Reflection + Reflexión 1.6.14

01/06/2014

Look at the stars! Look, look up at the skies!
O look at all the fire-folk sitting in the air!
The bright boroughs, the circle-citadels there! …
These are indeed the barn; withindoors house
The shocks. This piece-bright paling shuts the spouse
Christ home, Christ and his mother and all his hallows.

~Gerard Manley Hopkins


Reflection + Reflexión 1.2.14

01/02/2014

Snapshots: Home gatherings

12/20/2013

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Posada: 12.22.13

12/19/2013

Sunday, December 22
6 pm, Berendo entrance

La Posada is a Spanish and Latin American tradition which commemorates the difficult journey Mary and Joseph endured to find lodging and a place where Jesus would be born. To symbolize this, we walk through the church singing, and we stop at various doors throughout the building asking for lodging, only to be turned away. Finally, we end our journey finding respite and welcome. There we will share a hot meal and celebrate the eventual welcome offered to the weary Mary and Joseph. There will be piñatas for the children and joyous festivities.

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domingo, 22 de diciembre
6 pm, entrada en Berendo

La Posada es una tradición Española y latina americana que conmemora la difícil jornada de María y Jose en su búsqueda de alojamiento y un lugar por el nacimiento de Jesús. Para simbolizar esto, caminamos una ruta por la iglesia cantando y parando en varias puertas pidiendo alojamiento, solo para ser rechazados. Al fin, terminamos nuestra jornada encontrando descanso y bienvenida. Allí compartiremos una cena y celebraremos la bienvenida finalmente ofrecida a los cansados María y Jose. Habran piñatas para los niños y festividades para todos.


Noon Music + Musica de Mediodia: 12.11.13 & 12.18.13

12/07/2013

Step out of the madness of the city and into the calm beauty of Chichester Chapel and join Edward Murray as he plays an informal program of Christmas organ music.  Two Wednesdays, December 11 and 18, both starting at noon.  Bring a friend!

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Salga de la locura de la ciudad y unase a la serena belleza de la Capilla de Chichester y vea como Edward Murray toca un programa de música Navideña informal. Dos miércoles, 11 y 18 de Diciembre los dos empiezan al mediodia, por favor, traer a un amigo.

 


Home gatherings + Reuniones de casa

12/05/2013

Our annual Advent home gatherings are a chance to share food and spirituality together as we move toward Christmas. This year there will be three. William and Diane Baxa hosting Dec. 12. Jovita Escobar and Jose Luis Hernandez hosting Dec. 14. And one at Immanuel hosted by Lucy Cortez Dec. 18. Contact Matthias (matthias@immanuelpres.org) to sign up or for questions.

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Nuestr@s anuales reuniones de casa son una oportunidad de compartir comida y espiritualidad junt@s mientras que nos acerquemos a la navidad. Este año, habrá tres. Uno en la casa de William y Diane Baxa 12 de diciembre. Uno en la casa de Jovita Escobar y José Luis Hernández el 14 de diciembre. Y uno en Immanuel con Lucy Cortez como anfitriona. Habla con Matthias para apuntarse o con preguntas.

 


Reflection 12.5.13

12/05/2013

God of the streets,
of our own street,
of every street;
comforting us in the pain that living brings,
celebrating with us our times of joy and exhilaration,
confronting us in our confusion and in our certainty.

God of the streets,
of our own street,
of every street,

walk with us through this Advent time,
in every street,
in every town. Amen

~James Curry