Next to the Blessed Sacrament itself, your neighbor is the holiest being presented to our senses. Your neighbor is indeed holy in the most holy way since within him and her Christ truly lives. —CS Lewis
Earth Songs: The SF Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band performs a Musical and Cinematic tribute to the Photography of Ansel Adams at Peace on Sunday, March 26 at 4 pm. This splendid gift is coming to us through the efforts and love of Gary Sponholtz. The 70 member Band will dazzle you! Please encourage lots of your friends to join you in this joyful event. If you want to assist Gary in coordinating the day, please speak with him.
Bishop’s Chrism Mass: Bishop Mark Holmrud celebrated this mass with local clergy on Thursday of this week. It is a time for renewal of ordination vows and preparation for Holy Week. The bishop extends his gratitude to all of you for the hospitality provided and for the “expansive ministries” of Peace. He with everyone gathered for worship was deeply moved by the music of Elizabeth Hunter Ashley and Gary Sponholtz (he asked them to ‘go on the road’ with him), he (and many others) was appreciative of the immersion in art he experienced at Peace, he walked the grounds and found them beautiful and peaceful; he expressed gratitude for the justice and cultural ministries of Peace. Finally he also made a mean batch of chili – which he learned from his mother, for the evening meal .
Enjoy the New Art Exhibit by Todd Brooks this Sunday. Thanks to Bill Carmel for curating the show.
Additional Prayer for Immigrants arrested by ICE who are incarcerated in private prisons where they are forced to work 40 per week for $1/day. They are placed in solitary confinement if they don’t participate. Lord, have mercy….how we abuse the most vulnerable.
Prayer is like the slow drizzle of winter rains….seemingly monotonous….yes…and where do we think the blossoms come from?