St Edmund's Episcopal Church San Marino


Betsy Crockett reminds us that Huntington Drive will be closed to traffic next Sunday, though a vehicle crossing point is established at San Gabriel Boulevard. You may wish to plot your route to Church as you observe the First Sunday in Lent. The map is HERE.

Our last Epiphany Hurrah comes on Shrove Tuesday as Karen Harrigian and her Team serve pancakes hot off the griddle 5:30pm – 7pm. RSVP’s aren’t essential but are always nice (!

We begin Lent with Ash Wednesday services (see below) and, on Sunday morning, with the Great Litany sung in Procession at both liturgies.

Your Vestry enjoyed a productive working Retreat last Saturday, with spiritual direction provided by Mother Judy and excellent afternoon working groups facilitated by Senior Warden Sylvia Smythe. The Vestry elected Steve Rolfe as Junior Warden.

Lenten Grace and Restoration,

The appointed lessons for March 5th, 2017, the First Sunday in Lent, may be found HERE.

Parish Breakfast on March 5th at 9am in the Parish Hall!
Fruit in Season
Eggs and Canadian Bacon

Brother Michael Jones commends to our attention 17 videos through Lent titled: “The Work of The People” which may be found HERE.

Pam Payne has stocked the Tract Rack with 2017 Lenten Madness packets which allow you participate in bracket voting for the Saint to take the “Golden Halo Award!” Learn more HERE

Read “The Lead” from Episcopal Café HERE

The recent edition of Episcopal News from the Diocese of L.A. may be found HERE, and articles from the national Episcopal News Service HERE

LEAVE-TAKING PRAYERS were offered for Cheryl and Gary Mendoza last Sunday as they depart St. Edmund’s for their new life in Orlando, Florida. Cheryl and Gary exercised a strong ministry of hospitality in our midst on Sunday mornings and all special events. The Rector presented them with the St. Edmund’s paper-weight and a gift card, and the Sunday School children presented hand-made cards, and a special stone on which they had inscribed a quote from Joshua 1:9 “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”
(Thanks to Angela Mar for this photo)