Sunday, October 25, 2015
The Twenty-Second Sunday After Pentecost
Proper 25/Year B/Daily Office Year 1
Preaching and Presiding Today is The Rev. Dr. L. Wm. Countryman
The Texts This Week:
|Job 42:1-6, 10-17|
|Psalm 34:1-8, (19-22)|
Note: Clicking on the link will bring you to The Lectionary Page and the full text of the day’s readings.
Please pray for: Susan Bergmans, Cynthia Morse, The family of Andrea Thompson, Alicia Carter recovering from knee surgery, and we give thanks for the birth of Oliver Emerson West, grandson of Jenny Moss and Ken Letsch.
This quarter’s thank offering recipient is Bread for the World, a collective Christian voice urging our nation’s decision makers to end hunger at home and abroad. Moved by God’s grace in Jesus Christ, we advocate for a world without hunger. For more information about Bread, see Ellen.
TODAY – SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2015:
BREAD FOR THE WORLD: You can still make an offering of food this week. A basket will be available for collect dry and canned goods, which we will donate to Good Shepherd’s Pantry, Pan de Cielo, our meal program on Fridays, and the Sandwich Ministry.
OUR THANKS TO KYLE SESSIONS for his musical ministry while Randy is away the next two weeks.
THE CONFIRMATION CLASS will resume on November 1, 2015 with Bill Countryman’s First Sunday Bible Class, followed by the first meeting of the confirmands and receptees to get to know one another and talk about the process. Please plan to stay until 3:00 p.m.
Bill Countryman’s Scripture Class continues on Sunday, November 1st. We’ll be beginning a series on “The Psalms: Then and Now”—a look at these great hymns and poems both in terms of their origins and the ways we continue to use them and find meaning in them today. Bring your Bible—or use one of those available at the class.
ALL SOULS/ALL SAINTS COMMEMORATION, NOVEMBER 1, 2015, 11:00 a.m. Join us as we remember our faithful departed. An ofrenda will be set up in the church upon which you may share photographs and mementos of your departed loved ones. Those who wish may have their loved ones’ names read out during the service. Please contact Este to have your names added to the service.
CASSEROLES WITH CARE: Our parishioner, Alicia Carter, continues to rest after her surgery. If you would like to bring a homemade casserole or meal, please see Ellen for details and how to sign up.
CHROMATICA’S FALL CONCERT SERIES begins next Sunday, November 1, 2015. Our very own Judey Miller is a member of this choir. This year, Chromatica presents Women Composers from the 12th to 21st centuries from Hildegard von Bingen to Larsen, McDowall and Garrop. Judey will have a limited number of tickets for sale. A flyer with the series’ information is available.
YOGA CLASSES continue this Wednesday night at 7:00 p.m. in the church. The class will be led by our intern neighbor, Em Kianka.
MEDITATION CLASS continues this Monday night. Join us for Buddhist Meditation lead by Ernest Isaacs, MFT. Dr. Isaacs has been practicing Buddhist meditation since 1977 and has led meditation classes for 25 years. The class starts at 7:30 p.m. in the church.
OUR VICAR, ESTE, will be gone October 19-31. The Rev. Javier Torres will be available for pastoral emergencies and can be reached at 510 230-7514. Ellen will be available in the evenings by phone at (510) 847-5064.
OUR DEACON, ELLEN, will be gone during the month of November and will return to her pastoral and liturgical ministries on December 6, 2015.
WEDNESDAY NOON PRAYER AND LAYING ON OF HANDS. The service begins at noon in the church and uses the noon prayer service from the New Zealand Prayer Book. Meditation and laying on of hands for healing are also offered.
BRINGING THE EUCHARIST TO OUR NEIGHBORS. Join us as we bring the Eucharist to Strawberry Creek Lodge at 2:00 p.m. on the first Sunday of the month. The Rev. Teddy Knight, Tom Slocumb and The Rev. Susan Bergmans will officiate at an ecumenical service based on the BCP “Communion Under Special Circumstances.” Bread and wine will be consecrated at our table at the 11:00 a.m. service, and the ministers will be commissioned to bring the sacraments. The Strawberry Creek Lodge is located at 1320 Addison near Acton in Berkeley.