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THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER
APRIL 14, 2024

 

8:00 am • HOLY EUCHARIST I

 

9:00 – 9:45 am • YOUTH BREAKFAST

10:15 am • HOLY EUCHARIST II — Music

     • Streaming on Facebook Live begins at 10:05 am

UPCOMING & NEW

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SCRIPTURES FOR SUNDAY
Acts 3:12-19
 Psalm 4

• 1 John 3:1-7
Luke 24:36b-48

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5 WEEKS • STARTING TUESDAY APRIL 16

• Why do Episcopal Christians
   celebrate Holy Communion every week?
• What is The Book of Common Prayer,
   and why is it so central to Episcopal life and worship?
•  When do you bow or cross yourself in worship? And why?
•  What does it mean to know and follow Jesus... today? 

When Jesus began his public ministry, Jesus called men and women to follow him, that is, to be his apprentices who would spend time with him, learning his words and ways and becoming equipped to participate in his mission to proclaim the gospel of God’s Kingdom and to reconcile all people to God and to one another. Jesus also calls us into apprenticeship. He says, “Follow me.” But what does following Jesus mean for you and me today? What does it look like, and where do we find the resources to live it out?
 

We find those resources in the Church that God created through the giving of the Spirit and the gifts of the Spirit. But as we all know, there are many branches of the Church—Methodist, Baptist, Roman Catholic, Quaker, Presbyterian, Lutheran, Episcopal, and many more. These different branches of Christianity have their own ways of thinking through and living out the call to follow Jesus. And they offer some similar and some different resources to help persons live out their Christian identity and vocation. So, what resources does the Episcopal Church provide? How has the Episcopal Church structured its communal life so that its people are equipped to follow Jesus and to participate in what he is doing in the world?
 

During the Easter Season, these are some of the questions we will explore, starting Tuesday, April 16. This class is open for anyone who is curious about these questions. In particular, it serves as preparation for those wishing to be confirmed or received into the Episcopal Church when our Assistant Bishop, The Right Reverend Silvestre Romero, visits us on Pentecost Sunday (May 19th).


We will look at The Book of Common Prayer and the Sacraments of Holy Baptism and Holy Eucharist. We will look at the history of the Episcopal Church. We will look at the ministries of lay persons, deacons, priests, and bishops. We will take a walking tour of the church and sanctuary, considering the meaning and significance of its architecture and space. We will also talk about the Liturgy and our participation in worship: when and why we stand, sit, and kneel, when and why we bow or cross ourselves.

The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict:

Cousins in Context

StorySharing: Epi 010 (Nov 5 & 12)

Andrea Springer is with Dr. Brooklyn Walker

Recent events in Israel and Palestine have gripped the attention of the world. Sometimes it can feel hard to understand—so much history, so many wars, so many political actors, so many strong feelings. Dr. Brooklyn Walker has specialized in Middle Eastern politics and has taught college courses on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
     In this special two-part edition of StorySharing, Brooklyn offers some historical and political context so we can better follow the news. She also talks about how her faith influences her work in this area.
“In this situation, respecting the dignity of every human being begins by acknowledging the trauma for both Israelis and Palestinians. The stories of these groups both have really significant trauma in them, and that trauma has really shaped the way that Palestinians and Israelis think about each other, how they think about themselves, and how they think about their inner relationship.

                                                               — Dr. Brooklyn Walker 

For more StorySharing episodes click HERE for our StorySharing Archive.

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