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 Two, December 7th, 2014

Our moving Choir Anthem the First Sunday of Advent, “There Is A Yearning” is surely foretaste of next Sunday evening’s Lessons and Carols, the Second Sunday of Advent, as our Choir is joined by members of the Los Angeles Opera and the Los Angeles Master Chorale for Anthems interspersed by hymns sung by the gathered, selected Advent Scripture readings, and the always…

Sait Edmund’s Youth – StEdY

UPCOMING D-Groups: Every Sunday at 8:45AM in the youth room Youth Group: Every Sunday from 7-8:30PM in the youth room Middle School Winter Camp: February 6-8 High School Winter Camp: February 20-22 St. Edmund’s Youth Ministry Dani Patterson SaintEdmundsYouth@gmail.com (386) 314-5242

Devotional Aids

Brother Michael Manley Hopkins Jones (Lay Monk of the Order of the Holy Cross, parishioner) and his wife, Tiffany Cheung Jones, have made available to the Parish a variety of Holy Cards free of charge, complementing Pam Payne’s ongoing gift of Tract Rack Offerings. A devotional card for young people featuring a wild martyrdom, a card for Altar Guild members and friends,…

Advent One, November 30th 2014

As we commence the new Liturgical Year this coming Sunday, we leave behind our Gospel focus on St. Matthew, and commence a Gospel focus on St. Mark, with the Lectionary Cycle of Scripture readings carrying us through new depths of Wisdom Literature, prophetic proclamations, Epistles, and a fresh view on the teachings of the Christ we strive to follow. Our resident lay…

Liturgy & Music | Advent One

November 30th, 2014 Preacher: GFW+ Celebrant: Canon Smythe+ Prelude: “Sleepers Wake, For Night Is Flying” -aJS Bach The Processional Hymn: #665 “All My Hope On God Is Founded” Trisagion Gradual Hymn: #613 “Thy Kingdom Come, O Lord” Offertory: “The Yearning” -Craig Courtney There is a yearning in hearts weighed down by ancient grief and centuries of sorrow. There is a yearning in…

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…