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FOURTH SUNDAY IN LENT, March 31, 2019

Holy Week is April 14- 21. Please note the upcoming opportunities for worship as we journey with Jesus through the most important week in the Christian year. Palm Sunday, April 14 8:00 a.m. in the Chapel The Blessing of Palms and Holy Eucharist. 10:00 a.m. in the Church The Blessing of Palms and Procession, Choral Holy Eucharist, (Child care provided at the…

THIRD SUNDAY IN LENT, March 24, 2019

It’s that time of year again to vote for SENS as the Best Preschool in the San Gabriel Valley! Last August, we voted and won Best Preschool in the Pasadena Weekly Best of 2018 edition. The voting in the spring is for the San Gabriel Valley Tribune. We have held this honor for the past several years. Would you please take a…

SECOND SUNDAY IN LENT, March 17, 2019

In a pastoral letter to the Diocese of Los Angeles issued on Jan. 24, Bishop John Harvey Taylor spoke to a resolution from the July 2018 General Convention that suspends the statute of limitations on reporting acts of sexual misconduct by bishops, deacons, and priests against adult victims. “This means that if you were the victim of sexual misconduct by a clergyperson,…

FIRST SUNDAY IN LENT, March 10, 2019

Several people requested Father Bill share the conclusion from his sermon this past Sunday. Below is an excerpt from that sermon. While Jesus is transfigured, the disciples hear a mighty voice, like the voice that was heard at Jesus baptism. At the baptism, the voice said to Jesus, “You are my beloved son, in whom I am well pleased.” Now the voice…

SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY, February 24, 2019

The Parish Profile Committee is continuing its work in preparing this important description of all aspects of our parish. The committee has met with Father Bill and members of the Transition Committee to review the current draft. After a productive discussion during that meeting, the Profile Committee is revising the document with a goal of having it reviewed by the Vestry at…

SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY, February 17, 2019

Who was St. Valentine, and why do we celebrate him on February 14? In honor of Valentine’s Day, here are some fun facts about this saint. “Valentinus” comes from the Latin word for worthy, strong or powerful and was a popular moniker between the second and eighth centuries A.D. There was even a Pope Valentine, though little is known about him except…

FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY, February 10, 2019

There will be a special prelude this Sunday, February 10, at the 10:00 AM liturgy that you won’t want to miss, so get there a little early. Fr. Bill, Antonio Bartolome, and Rob Hovencamp will play G. F. Handel’s Trio in F Major for Recorder, Violin, and Harpsichord. — FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY, February 10 HERE The recent edition of Episcopal…

THIRD SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY

This Sunday, January 27 we will have our annual meeting following worship. Please come to hear all of the wonderful that are happening and being planned. If you are writing a report, please have it to Isabel by Wednesday, January 23 so it can be published in time for the meeting. — THIRD SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY, January 27 HERE The recent…

SECOND SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY

The Profile Committee, consisting of Laureen Chang, Kimberly Schugart, Cynthia and Larry Shulte, Bill Youngblood and Michael Harrigian, is working on the parish profile. The goal is to have a draft of the profile available for Vestry review at its February meeting, then submit it to the Diocese for approval and publish it for prospective candidates by April 1st. The profile will…