Taizé Service will miss Elizabeth and Jay

On the third Monday of every month, St. Mary’s holds a Taizé service. This past Monday, was Elizabeth’s very last service as Rector. A number of people joined us from other faith communities knowing it was her last service. The music and candlelight always make this a special service of contemplative prayer and healing. This…

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Elizabeth and Jay’s Farewell Party

On Sunday, July 19th, the congregation of St. Mary’s celebrated the ministry of Elizabeth Recter. Elizabeth has been the Rector of St. Mary’s since October, 2005 and is taking a new position as the Executive Director of Stillpoint: The Center for Christian Spirituality. The party started at with opening prayer, led by Suffragan Bishop, Diane…

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LETTER FROM Bishop Coadjutor Search Committee

As many of you know, our Bishop Coadjutor Search Committee is working on the process of identifying candidates for our next Bishop Diocesan. An essential part of that process is listening to as many voices as possible from throughout the Diocese to inform our profile.

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St. Mary’s Raising Money To Help Nepal… Join Us!

To all who can help; TWO Charities supporting Nepal both from Laguna Beach RSTAR Foundation and Chhahari. Read their stories, let them know help is on the way. Below is a report from Rev. Rosslind’s people in Nepal. From St. Mary’s discretionary account for the needy we have donated $300.00. Could you make a matching…

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Parish Voice April 2015

“God’s Song” The Easter Sermon, a professor once said, should be sung. There are three basic verses to the Resurrection song: 1. Recognition – the heart is open to knowing Jesus is not dead but alive. He has not perished but is present. And this Risen One, this Light of the World, the power of…

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“God’s Song”

The Easter Sermon, a professor once said, should be sung. There are three basic verses to the Resurrection song: 1. Recognition – the heart is open to knowing Jesus is not dead but alive. He has not perished but is present. And this Risen One, this Light of the World, the power of the universe,…

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The Parish Voice

A great gift I received once was when someone taught me how to needlepoint. I was thirty years old and just beginning my ordained ministry. I thought needlepoint was for grandmothers, not young professionals. I was wrong. Needlepoint was for me, and for the past twenty some years needle pointing has been a creative, contemplative art that restores my soul. One of my most favorite projects was a magnificent piece by Erdman Designs titled Day 1: Light. It is the first in a series of the six days of Creation from Genesis. It took me a year to complete it.

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Courage To Change The Things We Can

I have continued to follow the tragic story of Bishop Heather Cook of Maryland who now awaits her trial for vehicular manslaughter for the death of cyclist Thomas Palermo on December 27. The Diocese of Maryland’s website reflects their attempt to seek meaning and healing from these devastating events by posting many links to guide people toward understanding and support. I found this posting by Bishop James Mathes of San Diego helpful and wanted to share it. I carry in my heart my belief that hope is the ability to believe that good can happen out of anything.

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