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The Fifth Sunday of Easter — May 18, 2014
Feast of the Martyrs of Sudan –By Robin Denney
This week we observe the feast of the martyrs of Sudan and begin responding to a call to prayer for South Sudan from our Presiding Bishop, who asks us to pray, study, give, and act for South Sudan until the situation is resolved. See www.episcopalchurch.org/ sudan. The martyrs committed their lives to follow Jesus, the way, the truth, and the life. They saw injustice and evil in the world and were not content to let it be. In their journey with Jesus they became who they were created to be; they found wholeness and peace. We too are called to follow Jesus,
Scripture lessons for today Acts 7:55-60 Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16 1 Peter 2:2-10 John 14:1-14
Scripture lessons for next week Acts 17:22-31 Psalm 66:7-18 1 Peter 3:13-22 John 14:15-21
Life Together- Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Christian community means comity through Jesus Christ and in Jesus Christ. There is no Christian community that is more than this, and none that is less than this. Whether it be a brief encounter or the daily community of many years, Christian community is solely this. We belong to one another only through and in Jesus Christ. p. 31
and in that following seek and find our wholeness. We must awaken in ourselves that longing for wholeness. We fulfill that longing by spending time in relationship with God through prayer. I never thought that God would call me to be a missionary in Africa, and I was equally surprised and uncertain when God called me to youth ministry. In walking with all of you, I have discerned another calling, and now I depart richer in my spirit for the way God forms us as we walk together. Ascension Day Thursday, May 29 noon and 7:00 p.m.
Announcements Wednesday: Join us for Bible study from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. in Grant Hall as we explore Jesus’ life in a chronological study of the Gospels.
Please contact Cynthia Spencer at 520-260-5158 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested. And bring a friend!
Wednesday: The Friends of St. Benedict will meet in the library from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. for study and prayer. Our aim is to integrate the wisdom of monastic life and spiritual theology into our everyday lives as Christians. We meet the third Wednesday of every month, and all are welcome.
Baptism—If you are interested in being baptized at the Feast of Pentecost (June 8), please contact the rector.
The Feast of the Ascension—Mark your calendar and plan to attend an Ascension Day service, at noon or 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 29. Bonhoeffer’s Life Together—Join the congregation-wide reading of this engaging and non-scholarly book. Conversations on Chapter One will be held on June 1 and June 21. Copies are available in the church and the office for $10. The next vestry meeting will be held Wednesday, May 28, at 1:30 p.m. in the library. If you are interested, feel free to attend. Healthy Saints hikes in May—First, enjoy a beach hike on Memorial Day (Monday, May 26, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.) from Asilomar to The Inn at Spanish Bay. The easy hike begins on sand and finishes on a planked walkway. Then on Saturday, May 31, from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. we’ll hike the Earl Moser/Madrone Loop at Jack’s Peak. This is an easy two-mile walk through pine forest, meadow, ravine, and a wide grassy path.
Highlighted Events and Meetings May 21
Friends of St. Benedict
Diocesan communications—Our May 22 weekly diocesan e-newsletter, The Good News Along the King’s Highway, has a fresh new design. If May 23 you’d like to be on the mailing list, contact Elrond Lawrence at elrond@ May 26 edecr.org or 831-578-1680. Santa Lucia Kids Camp: A day camp for children ages four to thirteen will be held June 23–25 and again July 14–16 at Santa Lucia Campground. The cost is $15 per day, with discounts for multiple children from one family. For information and registration, please contact camp director Kirsten Stember at email@example.com or 831-6010472. Bach to the Future 2014—In its tenth anniversary year, Bach to the Future offers two one-week sessions (July 21to 25 or July 28 to August 1) featuring singing, music-making, drawing, dancing, and interactive presentations by singers and instrumentalists from the Carmel Bach Festival. For more information, contact director Carteena Robohm at paws4music@ redshift.com or 831-663-6218.
Choir Practice I-HELP Dinner Church office closed in honor of Memorial Day
especially on Tuesday afternoon. Please contact the office or Wanda Green (831-295-8397) if you are interested in assisting for a few hours per week. Sunday handout deadline—To be included in next Sunday’s handout, your announcement must be submitted by 4:00 p.m. on the preceding Wednesday. Most special parish events are included in the announcements for three weeks before they occur. Contact Andrea Matters at andreamatters@gmail. com or 624-3090.
Office volunteers—We are in significant need of office volunteers,
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