St Edmund's Episcopal Church San Marino

The Feast of Pentecost, May 24th, 2015

The 50 Days of Easter crescendo on the second most important Feast of the Christian Year, the Feast of Pentecost, also called Whitsunday. On this Day we celebrate the fiery arrival of God’s Holy Spirit onto the gathered disciples, mystically empowering them for the continuing work of discipleship in the world.

Most of the Christian Year…”Ordinary Time”…is marked as an extended “Season of Pentecost” alluding to our ongoing dependence upon the Spirit of God in the formation of individual and Church character, in rising to our vocations, and in the extension of the Good News of Jesus to a world where Christ’s Light is much needed.

Wishing you God’s own fire!

Vestry Member Gail Rolfe is compiling a Good Works Directory of the involvements of parishioners so we may cross-pollinate and mutually support endeavor. Please visit the Directory and, should you desire to add your own areas of commitment, please contact Gail at

Does spirituality benefit your child?

Anglican delegation participates in the Armenian genocide observance in Yerevan, Armenia.

Religion formed the Liberal Tradition, not the other way around, says Amy Kittlestrom.

Folks who claim to have visited heaven have rather more to say on the subject than does the New Testament.

High School Graduates, to be blessed on June 7th, include:

Alec Mena
Nate Rolfe
Amanda Shankwiler
Anushka Sirimane

The Parish Office requests other occasions of matriculation, celebration and festal gladness be sent to

The Church of England launches a website on death and dying.

Where is Alien life in the rest of the Universe?

Visit the Anglican Communion website.

Read the appointed Lessons for The Feast of Pentecost, May 24th.

Read “The Lead” from Episcopal Café.

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

The last Pilates mat class of this spring will be offered on Tues. May 26 @1:30 PM. BYO mat and a $5-10 donation for St. Edmund’s church. Tori will not teach a class this summer, but she will offer classes again next fall. If you are interested in taking either
1. a challenging Pilates mat class or
2. a gentle Pilates class for stretching and balance work,
please email Tori directly at
In your email, please include your name, in which class you are interested, and a day of the week and time that would work best for you starting next September, 2015. Class times might be available between 12 noon and 3 PM on weekdays.
Thank you for your support of St. Edmund’s.