March 26, 2023 | VOLUME 35, ISSUE 10


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Fifth Sunday in Lent

March 26, 2023


Ezekiel 37:1-14

Romans 8:6-11

John 11:1-45

Psalm 130

Preacher: The Reverend Jennifer Wagner Pavia

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Thursday, March 23

Memorial for Nancy Holly at 10 AM

Monday, March 27

Sisters of Bede meeting at 6:45 PM

Saturday, April 1

Traditional Passover Seder at 6:00 PM

Saturday, April 15

Neighbors 4 Neighbors at 8 AM


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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The Sisters of Bede are pleased to host an Easter Brunch following the 10 AM service on April 9. 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. 

Neighbors 4 Neighbors Los Angeles

Neighbors 4 Neighbors, which provides medical personnel, clothing, food and other services for unhoused people, will return to St. Bede's on April 15. The work starts around 8 a.m.,with setting up, and continues until around 4 p.m. We are always looking for volunteers to assist with a variety of tasks, including the sorting of clothing. For more information, please contact a member of the Mission Committee or click here.


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Denver church involved in battle over redevelopment of golf course for affordable housing

[Episcopal News Service] Voters in Denver, Colorado, when they head to the polls next month, will help settle a heated and at times volatile debate over a proposed redevelopment of a former golf course that closed in 2018. Opponents have sparred openly with supporters in the adjacent Northeast Park Hill neighborhood, who see the development as a potential boon for housing, services and economic improvements in the underserved area.

St. Thomas Episcopal Church, located in South Park Hill, is part of a coalition of community organizations that has been active in supporting Northeast Park Hill residents in negotiating an agreement with the developer. Their support for a mixed-use redevelopment of the 155-acre Park Hill Golf Course also has subjected the Episcopal congregation to verbal attacks from opponents, who prefer to turn the entire property into parkland.

“This project is unique because it’s a privately owned piece of land, but the city of Denver has an easement on it that says it’s supposed to be a golf course in perpetuity,” the Rev. Terri Hobart, rector at St. Thomas, told Episcopal News Service. The ballot initiative in the April 4 election asks voters if the city should lift the easement to enable the proposed redevelopment.

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Diocese of Central New York honors Harriet Tubman during annual renewal of vows service

[Episcopal News Service] The Diocese of Central New York on March 22 combined its annual renewal of vows service with a commemoration of Harriet Tubman as part of its ongoing commitment to racial justice and reconciliation.

Tubman, who was born enslaved in 1822 before escaping as an adult, is best known for her work helping enslaved people reach freedom as a conductor for the Underground Railroad. She also was a spy for the Union Army during the Civil War, helped John Brown recruit men for his raid on Harper’s Ferry and was active in the effort for women’s right to vote.

She also lived for more than 50 years in Auburn, New York, less than 30 miles from the diocesan office in Liverpool. Her home now is preserved by the National Park Service as a national historical park.

Bishop DeDe Duncan-Probe noted in a statement sent to Episcopal News Service that the service was taking place during Lent, a season of repentance. “For too long The Episcopal Church has been on the wrong side of the horrors of institutional racism and dehumanization,” she said. “This service is just one way we are intentionally lamenting and repenting of our complacency and participation in a system that is antithetical to the gospel we proclaim.”

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TREC’s legacy lives on nearly a decade later as post-pandemic church adapts to change at all levels

[Episcopal News Service] In its 2015 report to the 78th General Convention, the Task Force for Reimagining the Episcopal Church called for sweeping reforms to the church’s structures, governance and administration to create a “more nimble and accountable governing structure to undergird the mission of the Church.”

“TREC was formed at a time when there was a growing awareness and a growing anxiety in The Episcopal Church about our decline,” Minnesota Bishop Craig Loya, then the dean of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Omaha, Nebraska, told Episcopal News Service. As one of TREC’s convenors, he called the task force’s report “a fairly natural first instinct for an organization to begin to address challenges in decline and vitality through structural reform.”

However, despite a widespread call for structural reforms three years earlier in 2012, General Convention agreed in 2015 to amended versions of just four of TREC’s nine resolutions. Only two brought immediate change, and those changes were in governance structures.

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