- Earth Day worship at 10 am.
- Interaith Shoah Remembrance at Beth Chaim from 3 – 4:30 pm.
- Confirmation – 5:00 pm
- Four Seasons and More – a Concert by the Sycamore Chamber Orchestra under the direction of our own Goran Berg at 7:00 pm!
Mud paste daubed on a blind man’s eyes…
“I have come into this world for this reason—to provide Clear Discernment; so that the blind may see (and see what’s really happening) and those who claim to see—may become blind.” Jesus (John 9)
From Pr. Elizabeth – Dear Friends of Peace:
The quality of mercy is not strained,
It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven
Upon the place beneath: it is twice bless’d;
It blesseth him that gives, and him that takes….”
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. —Gandhi
In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart. —Gandhi
- April 9 – Palm Sunday
- April 13 – Passover Seder – Diana Howard is coordinating this evening. Speak with her if you will assist her.
- April 14 – Good Friday
- April 15 – Easter Vigil
- April 16 – Easter Day
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Speak only if it improves upon the silence. —Gandhi
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?
I thank you God, for your faithfulness and love which excel all we ever knew of You.
On the day I called, you answered; You increased the strength of my soul. (Ps. 137)
The Jazz Concert was only an hour but it was like visiting Grandmother’s House.
I did not have to stay for a week. I did not have to stay for a day.
Just one hour at my Grandmother’s House and my soul was filled with love, peace and joy. Now ain’t that some jazz!
Love your enemies, bless those who curse you.” Jesus, Sermon on the Mount. (This was our Epiphany Wisdom text for last Sunday.) Therefore —Jesus has promised us the Holy Spirit: it is the Spirit who teaches us from within, from our hearts how to pray ‘Abba/Imma’ and how to say ‘our’. Today we ask the Holy Spirit to teach us to pray ‘Abba/Imma’ and to be able to say ‘our’ — and thus make peace with all our enemies. —Pope Francis
There are no Ordinary People. You have never talked to a mere mortal. Nations, cultures, arts, civilizations—these are mortal, temporary, ordinary in their purposefulness. But there are no Ordinary People. Reverence the true temples of life! —CS Lewis
Peace signed the contract with SkyPower on February 8th. They have made progress already: The site evaluation has been completed and the building plans should be completed next week. SkyPower estimates they will then submit the plans to the Building Department for review and the approval process which should take about one week. Once the Building Department gives us the green light they just need to order materials and pick an installation start date when the weather permits.
Jazz Church West – Sunday, March 5 at 5:00 pm. Don’t miss this! Mad Duran leads the Saxophonistas – a Womans Sax Quartet with an All Woman Band ++ and Special Guest playing All Women’s Compositions — Honoring International Women’s Day (March 8).
Copies of our Annual Report are still available. Please pick one up on Sunday if you have not received one yet. It is an excellent summary of our 2016 Ministries.
Epiphany Wisdom Blessings,