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Palo Alto, CA 94301
The first Sunday of every month is always a joyous celebration as we join together in worship. Three languages, three cultures, one love for Christ. We gather around the communion table united as brothers and sisters.
We celebrate through music. The chancel choir sang.
And the Tongan choir accompanied by their brass band was amazing.
Rev. Sione Halafau preached on how we are called to be salt and light in the world.
Here are some photos from our worship celebration this week:
Pastor Beth held down the fort while the other two pastors were in Santa Cruz participating in our annual Women's Retreat.
We had special music this week by Kathleen Branyon and David Goodman.
Pastor Beth started off a new sermon series about the unlikely and little known heroes of the Bible by preaching on Enoch.
The very talented Diane Pratt Keller presented a Postludium following the service this Sunday on our magnificent Merritt Speidel Organ.
We are each dealing with the results of the election: there are some who are giddy with joy and some who are in sorrow. This election has been unlike anything we have ever seen. The lack of civility and the lack of even attempting to listen to or understand another's point of view are difficult to watch. We will hold a service of prayer and healing for our country at 7:00 pm in the Chapel. This will be an informal service and everyone who wants to will have a chance to speak. This is a time for each of us to use our voice and a chance for each of us to listen to how others are feeling. With this service we take the first steps to create a politics of compassion where all people are treated with dignity, all people are honored, all people are welcomed at the table, and all people have an opportunity to be included. Everyone is welcome. It is important to feel the support of this church no matter what your feelings are about the outcome of this election. You are safe, and you are welcome here.
Click here to read a message from Bishop Minerva Carcano: A Post Election Message