Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. Isaiah 43:19

Posts by The Rev'd Canon George Woodward III (Page 3)

THE THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT, December 17th, 2017

NEW PRAYER CARDS: Brother Michael and Tiffany Jones have created and donated new prayer cards for us, available in the Narthex. The new Advent Prayer Card features a beloved masterpiece by the great African-American artist Henry Ossawa Tanner, ‘The Annunciation’, 1898. The new Epiphany Prayer Card features a lesser known work by Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, ‘Adorazione dei Magi’, 1655. Both Prayer Cards…

THE FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT, December 3rd, 2017

We begin a fresh Liturgical Year as the First Sunday of Advent arrives December 3rd. In the reading cycle, we move to Year B, and a focus on the Gospel according to St. Mark. Remember your Parish Delegates in prayer as they travel to Diocesan Convention this Friday and Saturday: Frank Arnall Tony Faught The Rev’d Canon Judith Heffron Dr. Sterling Trenberth…

THE FEAST OF CHRIST THE KING, November 26th, 2017

Gratitude is among the most compelling of the Christian virtues, as we return thanks for our lives, loved ones, and opportunities for labor and service. Traveling prayers for all taking to the roads this week, and for those staying near to home, may you enjoy tranquil and politics-free Thanksgiving dinner tables! I look forward to seeing those of you in town this…

Opportunity Now!

This article was originally published in the San Marino Tribune on for November 17, 2017. The classical Greeks drew the picture of their hero Opportunity with one forelock of hair hanging long over his forehead. Opportunity was not balding…he had a great shock of hair hanging down to his eyebrows. When Opportunity approached, you had to reach-out and seize him by the…

THE FEAST OF ST. EDMUND (observed), November 19th, 2017

Our Harvest Fair was a glad revelry, with quesadillas and tacos, friendly vendors, the Verger’s famous margaritas, and Goat Yoga on a perfect autumn Noonday Close. Children and adults alike took to our friendly visiting goats! The Verger will offer Pimm’s Cups this coming Sunday after we celebrate the Feast of St. Edmund with our Bell Choir, our choir and organ in…

THE FEAST OF ALL SAINTS’ (observed), November 5th, 2017

All Hallows’ Eve this year was the 500th Anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation, when the Augustinian Monk Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of All Saints’ Church in Wittenburg, Germany. Luther was hoping for discussion, and commenced a religious, political and social revolution. Many of his complaints against the Roman Catholic Church were quite valid, and other dimensions of…