The heart of the man in today’s Gospel (John 9:1-41) was clouded by the shame of being born blind. Jesus cleansed his heart of that anxious shame by opening his eyes. Oh what joy! In this gracious healing, the regular prayer of this man’s synagogue community, “Create in me a clean heart, O God, and […]
We ask that you welcome and come hear our guest preacher, Père Amirold Lazard (rector of St. Patrick’s Church and School, Haiti) on Sunday, January 26, 2014, at all three services.
by the Reverend Richard Matters Miles Scott is a five-year-old who fights against the dark forces of leukemia. Maybe that is why he identifies so well with superheroes. Miles dreams of being Batkid, so last month, with the help of the Make-a-Wish Foundation, Miles wore a Batkid costume, rode in the Batmobile next to Batman, […]
Santa Lucia Mission will hold a Christmas service at noon on December 25, followed by a Christmas dinner at 1:00 p.m. in the lower campground. The Monterey County Food Bank is contributing three turkeys, and those who are able are bringing potluck dishes to round out the meal. Many people in Big Sur have lost their homes and […]
Christmas Eve at 5:00 p.m. ~ Candlelit Nativity Pageant & Holy Communion Christmas Eve at 10:00 p.m. ~ Candlelit Carols & Holy Communion Christmas Day at 10:30 a.m. ~ Candlelit Holy Communion Please join us for a blessed season of joy as we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. At 5:00 p.m. enjoy a children’s […]
During Advent we’ll be using the following “Prayers of the People” from the Church of South India. You might like to use it during the week as well. We remember the poor and the homeless, widows and exploited women, undernourished children and the victims of war, terrorism and unjust societies. Where the mind is without […]
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The Brothers of St. John the Evangelist have created a digital Advent calendar. It is available by e-mail and on Pinterest. Click the image below to learn more and get your copy.
The 2013-2014 cycle of prayer for the Episcopal Diocese of El Camino is used by our members and clergy to strengthen our common bonds to Christ and the purposes of God among us. We pray for congregations and organizations on the date closest to their patronal feast day. Pray for the parishes and all other worshiping communities […]
The seasons of Advent and Christmas are laced with wonder. Advent brings us the sweet anticipation of God’s fulfillment of our deepest longings. Christmas sparkles with the wonder of God’s love in the simplicity and majesty of the infant Jesus lying in a manger. One of the great gifts of these seasons is the permission […]