Enter His gates with thanksgiving, and His courts with Praise! Give thanks to God and bless God's name. Psalm 100:4

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Thanksgiving Eve at Trinity Lutheran Church

7pm November 26th Our shared Thanksgiving Eve Eucharist with the Lutherans will occur this year at Trinity Lutheran Church, just one block South of St. Edmund’s along San Gabriel Boulevard. Pastor Ed McGee will Celebrate the Eucharist according to the Lutheran Rite, and Canon Smythe will preach. All the gathered will thereafter consume large quantities of Lutheran pie! This annual affirmation of…

The Feast of St. Edmund, November 23rd, 2014

I have a new favorite musician; Pablo Alborán. He is from Spain, sings in Spanish, and is unlikely to catch on among many of my contemporaries. Music is so personal. I recall as a younger person how I thought an affinity for “REM” or “Talking Heads” reflected discriminating taste in the too-often head-banging world of rock and roll (I still think this).…

Special Events for the Feast of St. Edmunds, 11/23

We observe our Sunday patronal festival on November 23rd this year. St. Edmund’s Bell Choir, under the direction of Sylvia Smythe, will ring out at our 10am Liturgy! Ringers: Joel Athey Kelsey Burgess Richard De Lorimier Tony Faught Gwen Hicks Christie Ligh Susan Liu Angela Mar Mike Mathis Robert Packer Pam Payne Sheree Tyler Spencer Woodman (No visiting wolves in 2014…say a…

Jack Miles’ The Norton Anthology of World Religions

Former parishioner Jack Miles has undertaken no less ambitious a project than writing a”biography” of God, winning a Pulitzer Prize in the bargain. But when the publisher W. W. Norton & Company approached him nine years ago about serving as general editor of its inaugural edition of “The Norton Anthology of World Religions,” Mr. Miles, a former Jesuit seminarian, balked. While the timing seemed…

Pentacost Twenty-Three, November 16, 2014

Remember in your prayers this week our Veterans, all of whom have served this nation at considerable personal cost. For our more recent veterans, reintegration into civilian life has offered particular challenge. Our nation as a whole stays at some emotional remove from the murk of contemporary warfare. We would do well to provide more certain social services to veterans when needed,…

Pentacost Twenty-Two, November 9th, 2014

The All Saints’ Triduum last weekend took a joyous approach to “Last Things” and Death itself! A few of us ventured the Dia de Los Muertos exhibition at the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach (with lunch following at very good Lola’s!). Then lively Sunday Liturgies with prayers for our dead, followed by a livelier yet Cocktail and HEAVY hors…

The Feast of All Saints, November 2nd, 2014

While 65% of people say their Legacy gifts are religiously motivated, only 5% provide for the Church in their Estate plans…so said Fr. Lorenzo Lebrija, Diocesan Development Officer, at a Canon’s Dinner at the Diocese Sunday night! The Legacy Cocktail Party at the Wycoff Home this coming Sunday celebrates those at St. Edmund’s who have made provision for the Parish. The Wycoff’s…

Confirmation Classes 2015

Did you survive the Confirmation Survey Class in the fall? Join us for Round 2! This class will be led by Father George and include homework and readings for families to work through together. January 11th, 25th February 1st, 15th, 22nd March 1st, 8th, 15th In the Youth Room.