Thursday, June 8, 2023

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

                                         May 28, 2023

Pentecost is the Christian Church’s birthday.  It is the third Great Feast of the Church.  The Holy Spirit at Pentecost is poured out on all flesh. This Spirit is the breath of charity, the tongue of truth. It is the fire of compassion that heals human life. 
During the 26 weeks that mark the Sundays in the liturgical year after the Day of Pentecost, we will seek to understand ourselves as a people of God who are born of compassion that loves 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 people, a holy community whose holiness is measured only by its compassionate hospitality for the world.  
For the Spirit already has set us on fire with the wonder that He sent His Son into the world, not to condemn the world, but that it might be saved through Him.  This same Spirit kindles our lives with healing powers that make us whole and at one with the world.
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.' " 

2023 for Pentecost

June 4
Trinity Sunday 1st Sunday after Pentecost
June 11
2nd Sunday After Pentecost
June 18

June  25        
Combined Service
July   2

July   9

July   16

July 23
Father Herbert Preach and Celebrate (Combined Service)
July 30
August 6
Father Herbert Preach and Celebrate (Mary Reyes Returns)
August 13
Leslie Abernethy Preach, Father Lee Celebrates
August  20
Emily Seitz Preach, Father Lee Celebrates 
August 27
Combined Service, Father Lee Preach and Celebrates
Sept 24    
Combined Service, Father Herbert Preach, Father Lee Celebrates
Nov 5  
Nov 26
All Saints Sunday/Nov 26 Christ the King (last of Sunday in Ordinary Time-Pentecost) Father Herbert's Farewell to Good Shepherd
Dec 3   
1st Sunday in Advent

Sunday, March 5, 2023

Calendar Lent-Easter February 22, 2023-May 28, 2023

 Feb  22    Ash Wednesday

Feb 26    Combined English/Mandarin Service

March 5        Lent 2  Disposition of Ashes

March 12    Lent 3

March 19    Lent 4

March 26    Lent 5        Church Annual Meeting

April    2                Palm Sunday

April    6                Maundy Thursday

April    7                Good Friday        Noon Service

April    8                Easter Vigil        Time TBA

April    9                Easter Service, pot luck lunch, Easter Egg Hunt

April    16                Easter 2

April    23                Easter 3

April    30                Easter 4

May    7                    Easter 5

Diocesan Annual Meeting May 11-12 in Hualien

May    14                Easter 6      Mother's Day and Confirmation with Bishop Lennon Chang

May    21                    Easter 7

May 28                            Day of Pentecost