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3/15/2006
[Episcopal News Service] 
  • FORT WASHINGTON, Pennsylvania: St. Thomas' Wednesday Lenten Series continues
  • CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts: Prospective students visiting day set at EDS
  • NEW YORK CITY: Church of St. Luke in the Fields to present theatrical performance
  • BATON ROUGE, Louisiana: Andre Delbecq to speak at Saint James Center
  • BEVERLY HILLS, California: All Saints' set to present Arvo Part's PASSIO
  • RICHMOND, Virginia: First Jones-Murray Lecture offered
  • CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts: An invitation to chant at Episcopal Divinity School
  • SEATTLE, Washington: Conference set to explore peace and justice in Israel-Palestine
  • SAN FRANCISCO: Rodney Gehrke to perform in organ recital
  • FORT WASHINGTON, Pennsylvania: Tributes set for Brother Roger of Taize
  • SAN FRANCISCO: J. Kirk Boyd to make appearance at Forum
  • MEMPHIS, Tennessee: Lord Carey to preach
  • OMAHA, Nebraska: New art exhibit features work of Episcopalians
  • AUSTIN, Texas: Registration is open for visitor's weekend
  • IVORYTON, Connecticut: Spiritual retreat set for high school students
  • WILMINGTON, Delaware: Choral Evensong will conclude Delaware Convention 
  • DALLAS, Texas: Mother of Unity Conference in Texas
  • PALM DESERT, California: Organist Frederick Swann to perform
  • SAN FRANCISCO: Free organ recital at Grace Cathedral
  • EVANSTON, Illinois: Prospective Student Days scheduled at Seabury-Western

 

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Today...

FORT WASHINGTON, Pennsylvania: St. Thomas' Wednesday Lenten Series continues -- St. Thomas' Church, Whitemarsh invites all to come together each Wednesday, March 15 - April 5, 6 - 8 p.m., in MacColl Auditorium for a simple catered supper followed by various speakers offering their thoughts on the questions of life that many of us ask on our journey in Christ.

The March 15 gathering themed "Seeking God's Will" will attempt to answer the following questions: How do we know when something is God's will for us? How do we make decisions of life as faithful people? How do we balance personal needs with family and vocational demands? It will be led by the Rt. Rev. Edward L. Lee, retired Bishop of Western Michigan and coordinator of Campus/Young Adult Ministries for the Diocese of Pennsylvania.

Activities for children and youth will be provided.

The cost of supper is $6 for adults and $4 for children under 10 (maximum cost of $20 per family.) To register call the parish office at 215.233.3970 or email info@stthomaswhitemarsh.org. Reservations for dinner must be made by the Sunday preceding the Wednesday evening.


 

Coming March 16, 2006...

CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts: Prospective students visiting day set at EDS -- Prospective students are invited to attend the March 16 visiting day at Episcopal Divinity School. This day is designed for prospective students to explore EDS's curriculum, meet the faculty, and experience daily life and worship within the EDS community.

To see how EDS can empower you for your future, please contact the admissions office at admissions@eds.edu or visit http://www.eds.edu and click on admissions to attend a Visiting Day.

One night of complimentary housing is offered to prospective students, based on availability. Appointments and tours of the campus may also be scheduled through the admissions office for other times during the year.

 

NEW YORK CITY: Church of St. Luke in the Fields to present a theatrical performance -- On March 16 at 8 p.m.,  St. Luke in the Fields will present "The Birth of the Oratorio: A Prodigal Son, an Unlucky Daughter, a King and a Whale." This performance is set in 17th-century Italy, which witnessed the birth of a new dramatic music genre, the oratorio. Giacomo Carissimi was the most significant composer of oratorios at the time, and the influence of his works rapidly spread throughout Europe. A student of Carissimi, Marc-Antoine Charpentier brought the sacred music drama to Paris.

Admission is $30; $20 for students/seniors.

For more information, call 212.414.9419 or visit http://www.stlukeinthefields.org

 


 

Coming March 17, 2006...

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana: Andre Delbecq to speak at Saint James Center -- Dr. Andre Delbecq, the Jay Thomas and Kathleen L. McCarthy University professor at Santa Clara University in California, will be the featured speaker at the Saint James Center for Spiritual Formation's "Managing Organizational Change in Times of Crisis: Wisdom from the Spiritual Masters" program, March 17, 7 - 9:30 p.m., and March 18, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., in Bishops Hall.

The program is open to all who are managing change in their business, organization, or personal life, or who just want to learn about remaining spiritually anchored in times of turbulence.

Cost for the entire weekend is $60. One-day registration is $40. Students with ID's will be admitted at half-price. (A limited number of scholarships will be available for those in need.)

For more information contact the Rev. Robert Odom, director of the Center, at 225.387.5141 or rodom@stjamesbr.org


 

BEVERLY HILLS, California: All Saints' set to present Arvo Part's PASSIO -- The All Saints' Music Guild is proud to present PASSIO, Arvo Part's setting of the Passion according to St. John, on March 17, 8 p.m.

All Saints' choir will be joined by UCLA voice faculty member Michael Dean singing the part of Jesus, Daniel Plaster singing the part of Pilate, soloists from the choir, and solo instruments to perform this amazing monument of late twentieth-century sacred art.

Suggested donation is $15 adults/$10 students and seniors. Admission is free for Music Guild donor season passholders.

 

 

Coming March 18, 2006...

RICHMOND, Virginia: First Jones-Murray Lecture offered  -- The inaugural Jones-Murray lecture, named for the Revs. Absalom Jones and Dr. Anna Pauline (Pauli) Murray, the first Black male and female priests in the Episcopal Church respectively, will be held March 18, 11 a.m. at St. James Episcopal Church, Richmond, Virginia.

The Rev. Dr. Harold T. Lewis, rector of Calvary Church, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, will be the keynote speaker for the event.

For additional information on the lecture, contact the Rev. Dr. Alonzo C. Pruitt, rector of St. Philip's Church at 804.321.1266 or email apruittstphilips@comcast.net

 

CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts: An invitation to chant at Episcopal Divinity School -- A "not-so-quiet" day of spiritual exercises and shared silence will be featured in a music workshop with Ana Hernandez on March 18, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Episcopal Divinity School, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Themed "The Sacred Art of Chant" and designed by Hernandez, this free workshop will concentrate on the art of chant in order to rediscover God with and in our voices.

To register email Pat Michaels at pmichaels@eds.edu. For details, visit www.eds.edu

 

SEATTLE, Washington: Conference set to explore peace and justice in Israel-Palestine -- "Sharing Holy Ground: Is Peace Possible?" is the theme of the March 18 conference to be held at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Medina from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., geared towards the exploration of peace and justice issues in Israel-Palestine.

Featured speakers include the Rev. Canon John Peterson, canon for global justice and reconciliation at Washington National Cathedral, and the Rev. Canon Brian Grieves, director of peace and justice ministries for the Episcopal Church.

Registration is $10, which includes lunch. For more information visit http://www.ecww.org or call Peter Strimer, 206.325.4200/800.488.4978 ext. 313.
 

 

Coming March 19, 2006...

SAN FRANCISCO: Rodney Gehrke to perform in organ recital -- Rodney Gehrke, director of music and liturgy at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, San Francisco, and professor of organ at San Francisco Conservatory of Music will play Bach, Mendelssohn, and Alain among others on the great Aeolian-Skinner organ at Grace Cathedral, March 19 at 4 p.m., preceded by a Choral Evensong at 3 p.m.

This concert is part of the Cathedral's series of free organ concerts held most Sundays September through June. Admission is free.

For information visit http://www.gracecathedral.org/, email concerts@gracecathedral.org, or call 415-749-6350.

 

FORT WASHINGTON, Pennsylvania: Tributes set for Brother Roger of Taize -- Two special Taize services will be held March 19 to honor the late Brother Roger, founder and leader of the Taize Community in France. Services will take place at St. Thomas' Church, Whitemarsh at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.

There will also be a rector's forum at 10:10 a.m., with the Rev. Marek P. Zabriskie on "Intelligent Design or Evolution: The Connection between Faith and Science." Zabriskie will address the growing openness among scientists to speak about faith and acknowledge the hand of God behind our universe.

For more information, visit us at http://www.stthomaswhitemarsh.org
 
 

SAN FRANCISCO: J. Kirk Boyd to make appearance at Forum -- On March 19 at 9:30 a.m., Grace Cathedral's live talk show, "The Forum," will feature J. Kirk Boyd, civil rights attorney, author of the International Bill of Rights, and executive director of the International Bill of Rights Project. He will discuss efforts to bring freedoms many take for granted to all the world's people.

The Forum is an on-going, live series of conversations on critical issues with a diverse group of newsmakers and thinkers. It is always free and open to the public, and can be accessed online at: http://www.gracecathedral.org/forum

For information call 415.749.6370.


 

MEMPHIS, Tennessee: Lord Carey to preach -- Lord Carey of Clifton, 103rd Archbishop of Canterbury, will preach March 19, at the 11 a.m. Eucharist at St. Mary's Cathedral.


 

OMAHA, Nebraska: New art exhibit features work of Episcopalians -- The Hot Shops Art Center resident artists and guests will hold a reception for the artists of the "Priests, Prayer & Prodigals" exhibit on March 18, 6 - 8 p.m.

More than 100 pieces of art, including photography, printmaking, painting, sculpture, pottery and poetry by more than 30 artists, are on display exploring the theme of faith.
There are number of artists from the Episcopal Church whose work is represented, including five from St. Andrew's in Omaha. They are Jean Mason, Paula Wallace, Tom Sitzman, Jamie Baker, and Tim Pierce.

The exhibit is free and will continue through April 8.

For more information visit the Hot Shops website at http://www.hotshopsartcenter.com or email poolala@juno.com

 

Coming March 24, 2006...

AUSTIN, Texas: Registration open for visitor's weekend  -- Visitors Weekend at the Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest, March 24 - 26, provides the opportunity to join with fellow seekers who are striving to be faithful to Christ or explore a renewed vision of what it means to live out the Gospel in our changing world.

Visitors Weekend at the Seminary of the Southwest is staged solely by seminarians. Visit http://www.etss.edu/VisWeekend06.shtml for more information and a downloadable registration form. Registration deadline is March 10.

 

IVORYTON, Connecticut: Spiritual retreat set for high school students -- Happening is a spiritual retreat weekend held March 24 - 26 at the Incarnation Center, designed to deepen the Christian experience of youth in grades 9-12. The weekend, which includes worship, prayer, youth talks, group discussion, fellowship, activities, games and singing, will be supervised by clergy and youth leaders of the Diocese of New York.

The cost is $60 per youth. Financial assistance is available. A bus will be provided which will leave the Cathedral at 2 p.m. on March 24 and return on the evening of March 26.

All registration forms and further information are available at http://www.dioceseny.org/index.cfm?Action=Programs.Youth

Space is limited. Registration deadline is Friday, March 10.

For additional information contact the Rev. Canon Patricia Mitchell at 212.316.7433 or email pmitchell@dioceseny.org

 

Coming March 25, 2006...

WILMINGTON, Delaware: Choral Evensong will conclude Delaware Convention  -- The Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew will hold a Choral Evensong for the feast of the Annunciation on March 25, at 4:30 p.m., at the conclusion of the 221st diocesan convention of the Diocese of Delaware. The Rev. Canon Lloyd S. Casson will officiate.

David Christopher, Ss.AM, organist and director of music will present a variety of musical selections.

A pot-luck supper will follow Evensong. All are invited to bring a dish to share.

For more information call 302.656.6628.

 


DALLAS, Texas: Mother of Unity Conference in Texas -- A conference aimed at bringing together members of the laity and clergy from all Christian traditions to explore the newest document produced by the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission (ARCIC), entitled Mary: Grace and Hope in Christ, will be held March 25 at St. John's Episcopal Church.

Featured speakers include Dr Anthony Baker (Anglican/Episcopal); The Most Rev. Charles V. Grahmann (Roman Catholic); Bishop Mark B. Herbener (Lutheran); Fr. Gregory Hohnholt (Greek Orthodox); and Fr. Roch Kereszty, O.Cist. (Roman Catholic)
 
For more information contact the Rev. Matthew S. C. Olver at 214.321.6451 ext. 419 or email molver@stjohnsepiscopal.org.

This event is co-sponsored by the Diocese of Dallas (Roman Catholic), and the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas.

 

Coming March 26, 2006...

PALM DESERT, California: Organist Frederick Swann to perform  -- Now in his fifth season as Organ Artist-in-Residence at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, Frederick Swann is set to showcase his dazzling technique and artistry on the organ, March 26 at 4 p.m.

This internationally acclaimed organist, who is serving his second term as national president of the 20,000 member American Guild of Organists, continues to give concerts on a limited schedule in the United States and abroad.

Tickets are $15, and free for full-time students. A reception will follow the performance.

For more information, call 760.346.2697 or visit http://www.stmargarets.org.

 

SAN FRANCISCO: Free organ recital at Grace Cathedral -- Wolfgang RŸbsam, known internationally for his many highly acclaimed recordings of the organ repertoire, will play excerpts from Bach's Art of the Fugue and two virtuoso showpieces of Max Reger on the treasured Alexander Memorial Organ at Grace Cathedral, March 26, 4 p.m.

This concert is part of the Cathedral's series of free organ concerts on most Sundays from September to June. Choral Evensong is sung every Sunday at 3:00 p.m.

For more information call 415.749.6350, email concerts@gracecathedral.org, or visit http://www.GraceCathedral.org

 

Coming April 2, 2006...

EVANSTON, Illinois: Prospective Student Days at Seabury-Western  -- The faculty, staff, and students of Seabury -Western Theological Seminary invite prospective students to join them for Prospective Student Days, April 2 - 3. This program will allow those considering attending seminary to explore the curriculum, meet the faculty and experience worship and student life at Seabury.

Call Liz at 800.275.8235, ext. 28, or visit http://www.seabury.edu/mt/archives/2004/12/prospective_stu.html