News for May 24, 2022
Join us on Zoom this Sunday at 10 am. We welcome back Erin Wiens St. John, a postulant for ordination in the Episcopal Diocese of California. She'll preach a sermon called “Living in a Post-Jesus World.” She writes: “While the Ascension (this Thursday) has been celebrated as a Feast Day in the church, I have often experienced it as an emptiness. After the utter joy of Easter's resurrection, there's a profound emptiness and sadness in a world without Jesus. In these last ten days of the Easter season, we say goodbye to Christ's physical body with us, and await the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. What do these liminal spaces look like in our lives, and where is God, if not in the flesh with us?” Join us on Zoom.
Upcoming events • Weds. Discussion Group: May 25 (7 pm), Zoom
We'll discuss the Book of Judith. More surprises from the Biblical Apocrypha!
• Church picnic: Sun, Jun 5 (11 am–2 pm)
Join us in Butch’s backyard for a picnic. We’ll have a camp-style service in the redwood trees and then enjoy a picnic lunch. Bring something to BBQ, something to share, and whatever you want to drink. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for directions.
• Book Group: Sun, June 5 (7 pm), Zoom
We'll discuss “The Awakened Soul” with its author, Lynn Patner. Here's a recent podcast with Lynn.
• Lynne Shafsky memorial: Sat, Aug 6, (1:30 pm)
Join us in person to celebrate Lynne's life.
• Women's retreat: Sep 2–5
Join us in Pacific Grove. Contact Polly to RVSP.
Samaritan House backpack drive
Every year, Samaritan House provides more than 2,500 low-income children and teens in San Mateo County with new backpacks and school supplies. Together, with your support, they're able to send kids back to school, ready for a year of learning and success. To support the drive, visit their webpageand purchase any of the new backpacks (which comes filled with all school supply essentials).
Membership information meeting
If you’re curious about what’s involved in becoming a voting member of College Heights, join Polly for an informational Zoom meeting on Wed, Jun 1 at 7 pm. No commitment required!
Quote of the week
“Life becomes easier when you learn to accept the apology you never got.”
— Robert Brault
• Women's group: Mondays at 1 pm
Usually on Zoom; third Mondays at church
• Meditation group: Wednesdays at 7:30 am
In person at the church building
• Sunday worship: 10 am
In person or on Zoom — see the newsletter or this site for updates
Image: Erin Wiens St. John