Pastor’s Blog/Grace Waves 02.05.20

Friends:

“What does it profit a person to gain/game the whole world and lose your soul?”  Jesus

The Early Communion Class meets this Saturday, February 8 from 4 – 6 pm

Jazz Church West, Sunday Feb 9th, 5:00p – the Lorca Hart Organ Trio!

Candlemas Gifts:  Thanks to those who contributed to our newly initiated Special Fund to provide candles for our Light Globe.  You may still contribute this next Sunday as well.

Thanks to all who contributed their insights from Fr. G’s “Tattoo Talk”  to our homily last Sunday!

 

 

 

 

 

Mardi Gras Party – Saturday, February 22!

Be sure to read the Annual Report from our Peace Council.  It will amaze and delight you with the Spirit’s Surprises and our accomplishments during 2019.  (Copies are available at church or online.)  And there is no need to hesitate when it comes to Thanking the Officers and Deacons of our Peace Council for their efforts, constancy and diligence!

How wonderful that we have established the Interfaith Deacon position on our Church Council.  Welcome to Barry Mcavoy who will be the first to serve in this role.  Barry welcomes your ideas and suggestions.

Please keep in your prayers:  Betty, Bob, Denise, Maili, the homies and homegirls who work with Fr. Boyle, Heather, Ed, children in detention on our border, members of the Senate and House.

The Heart of the Matter – Concert benefitting legal services for Children at the Border:  Sunday, Feb 23  ~  5:00p

This week is the  third anniversary of the First Refugee and Travel Ban, as well as the one-year anniversary of the “Migrant Protection Protocols” (MPP) policy that closes our doors to asylum seekers and forces them to wait in dangerous conditions in Mexico. The administration continues to repeatedly attack refugees, asylum seekers and our Muslim neighbors, prolonging family separation, undermining our moral and legal obligations to the most vulnerable and discriminating against people based on their faith or nationality.    

Support the NO BAN Act (S.1123 / H.R.2214) which will protect our Muslim and Refugee Neighbors.  (From the ELCA Advocacy Bulletin)  

“The one thing our Founding Fathers failed to envision is that one of the Co-equal Branches of Government would voluntarily give up its authority.”  Steve Schmidt, Campaign Chair for John McCain’s Presidential Campaign.

The ignorant say to themselves,

“All things are accidental, there is no justice on earth, and after death there is nothing.”

They think that they know; their minds move only on the surface of things.

They don’t perceive the deep patterns or understand who they are.

Thus, they slip into selfishness or slide down into despair.  ~Psalm 53

Did you know???  Sunday, 02.02.2020, was a perfect palindrome???  Not only for the US date format, but also for any date format in the world?!?!?  It’s been 903 years since the last occurrence!

Epiphany blessings,

Pr. Steve

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