St Edmund's Episcopal Church San Marino

THE FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT, December 18th, 2016

During our Advent Three Sunday liturgy we received four new Acolytes into the Acolyte Corp: Alec Nikoui-Smith, Samia Nikoui-Smith, Jazmin Jones and Sophia Mena. Long time Acolyte Sarah Ni was promoted to Team Leader and received the Edmund Medal to wear near her heart in service.
Meanwhile, elsewhere on campus, our children were working their lines for next Sunday’s Pageant. Raucous Joy awaits!
Blessed Advent,

Rector’s recent San Marino Tribune article HERE

MEN’S BREAKFAST: December 13th, 6:30am at Hal Hennacy’s!

VERGER’S LUNCH: Our Verger Tony Faught invites any and all to gather Saturday lunch on December 17th at Noon at Amigo’s Mexican Restaurant, 1076 E. Colorado Blvd. Patty Tsai-Thurlow promises the Margaritas are top notch, and the food is pretty good too!

The appointed lessons for December 18th, the Fourth Sunday of Advent during the 8am Eucharist (Pageant at 10am) are: HERE

The Science of Exercise HERE

Daily consumption of nuts cuts disease HERE

How To Fall Asleep Faster HERE

Jean Vanier, founder of the L’Arche communities, has written:
“To love someone is not first of all to do things for them, but to reveal to them their beauty and value, to say to them through our attitude: ‘You are beautiful. You are important. I trust you. You can trust yourself.’ We all know well that we can do things for others and in the process crush them, making them feel that they are incapable of doing things by themselves. To love someone is to reveal to them their capacities for life, the light that is shining in them.”

The life extending benefits of optimism HERE

Advent 2016 resources HERE

Advent Study Course by Archbishop Welby 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