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Everything listed under: Lent

  • Do Clergy Need Time to Be Quiet?

    by the Rev. Christine Leigh-Taylor, Retired, The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California No one asked us explicitly. But the large attendance at a February 25th Clergy Lenten Quiet Day at Mercy Center Auburn, with Bishop Barry Beisner and Bishop Brian Thom, of the Episcopal Diocese of Idaho, attested that a time of collective solitude resonated well with diocesan clergy in the Sacramento Valley area.

  • Spring Cleaning

    by the Rev. Lesley McCloghrie, Associate, Christ Church, Eureka We have all been invited into the observance of a holy Lent. This invitation, which comes to us from the greater Church, provides us with a time of preparation, a time to prepare ourselves before we enter into the tumultuous events of Holy Week and Easter.

  • Clergy Quiet Day with Bishop Beisner

    By God’s Mercy: Lenten Reflections on Vocation With Bishops Barry Beisner and Brian Thom Bishop Barry Beisner is hosting a Lenten Clergy Quiet Day with Bishop Brian J. Thom, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Idaho on February 25th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

  • The Three Scrutinies

    by the Rev. Rod McAulay, retired priest in the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California The three “scrutinies” are not widely known or practiced today, but they are a piece of our Christian liturgical heritage. On the third, fourth and fifth Sundays of Lent catechumens preparing for baptism at the Easter Vigil were brought forward after the reading of the Gospel to be examined.

  • Finding Joy In Lent!

    A Capital Deanery Children’s Event Children in grades 3 through 6 are invited to an afternoon of fun and fellowship at All Saints Episcopal Church, Sacramento as we explore the theme “Finding Joy in Lent!” There will be games, crafts, singing, snacks and more at this wonderful FREE event! Led by the Rev. Jenni Liem, Executive Director of Camp Noel Porter in Tahoe City, participants will experience a taste of summer camp all the while learning about the Holy Season of Lent.

  • Episcopal Relief & Development Sunday

    by Jane Snibbe, Diocesan Coordinator for Episcopal Relief & Development  Congregations in the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California will recognize the work of Episcopal Relief & Development on a special Sunday during Lent. Bishop Beisner has asked that we observe this Sunday on April 6th, the 5th Sunday of Lent. There are special bulletin inserts available at www.episcopalrelief.org/Lent/ which describe the work of the Episcopal Church in working with local partners to empower in...

  • Crooked little heart

    Third Sunday in Lent, Year C March 3, 2013 Exodus 3:1-15; Psalm 63:1-8; 1 Corinthians 10:1-13; Luke 13:1-9 by the Rev. Rob Gieselmann, Sermons That Work In the movie “The American President,” Annette Bening plays Sydney Ellen Wade, an environmental lobbyist. Her job is to convince the White House to advocate for higher automobile emission standards.

  • "How Do I Hear God Speaking to Me?"

    The Small Church Leadership Group of Superior Deanery is sponsoring a half-day Lenten retreat.The focus will be on discerning one's gifts for service --"How Do I Hear God Speaking to Me?" A simple soup lunch will be provided. All are welcome. Where: St.

  • Writing the Inner Life

    The inner life can appear on the page in many forms, but at its heart is the quest for truth. This workshop uses the raw material of your life to reveal the deeper intelligence of your inner journey. Attention will be given to craft and style as well as content.

  • Lenten Quiet Day at Bishop's Ranch

    Lenten Quiet Day with The Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw, the Dean of Grace Cathedral in San Francisco The Rev.

  • Quiet Day Opportunity - Saturday

    by St. John's, Roseville On Saturday, February 9th from 9am-3pm at St. John's Episcopal Church- Roseville, the Esther Chapter of the Daughters of the King will sponsor a Quiet Day entitled,"A life of Faith: a quiet day of reflection on the life of faith as seen through the Psalms." Through taize music, prayers, guided meditations offered by the Very Rev.

  • Local Churches Unite for Lent

    St. Luke's, Auburn was recently featured in an article from the Auburn Journal about Lent. The article is excerpted below.

  • St. Paul's Benicia Explores Lent

    article courtesy of JoAnn Souza, St. Paul's, Benicia From Age to Age: The Lord's Supper Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow As we receive communion we hear the familiar words: “The Body of Christ, the bread of heaven” and we are nourished with spiritual food, but have you ever wondered really how it all got started? Why do we gather each week for this meal and why are things done in a particular way and order?

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