Monday, November 7, 2022

 English Congregation’s Calendar 2022-2023


Advent – Christmas – Epiphany Year A

November 27          Candle of Hope, A Prophet's Prayer of Hope

                              
December 4          Candle of Peace, Shepherd's Behold a Great Light


December 11        Candle of Joy
December 18        Candle of Love,  Shepherds’ Lessons and Carols

December 24       Combined English-Chinese

                             Christmas Eve Candle Light Service 7:30 PM


December 25       Christmas Day Service at 10:00 AM
A Combined English/Chinese Service
                            
January  1.           First Sunday after Christmas

January 8             First Sunday after Epiphany       

January 15             Second Sunday after Epiphany.  

January 22             Third Sunday after Epiphany 
                              Combined English/Chinese Service
January 29             Fourth Sunday after Epiphany

February 5.             Fifth Sunday in Epiphany              

 February 12            Sixth Sunday in Epiphany 

February 19             Last Sunday in Epiphany


February 26          First Sunday in Lent       

                             

                            


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Friday, May 21, 2021

Pentecost 2022

 

Calendar for Easter, Day of Pentecost 2022

April 24                2nd Sunday of Easter

May 1                  3rd Sunday of Easter      
May 8                 4th Sunday of Easter  [Combined Service]

May 15                5th Sunday of Easter

May  22                  6th Sunday of Easter       

May 29                7th Sunday of Easter

June 5                 Day of Pentecost       

Pentecost is the birthday of the Church as the body of Christ                                                        

                                 June 5, 2022


Pentecost is birthday of the universal church of Christ.  It is the 3rd great Feast of the Church.  The Holy Spirit at Pentecost is poured out on all flesh. This Spirit is the breath of charity and the tongue of truth. It is the fire of compassion that heals human life. It gathers the children of earth into one family of God.
                                           
During the 26 weeks that mark the Sundays in the liturgical year after the Day of Pentecost, we will make a pilgrimage toward an understanding of ourselves as a people of God.  A people of God who are born of compassion and who loves and attends to all creation with a limitless hospitality and with boundless mercy.  We seek to hear and to follow God’s higher callings to love Him whole-heartedly, and to love our neighbors as we love ourselves.

We hope to grow spiritually as a Pentecostal, spiritual people, a holy community whose holiness is measured only by its love for the world.  As the Father sent His Son into the world not to condemn the world, but that it may have life in His name, we too are so sent.  We are called and sent into the world to be merciful caretakers of the earth and all that is therein.  We are sent into the world as good shepherds and Kingdom of God tenants to work in His fields to bear fruits of faith, hope, and love among all God's peoples in the world.

The Holy Spirit, himself, comes to us, searches for us, binds up our wounds, and strengthens us as the prophet Ezekiel proclaimed [Ezekiel 34:11].  This same Spirit ignites our lives with purifying fire that refines us to be acceptable and whole, and as one sacred people in the presences of God the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.  [ref: Malachi 3:2]

Joel 2:28-32
                                                             
The Lord said to his people:
    I will pour out my spirit on all flesh;
….Then everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.' " 


2022 Calendar for Pentecost

June 12
Trinity Sunday 1st Sunday after Pentecost
June 19
2nd Sunday After Pentecost
June 26

July 3

July 10

July 17

July 24

July 31

August 7

August 1

August 14
10th Sunday after the Day of Pentecost and My 80th Birthday
August 21

August 28
12th Sunday after the Day of Pentecost
   Nov 6
All Saints Sunday 22nd Sunday After Pentecost
Nov 20 
Christ the King Last Sunday After Pentecost
Nov 27   
1st Sunday in Advent