez Valley. We tasted, lunched, hosted a stray group of bachelorettes, and otherwise frolicked! More shots on the Parish FB page, with thanks to Henry Chavarria and Jose Guerrero for photos.

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Pentecost Nine, July 17th, 2016

Sophie Olson, who teaches Shakespearean stage combat, led our Sunday School students in mock warfare as we study the adventures and mis-adventures of Saul and David during July. Sunday School Director Heather Blackstone has returned from travels to Spain and Italy, and seems none the worse for jet-lag. She and Antonio were full-steam ahead with the kids Sunday last! Hearts are sundered…

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Pentecost Eight, July 10th, 2016

This coming Saturday sees another celebratory 75th event as Robin Puri stewards a bus full of bright-eyed parishioners to the Santa Ynez Valley for a bit of Wine Tasting and a vineyard tour! Additional information may be found below. The final stage of the Rectory Renovation begins this week with a roof replacement. Alan Steinbrecher and Gail Rolfe have effected a remarkable…

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Pentecost Seven, July 3rd, 2016

The Edmund Pilgrimage group has returned, largely intact, and with a sense of blessedness. Pam Payne suffered an injury mid-trip and had to return early, with corrective surgery occurring today. Please keep her in your prayers for swift recovery. Some pilgrims have gone on to France, tarried in England, or otherwise continued their travels, but all returnees would delight to share word…