News for the week of Apr. 7, 2020
Holy Week @ Home starts with Palm Sunday @ Home
Palms of all kinds were prayed over and waved as we watched our Palm Sunday worship online
Bishop Megan joined the cathedral clergy in
choosing greenery from the cathedral gardens
Home altars were set up to bear the palms and
branches we used during our virtual worship
Palm Sunday and beyond: We walk with Bishop Megan
I remember celebrating Palm Sunday as a child in Santa Barbara. The church would process with palms around the block, following the choir; the smallest chorister riding the donkey, who led us. Eventually, after we passed through a posh resort, we ended up at the door of the church, excited to enter.

We all have memories about celebrating the Triumphal Entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. This year, however, our memories will be different. Some of us found greenery from our backyard: a sprig of the azalea, a branch from the orange tree, or maybe a bough from the redwood. If we were without greenery, perhaps we threw down a jacket or a sweater, like they did in Jerusalem so long ago. While we were doing this, we were sharing our joy with the world through our live-streamed presence. We celebrated together, though we were apart.

As we walk through this week, we face the rest of the journey to deep sorrow and taking us through to the resurrection. Know that as you walk this path, we will do it together. I will be walking with you.
Worship service suggestions for Holy Week
  • Check your church's website for your local worship offerings
  • Use the button to the right to supplement what your church is offering
A study for the Great 50 Days of Easter
We have been meeting online in small groups and studies during our Lenten observance. Let's continue this meeting during the Great 50 Days of Easter.

Here is a resource commended to you by Bishop Megan for use during this season.

The Gospel Of Matthew | Easter 2020: bit.ly/NorCal50Days2020
FROM THE OFFICE OF THE BISHOP
As we approach Easter, please consider how you will give to your church for the Easter offering, using the online giving options or sending a check to the address on your church's website.
RESOURCES AND LINKS
Online resources for people in recovery
Isolation is perilous for people in recovery. We learn that our sobriety depends upon keeping connected to sober people, being accountable to others, being of service to others. Read more from Rev. Anne...
Do you have resources that have worked well for you? Share them with us at communications@norcalepiscopal.org and we will share them on our website.
NEWS AND EVENTS IN AND BEYOND THE DIOCESE
Masks distrubuted at St. John's, Roseville
A festively decorated RV in the line waiting for masks
The Rev. Cliff Haggenjos was assisted by Eric Larson and Michael Duncan
Cars waiting in line for their turn. Thanks to the Roseville PD for their assistance
The Rev. Cliff Haggenjos received a call last week from a member of the Roseville City Council. The council had need of a location to distribute 65 face masks to those who were in medical need. St. John's graciously said, "yes." Saturday morning, while the masks were distributed, a member of St. John's showed up with more masks.

All total, 80 masks were shared with folks who came to receive one. A special thank you to St. John's members, Eric Larson and Michael Duncan, who helped in the distribution and were aided by the Roseville Police Department.
This week's "Habits of Grace" video from Presiding Bishop Curry
POSTPONEMENTS AND CHANGES
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