Father Simon Justice
Have patience with everything unresolved in your heart
and try to love the questions themselves ... Don't search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything.
Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer.
(Rainer Maria Rilke)
Please turn in to Laura by 2:00 p.m. Tuesday for publications in the following Sunday's bulletin. You may email her at officegs or leave a note in the parish office. Please be specific about when the announcement should run and for how long.
“WinterFire” is coming!
A guided inquiry into more of the Big Questions, led by Mother Julia+. All are welcome to gather around the fireplace in the Lounge on Wednesday evenings beginning next week: October 23 – November 13, 7 – 9 pm. to explore topics like the nature of God and the impact of free will… the question of evil, and the presence of God in suffering… why did Jesus come, and who did he die for?... the mystery of prayer and Eucharist, and the road ahead…Come as you can, for one session or all, where we’ll deepen our connection with one another, and with God. Look for the sign up poster in the foyer, so we can best prepare the space for this special time.
About Us: In our Parish family you will find a faith community that is hospitable and open - where all people are welcome regard- less of age, religious back- ground, ethnicity, marital status, social or economic status, gender identity, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability or political affiliation or leanings.
We respect our traditions, strive for social justice, and seek to apply our faith principles to our changing world.
We recognize that the invitation to Christ's table comes from our Lord himself who practiced radical and inclusive hospitality. We welcome everyone. EVERYONE!!
From Sunday, September 8th our schedule will be as follows:
8.00 a.m. Holy Eucharist (Chapel)
9.15 a.m. Coffee Hour (Simpson Hall),
Sunday School (starts in the Chapel),
Adult Christian Education (The Bishop Katharine Lounge and Room 11/12)
9.50 a.m. Adult Choir rehearsal (Church)
10.15 a.m. Sunday School/Adult Ed ends
10.30 a.m. Traditional (Church) & Contemporary (Simpson Hall) Eucharist
11.30 a.m. Coffee (Simpson Hall)
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Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori calls for prayer following the explosions in Boston, MA, and offers the following prayer:
Gracious God, you walk with us through the valley of the shadow of death. We pray that the suffering and terrorized be surrounded by the incarnate presence of the crucified and risen one. May every human being be reminded of the precious gift of life you entered to share with us. May our hearts be pierced with compassion for those who suffer, and for those who have inflicted this violence, for your love is the only healing balm we know. May the dead be received into your enfolding arms, and may your friends show the grieving they are not alone as they walk this vale of tears. All this we pray in the name of the one who walked the road to Calvary. Amen.
Youth and Cherubim Choirs
Thursday, September 12th we will restart our rehearsals for our Youth and Cherubim Choirs.
3.30 - 4.15 p.m. - Cherubim Choir (Bishop Katharine Lounge)
5.30 - 6.15 p.m. - Youth Choir (Simpson Hall)
The Cherubim Choir is for children from Kindergarten - 2nd grade.
Youth Choir is for children 3rd grade and older.
"To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing." Martin Luther
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