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  • Let Christ's Light Shine in and Through Us

    by the Rev. Sr. Diana Doncaster C.T., Assistant Priest, Christ Episcopal Church, Eureka; Sister of the Transfiguration I had the privilege of attending an Advent Quiet Day sponsored by Bishop Beisner for the clergy of this diocese on Wednesday, December 2nd.

  • Episcopal Community Services Sunday

    by the Rev. Lucretia Jevne, President, Episcopal Community Services Episcopal Community Services Announces the Advent Appeal December 13, 2015 Bishop Barry Beisner has designated the third Sunday in Advent as Episcopal Community Services Sunday. Everyone is invited to participate in the work of ECS by donating to the Ministry Development Fund, which is used to help congregations develop, strengthen and support social outreach and health ministries in their communities.

  • ECS Announces Annual Advent Appeal

    by the Rev. Lucretia Jevne, Board President, Episcopal Community Services "Joy!" is the theme for the third Sunday of Advent, December 14, 2014. During this season we all share in the joy of anticipation and expectation, as we await the coming of Christ into our world.

  • Advent Longing and Advent Promise

    by the Rev. Lucretia Jevne, a Priest in Partnership at St. Brigid's in Rio Vista As T.

  • Elements of Advent Concert

    by St. John's, Lakeport Contemporary music entitled, “Elements of Advent” will be performed by Kelseyville resident Mel Taylor on the Allen organ Wednesday, December 11th, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. at St.

  • Advent Appeal

    by Episcopal Community Services In 2013 Episcopal Community Services was able to help the congregations of this diocese serve Christ by serving others. We sponsored Bishop's Conference 2013 and gave out grants totaling $53,678. The congregations served were from all over the diocese from Sacramento to Arcata and included all sizes of churches from Trinity Cathedral to Quincy to Mt.

  • It Is Not Too Late

    Episcopal Community Services - It Is Not Too Late To Help Rejoice, the Lord Is Nigh! The theme for the third Sunday of Advent is Joy! Joy is a difficult word to capture most of the year, but during Advent we all share those great feelings of anticipation and expectation.

  • The Coming Banquet

    by The Very Rev. Jeanne Forte Here we pause – looking toward the banquet table around which we assemble for our Christmas feasting – yet casting our hearts further to that feast which is heralded by The Incarnation. As I was thinking through our Advent and our head-long rush into the Christmas services I was reminded of a study conducted by a student at the University of Louvain.

  • Free Organ Concert

    Free Organ Concert at St. John's, Lakeport on Thursday, December 20 at Noon by St. John's, Lakeport Noted Lake County Organist Melvin Taylor is performing a free public concert at noon on Thursday, December 20, at St.

  • Deanery Celebrates Together

    Central Deanery’s Festival of Advent Lessons and Carols by the Very Rev. Clifford Haggenjos, Dean of the Central Deanery and Rector of St. John's, Roseville and the Rev.

  • Camp Noel Porter Advent Retreat

    Quiet Retreat for Advent “Prepare the way of the Lord” by Camp Noel Porter Advent offers us an opportunity to enter into the new year and prepare for the coming Christmas season with hearts and minds centered on the coming of our Lord in human flesh. Our preparations for Christmas need not only include purchasing and decorating, but also preparing and waiting on the birth of Jesus. Join us for a traditional preached silent retreat with time for personal and communal prayer, spiritual reading, re...

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