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

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Advent Four, December 21st, 2014

Wet weather and the pre-Christmas hurtle make for about as seasonal a challenge as Southern Californians are likely to experience! Drive safely out there. This coming Sunday sees our Annual Christmas Pageant at the 10am Liturgy, and Ms. Statdler and Mr. Seymour and many others have been hard at work! Come join the festivities! Christmas Eve offers our usual 4:30pm Liturgy bent…

Liturgy & Music | Advent Four

MORNING PRAYER & PAGEANT Prelude: “Improvisdation on Saviour of the Nations Come” -Paul Manz The Processional Hymn: #616 “Hail To The Lord’s Anointed” Gradual Hymn: #265 “The Angel Gabriel From Heaven Came” Recessional Hymn: #493 “O For A Thousand Tongues to Sing” Postlude: “Angels We Have Heard On High” -Dale Wood

Liturgy & Music | Pentacost Four

June 21st, 2015 Preacher & Celebrant: GFW+ Prelude: “Here, O My Lord, I See Thee Face To Face” – Lucy Wariner Processional: #552 “Fight The Good Fight” Trisagion Gradual: #608 “Eternal Father Strong To Save” Communion Music: “Dear Emmanuel, Lord of the Faithful” -Marcel Dupre Communion: #655 “O Jesus I Have Promised” Recessional: #371 “Thou Whose Almighty Word” Postlude: “Rejoice Greatly O…

Healing Hearts Across Borders Toy Drive

Healing Hearts Across borders effort from St. Edmunds elicited donations of over $600 to buy toys at Costco in Tijuana, and many other donations of personal hygiene items, especially the toothbrushes, toothpaste and floss that dentists like to distribute at examination time.  The hand held toys, socks and shirts are terrifically received. After Christmas Anne Herold and Pam Risinger are advocating for new sweatshirts…

Christmas at St. Edmund’s

Festal Candlelight Eucharist Wednesday December 24th 4:30pm This service is geared toward families with young children. A children’s homily is offered in place of sermon, and our pace is kept brisk. Holy Eucharist is celebrated, and we conclude with the singing of “Silent Night.” Festal Candlelight Choral Eucharist Wednesday December 24th 9pm (Music beginning at 8:40pm) Christmas Eve Holy Eucharist with Sermon…

Christmas Pageant Sunday, December 21st

Sunday December 21st 10am Our raucous annual Christmas Pageant will unfold at 10am Sunday December 21st, the Fourth Sunday of Advent! Our children, under the direction of Cassandra Stadtler and Richard Seymour bring us the Gospel narrative of the birth of the Christ Child. Bring your cameras!

Advent: Christmas Hopefully

Anticipation and Hope in Advent Sunday Morning 9am on the Close In the short season of Advent, we anticipate Christmas. But Christians observed Advent even before Christmas became popular. What are our deepest longings in this season? NEW this fall, on the four Sundays in Advent, we will search the (appointed) scriptures for clues to reveal “the hopes and fears of all…

Advent Three, December 14th, 2014

Novel Pack enjoyed a happy pre-Christmas Party at Pam Risinger’s December 2nd, with our very own novelist Dianne Dixon presenting. During the course of festivities, a letter arrived from Santa for convener Sylvia Smythe: Dear Sylvia, It has come to my attention here at the North Pole that you think your Novel Pack is full of thoughtful people with many interesting ideas.…

Liturgy & Music | Advent Three

December 14th, 2014 Preacher: GFW+ Prelude: “Nun Komm, Der Heiden Heiland” -J.S. Bach The Processional Hymn: #511″Holy Spirit Ever Living” Trisagion Gradual Hymn: #76 “On Jordan’s Bank The Baptist’s Cry” Offertory: “Salvation Is Created” -Paul Tschesnokov Salvation is Created. O Lord God, Lord God almighty! We praise Thee above, O Holy Lord. Alleluia! Communion Music: “Ave Verum Corpus” – Everett Titcomb Communion…

Liturgy & Music | Advent Two

December 7th, 2014 Preacher: Canon Smythe+ Celebrant: GFW+ Prelude: “Reprise on E’en So, Lord Jesus Quickly Come” -Paul Manz The Processional Hymn: #59 “Hark A Thrilling Voice Is Sounding” Trisagion Gradual Hymn: #75 “There’s A Voice In The Wilderness Crying” Offertory: “The Ground” -Ola Gjeilo Pleni sunt coeli et terra Gloria tua. Hosanna in Excelsis. Benedictus qui venit in nomine Domini. Hosanna…