January 23, 2013
Our thanks to Rhonda and Mmabatho for their fine presentation on the experiences of racism at our Adult Forum this past Sunday. Layers of insight were revealed and there is much more to learn. Future Forums with them will be scheduled during Lent.
This Sunday’s Adult Forum: Sabbatical Highlights from Pr. Steve and an introduction to Dietrich Bonhoeffer.
The Annual Congregational Meeting is after worship on February 10. Annual Reports have been prepared by the Council – please pick yours up on Sunday. The Budget and By-Law changes will be distributed next week.
Partnership Sunday – February 3: Our annual Partnership Sunday is simultaneously celebrated with Lwamondo Parish on the first Sunday of February. The Adult Forum will be led by members of the Partnership Committee.
Time for a Mardi Gras Party! The Horn Section of the SF Gay and Lesbian Band (aka the Dixieland Dykes) will join us for worship on February 10 and for a New Orleans style/Cajun Cuisine Meal at 5:00 pm that afternoon. It’s a time to relax and enjoy each other before the season of Lent begins that next week. Feel free to invite friends to join you for this wonderful celebration!
Chromatica Choir Concert: Chromatica is a local choir singing classical works, who rehearse at Peace on Monday evenings. They would be delighted if you attend their concert at Peace this Friday, January 25 at 8 pm. Reception will follow.
Sabbatical Readings: Here is a list of the books I got to read while on sabbatical which also made this such a time of enrichment.
The Complete Writings of St. Francis and St. Chiara (St. Clare) of Assisi;
Best Movie – Lincoln; Best Documentary – The Dust Bowl (Ken Burns); Best Ecological Presentation – Moholoholo by Brian Jones at Kruger Park; Best Liturgy – San Damiano, Italy.
”Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Epiphany Blessings, Pr. Steve