Thursday, April 22, 2021

Earth Day 2021


Earth Day 2021

Today is Earth Day 2021.
A prayer for today…
8. For the Beauty of the Earth
We give you thanks, most gracious God, for the beauty of
earth and sky and sea; for the richness of mountains, plains,
and rivers; for the songs of birds and the loveliness of flowers.
We praise you for these good gifts, and pray that we may
safeguard them for our posterity. Grant that we may continue
to grow in our grateful enjoyment of your abundant creation,
to the honor and glory of your Name, now and for ever. Amen.
The Book of Common Prayer, page 840
With a video of the Earth Day Google Doodle!

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Anselm of Canterbury, Evening Prayer & Bible Project


Anselm of Canterbury, Archbishop of Canterbury and Theologian, 1109

The Collect:

Almighty God, whose servant Anselm helped your church to understand its faith in your eternal Being, perfect justice, and saving mercy: Provide your church in all ages with devout and learned scholars and teachers, that we may be able to give a reason for the hope that is in us; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Join us tonight for
Zoom Evening Prayer & Bible Project Class
Wednesday, 5:30 p.m.
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Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Christ our Passover

Christ our Passover, Pascha nostrum
1 Corinthians 5:7-8; Romans 6:9-11; 1 Corinthians 15:20-22
Christ our Passover has been sacrificed for us; *
therefore let us keep the feast,
Not with the old leaven, the leaven of malice and evil, *
but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. Alleluia.
Christ being raised from the dead will never die again; *
death no longer has dominion over him.
The death that he died, he died to sin, once for all; *
but the life he lives, he lives to God.
So also consider yourselves dead to sin, *
and alive to God in Jesus Christ our Lord. Alleluia.
Christ has been raised from the dead, *
the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep.
For since by a man came death, *
by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead.
For as in Adam all die, *
so also in Christ shall all be made alive. Alleluia.
Morning Prayer II, The Book of Common Prayer, page 83

Monday, April 19, 2021



Alphege, Archbishop of Canterbury and Martyr, 1012

The Collect:

Lord Jesus Christ, who willingly walked the way of the cross: Strengthen your church through the example and prayers of your servant Alphege to hold fast to the path of discipleship; for with the Father and Holy Spirit you live and reign, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

More on Alphege can be found here -

Saturday, April 17, 2021

Kateri Tekakwitha


Kateri Tekakwitha, Prophetic Witness, 1680
The Collect:
Almighty and everliving God, who opened the heart of Kateri Tekakwitha to receive the Good News of Jesus Christ and to devote her life to your service: Grant us the same zeal of devotion to persevere in faith through the trials and tribulations of our lives, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Kateri Tekakwitha (pronounced [ˈɡaderi deɡaˈɡwita] in Mohawk), given the name - It translates to "She who bumps into things." Tekakwitha, baptized as Catherine and informally known as Lily of the Mohawks (1656 – April 17, 1680), was an Algonquin–Mohawk laywoman.

Friday, April 16, 2021

Sunday - Domingo


Join us for “at church” or “virtually” for worship this Sunday, April 18, 2021, The Third Sunday of Easter Day, at St. Alban’s, St. Thomas’, St. Patrick’s, and Iglesia Episcopal La Esperanza de Familias Unidas.
Holy Eucharist, Rite Two
St. Alban’s – 8:30 a.m. or at 10:30 a.m.*
St. Thomas' - 10:00 a.m.*
St. Patrick’s – 1:30 p.m.*
* These liturgies will be Live-Streamed on Facebook for those who choose to remain at home. pdf of  the leaflet that can be used on your phone or tablet is available at this link – Please contact the clergy if you wish to receive a home communion visit.
Oración Vespertina Diaria - Zoom
Iglesia Episcopal La Esperanza de Familias Unidas – Domingo - 5:00 p.m.
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La Santa Eucaristía - se reanudará pronto.
Zoom Compline
Sunday -  8:00 p.m.
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We hope to “see” you all on Sunday as you are most comfortable!
Whit+, Dawnell+, Lee+, Deacon Rita, and Deacon Rob
Art from Clip Art, Steve Erspamer, Liturgy Training Publications –

Peter Williams Cassey and Annie Besant Cassey

Note: I could find no photo of Anne Besant Cassey.

Peter Williams Cassey, Priest, 1917 and Annie Besant Cassey, 1875

The Collect:
O God of justice and mercy, we remember before you your servants Peter Williams Cassey and Anna Besant Cassey, who, in the face of slavery and discrimination, gave the blessings of education and spiritual haven to the marginalized; Grant us to be fearless in the face of injustice and to work for blessings that will touch those whom the world does not count of value; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns for ever and ever. Amen.
Peter Williams Cassey was the first African-American ordained in the Episcopal Church in the West. He was born in Philadelphia of noted abolitionist and Episcopal clergy ancestors, and moved to California in 1856. He and his wife Annie helped found Trinity Church in San Jose and then St. Philips Mission and Academy. Peter was ordained a deacon in 1866 and then founded Christ Church (later St. Cyprian's) in San Francisco.