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IMPORTANT DATES

Mark your calendars for these upcoming events December December 16: Christmas Pageant December 19 & 20: SENS Christmas Performance December 23: Rev. Heather Blackstone Preaching December 24: Family Christmas Service & Christmas Pyramid Display December 24: Christmas Eve Service December 25: Christmas Mass December 26 – January 1: Office Closed December 30: Father Bill Preaching January January 2: Sunday School & Youth…

Transition Update

GRAPHIC HELP NEEDED The Parish Profile committee is seeking a volunteer who has experience with graphic document design/layout and publishing to help design and publish the Parish Profile. It would be especially helpful if you have the required software, such as Adobe InDesign or Illustrator, as well, but is not required. If you could help the committee, please contact Michael Harrigian at…

NEXT 75 INITIATIVE REMINDER

As the year is coming to a close, please remember to fulfill any commitments you made to the Next 75 Initiative for either unrestricted gifts or gifts to the endowment for the 2018 year. Please note on the Memo line of your check whether the check is for a “Next 75 Unrestricted Gift” or a “Next 75 Endowment Gift”. If you need…

THIRD SUNDAY IN ADVENT | Liturgy & Music

December 16 Lessons: Zephaniah 3:14-20 Philippians 4:4-7 Luke 3:7-18 Canticle 9 Prelude: Noel Nouvelet – arr. Dale Wood Processional Hymn: H522 “Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken” Trisagion: S-120 Gradual Hymn: H265 “The Angel Gabriel From Heaven Came” (vs. 1-2 before, 3-4 after) Children’s Christmas Pageant Recessional Hymn: H436 “Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates” Postlude: Veni Creator – Nicholas DeGrigny

THANK YOU LUNCH

Last Tuesday volunteers, church and nursery school staff gathered for a holiday lunch catered by Father Bill Doggett. Lunch included soup, bread, four types of salad, apple cake and truffles all made from scratch. Thank you to Father Bill for this wonderful lunch, we are already looking forward to next year!

THANK YOU FROM HEALING HEARTS ACROSS BORDERS

Below is a letter of appreciation from Healing Hearts across Borders I am writing in my capacity as President of a non-profit group entitled Healing Hearts Across Borders. Our charity provides free medical care to two very poor areas of Tijuana, Mexico: Colonia Obrera, located at the Tijuana landfill, and Colonia Grupo de Mexico. The Healing Hearts Across Borders team has continued…

THANK YOU!

Thank you to everyone who sent in your 2019 pledges! We are now able to begin preparing our budget for next year. For those who have not sent in your pledge, or who may have misplaced the form, it is not too late! Please do so as soon as possible. If mailing, please use the P.O. Box address: P.O. Box 80038 San…

SCENES FROM LAST WEEK

Convention Last Saturday was Annual Convention. Representing St. Edmund’s were Father Bill Doggett, Mother Judy Heffron, Deacon Mark Dawson, Verger Tony Faught, Jim Longthorne, Sterling Trenberth and Fernando Urena. Fall Festival and Goat Yoga The first Sunday of Advent we welcomed local vendors to sell their beautiful wares followed by yoga with our two favorite goats, Spanky and Pippen. Thank you to…

Installation of Father George

This coming Sunday, Father George will be installed as the 7th Rector of St. Paul’s in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. The Right Reverend Carlos Touché-Porter, Bishop of Mexico will preside, and the Right Reverend John Harvey Taylor, Bishop of Los Angeles will be preaching. While he is deeply missed, this is a very exciting day for Father George. Please send all…