March 16, 2023 | VOLUME 35, ISSUE 9


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Fourth Sunday in Lent

March 19, 2023


1 Samuel 16:1-13

Ephesians 5:8-14

John 9:1-41

Psalm 23

Preacher: The Reverend Jennifer Wagner Pavia

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Saturday, March 18

Neighbors 4 Neighbors at 10 AM

Thursday, March 23

Memorial for Nancy Holly at 9:45 AM

Monday, March 27

Sisters of Bede meeting at 6:45 PM

Saturday, April 1

Traditional Passover Seder at 6:00 PM


Bible and Breakfast

Tuesdays | 9:30 AM

Luther Hall & Zoom

Midweek Eucharist

Wednesdays | 7:00 PM


Adult Forum

Wednesdays | 7:40 PM

Luther Hall & Zoom

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It's hard to believe that all the items above are actually made with LEGOs !!! Our parishioners, under the tutelage of Kathy Russell, are becoming quite proficient at fabricating these fun, colorful creations.

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Teacher Kathy Russell joins participants Barbara Jones, Bond (& David) Harper, Steve Michael & Tana Raikes, Daphne Moote, Jerry Hornof & Karen Scharre and Carl Townsend in LEGO fun. The photo to the left is a foosball table made by Kathy and it actually works! Anyone up for game?

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See below for the next Sisters of Bede venue . . .


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On Sunday, March 12, parishioners and the public were treated to a beautiful meditative Evensong service featuring our St. Bede's Choir with the Wessex Consort, under the direction of Music Director Frank Basile. The event was hosted by the Friends of Music and included such works as Te Lucis Ante Terminum, the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis. We are so very grateful for your generous donations which support both the Friends of Music programs and the music at our 10:00 a.m. service every Sunday.


The Sisters of Bede are pleased to host our Easter Brunch following the 10:00 a.m. service on Easter Sunday. Brunch will include gluten-free, dairy free, and vegetarian options. Donations will be collected in Luther Hall before the brunch. All proceeds benefit Friends of Music. 


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‘We are here. Hear us roar’: Service at St. John’s Cathedral honors memory of Barbara Harris, first woman bishop

By Pat McCaughan

Episcopalians from across the diocese gathered March 11 online and at St. John’s Cathedral in Los Angeles to celebrate the life and memory of the Rt. Rev. Barbara Harris, the first woman ordained a bishop in The Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion.

The Rev. Lynn A. Collins, a former rector of St. John’s and first vice president of the churchwide Union of Black Episcopalians, served as guest preacher. Preaching from Luke 18, she recalled Harris as a kind of persistent widow who kept striving for justice and did not lose heart.

Collins, who knew “Saint Barbara” personally, recalled her as a voice for the voiceless, someone who was quick to pray, and who always responded with humor. Recalling that Harris, then a lay person, served as crucifer when the Philadelphia Eleven, the first women ordained (irregularly) in The Episcopal Church, Collins said: “[She had a] little frame, with her little afro, carrying a big cross, to make a big statement to the church: We are here. Hear us roar. We are the women. We are the children of God. We are God’s people.”

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Diocesan Council pays tribute to late member Nancy Doss, hears of Black ministries at March meeting

By Pat McCaughan

Canon to the Ordinary Melissa McCarthy called the March 9 regular online meeting of Diocesan Council to order with a tribute to Nancy Doss, a lifelong member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Redlands and Deanery 7 council representative, who had passed away earlier that day.

“She also served two years on the Joint Budget Committee,” McCarthy told stunned council members. “It is super shocking. She has been dealing with cancer for several months and from what I understand … she went into hospice on Friday and died this morning.”

Other tributes were offered. “I want to add on behalf of the joint budget committee, what an amazing voice Nancy brought to the group; very wise counsel,” said diocesan treasurer Canon Andy Tomat. “As we gather in the year ahead, we’re always going to be thinking, ‘what would Nancy say?’ She was a very practical person, as we dealt with many, many difficult decisions. She will be missed, but her legacy will live on, and we’ll try to do the best in her honor.”

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Episcopal delegates to UN women’s conference see challenges, find hope in exploring a digital world for women and girls

By Melodie Woerman

Episcopal delegates to the 67th United Nations Commission on the Status of Women spent a busy first week in official meetings, adjacent events and daily worship during the commission’s first in-person meeting since 2019. Activities and delegates’ work are centered on the theme of the March 6-17 commission: innovation and technological change, and education in the digital age for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls.

Eight of the nine delegates are in New York for the event – the other is attending online. Five delegates are participating in UNCSW for the first time; they are representing Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, and part of their work is to advocate for priorities he outlined in an official statement:

1) Extend accessibility to all, and prioritize marginalized women and girls.

2) Ensure human rights protections, safety and security.

3) Accelerate gender equality education for all.

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Episcopal congregation’s clothing drive gives away 1,000 dresses to outfit teens for prom

By David Paulsen

A congregation in the Diocese of Newark made a big difference for hundreds of teenagers on March 11 when its growing clothing ministry distributed more than 1,000 free prom dresses to families from its northern New Jersey community and the neighboring New York region.

The ministry is called Grace’s Closet, and this is its second year at Grace Episcopal Church in Rutherford, a community of about 20,000 people just north of Newark and just west of Manhattan. After giving away about 100 prom dresses last year, organizers got an early jump on planning and promoting the clothing drive this year – and were happily overwhelmed by its newfound success.

“It was wonderful,” lead coordinator Susan Muller told Episcopal News Service by phone. “I had no idea how many people would come. You just don’t know, and donations were coming through the door during the event. … I’m still reeling from how much happened that day.”

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