WEEKLY UPDATE  
The Third Sunday of Easter 
 
PLEASE REMEMBER IN YOUR PRAYERS  
Bob & Donna Weber, Mickey Federico, Peter Federico, Yasso Herath, Peter Lubeck, Catherine Lubeck, John and Shirley Federico, Dr. John Finn, Bill Weber, Ian,  Jean, Al and Carol Lalli,  Peter Zakrepine, Phyllis Richey, Ellie Hafstad, Russell Fernando, Rislyn Joseph, Ria Meade, Cindy O'Gorman, Suzanne, Phyllis, Ann Shusterman, Dolores Lentz, Jim Craig, Thomas Wolfe, Peter Foley, Joseph, Donna, Caitlyn, Mary Riffle, Marianna Quinn Parsekian, Elaine MacPhee, Mary Serena Gwertzman, Allyison, The Reverend Art Rushlow, Vernon A Austin, Caroline, Judith Austin, Max Lindberg & family,  Dan Valerio Sr, Kim Hewlett, Lia Wanamaker, Homer Wanamaker, Juliet, Irena Rose, Cathy,  Rebecca, Wendy,  Kate, Kelly, Pamela Brock, The Rev. Debra Given, Sissi Loftin, Bill Clarke, Bruce, Dee, Nancy, Tom,  Craig Gordon, Pat, Suzanne Grant, Patrick O'Donoghue, Veronica Lane-Walsh, Rosmarie Buri, Marti Owens, Diane, Linda, Laura, Isaiah, Kathleen, Mac Wernick, Cliff and Cindy, Joan, Marie,Christopher Weber, Linda Chisholm
 
REST IN PEACE: Former parishioner Pamela Noel Brock, who died on April 23 in Knoxville, TN. 
Collect of the Day
 
O God, whose blessed Son made himself known to his disciples in the breaking of bread: Open the eyes of our faith, that we may behold him in all his redeeming work; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Prayer for Prophetic Witness in Society  
Almighty God, whose prophets taught us righteousness in the care of your poor: By the guidance of your Holy Spirit, grant that we may do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly in your sight; through Jesus Christ, our Judge and Redeemer, who lives and reigns with you and the same Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
 
God, our Creator, we are held in your everlasting arms,
Jesus, our Savior, we are healed by your wounded hands,
Holy Spirit, be present as we reach out to one another in love.

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Reflection
W e can listen to Jesus' words of forgiveness as we bring before him our enemies, those people we most fear and despise. Jesus is constantly interceding not only for us but also for them, pleading that God's love and mercy be at the center of our lives and theirs. Can we pray to see our enemies as God sees them? It's not an easy prayer, and you may resist praying it as strenuously as I have. But when I pray to see the other person through the eyes of God, slowly I begin to see that the other person is wounded, hurting, and imperfect, as I am; sinning, as I am; and yet beloved by God, as I am.
This realization changes everything. It affects our behavior and our response. It sets us free from the reflexive urge to pursue revenge, enabling us to look for creative solutions to conflict. It sets us free from hatred, releasing our energy to seek fresh approaches to healing old wounds.

Margaret Bullitt-Jonas in  
This Week

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Sunday, May 5
8:00am Holy Eucharist, Rite I
9:30am Family Eucharist, Parish Choir
               Recognition of Bread for Life participants
Church School, Adult Bible Study, Refreshments
11:00am Holy Eucharist
4:00pm Choral Evensong
6:00pm Restorative Justice Circle (Bradley Chapel)
 
Wednesday, May 8
6:00pm Contemplative Prayer (Bradley Chapel)
 
Thursday, May 9
7:00am Grace's Kitchen (Team 8) (Memorial Hall)
12:00pm Brown Bag & A Bible (Patterson Hall)
7:30 Choir Rehearsal
 
Saturday, May 11
10:00am-2:00pm Plant Sale
10:00am Midnight Run (Memorial Hall)
 
Sunday, May 12-Episcopal Charities Sunday
8:00 Holy Eucharist (Rite 1)     
9:30am Holy Eucharist 
11:00am Holy Eucharist    
 
Announcements 
 
 




 
Parting Thought

                                                             




Dear God, be good to me.
The sea is so wide and my boat is so small.
 
          -Breton fisherman's prayer










       St. Brendan the Navigator
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