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.
 
Join Zoom Meeting
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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
 
Alleluia.
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

 

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 - http://www.satucket.com/lectionary/Alphege.htm

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 – https://drive.google.com/file/d/1BKKswiKmHGsChNeyyU_eGfurY-lnAPtn/view?usp=sharing 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.
 
Unirse a la reunión de Zoom
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Número de identificación de la reunión): 899 0644 4437
Contraseña : 500
O marcar en  +1 312 626 6799 o +1 346 248 7799
La Santa Eucaristía - se reanudará pronto.
 
Zoom Compline
Sunday -  8:00 p.m.
 
Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 838 6168 8528
Passcode: 800
Dial by your location +1 312 626 6799 or +1 346 248 7799
 
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 – ltp.org

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.

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Damien and Marianne

Damien, Priest, 1889 and Marianne Cope, Monastic, 1918 of Hawaii

The Collect:

Bind up the wounds of your children, O God, and help us to be bold and loving in service to all who are shunned for the diseases they suffer, following the example of your servants Damien and Marianne, that your grace may be poured forth upon all; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Information about Damien and Marianne is available by clicking here.



Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Unmercenary?

Unmercenary?
Find out more tonight…

Zenaida, Philonella, and Hermione, Unmercenary Physicians, c.100, c.117

The Collect:
Merciful God, whose most dear Son came to heal the sick, raise the dead, cast out demons, and preach good news to the poor: Lead us by the example of your servants, Zenaida, Philonella, and Hermione, to freely give even as we have freely received; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Join us tonight for
 
Zoom Evening Prayer & Bible Project Class (in English)
Wednesday, 5:30 p.m.
 
Join Zoom Meeting
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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Night Time - Noche









 

Night Time - Noche

Still my night time favorite – in English and Spanish!  Sigue siendo mi favorito nocturno, ¡en inglés y español!
 
The Song of Simeon, Nunc dimittis, Luke 2:29-32
 
Lord, you now have set your servant free *
     to go in peace as you have promised;
For these eyes of mine have seen the Savior, *
     whom you have prepared for all the world to see:
A Light to enlighten the nations, *
     and the glory of your people Israel.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: *
     as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.
 
The Book of Common Prayer, page 120.
 
Cántico de Simeón, Nunc dimittis, San Lucas 2:29-32
 
Ahora despides, Señor, a tu siervo, *
     conforme a tu palabra, en paz.
Porque mis ojos han visto a tu Salvador, *
      a quien has presentado ante todos los pueblos:
Luz para alumbrar a las naciones, *
      y gloria de tu pueblo Israel.
Gloria al Padre, y al Hijo y al Espíritu Santo: *
      como era en el principio, ahora y siempre,
      por los siglos de los siglos. Amén.
 
El Libro de Oración Commún, página 85.

Monday, April 12, 2021

In the Morning


 
In the Morning, From Psalm 51
 
Open my lips, O Lord, *
    and my mouth shall proclaim your praise.
Create in me a clean heart, O God, *
    and renew a right spirit within me.
Cast me not away from your presence *
    and take not your holy Spirit from me.
Give me the joy of your saving help again *
    and sustain me with your bountiful Spirit.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: *
    as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.
 
The Book of Common Prayer, page 137

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Saturday in Easter Week

 

Saturday in Easter Week
 
The Collect:
 
We thank you, heavenly Father, that you have delivered us from the dominion of sin and death and brought us into the kingdom of your Son; and we pray that, as by his death he has recalled us to life, so by his love he may raise us to eternal joys; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
 
Art - The Appearance of Christ to Mary Magdalene by Ivanov, Aleksandr Andreevich, 1835

Friday, April 9, 2021

Worship on Sunday

 

Join us for “at church” or for virtually for worship this Sunday, April 11, 2021, The Second Sunday of Easter Day, at St. Alban’s, St. Patrick’s, St. Thomas’ and Iglesia Episcopal La Esperanza de Familias Unidas.
 
Holy Eucharist, Rite One
St. Alban’s – 8:30 a.m. or at 10:30 a.m.*
St. Patrick’s – 1:30 p.m.*
St. Thomas' - 10:00 a.m.*
 
* These liturgies will be Live-Streamed on Facebook for those who choose to remain at home.
   Please contact the clergy if you wish to receive a home communion visit.
 
Oración Vespertina Diaria
Iglesia Episcopal La Esperanza de Familias Unidas tendrá una Oración Vespertina Diaria a las 5:00 p.m. a través de Zoom. La Santa Eucaristía - se reanudará pronto.
 
Zoom Compline
Sunday, 8:00 p.m.
 
Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 838 6168 8528
Passcode: 800
Dial by your location +1 312 626 6799 or +1 346 248 7799
 
* These liturgies will be Live-Streamed on Facebook for those who choose to remain at home.
   Please contact the clergy if you wish to receive a home communion visit.
 
Readings for this Sunday, April 11, 2021, The Second Sunday of Easter, can be found and printed here - https://www.lectionarypage.net/YearB_RCL/Easter/BEaster2_RCL.html
We use the "Track 1" readings. You can always find the appropriate readings by going to The Lectionary Page at https://www.lectionarypage.net/ - and clicking on the link for each Sunday.
Lastly, we are experimenting with a pdf of a simple leaflet with basic information that can be used on your phone or tablet - here is a link -https://drive.google.com/file/d/1dHDjlbs8ijTx6bKDLwB9lUQh17tyzdSp/view?usp=sharing
 
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 – ltp.org

Friday in Easter Week

 

Friday in Easter Week

The Collect:
 
Almighty Father, who gave your only Son to die for our sins and to rise for our justification: Give us grace so to put away the leaven of malice and wickedness, that we may always serve you in pureness of living and truth; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
 
Art - Icon of the Diocese of Cyprus, Maronite

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Thursday in Easter Week

 
Thursday in Easter Week

The Collect:
 
Almighty and everlasting God, who in the Paschal mystery established the new covenant of reconciliation: Grant that all who have been reborn into the fellowship of Christ’s Body may show forth in their lives what they profess by their faith; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
 
Art - https://www.holytextures.com/2009/04/luke-24-36b-48-year-b-easter-3.html

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Wednesday in Easter Week

 

Wednesday in Easter Week
 
The Collect:
 
O God, whose blessed Son made himself known to his disciples in the breaking of bread: Open the eyes of our faith, that we may behold him in all his redeeming work; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
 
We hope you will join us tonight, Wednesday, April 7, 2021 for…
 
Zoom Evening Prayer & Bible Project Class
Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m.
 
Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 867 8157 7595
Passcode: 530
Dial by your location +1 312 626 6799 or  +1 346 248 7799
 
Art - “The Road to Emmaus” by He Qi

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Tuesday in Easter Week

 

Tuesday in Easter Week

The Collect:

O God, who by the glorious resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ destroyed death and brought life and immortality to light: Grant that we, who have been raised with him, may abide in his presence and rejoice in the hope of eternal glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be dominion and praise for ever and ever. Amen.

Art - Christ Appearing to Mary Magdalene as a Gardener,  Rembrandt van Rijn (1606, Leiden – 1669, Amsterdam)

Monday, April 5, 2021

Monday in Easter Week

 

Monday in Easter Week

The Collect:

Grant that we pray, Almighty God, that we who celebrate with awe the Paschal feast may be found worthy to attain to everlasting joys; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Art - Christ and the Two Marys, by William Holman Hunt

Sunday, April 4, 2021

¡Aleluya! ¡Cristo Resucitó!

From your brothers and sisters at Iglesia Episcopal La Esperanza de Familias Unidas...

¡Aleluya! ¡Cristo Resucitó!

Easter!

Jesus Christ is risen today!
Alleluia. Christ is risen.
The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia.

Saturday, April 3, 2021

Easter

 

Easter Day - Día de Pascua

Join us for at church or for virtually for worship this Sunday, April 4, 2021, The Sunday of the Resurrection: Easter Day - Dia de Pascua, at St. Alban’s, St. Patrick’s, St. Thomas’ and Iglesia Episcopal La Esperanza de Familias Unidas.
 
Holy Eucharist, Rite Two - La Santa Eucaristía
St. Alban’s – 8-30 a.m.*
St. Thomas' - 10:00 a.m.*
St. Alban’s – 10:30 a.m. (con algo de español)*
    con Iglesia Episcopal La Esperanza de Familias Unidas*
St. Patrick’s – 1:30 p.m.*
    Oración Vespertina Diaria - 5:00 p.m. - NO se leerá la noche de Pascua
    Compline – 8:00 p.m. – will NOT be read on Easter Evening
 
* These liturgies will be Live-Streamed on Facebook for those who choose to remain at home.
   Please contact the clergy if you wish to receive a home communion visit.
 
Readings for this Sunday, April 4, 2021, The Sunday of the Resurrection: Easter Day, can be found and printed here - https://www.lectionarypage.net/YearB_RCL/Easter/BEasterPrin_RCL.html
We use the "Track 1" readings. You can always find the appropriate readings by going to The Lectionary Page at https://www.lectionarypage.net/ - and clicking on the link for each Sunday.
 
We hope to “see” you all on Sunday as you are most comfortable!
 
Whit+, Dawnell+, Lee+, Deacon Rita, and Deacon Rob

Holy Saturday

 


Holy Saturday

The Collect:

O God, Creator of heaven and earth: Grant that, as the crucified body of your dear Son was laid in the tomb and rested on this holy Sabbath, so may we await with him the coming of the third day, and rise with him to newness of life; who now lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

We hope you will join us for tonight Compline at 8:00 p.m. via Zoom
(with some Spanish)
 
2021 Holy Week Zoom Liturgies

 
Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 890 4394 8321
Passcode: 600
or dial in at +1 312 626 6799 or +1 346 248 7799

Art - The Entombment (1612), by Peter Paul Rubens

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Good Friday

 

Good Friday

The Collect:

Almighty God, we pray you graciously to behold this your family, for whom our Lord Jesus Christ was willing to be betrayed, and given into the hands of sinners, and to suffer death upon the cross; who now lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

 We hope you will join us for The Good Friday Liturgy at St. Patrick’s at Noon, at St. Alban’s or St. Thomas’ at 6:00 p.m. followed by The Way of the Cross. All of these liturgies will be streamed live on Facebook at each of the church’s Facebook pages as well.

 See you there or online!

Art - https://www.vaticannews.va/en/africa/news/2021-04/nigeria-attack-catholic-church-priest.html

The Presiding Bishop's Easter Message

Maundy Thursday

 

Maundy Thursday

The Collect:

Almighty Father, whose dear Son, on the night before he suffered, instituted the Sacrament of his Body and Blood: Mercifully grant that we may receive it thankfully in remembrance of Jesus Christ our Lord, who in these holy mysteries gives us a pledge of eternal life; and who now lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

We hope you will join us for Evening Prayer tonight at St. Alban’s or St. Thomas’ at 6:00 p.m. for Maundy Thursday. The Eucharist will be followed by stripping the altar for Good Friday and then by the Way of Cross. The liturgy will be streamed live on Facebook as well.

 See you there or online!