A Message of Encouragement in Mid-Lent
Above all, trust in the slow work of God.
We are quite naturally impatient in everything
to reach the end without delay.
We should like to skip the intermediate stages.
We are impatient of being on the way to something unknown, something new.
And yet it is the law of all progress
that it is made by passing through
some stages of instability--
and that it may take a very long time.
And so I think it is with you;
your ideas mature gradually—let them grow,
let them shape themselves, without undue haste.
Don’t try to force them on,
as though you could be today what time
(that is to say, grace and circumstances
acting on your own good will)
will make of you tomorrow.
Only God could say what this new spirit
gradually forming within you will be.
Give Our Lord the benefit of believing
that his hand is leading you,
and accept the anxiety of feeling yourself
in suspense and incomplete.
—Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, SJ
excerpted from Hearts on Fire
HOLY WEEK SERVICES:
Sunday, March 29
8am & 10 am
Footwashing and Holy Eucharist
April 2 - 7:00pm
Good Friday Liturgy
April 3 - 12:15pm
Stations of the Cross
for Kids and Families
April 3 - 4:30pm
Great Vigil of Easter
April 4 – 8pm
April 5 – 9am & 11am
Christian Education for Children Prek-5th Grade: Winter/Spring
When: Sundays 9-9:50am Sunday Journey, Stories of the Bible, Our Family Tree continues.
All children welcome! Join one of our age
appropriate groups as we learn what happens to Jesus after he is born.
Come hear the stories of Jesus' life and ministry. Music, games and fun with friends are guaranteed!
Questions? contact The Associate Rector for Children and Family Ministries:
The Rev. Julie Graham
The “Triduum” literally translated as Three Days, is at the center of the Christian story. Jesus taught many things about living a loving life, pleasing to God, and those teachings guide and inspire us still. Jesus had a great reputation as a healer, and we seek his healing even today. But fully one third of the Gospel stories are about these three days in which Jesus faced the powers of this world, and offered himself for all humanity.
These three days are both a remembering of Jesus’ offering for us and a guide to the Christian way of life. As we move through these services together we are making a kind of mini retreat in which we more fully enter the saving mystery of Christ and make his life of offering and new life our own.
Those who regularly participate in the Three Days share that it makes the celebration of Easter meaningful in ways that they never were before. People of all ages are invited and welcome to this wonderful journey.
Sunday 8 am
Eucharist without music
Sunday 10 am
Sunday 2 pm - Tongan Services
Tongan Prayer - 1st, 3rd & 5th Sundays
Anglican Eucharist - 2nd & 4th Sundays
Wednesday: 11 am
Eucharist and Healing
St Pauls Burlingame