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The Nave on Easter Eve, 2017

The Month of May


Did you know that May is the month associated with the Virgin Mary? A custom
that goes back many centuries and most likely grew from early celebrations centered
around a pagan figure and, in Roman times, the goddess Flora. Flora was the goddess
of Spring, and ceremonies around the Roman Empire held in her honor celebrated the
rebirth of trees, fields, and flowers after the barren months of winter.
After the fall of the Empire, Europe saw the development of all kinds of May
traditions that involved young girls and flowers. Crowning a May Queen with a
garland of flowers is one, Fetching in the May, a joyful community celebration,
involving gathering flowers and greenery for various local shrines, another. It is believed that the May Queen
celebrations were the folklore continuation of the Roman ceremonies around the goddess Flora. In the Middle
Ages, the Church, never much in favor of pagan customs, took these and laid upon them a Christian identity, and
associated them with Mary, the young virgin mother of Our Lord, although the devotions were usually of a popular
rather than an official nature.
By the thirteenth century, Christian May ceremonies had become well established. Henry Suso, a fourteenth
century German Dominican friar, wrote of the custom of Fetching in the May, once for Christ and once for the
tender flower and rosy maid, the Mother of God. He also mentions the custom of making chaplets of roses to
crown statues of the Virgin Mary. In the 1950s, this crowning ceremony and a procession in Marys honor still
continued and was popular in many parishes, both Roman Catholic and Episcopal. Some parishes, including my
home parish in San Francisco, observe this custom still. There are many songs and hymns associated with the
crowning of Mary, some are quite sentimental in nature, one begins thus:

Bring flowers of the rarest, bring blossoms of the fairest,


from garden and woodland, and hillside and dale,
our full hearts are swelling our glad voices telling
The praise for the loveliest flowers of the vale.

O Mary we crown thee with blossoms today


O Queen of the Angels and Queen of the May.

The chaplet of roses was a love token well known in the Middle Ages, a knight who was victorious at a
tournament, would be given the honor of crowning the Queen of the Tourney. This piece of chivalry lent itself,
in some way, to the devotion known as the rosary. The prayer beads of the rosary were originally carved in the
shape of roses; I have an olive wood rosary from the Holy Land, which is carved this way. Now many rosaries are
made of simple round beads and have lost the connection between the name and form. The French word for
rosary is chaplet, and in German it is Rosenkranz, - a rose crown.

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The month of May ends with the feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, celebrated on May 31st.
On this day, we remember how Mary, pregnant with Jesus, visited her cousin Elizabeth who was also expecting a
child, later John the Baptist. It is on the occasion of this visit that Luke records Mary as saying the words that we
now know as the Magnificat, the Song of Mary. This song or canticle is used regularly at Evening Prayer and may
be used on other occasions. See The Book of Common Prayer, pages 50, 65, 91, and 119.
Knowing that, in the United States, Mothers Day is celebrated in May, I looked up the dates of days honoring
mothers in other countries. With the exception of the United Kingdom, where Mothering Sunday is the fourth
Sunday in Lent, the majority of Christian countries appear to keep Mothers Day in May. We might wonder if there
is any connection with Mothers Day being in May, and May being Marys Month? Food for thought?
See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mother%27s_Day

Hail Mary, full of grace,


the Lord is with thee;
blessed art thou amongst women,
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

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Christ Church strives to be a community dedicated to the love, mercy and
joy of Christ. In that commitment we strive to be a welcoming community,
offering as much emotional and physical safety as possible to members and
guests. Sadly, the reality is that not all people who come to Christ Church are
either able or willing to comply with reasonable expectations of how we live
our lives together.
Early this year, a committee (Safe Use and Conduct) was formed consisting
of clergy, the wardens and several parishioners of Christ Church. The goal has
been to address ongoing problems with people who have been misusing our
hospitality including misuse of our facility, inappropriate behavior, and an
unwillingness to abide by the guidelines that have been set out for the
emotional and physical safety of the members of our community.
Some of the actions that have been taken are the installation of locks to the two doors leading to the basement,
locks on the two doors that go to the belfry, and new school compliance locks to the two bathrooms located at
the west end of the Education Building.
There has also been ongoing problems with the apartment tenants. The most recent tenants left a month
before their lease was up because they were robbed, their cars were broken into, and people continually sleeping in
the breezeway, side entrance to the church and the apartment steps. At the April meeting, the vestry authorized
that bids be obtained to install a gate and fence between the office steps and side church steps and steps between
the Education Building and breezeway. A decision will be made whether to proceed with this project at the May
vestry meeting.
The committee has also prepared a set of guidelines (Covenant for Safe Community) that will be posted at a
few locations around the church facility. Below is the Covenant for your information.
As much as Christ Church strives to be a welcoming and loving community, it is the responsibility of the
leaders of this parish to first and foremost provide a safe environment for our members and guests.
Gods Blessings to all.
Lyn Klay, Senior Warden

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COVENANT FOR SAFE COMMUNITY
Christ Episcopal Church

Christ Church is a community dedicated to the love, mercy and joy of Christ. We strive to be a welcoming community, offering
emotional and physical safety to members and guests. As a church community, we have agreed that the following expectations
guide how we live our lives together:

To speak courteously to each other, listening to those things with which we disagree;
To live generously and give as we are able to meet the needs of those around us;
To use our church facilities as designed and intended;
To assure that the church and all church facilities are a place of safety for all;
To respect personal and church property;
To honor a safe and sober lifestyle; and
To respect the safety and comfort of all.

In order to assure that ours is a community that offers as much emotional and physical safety as possible to members and guests,
the following actions and behavior will not be permitted:

Loud, abusive, aggressive, or threatening language.

Asking for money or other resources at church events and/or unauthorized appropriation of any item. (A
resource guide for area agencies that provide assistance is available in the office.)

Bathing, washing personal items of clothing, taking food or other items, staying after events have ended or
otherwise abusing hospitality is not allowed.

Stalking, aggressive behavior, sexual advances, physical or verbal harassment, inappropriate conversation
or any other threatening act.

Use or possession of illegal drugs. Use of intoxicating substances on or around church property without
permission of the Rector or designee.

Passageways, doorways and walkways must not be blocked. Sleeping inside church buildings or on church
property is not allowed. Bicycles and other transportation equipment, pets, other than service animals,
and bulky gear may not be brought or stored on church property without permission of the Rector or
designee.

Thank you for your cooperation. Gods Blessings.

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Sheldon Vanauken, a student and friend of C.S. Lewis, wrote that when he was
getting ready to leave Oxford to move to the United States, Lewis concluded their final
lunch by saying, I shant say good-bye. Well meet again. He turned and crossed the
busy road, then shouted back across the noise of traffic Besides, Christians NEVER
say good-bye. It was a wonderful exit line, but this is one of the few instances when I
disagree with Lewis. While I understand what he was trying to say to affirm that
ultimately we will all be together in that mystery we call Heaven or Eternity Christians
do and should say good-bye.
To say good-bye is to acknowledge the reality of the separation we experience.
While some separations come as a relief, most are painful and there is no point in
pretending otherwise. I believe that part of the struggle Jesus endured in the Garden of
Gethsemane as he prayed to be spared the suffering to come was about separation from those he loved his
family, his friends, all he had come to love in his life with them. To grieve the separation from someone we love,
someone we care about, honors the gift and grace of the relationship that is changing. Whether the good-bye is
the final good-bye of death or the separation caused when circumstances require a move away, it is important to
acknowledge the loss and seek Gods presence in the new reality. In that acknowledgement, we open the door for
grace and new adventures in living.
Even more important is to remember what good-bye really means. It is a contraction of an old blessing
God be with ye. It is an acknowledgement that, even though there is a separation, temporary or permanent, we
pray for each other in that distance. It is a celebration of the fact that, in Christ, separation is only temporary
which, I suspect, Lewis was trying to say in that moment.
Having said all of the above, I still do not find it any easier to say good-bye to you, my dear and beloved
friends, my sisters and brothers in the Body of Christ at Christ Church. You have loved me, supported me,
tolerated my passions and mistakes, been there throughout that challenging time of discernment and formation
for priesthood and during these early years of trying to live into the privilege of ordained ministry. You have
confronted me when Ive been wrong and taught me a good deal in doing so. You comforted me and were there
in every way during Sister Alice's final illness and death. You have trusted me with your questions and difficulties.
You have become my beloved friends and I am going to miss you ferociously. I love you more than words can
say.
As I am writing this, I am getting ready to fly to Cincinnati to lead a retreat to which I committed long before I
knew it would come in the midst of moving. Ill be back, then have a couple more weeks before finally getting on
the road with Motka for the drive across country. I would very much appreciate your prayers for her serenity and
my sanity since being in a car is not her favorite thing. My soft-voiced cat tends to become an opera singer the
moment she is put into her carrier. It should be an interesting trip.
So, beloved friends, brothers and sisters, with much love, I prepare to say good-bye in the fullest meaning of
that word. Please stay in touch and keep me up to date about your ongoing adventures as Christians in this
congregation as well as about your individual lives. Your new priest is going to be very much blessed to serve
alongside you.

Much love and many blessings,


Diana
Aka Sister Diana, C.T. the nun2good

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Toxic Charity: Mercy Without Justice
Some of us have been reading and discussing the book Toxic Charity: How Churches
Hurt Those They Help, a book that Bishop Beisner recommended to the diocese for
Spring and Lent reading and reflection. Author Robert Lupton describes the trend of
service projects and trips (what he calls the growing compassion industry) that can be
damaging and toxic to the people they are intended to help. He encourages churches to
look beyond their good motivations and the benefits that they derive from serving in
order to analyze the unintended consequences of dependency and conflict that often
arise from one-way charity or service work.
Lupton doesnt speak theoretically from an ivory tower of academia. He has spent
over four decades working in inner-city Atlanta and beyond, trying to develop models
of urban renewal that are effective in serving the poor. In the process, he has partnered with churches,
government and nonprofit agencies, entrepreneurs, and armies of volunteers and knows firsthand how good
intentions can translate into ineffective care or even harm.
In a poignant example, he describes his first Christmas after moving to the inner-city to live among the poor
with intentions to bring about effective transformation of the community. On Christmas Eve, he was relaxing in
the home of a low-income family where a small artificial tree blinked with a single strand of colored lights and
plastic candles illuminated the front windows. Then Santas helpers arrived a well-dressed family from the
suburbs with arms full of neatly wrapped gifts for the children. In the commotion that followed as the delighted
children began to open presents, their father quietly slipped out of the room in shame. Noticing this, Lupton
realized for the first time how good intentions like these can cause injustice by, as in this case, challenging the
dignity of a father who is unable to provide gifts for his family. Christmas Eve in that living room, I became
painfully aware that not all charity is good charity. (p. 32-33)
According to Lupton, compassion is a powerful force, a stamp of the divine nature within our spirits. But
the danger is that mercy in time will collide with an ominous, opposing force, Injustice Mercy without justice
degenerates into dependency and entitlement, preserving the power of the giver over the recipient. Justice without
mercy is cold and impersonal, more concerned about rights than relationships. (p. 41)
It seems counterintuitive that Christian charity and the desire to help those who are suffering could ever be
construed as unjust or toxic. But Lupton sees mercy as a door, an opening, an invitation to touch a life, to
make a difference. But it is not a destination. Mercy AND justice are necessary for holistic transformation. The
compassion industry is almost universally accepted as a virtuous and constructive enterprise. But what is so
surprising is that its outcomes are almost entirely unexamined. The food we ship to Haiti, the well we dig in
Sudan, the clothes we distribute in inner-city Detroit all seem like such worthy efforts. Yet those closest to the
ground on the receiving end of this outpouring of generosity quietly admit that it may be hurting more than
helping. How? Dependency. Destroying personal initiative. When we do for those in need what they have the
capacity to do for themselves, we disempower them. (p. 3)
Luptons Oath for Compassionate Service (pp. 8-9):
Never do for the poor what they have (or could have) the capacity to do for themselves.

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Limit one-way giving to emergency situations.
Strive to empower the poor through employment, lending, and investing, using grants sparingly to
reinforce achievements.
Subordinate self-interests to the needs of those being served.
Listen closely to those you seek to help, especially to what is not being said unspoken feelings may
contain essential clues to effective service.
Above all, do no harm.
Join the discussion on the topic of Toxic Charity and Community Engagement facilitated by the Rev. Anne
Clarke, Lifelong Christian Formation Coordinator, at the Congregational Leadership Conference being held at
Christ Church on Saturday, May 13.
He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.
And what does the Lord require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy
and to walk humbly with your God. (Micah 6:8)
Faithfully, Mother Nancy+

Your Blue UTO Box - June 4 is Coming!


Save the Date - June 4! Drop coins into your blue UTO box as you
give thank to God for large and small blessings that brighten your
life and the lives of those around you. The coins add up rapidly and
provide a major source of grants for The Episcopal Church to
build churches and schools, make needed renovations, feed the hun-
gry, clothe the poor, provide shelter for the homeless, and provide
care and support for those with physical, mental, and emotional
challenges.
Blessings might include: a beautiful day, a smile from a stranger,
a birthday, an unexpected phone call or letter, a new friend, spring
flowers, an inspiring book, an opportunity to help a friend, hearing a beautiful song, an answer to a prayer, etc.
The coins add up fast. A penny a day is almost $4 a year; a nickel a day would be almost $20 a year; a dime a day,
almost $40 a year.
The Spring UTO ingathering traditionally takes place on or shortly after Ascension Day, the Christian feast day
forty days after Easter that commemorates the ascension of Jesus into Heaven.
Count your blessings and fill your Blue Box with coins. If you prefer to write a check, please make it payable to
Christ Church and write "UTO" on the memo line.
Plan to return your United Thank Offering on Sunday, June 4! (Or if your box is overflowing, you may turn it in
now and start a new one!)
Peg Gardner

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Thank you for sharing the Good News through warm feet!
Over 150 pairs of socks were collected at Christ Church during the season of Lent.
The adult socks were given to Betty Chinn. Because of the long season of rainy
weather, these socks were met with a most enthusiastic response at the Day Center.
I wish each of you could have seen the look of delight as I offered the small and
colorful childrens socks you collected to The Forgotten Initiatives worker. Tears of
gratitude were in her eyes for apparently these had just come in time to be included in
Easter baskets for the foster children.
A project like this is the result of work by many hands, heads, and hearts. Thank you for your very generous
contribution.
Well done, Christ Church parishioners!
for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink,I was naked and you gave me
clothing. Matthew 25:35-36a

Jacqueline Gordon Hubbard May 8 Lyn Klay May 8


Vickie Patton May 13 Helen Taylor May 13
Veva Stone May 18 Ann Clark May 19
Brenda Glyn-Williams May 19 Nellie Thompson May 19
Bill Walser May 19 John Patton May 22
Susan Armstrong May 23 Marty Vega May 23
Jake and Stephanie Schultz May 28 Pam Gossard May 30

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Hello, from your Junior Warden:
I will start with my first 100 days, since that seems to be the theme these days.
I was honored to be asked and to have the Vestry vote for me to be your Junior
Warden.
In February, I met with Beth Powell, the former Jr Warden, to take a tour of the
church grounds. Wow, I had no idea, that we have so many nooks and crannies on this
campus. I wanted to put together a Buildings and Grounds meeting, so she gave me a
list of folks who have been involved with the buildings and grounds groups in the past. I contacted most of those
folks and we had a Buildings and Grounds meeting in February so that I could be made aware which person does
what and what skills that they each possess. I also wanted to get an idea of what projects are a priority. Here is
what we came up with:
The church needed new locks on the doors to the belltower, the bathrooms in the Heritage Room and
basement. DONE.
The light switch in the Parish hall needed to be checked out and repaired by an electrician. It turns out
that the incorrect wattage of bulbs were being used in the chandeliers. FIXED
Also during the meeting, I was made aware of the issues with the bathrooms in the education building.
I went to check them out (we had missed them on the campus tour) myself and found out why people are
concerned. They really are in dreadful condition. After conversing with the group, I contacted Maples
Service and Trinidad Electric to come out and provide an estimate of the cost of repairs. It will not be
cheap, but it is very much worth the investment.
During the April vestry meeting, the estimates were shared, discussed and accepted. We are now just wait-
ing for the parts to come in, then work can begin to upgrade and beautify the bathrooms.
Those of you who know me well, know that I am by no means a gardener. Thankfully, we are blessed to have
Irene Hannaford and Beth Powell keeping our weeds at bay and making sure that the plants and trees on this
campus continue to be lovingly cared for.
There were some other issues discussed in the buildings and grounds meeting. And we will work on them. I
will be contacting the group and arranging another meeting very soon. I will do my best to keep you all updated.
I really want give a big THANK YOU to a few people for answering my questions and helping me ease into
this position. In no particular order:
Beth Powell, Dan Phillips, Harry Freeman, Lyn Klay, Jim Hendry, Irene Hannaford, Barry Ross, Mother Lesley,
John Patton, and John Hammond. If I have missed anyone, forgive me.
Until next month,
Heidi Erickson

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Lay Ministries
Holy week, followed by a glorious Easter! What did you enjoy the most; what made Easter special for you? Our lay
ministers worked thoughtfully and lovingly to make our worship reflect the joy of Christs resurrection. Be part of
this wonderful group consider your gifts and then, contact the person who schedules that group.

Marty Vega

Contribution Counters
Ushers and Greeters
Acolytes and Eucharistic Ministers
Announcers
Eucharistic Visitors
Lectors and Intercessors
Nursery and Sunday School
Coffee Hour Hosts

Contact:

Anne Pierson Acolytes and Eucharistic Ministers 442-2025


Sanford Pyron Announcers 444-0968
Lynne Bean Coffee Hour 822-6086
Bob Hines Contribution Counters 445-8974
Elizabeth Harper-Lawson Eucharistic Visitors 445-1726
Marty Vega Lectors and Intercessors 443-9782
Pam Gossard Nursery and Sunday School 445-1959
Susan Whaley Ushers and Greeters 445-2924

Procession of the Palms at Saints Martha and Mary

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Upcoming at Christ Church

Wednesday, May 3, 9:30 a.m.


Quilters Plus!

Sunday, May 7, Fourth Sunday of Easter Good Shepherd Sunday


10:30 a.m. special family service
2:00 p.m. Chamber Players of the Redwoods

Wednesday, May 10, 12:00 noon


Eucharist Service and ECW pot luck luncheon

Saturday, May 13, 9:30 a.m.


Congregational Leadership Conference
Vestry, Convention Delegates, and other parish leaders requested to attend
Register online at: http://www.norcalepiscopal.org/clc-eureka

Sunday, May 21, The Sixth Sunday of Easter Rogation Sunday


The blessing of the church grounds
Fresh Produce Sunday
Vestry meeting

Thursday, May 25, Ascension Day


6:00 p.m. Holy Eucharist

Saturday, June 3, 9:00 a.m.


Vestry Retreat
Anne Piersons home

Sunday, June 4, WhitsundayThe Day of Pentecost


Services at 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

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Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon
Music and Arts Camp

Friday and Saturday, November 3 and 4


Diocesan Convention
McClelland Conference Center, Sacramento

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Congregational Leadership Conference
Christ Church, Lewis Hall
May 13
Doors open at 9:30 a.m. for coffee and check in, program starts at 10:00 a.m.
Plenary Conversation
Benedictine Spirituality: Strengthening Your Congregations Life Together
The Rev. Canon Andrea McMillin and The Rev. Anne Clarke

Stability (finding God in the place where we are); Obedience (listening to God); Conversion of life (an expectation
and openness to the new work that God is doing in our midst): These elements of Benedictine spirituality provide
a dynamic framework for our life together in Christian community. Join us for an in-depth discussion of how this
College for Congregational Developments model of this ancient and contemporary way of life can help us to
- Look for God in our communities as they exist now
- Learn new ways to listen for Gods call to us through prayer, silence, Scripture, and community conversation
- Support and encourage each other as we act in response to Gods call
We will try out activities and practices that you can adapt and take home to your congregation to continue this
work.
Workshops will include:
"What Have I Gotten Myself Into?" An Introduction to Vestry/Mission Committee Ministry for First-
time Members
Bishop Barry Beisner
*Please note that this is is a 2-part workshop
The ministry of the Vestry/Mission Committee leadership is critical to the health and vitality of a congregation.
Bishop Beisner will share his vision for this leadership and practical resources for first-time Vestry/Mission
Committee members.
Toxic Charity and Community Engagement
The Rev. Anne Clarke, Lifelong Christian Formation Coordinator
How can we engage with and serve the communities around us without succumbing to the often toxic dynamics of
charity and service? And how can we better choose community engagement practices that honor each persons
dignity and agency? Join Anne Clarke, Lifelong Christian Formation Coordinator, for a discussion of our spring
Bishops Book, Toxic Charity, by Robert Lupton, along with other resources that can help us act more
intentionally and healthfully in this area of our Christian life.
Resources for a Safer Church Buildings and Activities
Canon Holly McAlpen
Spend some time looking at how Church Insurance latest resource can be a useful tool to making your facilities a
safer place. We will also discuss how to make your facilities safer with low-cost recommendations. Bring your own
best of the bunch ideas for making churches safer for all.

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A Taste of the College for Congregational Development
The Rev. Canon Andrea McMillin
Interested in the College for Congregational Development, but want to learn more before you commit to the two
year program? During this hour workshop, Canon Andrea will show you some of the teachings and models that
students learn at the College and explore how the College can help your congregation.
Registration: http://www.norcalepiscopal.org/clc-eureka

The Cycles of Prayers for our Diocese and the Anglican Communion
Please pray for the dioceses, congregations, and clergy listed below on the Diocesan and Anglican cycles of
prayer.
Every Sunday, our Bishop, the Rt. Rev. Barry L. Beisner, requests we pray for:
The Diocese of Jerusalem, The Most Rev. Suheil Dawani, Bishop, and for the Christians in the Holy Land
Every Sunday, The Very Rev. Sara Potter, Dean of our Semper Virens Deanery, has asked us to pray for:
Our church, Christ Church, and the Discernment Committee as they continue discerning which
applicants they will recommend to the Vestry as the most qualified candidates to serve as our future
priest.
Specific Sunday Prayers:
May 7th Pray for:
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:
St. Francis Episcopal Church, Fair Oaks, The Rev. Dr. Joseph F. Duggan, Priest-in-Charge, The
Rev. Aileen Aidnik, Deacon, The Rev. Christie McManus, Deacon, The Rev. Patricia Ross, Dea-
con
Anglican Cycle of Prayer:
Ndokwa (Bendel, Nigeria) The Rt Revd David Obiosa
May 14th Pray for:
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:
Grace Church, Fairfield, The Rev. Perry Polk, Interim Rector, The Rev. David Cavanagh,
Associate
Anglican Cycle of Prayer:
New Jersey (II, The Episcopal Church) The Rt Revd William Stokes
May 21st Pray for:
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:
Fallen Leaf Chapel, South Lake Tahoe
Anglican Cycle of Prayer:

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Ngbo (Enugu, Nigeria) The Rt Revd Christian Ebisike
May 28th Pray for:
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:
St. Marys Episcopal Church, Ferndale
Anglican Cycle of Prayer:
Pray for the work of the Anglican Centre in Rome
Nike (Enugu, Nigeria) The Rt Revd Evans Jonathan Ibeagha
June 4th Pray for:
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:
Trinity Episcopal Church, Folsom, The Rev. Todd Bruce, Rector, The Rev. Charlie Knuth,
Assistant Rector, The Rev. Tom Johnson, Associate
Anglican Cycle of Prayer:
North East India (North India) The Rt Revd Michael Herenz

If you wish to offer prayers daily for the church in the world, our Anglican Cycle of Prayer has a daily list of dio-
cese and clergy who would benefit from your prayer ministry. This list can be obtained via this website:

http://www.anglicancommunion.org/resources/cycle-of-prayer/download-the-acp.aspx

If this does not bring up the full prayer list for the year, tap on View on the line
ACP 2017 Full version View under Anglican Cycle of Prayer (January 2017-December 2017 and you will access
the daily Anglican Cycle of Prayer. If you do not have a computer, I would be glad to make a copy of the 2017
Anglican Cycle of Prayer for you.

Anne Pierson

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Detail showing the Virgin Mary from Jan Van Eycks Ghent Altarpiece, 1426-1429
Note particularly the flowers in the crown.

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The Rt. Rev. Barry L. Beisner
Bishop, Diocese of Northern California

Staff

The Rev. Lesley McCloghrie


Interim Rector
The Rev. Nancy Streufert
Associate Priest
The Rev. Sister Diana Doncaster
Associate Priest
The Rev. Pam Gossard
Deacon
The Rev. Anne Pierson
Deacon
Merry Phillips
Organist and Music Director
Dr. Douglas Moorehead, Organist Emeritus
John Hammond, Sexton
Barry Ross, Administrative Assistant

Vestry
Lyn Klay, Senior Warden
Heidi Erickson, Junior Warden
Jackie Moore, Julie Cairns, Irene Hannaford, Lin Chase,
Helen Taylor, Elizabeth Harper-Lawson, Belinda Zander,
Bob Hines, Rex White, Gail Freeman Asst. treasurer
Bob Hines, Treasurer, Peg Gardner, Clerk

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