This Week: September 27, 2018

Dear Friends~

Tomorrow is the Feast of St. Michael and All Angels. Of the many angels spoken of in the Bible, only four are called by name: Michael, Gabriel, Uriel, and Raphael. The Archangel Michael is the powerful agent of God who wards off evil from God’s people, and delivers peace to them at the end of this life’s mortal struggle.

“Michaelmas,” as the feast is called in England, has long been one of the popular celebrations of the Christian Year in many parts of the world. Michael is the patron saint of countless churches, including Mont Saint-Michel, the monastery fortress off the coast of Normandy that figured so prominently in medieval English history, and Coventry Cathedral, England’s most famous modern church building, rising from the ashes of the most devastating war of our time.* And of course, St. Michael the Archangel Episcopal Church in El Segundo, California!

Everlasting God,
you have ordained and constituted in a wonderful order
the ministries of angels and mortals:
Mercifully grant that,
as your holy angels always serve and worship you in heaven,
so by your appointment they may help and defend us here on earth;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
Amen.

Holy Women, Holy Men, p. 612-613

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This Sunday we celebrate St. Michael’s Day.

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War broke out in heaven; Michael and his angels fought against the dragon.
                                                                                               Revelation 12:7

St. Michael is our patron saint and so each year on the Sunday closest to the Feast of St. Michael and All Angels (September 29) we celebrate. Come to church and then come to party! We’ll have a BBQ and all the fixin’s plus games and fun. Wear red and prepare to take up your water balloons!

You can CLICK HERE to read all the lessons for this Sunday.

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image.png Alpha and Omega… the beginning and the end. Our Bible study survey of scripture has come to Revelation. We will discuss this final chapter on Tuesday, Oct 2 and Sunday, October 7. This class has taken us on rapid ride through the high points of scripture giving us an overview of the biblical story. You can see the icons for the stories we have covered on the wall in Yeaton Hall. After a week or two time off, our next Bible study will focus on the Gospel of Mark. I hope you will consider joining us… Sundays from 2-3:30pm and Tuesdays from 9-10:30am.

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Plan to join us and bring a friend. It’s always a fun evening and for a good cause!

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This is the major fundraiser each year for Family Promise. We have some complimentary seats available courtesy of Jeanie Powell… the better to spend your money at the auction! Get in touch with Jeanie Powell for more information jpowell420@att.net.

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image.png  The 2018 Partners in Preservation: Main Streets campaign invites the public to decide which historic sites along 20 of America’s favorite Main Streets should receive $2 million in preservation funding from American Express. One of the candidates is The Episcopal Church of the Epiphany in East Los Angeles. You can cast up to 5 votes each day for your favorite site—of course we hope it’s The Church of the Epiphany! The campaign runs from September 24th to October 26th.

CLICK HERE to cast your vote.

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Our “Card of the Week Ministry” continues: Each week there is a card addressed to one of our housebound members on the counter in Yeaton Hall. All it takes is someone (are you the one?) to pick it up, write a breezy note and drop it in the mail.

You can host a coffee hour after the 10am service—sign up on the Hospitality bulletin board in Yeaton Hall.

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As you rise or walk or wait this week, I hope you also pray. Prayer is powerful! You prayers are invited for those in our community who have requested prayers:

Pray for healing for Ted, Tom, Sebastian and Patsy; Josh and Eric; Paula, Pam and Family; Belinda; Sylvia; Razza, Madelyn and Bob; Gail, Dave and Carol; Drake, Carson, Sebastian, Robert; Frank and Gus.

Pray for those who are traveling, especially Michelle; Jeanette and Alex; and people around the world seeking safer places to live.

Pray for others who need our prayers, especially Joe and Cindy; Steve and Tanya; Sam, Tina and Chris; Joe, Tiffani and Barbara; The Samia family; Melba & the Mowad family; The men and women serving in our armed forces, esp. those stationed overseas.

Give thanks for the birth of baby Ringo; St. Michael’s Children’s Center.first responders to emergency situations; The opportunities we have to serve, esp. through Mychal’s Learning Place, Family Promise and C.A.S.E.;

Pray for those who have died, especially victims of gun violence in our country.

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