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Here is your opportunity to help in some small way to alleviate the tremendous need of more than 5 million suffering refugees and 40 million more Ukrainians remaining in the war-ravished land.
Music Minister of St. Richard of Chichester Episcopal Church, concert pianist John Reith, will present a fund-raising concert in the beautiful sanctuary of St. Richard's Episcopal Church at noon on Sunday, June 5th, the festival day of Pentecost. Not only is John contributing HIS time, but the Bishop's Committee of St. Richard of Chichester will MATCH, dollar-for-dollar, whatever is contributed to this worthy effort.
Please join us!
If you are unable to attend, but would like to contribute WITH matching funds, a check may be made to St. Richard Church & memo line: "Ukraine Relief" OR you may contribute directly online:
NOTE: Past homilies: above: click: "Sunday&Sermons"
FIFTH Easter - May 15 -- Readings https://www.lectionarypage.net/YearC_RCL/Easter/CEaster5_RCL.html
5th Sun. of EASTER - Homily:
6th EASTER - Readings:
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Pascua #5 - 15 de mayo--Lecturas: https://www.episcopalchurch.org/es/lectionary/pascua-5c/
Homilía: Pascua #5 - homilía:
Semana entrante - Pascua #6 - lecturas:
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Join us THIS Wednesday of Eastertide for:
5:00 p.m. -- Eucharist
5:30 p.m. -- PotLuck
6:00 p.m. -- Bible Study--1 hour exactly!
Each week, Father Michael Seiler celebrates Eucharist and leads us in "The Resurrection Narratives" -- an examination of the four different texts from each of the four gospels which describe the Resurrection of the Lord.
Bring some food to share or just come! There's always enough.
On April 20th, Fr. Michael presented an overview of the Old and New Testament Bibles. On April 27th, we engaged the first of the Resurrection Narratives -- Gospel of Mark. And on May 4th, Gospel of Matthew. Join us this Wed., May 11th for Gospel of Luke!
ALL ARE WELCOME!
Bring a friend to get to know St. Richard's church.
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Looking forward to the messages of the fifth week of Eastertide. While listening to Father Gary about recognizing our Shepherd's voice I was drawn to how much static gets in the way of our hearing. The 23rd Psalm is, I believe, one of the most recognized psalms, one many of us know by heart and decided to read it every morning this week to elevate it to everyday things.....it is read in the here and now.....my cup runneth over is not in the past tense. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies...is everyday life in a world torn by war and anger. Reading it daily has allowed me to go out and encounter people knowing goodness and mercy follow me. Being guaranteed the comfort of the Shepherd and knowing I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever is also in the here and now...not a someday or eventually.
Perhaps I will continue to read this psalm daily....small kindnesses are within my capability here and now. In general the response from others is in kind....smile, thank others, tell them you appreciate them. Other than prayers which are important, I cannot do much about wars but I can bring peace and a degree of tranquility here and now where I am and that may cause a ripple that carries on beyond my small sphere. We can all be an echo of the Holy Spirit and for perhaps just moments, there is a brighter spot in someone's day.
We have three Wednesday evenings remaining with Father Michael as he brings us through the Gospels and the Resurrection stories. At 5:00 we share the Eucharist in the sanctuary followed by a pot-luck shared meal and then discussion ending around 7:00. Join us and we journey along with Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.
Please continue to pray for Jerry Newcombe, Anet Willingham, Richard and Sara LeMoyne and add Steve and Chelsea. Steve has been diagnosed with stage 3 rectal cancer and has been undergoing chemo which had been difficult; he is presently in the ER in declining health. We too, pray for Ukraine, all people in danger and peril of war and the armed forces and citizens who are defending their country and loved ones. We pray for peaceful coexistence, reconciliation where possible and a world view knowing we are all part of creation...we are one.
Love and blessings,
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Episcopal Relief & Development is supporting Action by Churches Together (ACT Alliance) with critical assistance to support people affected by violence in Ukraine -- food, shelter, water and basic supplies to refugees and people displaced within Ukraine. As of March 8, more than two million people have left Ukraine since Russian forces invaded -- the fastest-growing refugee crisis since World War II. Damage to civilian infrastructure has left thousands without electricity or water. Homes have been damaged and destroyed, displacing hundreds of thousands.
The Rainbow Bridge Pet Sanctuary is this church's burial site for pets. Members and non-members are welcome to bury their beloved animals' ashes in our garden as well as place a brick marker engraved with the pet's name and dates of life with you.
The Mountain Homeless Coalition ministry all started four years ago, when St. Richard's little Outreach Committee, along with a couple of our local Presbyterian friends, formed a 501c3 and by the grace of God connected with the county Homeless Services.
We were awarded a $1.1 million grant to purchase 8 units in Big Bear for permanent housing for the homeless. We work now with 50 new requests for assistance monthly.
More info OR care to HELP?:
Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you.
[picture: McWhirter Memorial Garden for Burials of cremains of our Loved Ones.
Members and non-members welcome.]
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