Good News, 5.22.09

Friends:

Two prisoner whose cells adjoin communicate with each other by knocking on the wall.  The wall is the thing which separates them but is also their means of communication.  It is the same with us and God.  Every separation is a link.  Simone Weil

The Jarva Roster Choir has arrived!  Only a 27 hour journey for some of them.  All the details for permission to have the Concert at New Folsom have been completed.  Our worship will be a blessed celebration on Sunday with a Baptism and uplifting choral music.  The Interfaith Concert will be at 4:30.  Please invite your friends.  Art work by Spoon Jackson’s fellow inmate Danny Purgason will also be available for purchase.  Please pray for not only the healing and transformation of all who experience this music but that permission from San Quentin Prison will be given also.  Check out the CCTimes article about our Concert by clicking through to here.

Our VBS Program – Discovery Canyon will be offered the mornings of June 15 – 19 from 9 – 12 Noon.  April Miletich is Coordinating this effort with assistance from Kim Murillo and Katherine Beeler.  Every thing is organized with one exception:  We need 4 Teachers and 6 Project Leaders.  The Confirmands will be assisting.  Can you help?  Contact April at:  aprilodite@gmail.com with your questions or clarifications or fill out the Bulletin insert this Sunday.

The Supreme Court Decision on Marriage Equality will be handed down this coming Tuesday, May 26.  As you may know we will be making our sanctuary and clergy available during the day on Friday, May 29 for those people looking for a safe place and pastoral care. The evening service at 7:00 pm will include prayers, an outdoor labyrinth walk, and a candlelight reflection. A reception will follow.  Please keep in your prayers all who are impacted by this decision.  Share this invitation with everyone you know who will need spiritual support that day.  For further info download or review the flier here.

Keep in prayer:  Pam Squire, Marya, Genevieve, Jennifer, Bob Sweeney, Elise, Judy, Jerry Slater, Georgia, Tom Popp’s mother, Roger Bauer, the unemployed, our Catechumens and Confirmands.

Interested in the Health Care question?  This Friday evening (May 22) the Bill Moyers Journal on PBS at 9 p.m. EDT will feature a discussion with Dr. David Himmelstein, co-founder of PNHP, and other single-payer advocates, asking the question “Why isn’t a Single-Payer plan on the table in Washington?”

Furnished Room for Rent June 1st in our Peace Administrative Assistant, Marilyn Feldman’s home, in quiet, gated Blackhawk Country Club. The room, which measures 13’ x 18’, is called “Island Tranquility”, and is furnished in white wicker with pink, brown, and blue island batik fabrics. You’ll have access to a full kitchen, washer and dryer, and off-street or garage parking space, if desired. $795.00/mo., utilities included. This home is free of smoke, drugs and alcohol and pets. The room is large enough for two people, with an extra charge for second person. First/last + $100 refundable security deposit to move in. Call Marilyn on her cell phone at 925.640.2547 or write to her at office@peacejourney.org for more information.

The Confirmands will be confirmed on Pentecost, May 31.  Wear Red for the occasion!

Blessings, Pr. Steve