The Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany

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A Progressive Community — Loving God, Serving Others, Journeying Together

The Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany February 3, 2013

8 a.m. service begins on page 3 • 10 a.m. service begins on page 18 Here you will find an energized and inclusive community of people seeking God’s reconciling and transforming presence in their lives. Grace St. Paul’s is a safe place to connect your spirit without disconnecting your mind. Experience Christ’s love in a diverse congregation that celebrates individual gifts. Participate in liturgies that are rich and innovative. Take part in spiritual formation for all ages. Reach out to the world and act for social justice. We welcome you to share in this joyful journey!

About Today’s Services Sanctuary Flowers Today’s altar plants are given to the glory of God and for the beauty of the worship service ! in loving memory of Michael Christopher Odberg. If you would like to dedicate flowers or plants, please call the church office at 327-6857.

Service Participants, 8 a.m.

Service Participants, 10 a.m.

Deacon: Assisting: Subdeacon: Lectors: Gospel in Spanish: Chalice: Acolyte: Altar Guild: Ushers:

Deacon: Assisting: Subdeacon: Lectors: Gospel in Spanish: Chalice:

The Rev. Nancy Meister Book The Rev. Steve Keplinger Chris Ledyard Don Kurtz, Steve Mattix Gerrie Mackaben Donna Shreve, Ric Wood Terry Shreve Marina Curtis Robin Beelen, Robert Rosenberg, Peggy Scott, Heather Williams

Server: Crucifer: Torches: Ushers: Altar Guild:

The Rev. Nadine Martin The Rev. Steve Keplinger Linda Hutson Roger Pierce, Jean Marie Smart Jim Franks Eric Carr, Kitt Cordero, Chris Eastoe, Martha Whitaker Minda Dettman Kamis Magot Kayla Cordero, George Ballenger, Olivia Lara Marilyn Abraham, John Banks, Jean Smart, Jim Zuelow Nancy Barton, Eric Carr, Chuck & Nan Hannan, Jean Smart

We thank the members of St. Zeno’s Zombie Choir for their musical offering at today’s 10 a.m. service. Listings of lay ministers are subject to last-minute changes after the bulletin is printed. CHILDCARE—We offer childcare for all ages beginning at 9:45 a.m. on Sundays. If you’d like childcare provided for any other church event, please contact the church office at 327-6857. NURSERY—Nursery care is available for children ages 3 and under from 9:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. on Sundays.

Weekly Worship Monday 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. – Drop-in Spiritual Direction

2331 East Adams Street • Tucson, Arizona 85719 Visit us on the Web: www.gsptucson.org Phone (520) 327-6857 • Fax (520) 327-1347 Emergency Pastoral Care (520) 668-5727 Office Hours: Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. • Friday 9 a.m.-noon The Rev. Steve Keplinger, Rector: [email protected] The Rev. Debbie Royals, Priest Associate: [email protected] Rosalind Garcia: [email protected] KiKi Fenik: [email protected] David Wachter: [email protected]

Sunday 8 a.m. – Communion Service 10 a.m. – Communion Service Tuesday 6 p.m. – Evening Prayer 7 p.m. – Meditation Group Wednesday 7 a.m. – Communion Service Thursday 5:30 p.m. – Spirit Now Service

8 a.m. Communion Service The Rev. Debbie Royals, Celebrant You are invited to sit toward the front and center of the church for this service. Hymn numbers refer to The Hymnal 1982 (blue) or Wonder, Love, and Praise (green) in your pew racks.

The Liturgy of the Word Prelude

Adagio in E minor

J. S. Bach

Greeting and Announcements Processional Hymn

God the Omnipotent!

Please stand, as you are able.

(Blue) No. 569 (stanzas 1 & 2)

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Opening Acclamation Celebrant: People:

The Opening Acclamation is from Enriching Our Worship, supplement to The Book of Common Prayer, Church Publishing, Inc.

Blessed be the one, holy, and living God. Glory to God for ever and ever. Amen.

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Chant of Praise

The Collect of the Day Celebrant: People: Celebrant:

The Collect of the Day is adapted from The Book of Common Prayer.

May God be with you. And also with you. Let us pray.

Silence Celebrant:

Almighty and everlasting God, you govern all things both in heaven and on earth: Mercifully hear the supplications of your people, and in our time grant us your peace; through Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

A Reading from Jeremiah [1:4-10]

Please be seated.

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he word of Yahweh came to me saying, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.” Then I said, “Ah, God! Truly I do not know how to speak, for I am only a boy.” But Yahweh said to me, “Do not say, ‘I am only

a boy’; for you shall go to all to whom I send you, and you shall speak whatever I command you, Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you to deliver you, says Yahweh.” Then Yahweh put out his hand and touched my mouth; and Yahweh said to me, “Now I have put my words in your mouth. See, today I -5-

appoint you over nations and over kingdoms, to pluck up and to pull down, to destroy and to

overthrow, to build and to plant.”

Reader: Hear what the Spirit is saying to God’s People. People: Thanks be to God.

Psalm 71

The Psalm is read responsively by whole verse.

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In you, O GOD, have I taken refuge; * let me never be put to shame.

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In your faithfulness, deliver me from danger; * incline your ear to me, and set me free.

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Be a safe haven, protect me, * for you are my rock and my stronghold.

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Deliver me, O God, from the hands of the violent, * from the grasp of cruel oppressors.

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For you are my hope, O GOD * my confidence since I was young.

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You have sustained me ever since I was born; from my mother’s womb you have been my strength; * I shall always praise you.

A Reading from 1 Corinthians [13:1-13]

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as for prophecies, they will come to an end; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will come to an end. For we know only in part, and we prophesy only in part; but when the complete comes, the partial will come to an end. When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child; when I became an adult, I put an end to childish ways. For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then we will see face to face. Now I know only in part; then I will know fully, even as I have been fully known. And now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love.

f I speak in the tongues of mortals and of angels, but do not have love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give away all my possessions, and if I hand over my body so that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing. Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. But

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Reader: Hear what the Spirit is saying to God’s People. People: Thanks be to God. A period of silence follows, marked with meditation bell.

Sequence Music

Please stand, as you are able.

A Reading from the Holy Gospel [Luke 4:21-30] Deacon: The Holy Gospel of our Savior Jesus Christ according to Luke. People: Glory to you, O Christ. Diácono: Santo Evangelio de nuestro Salvador Jesucristo, según Lucas. Pueblo: ¡Gloria a ti, Cristo!

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heaven was shut up three years and six months, and there was a severe famine over all the land; yet Elijah was sent to none of them except to a widow at Zarephath in Sidon. There were also many lepers in Israel in the time of the prophet Elisha, and none of them was cleansed except Naaman the Syrian.” When they heard this, all in the synagogue were filled with rage. They got up, drove him out of the town, and led him to the brow of the hill on which their town was built, so that they might hurl him off the cliff. But he passed through the midst of them and went on his way.

n the synagogue at Nazareth, Jesus read from the book of the prophet Isaiah, and began to say, “Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.” All spoke well of him and were amazed at the gracious words that came from his mouth. They said, “Is not this Joseph’s son?” He said to them, “Doubtless you will quote to me this proverb, ‘Doctor, cure yourself!’ And you will say, ‘Do here also in your hometown the things that we have heard you did at Capernaum.’” And he said, “Truly I tell you, no prophet is accepted in the prophet’s hometown. But the truth is, there were many widows in Israel in the time of Elijah, when the Deacon: The Gospel of Jesus Christ. People: Praise to you, O Christ. Diácono: El Evangelio del Jesucristo. Pueblo: Te alabamos, Cristo.

The Sermon

Please be seated. Preacher: Mr. Chris Ledyard

A period of silence follows, marked with meditation bell.

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The Nicene Creed

Please stand, as you are able.

The Nicene Creed is a historical statement of faith used by the early Christian community to define orthodoxy. Please join us as you feel called.

We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen. We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father. Through him all things were made. For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven: by the power of the Holy Spirit he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary, and was made man. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried. On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father [and the Son]. With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified. He has spoken through the Prophets. We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen. The Filioque (Latin for “and the son”), the dogmatic formula expressing the double procession of the Holy Spirit, was added to the Nicene Creed by the Western church. -8-

The Prayers of the People

Parish intercessions appear on page 37.

The Prayers of the People were adapted from prayers by The Rev. Claudia Heath.

Each prayer is intended to be read by a different member of the congregation. Please feel free to participate by reading a prayer. Celebrant:

Let us pray for the world, and all that is in it, giving thanks for God’s abundance.

Leader:

God of Light who dispels the darkness from the earth, accept the gifts we bring and help us receive the gifts of your Spirit. For kings, rulers, leaders, and all who are in positions of authority, we ask for your gift of justice and a hunger for righteousness so that peace will reign in human hearts and in the world. We especially pray for Barack, our president, Jan, our governor, Steve our representative, and all others in authority in this nation and the world. God of Light, People: We thank you for the gift of peace that makes us strive for justice. Leader:

For the church and all who call upon your name, we ask for the gift of clear vision so that we can see and follow in your footsteps. We pray for all of the world’s places of worship, that we may find creative ways to reach out to those suffering throughout the world. Incarnate God, People: Thank you for the gift of incarnation that shows the church how to be real. Leader:

For nature and all of your creation, we ask for the gift of grace and wisdom so that we know our place in your creation and respect its beauty, variety, and power. This week we pray and give thanks for local volunteers who are working in Ironwood Forest National Monument to restore the natural habitat. Creator God, People: We thank you for the privilege of being human. Leader:

For those who suffer and for those who are in need, we ask for the gifts of compassion and redemption so that we can be channels of healing. This week we pray for those who suffered and

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died in the Kiss nightclub disaster in Santa Maria, Brazil. We also pray for those on our prayer list as well as those we name now.* (The Leader pauses as members of the congregation add their own prayer requests.)

Redeemer God and friend of sinners, People: We thank you for the gifts of healing, forgiveness, and redemption. Leader:

God of Resurrection, we ask for your gifts of patience, comfort, and courage to all those who grieve. We thank you for the gift of eternal life for those who have died, especially Rhonda Whatley. (The Leader pauses as members of the congregation add their own prayer requests.)

God of Eternity, People: We thank you for the gift of saints and life that does not end. Leader:

For those we love and for all the earth, we ask for your gift of blessings. During the season of Epiphany, we especially give thanks for our military personnel in Afghanistan and pray for their safety. We also celebrate the baptism of William Rauh and Joseph Atkins. The prayer following the Prayers of the People is by The Rev. Bruce Prewer, Uniting Church in Australia.

God of Epiphanies, People: We thank you for the gift of journeys, for stars to follow and for angels who accompany us along the way. Celebrant:

Empowering God, When the road ahead looms endless,

People:

Empower us to be companions For one another along the road.

Celebrant:

Inspiring God, When the road forward is blocked,

People:

Inspire in us creative responses That move us beyond the barriers.

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We pray for Joan & Alan Brundage; Henry Dirtadian; Eleanor Feeney; Tony Jones; The Rev. Bill Martin; Christine Nelson; Suzanne Nystrom; Danielle Phillips; Dorée Ramey; Susan Southwick; Ann M. Stephens; Elizabeth Traficanti; Raymond Turner; Heather Williams; Ed; Lee; Betsy Bret Harte & MKay Zeeb; John Furney; the Henry family; Mary Jane Hunt; Francesca Jarvis; Sarah Queen; Ellen Reed; Peggy Southwick; Sue Speer; Amy & Phil; Charlie; Jerry & Rondy; Mona; Monica & Carri; Neal; Rob. -10-

Celebrant:

Enabling God, When the road before us divides,

People:

Enable us to hear your voice From beyond the divide.

Prayer of Confession

The Confession and Absolution are from The Book of Common Prayer.

Deacon:

Let us confess our sins against God and our neighbor. People: Most merciful God,

we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We are truly sorry and we humbly repent. For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us; that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your Name. Amen. Silence Celebrant:

Almighty God have mercy on you, forgive you all your sins through Jesus Christ, strengthen you in all goodness, and by the power of the Holy Spirit keep you in eternal life. Amen.

The Peace Celebrant: People:

The Peace of God be always with you. And also with you.

Meditation bell will be rung to bring us back to silence.

Prayer for Birthdays and Anniversaries Celebrant: O God, our times are in your hand: Look with favor, we pray, on your servants as they begin another year. Grant that they may grow in wisdom and grace, and strengthen their trust in your goodness all the days of their lives; through Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen.

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The Liturgy of the Table Offertory Sentence Offertory Music

Please be seated.

Table Chant

The Great Thanksgiving Celebrant: People: Celebrant: People: Celebrant: People:

Please stand, as you are able.

The Great Thanksgiving is from Eucharistic Prayer Three from Enriching our Worship, Church Publishing Incorporated.

God is with us. God is present here. Rejoice! Lift up your hearts. We lift our hearts to the Most High. Let us give thanks to the Holy One. It is right to offer thanks and praise.

Celebrant:

All thanks and praise are yours at all times and in all places, our true and loving God; through Jesus Christ, your eternal Word, the Wisdom from on high by whom you created all things. You laid the foundations of the world and enclosed the sea when it burst out from the womb; you brought forth all creatures of the earth and gave breath to humankind. Wondrous are you, Holy One of Blessing, all you create is a sign of hope for our journey; And so as the morning stars sing your praises we join the heavenly beings and all creation as we shout with joy: -12-

People and Celebrant:

Holy, holy, holy God of power and might, heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is the one who comes in the name of God. Hosanna in the highest. The People and Celebrant continue:

Glory and honor are yours, Creator of all, your Word has never been silent; you called a people to yourself, as a light to the nations, you delivered them from bondage and led them to a land of promise. The Celebrant continues:

Of your grace, you gave Jesus to be human, to share our life, to proclaim the coming of your holy reign and give himself for us, a fragrant offering. Through Jesus Christ our Redeemer, you have freed us from sin, brought us into your life, reconciled us to you, and restored us to the glory you intend for us. We thank you that on the night before he died for us Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks to you, he broke it, gave it to his friends and said: “Take, eat, this is my Body, broken for you. Do this for the remembrance of me.” After supper Jesus took the cup of wine, said the blessing, gave it to his friends and said: “Drink this, all of you: this cup is the new Covenant in my Blood, poured out for you and for all for the forgiveness of sin. Do this for the remembrance of me.” And so, remembering all that was done for us: the cross, the tomb, the resurrection and ascension, longing for Christ’s coming in glory, we acclaim you, O Christ: People and Celebrant:

Dying, you destroyed our death. Rising, you restored our life. Christ Jesus, come in glory!

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The Celebrant continues:

We now present to you these gifts your earth has formed and human hands have made, as well as ourselves. Send your Holy Spirit upon us and upon these gifts of bread and wine that they may be to us the Body and Blood of your Christ. Grant that we, burning with your Spirit’s power, may be a people of hope, justice and love. Giver of Life, draw us together in the Body of Christ, and in the fullness of time gather us with Paul, Thomas Aquinas, Andrei Rublev, Juan Bosco, Samuel Shoemaker, Brigid, The Dorchester Chaplains,* and all your people into the joy of our true eternal home. Through Christ and with Christ and in Christ, by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, we worship you our God and Creator in voices of unending praise. People: Blessed are you now and for ever. AMEN.

The Lord’s Prayer (Traditional)

Please stand, as you are able.

Deacon: As our Savior Christ has taught us, we are bold to pray,

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

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Thomas Aquinas is generally regarded as the greatest theologian of the high Middle Ages and one of the most important in the history of Western Christianity. Andrei Rublev was a 14th-century monk who became the most wellknown iconographer in Russian history. Juan Bosco was a 19th-century Italian priest known for his care and teaching of children and for forming the Salesian Order. Samuel Shoemaker was a 20th-century American priest who is regarded as the spiritual mentor of the Alcoholics Anonymous movement. Next to Patrick, Brigid is the most beloved of Irish saints, known for her concern for the poor and needy in 6th-century Ireland. The Dorchester Chaplains, Lieutenants George Fox, Alexander D. Goode, Clark V. Poling, and John P. Washington, gave up their lives to save hundreds after their boat was torpedoed during World War II. -14-

The Breaking of the Bread Fraction Anthem Celebrant: People:

The Fraction Anthem is from Enriching Our Worship, Church Publishing, Inc.

We break this bread to share in the Body of Christ. We who are many are one body, for we all share in the one bread.

The Invitation to Communion Celebrant:

The gifts of God for the people of God.

The Communion

Please be seated.

No matter who you are, or where you are on your spiritual journey, you are invited to receive communion at Grace St. Paul’s. It is appropriate to stand or kneel.

Communion Music Sending Eucharistic Visitors After communion, the service resumes here. The Celebrant may name the Eucharistic Visitors and those who may receive Holy Communion at home. All say together:

We send you forth bearing these Holy Gifts. May those to whom you go share with us in the Communion of Christ’s Body and Blood. We who are many are one body, because we all share one bread, one cup.

Postcommunion Prayer Celebrant:

Please stand, as you are able. The Postcommunion Prayer is adapted from The Book of Common Prayer.

Let us pray.

Celebrant and People:

Eternal God, divine Creator, you have graciously accepted us as living members of your Son our Savior Jesus Christ, and you have fed us with spiritual food in the Sacrament of his Body and Blood. Send us now into the world in peace, and grant us strength and courage to love and serve you with gladness and singleness of heart; through Christ our Savior. Amen.

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Epiphany Blessing

The Epiphany Blessing is by Nathan Nettleton, South Yarra Community Baptist Church, Melbourne, Australia.

Celebrant:

Go now, seek out the Christ wherever he may be found, and share the good news with all who bear him no ill will. Bring light to those in thick darkness, a voice to those no one speaks for, and hope to those no one cares for. And may God make you a sharer in the promised light. May Christ Jesus fill you with his sense of what is right. And may the Holy Spirit be to you like rain that gives life to the fertile earth. Amen.

Recessional Hymn O love, how deep, how broad, how high (Blue) No. 449 (stanzas 1 & 2)

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Dismissal

The Dismissal is from The Book of Common Prayer.

Deacon: Let us go forth into the world, rejoicing in the power of God with us! Alleluia! Alleluia! People: Thanks be to God! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Postlude

Fugue in D Major

G. F. Händel

Please join us following this service for coffee and conversation in McBride Hall (across the labyrinth), or join us for classes—classrooms are downstairs beneath the sanctuary, with access either by the stairs off the breezeway or by the ramp near the parking lot.

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10 a.m. Communion Service The Rev. Debbie Royals, Celebrant SACRED SPACE Please respect those who seek time for quiet reflection before worship begins and while listening to the prelude. Your sanctuary is a sacred place for all to prepare for worship in meditation and prayer. We encourage you to socialize and greet others in the foyer in the back of the church (the narthex) and in McBride Hall. Hymn numbers refer to The Hymnal 1982 (blue) or Wonder, Love, and Praise (green) in your pew racks.

The Liturgy of the Word Greeting and Announcements As the Greeting and Announcements end, the church will be darkened and the candles will be lit by the acolytes, signaling the silence we enter into before worship.

Prelude Processional Hymn

Fugue in E minor God the Omnipotent!

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J. S. Bach (Blue) No. 569

Opening Acclamation Celebrant: People: Celebrant: People: Celebrant: People: Celebrant: People:

The Opening Acclamation is from Seeker’s Church in Washington, D.C. and is used with permission.

The heavens are proclaiming the glory of God and the word is going out through all the earth. We gather here as chosen family, grateful to be this small part of the Body of Christ. God calls our name and invites us to follow, guiding our journey with divine light. Holy fire surrounds us, yet God keeps us safe from its flames, baptizing us with the Holy Spirit. O Mystery of the Word made flesh, with all the voices of heaven, we celebrate your coming as our Savior. Let women and men and angels sing of your glory. O Splendor of the Father’s Light, with all the creatures on earth we sing and dance at your birth. Praise and honor and glory to you, O Incarnate Word. -19-

Chant of Praise

The Collect of the Day Celebrant: People: Celebrant:

The Collect of the Day is adapted from The Rev. Steven Shakespeare, Prayers for an Inclusive Church

May God be with you. And also with you. Let us pray.

Silence Celebrant:

Provoking God, calling us through the face of the Other: free our fickle hearts from our need to divide and exclude the foreign and the misfit; lead us through the storms of rage to a clear and new beginning; through Jesus Christ, whom hatred cannot touch. Amen.

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We Proclaim and Respond to the Word of God A Reading from Jeremiah [1:4-10]

Please be seated.

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he word of Yahweh came to me saying, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.” Then I said, “Ah, God! Truly I do not know how to speak, for I am only a boy.” But Yahweh said to me, “Do not say, ‘I am only a boy’; for you shall go to all to whom I send you, and you shall speak whatever I command

you, Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you to deliver you, says Yahweh.” Then Yahweh put out his hand and touched my mouth; and Yahweh said to me, “Now I have put my words in your mouth. See, today I appoint you over nations and over kingdoms, to pluck up and to pull down, to destroy and to overthrow, to build and to plant.”

Reader: Hear what the Spirit is saying to God’s People. People: Thanks be to God.

Psalm 71

The Choir sings the Antiphon once, then all repeat the Antiphon.

Antiphon

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In you, O GOD, have I taken refuge; * let me never be put to shame.

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In your faithfulness, deliver me from danger; * incline your ear to me, and set me free.

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Be a safe haven, protect me, * for you are my rock and my stronghold. ALL REPEAT THE ANTIPHON

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Antiphon

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Deliver me, O God, from the hands of the violent, * from the grasp of cruel oppressors. For you are my hope, O GOD * my confidence since I was young. You have sustained me ever since I was born; from my mother’s womb you have been my strength; * I shall always praise you. ALL REPEAT THE ANTIPHON

A Reading from 1 Corinthians [13:1-13]

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as for prophecies, they will come to an end; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will come to an end. For we know only in part, and we prophesy only in part; but when the complete comes, the partial will come to an end. When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child; when I became an adult, I put an end to childish ways. For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then we will see face to face. Now I know only in part; then I will know fully, even as I have been fully known. And now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love.

f I speak in the tongues of mortals and of angels, but do not have love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give away all my possessions, and if I hand over my body so that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing. Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. But

Reader: Hear what the Spirit is saying to God’s People. People: Thanks be to God. A period of silence follows, marked with meditation bell.

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Sequence Hymn

From my birth

Please stand, as you are able.

My Heart Sings Out, No. 126

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A Reading from the Holy Gospel [Luke 4:21-30] Deacon: The Holy Gospel of our Savior Jesus Christ according to Luke. People: Glory to you, O Christ. Diácono: Santo Evangelio de nuestro Salvador Jesucristo, según Lucas. Pueblo: ¡Gloria a ti, Cristo!

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heaven was shut up three years and six months, and there was a severe famine over all the land; yet Elijah was sent to none of them except to a widow at Zarephath in Sidon. There were also many lepers in Israel in the time of the prophet Elisha, and none of them was cleansed except Naaman the Syrian.” When they heard this, all in the synagogue were filled with rage. They got up, drove him out of the town, and led him to the brow of the hill on which their town was built, so that they might hurl him off the cliff. But he passed through the midst of them and went on his way.

n the synagogue at Nazareth, Jesus read from the book of the prophet Isaiah, and began to say, “Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.” All spoke well of him and were amazed at the gracious words that came from his mouth. They said, “Is not this Joseph’s son?” He said to them, “Doubtless you will quote to me this proverb, ‘Doctor, cure yourself!’ And you will say, ‘Do here also in your hometown the things that we have heard you did at Capernaum.’” And he said, “Truly I tell you, no prophet is accepted in the prophet’s hometown. But the truth is, there were many widows in Israel in the time of Elijah, when the Deacon: The Gospel of Jesus Christ. People: Praise to you, O Christ. Diácono: El Evangelio del Jesucristo. Pueblo: Te alabamos, Cristo.

The Sermon

Please be seated. Preacher: Mr. Chris Ledyard

A period of silence follows, marked with meditation bell.

Affirmation of Faith

Please stand, as you are able. The Affirmation of Faith is taken from A New Zealand Prayer Book.

You, O God, are supreme and holy. You create our world and give us life. Your purpose overarches everything we do. You have always been with us. You are God. You, O God, are infinitely generous, good beyond all measure. You came to us before we came to you. -24-

You have revealed and proved your love for us in Jesus Christ, who lived and died and rose again. You are with us now. You are God. You, O God, are Holy Spirit. You empower us to be your gospel in the world. You reconcile and heal; you overcome death. You are our God. We worship you. Amen.

The Prayers of the People

Parish intercessions appear on page 37.

The Prayers of the People were adapted from prayers by The Rev. Claudia Heath.

Each prayer is intended to be read by a different member of the congregation. Please feel free to participate by reading a prayer. Celebrant:

Let us pray for the world, and all that is in it, giving thanks for God’s abundance.

Leader:

God of Light who dispels the darkness from the earth, accept the gifts we bring and help us receive the gifts of your Spirit. For kings, rulers, leaders, and all who are in positions of authority, we ask for your gift of justice and a hunger for righteousness so that peace will reign in human hearts and in the world. We especially pray for Barack, our president, Jan, our governor, Steve our representative, and all others in authority in this nation and the world. God of Light, People: We thank you for the gift of peace that makes us strive for justice. Leader:

For the church and all who call upon your name, we ask for the gift of clear vision so that we can see and follow in your footsteps. We pray for all of the world’s places of worship, that we may find creative ways to reach out to those suffering throughout the world. Incarnate God, People: Thank you for the gift of incarnation that shows the church how to be real. Leader:

For nature and all of your creation, we ask for the gift of grace and wisdom so that we know our place in your creation and respect its beauty, variety, and power. This week we pray and give thanks for local volunteers who are working in Ironwood Forest National Monument to restore the natural habitat.

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Creator God, People: We thank you for the privilege of being human. Leader:

For those who suffer and for those who are in need, we ask for the gifts of compassion and redemption so that we can be channels of healing. This week we pray for those who suffered and died in the Kiss nightclub disaster in Santa Maria, Brazil. We also pray for those on our prayer list as well as those we name now.* (The Leader pauses as members of the congregation add their own prayer requests.)

Redeemer God and friend of sinners, People: We thank you for the gifts of healing, forgiveness, and redemption. Leader:

God of Resurrection, we ask for your gifts of patience, comfort, and courage to all those who grieve. We thank you for the gift of eternal life for those who have died, especially Rhonda Whatley. (The Leader pauses as members of the congregation add their own prayer requests.)

God of Eternity, People: We thank you for the gift of saints and life that does not end. Leader:

For those we love and for all the earth, we ask for your gift of blessings. During the season of Epiphany, we especially give thanks for our military personnel in Afghanistan and pray for their safety. We also celebrate the baptism of William Rauh and Joseph Atkins. The prayer following the Prayers of the People is by The Rev. Bruce Prewer, Uniting Church in Australia.

God of Epiphanies, People: We thank you for the gift of journeys, for stars to follow and for angels who accompany us along the way. Celebrant:

Empowering God, When the road ahead looms endless,

People:

Empower us to be companions For one another along the road.

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We pray for Joan & Alan Brundage; Henry Dirtadian; Eleanor Feeney; Tony Jones; The Rev. Bill Martin; Christine Nelson; Suzanne Nystrom; Danielle Phillips; Dorée Ramey; Susan Southwick; Ann M. Stephens; Elizabeth Traficanti; Raymond Turner; Heather Williams; Ed; Lee; Betsy Bret Harte & MKay Zeeb; John Furney; the Henry family; Mary Jane Hunt; Francesca Jarvis; Sarah Queen; Ellen Reed; Peggy Southwick; Sue Speer; Amy & Phil; Charlie; Jerry & Rondy; Mona; Monica & Carri; Neal; Rob. -26-

Celebrant:

Inspiring God, When the road forward is blocked,

People:

Inspire in us creative responses That move us beyond the barriers.

Celebrant:

Enabling God, When the road before us divides,

People:

Enable us to hear your voice From beyond the divide.

Prayer of Confession

The Confession is from The Book of Common Prayer. The Absolution is from Nathan Nettleton at Laughing Bird Liturgical Resources and is used with permission.

Deacon:

Let us confess our sins against God and our neighbor. People: Most merciful God,

we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We are truly sorry and we humbly repent. For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us; that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your Name. Amen. Silence Celebrant:

God has declared that through our union with Christ and through our faith in him we may enter God’s presence with all confidence. Our sins are no longer held against us, God’s grace has been given to us. Sisters and Brothers, your sins are forgiven; be at peace.

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The Peace Celebrant: People:

The Peace of God be always with you. And also with you.

Meditation bell will be rung to bring us back to silence.

Prayer for Birthdays and Anniversaries Celebrant:

O God, grant long life and peace and protection and many years!

The Liturgy of the Table Offertory Sentence Offertory Anthem

Please be seated.

Ev’ry time I feel the spirit St. Zeno’s Zombie Choir

Pause

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Spiritual

Table Chant

Prayer over the Gifts Celebrant: People:

Please stand, as you are able.

The Prayer over the Gifts is from A New Zealand Prayer Book.

Giver of life, receive all we offer you this day. Let the Spirit you bestow on your Church continue to work in the world through the hearts of all who believe. Amen.

The Great Thanksgiving

Please stand, as you are able.

The Great Thanksgiving is from Eucharistic Prayers for Inclusive Communities, Volume II and Eucharistic Prayer Three from Enriching our Worship, Church Publishing Incorporated. Celebrant: People: Celebrant: People: Celebrant: People: Celebrant:

God is with us. God is present here. Rejoice! Lift up your hearts. We lift our hearts to the Most High. Let us give thanks to the Holy One. It is right to offer thanks and praise.

It is truly right and just that we praise you, God of all, the ground of our being, the One who lovingly creates all that is. The same spirit comes to us today as we are commissioned to go forth and bring the good news. We welcome the Spirit who challenges us in new directions, who heals -29-

our wounds and gives us comfort in all our needs, who gives us renewed strength to become all that we can be. Together, we say come, come and melt whatever is frozen, bend what is stubborn within us, be our guide all along our journey. Give us joys that never end so that we, too, along with all the angels and saints here with us today will always sing your praises.

Sanctus (Holy)

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The People and Celebrant continue:

Glory and honor are yours, Creator of all, your Word has never been silent; you called a people to yourself, as a light to the nations, you delivered them from bondage and led them to a land of promise. The Celebrant continues:

Of your grace, you gave Jesus to be human, to share our life, to proclaim the coming of your holy reign and give himself for us, a fragrant offering. Through Jesus Christ our Redeemer, you have freed us from sin, brought us into your life, reconciled us to you, and restored us to the glory you intend for us. We thank you that on the night before he died for us Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks to you, he broke it, gave it to his friends and said: “Take, eat, this is my Body, broken for you. Do this for the remembrance of me.” After supper Jesus took the cup of wine, said the blessing, gave it to his friends and said: “Drink this, all of you: this cup is the new Covenant in my Blood, poured out for you and for all for the forgiveness of sin. Do this for the remembrance of me.” And so, remembering all that was done for us: the cross, the tomb, the resurrection and ascension, longing for Christ’s coming in glory, we acclaim you, O Christ: People and Celebrant:

Dying, you destroyed our death. Rising, you restored our life. Christ Jesus, come in glory! The Celebrant continues:

We now present to you these gifts your earth has formed and human hands have made, as well as ourselves. Send your Holy Spirit upon us and upon these gifts of bread and wine that they may be to us the Body and Blood of your Christ. -31-

Grant that we, burning with your Spirit’s power, may be a people of hope, justice and love. Giver of Life, draw us together in the Body of Christ, and in the fullness of time gather us with Paul, Thomas Aquinas, Andrei Rublev, Juan Bosco, Samuel Shoemaker, Brigid, The Dorchester Chaplains,* and all your people into the joy of our true eternal home. Through Christ and with Christ and in Christ, by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, we worship you our God and Creator in voices of unending praise. People: Blessed are you now and for ever. AMEN.

The Lord’s Prayer (Contemporary) Deacon: As our Savior Christ has taught us, we now pray,

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your Name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us. Save us from the time of trial, and deliver us from evil. For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours, now and for ever. Amen.

The Breaking of the Bread Fraction Anthem Celebrant: People:

The Fraction Anthem is from Enriching Our Worship, Church Publishing, Inc.

We break this bread to share in the Body of Christ. We who are many are one body, for we all share in the one bread.

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Thomas Aquinas is generally regarded as the greatest theologian of the high Middle Ages and one of the most important in the history of Western Christianity. Andrei Rublev was a 14th-century monk who became the most wellknown iconographer in Russian history. Juan Bosco was a 19th-century Italian priest known for his care and teaching of children and for forming the Salesian Order. Samuel Shoemaker was a 20th-century American priest who is regarded as the spiritual mentor of the Alcoholics Anonymous movement. Next to Patrick, Brigid is the most beloved of Irish saints, known for her concern for the poor and needy in 6th-century Ireland. The Dorchester Chaplains, Lieutenants George Fox, Alexander D. Goode, Clark V. Poling, and John P. Washington, gave up their lives to save hundreds after their boat was torpedoed during World War II. -32-

The Invitation to Communion Celebrant:

The gifts of God for the people of God.

The Communion

Please be seated.

No matter who you are, or where you are on your spiritual journey, you are invited to receive communion at Grace St. Paul’s. It is appropriate to stand or kneel. Everyone is invited to receive Holy Communion. Please approach the altar rail from the center aisle and take the first available space at either side. You may choose to stand or kneel for communion. You may come forward to receive a blessing if you prefer not to receive communion. Place crossed arms on chest to signal your desire for a blessing. You may also do this if you prefer not to receive the wine. You may touch the chalice and the chalice bearer will say the words of administration.

Communion Chant

Communion Anthem

Mercy, Pity, Peace and Love

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Austin C. Lovelace

Communion Hymn

Muchos resplandores (Green) WLP No. 794 (stanzas 1 & 2 in Spanish, then repeated in English)

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Sending Eucharistic Visitors

After Communion, the service resumes here.

The Celebrant may name the Lay Eucharistic Ministers and those who may receive home Holy Communion. All say together:

We send you forth bearing these Holy Gifts. May those to whom you go share with us in the Communion of Christ’s Body and Blood. We who are many are one body, because we all share one bread, one cup.

Postcommunion Prayer

Please stand, as you are able.

The Postcommunion Prayer is from The Report on Calendar, Lectionary and Collects 2000, 8 Central Board of Finance of the Church of England. Celebrant:

Let us pray.

People:

Loving God, the bright splendor whom the nations seek: may we who with the Magi have been drawn by your light discern the glory of your presence in your Son, the Word made flesh, Jesus Christ. Amen.

The acolytes will light the candles of the congregation.

Epiphany Blessing

The Epiphany Blessing is by Nathan Nettleton, South Yarra Community Baptist Church, Melbourne, Australia.

Celebrant:

Go now, seek out the Christ wherever he may be found, and share the good news with all who bear him no ill will. Bring light to those in thick darkness, a voice to those no one speaks for, and hope to those no one cares for. And may God make you a sharer in the promised light. May Christ Jesus fill you with his sense of what is right. And may the Holy Spirit be to you like rain that gives life to the fertile earth. Amen.

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Recessional Hymn O love, how deep, how broad, how high

Dismissal

(Blue) No. 449

The Dismissal is from The Book of Common Prayer.

Deacon: Let us go forth into the world, rejoicing in the power of God with us! Alleluia! Alleluia! People: Thanks be to God! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Postlude

Fugue in D Major

G. F. Händel

Please join us following this service for Coffee Hour in McBride Hall (across the labyrinth), or join us for classes or meetings downstairs beneath the sanctuary, with access either by the stairs off the breezeway or by the ramp near the parking lot. -36-

During the Prayers of the People today, we hold the following in our prayers today: We pray for Katharine our Presiding Bishop; Kirk our Bishop; Steve, our Rector; and the clergy who serve Grace St. Paul’s; The Diocese of Lui (Sudan), The Rt. Rev. Stephen Dokolo Ismail; St. John the Baptist in Glendale; and progressive congregations and organizations including St. Bartholomew Church in Yarmouth, Maine, United Campus Ministry in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and Journey of Faith Church in Garden City, Michigan. We pray for peace in Zimbabwe, Syria, Congo, Sudan, Gaza, and in all places. We pray for those in the military, especially those serving in combat zones, including Ronald Berryhill; Christopher Gallo; Laura Goodman; Michael Hannan; Andrew Harris; Frederick Jenning; Eric Osche; Mark Pundt; Thomas Rice; Terrence Robinson; Laramie Struble; Matt Woodruff; Brian. We pray for Joan & Alan Brundage; Henry Dirtadian; Eleanor Feeney; Tony Jones; The Rev. Bill Martin; Christine Nelson; Suzanne Nystrom; Danielle Phillips; Dorée Ramey; Susan Southwick; Ann M. Stephens; Elizabeth Traficanti; Raymond Turner; Heather Williams; Ed; Lee; Betsy Bret Harte & MKay Zeeb; John Furney; the Henry family; Mary Jane Hunt; Francesca Jarvis; Sarah Queen; Ellen Reed; Peggy Southwick; Sue Speer; Amy & Phil; Charlie; Jerry & Rondy; Mona; Monica & Carri; Neal; Rob. We hold in prayer animal companions who are in need, especially Saskia; Mas; Pepper; Tavi; Hannah; Casper; Brute. We hold in prayer our animal companions who have died, especially Chispa; Xena; Chango; Effie; Aria Dolce; Falcor; Sophie; Lark. We pray for those who have died, especially Rhonda Whatley and Albert Fisher. We pray also for those who have died in the desert on our border, and all those who have died in Afghanistan, especially Mark H. Schoonhoven. PRAYER LIST GUIDELINES Names of parishioners submitted this week will remain on the list during the current month. Please contact David Wachter by 4 p.m. on Wednesday (327-6857 or e-mail [email protected]) to add a name to the list printed in the bulletin. Names of non-parishioners, including relatives of parishioners, will remain on the prayers for one week only—if the crisis persists, please call the church office each week by 4 p.m. on Wednesday to renew, or send an email to [email protected] Full names will be listed unless “first name only” is requested. The Intercessory Prayer Team will receive all names submitted; this large team maintains daily intercessions. There are no time limitations on this ministry.

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Grace St. Paul’s Parish Life – Feb. 3, 2013 The Sunday bulletin is filled with information about events at Grace St. Paul’s or of interest to the Grace St. Paul’s community. Please take it home and read it at your leisure. There’s something for everyone!

Check out GSP’s website: www.gsptucson.org. Grace St. Paul’s Episcopal Church • 2331 E. Adams St., Tucson, AZ • www.facebook.com/gracestpauls

It’s a Party on Shrove Tuesday! Feb. 12, 6 p.m., McBride Hall Traditionally, people went to confession on the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday. The priest’s act of absolving their sins was called shriving. Hence, Shrove Tuesday. And because Lent was a season of fasting, Shrove Tuesday became Fat Tuesday—a time for eating all the fat and luxurious things one had to forgo during Lent. Pancakes, sausages, and eggs have become the traditional feast on Shrove Tuesday. And the GSP tradition is that the meal is prepared by the men of the parish. Join us for what has become one of the most festive and fun events at GSP! And because they were such a hit at last year’s party, we’ll be selling Indulgences again. Be sure to get yours! Please bring your signature dessert for everyone to enjoy, as well as any toppings you’d like for your pancakes. For example, berries, whipped cream, or chocolate chips! At the end of the evening there will be a short ceremony where the palms from last year’s Palm Sunday service are burned to create the ashes used for the Ash Wednesday service. We will have music and room to dance. Children’s arts and crafts are also planned. So join us for an evening of indulgence! Come celebrate with an abundance of food, dessert, and fellowship! If you are interested in helping prepare the meal, please contact KiKi Fenik by calling the church office at 327-6857. We also need folks to volunteer for cleaning up after the party.

Services on Ash Wednesday ! 7 a.m.—Holy Communion & Imposition of Ashes (in the Chancel) ! 12 noon—Imposition of Ashes (in the Chancel) ! 5:30 p.m.—Children & Family service: Imposition of Ashes (in the Sanctuary) ! 7 p.m.—Holy Communion & Imposition of Ashes (in the Sanctuary)

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Ash Wednesday at GSP Out in the Community Join us in the distribution of ashes beyond the GSP community with The Rev. Debbie Royals on Wednesday, February 13 from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on the corner of Speedway and Campbell. The group will leave GSP’s parking lot at 11:15 a.m. Please contact Debbie Royals for additional details.

GSP Benefit Piano Trio Concert Saturday, February 16 at 3 p.m. The Trent Piano Trio performs a benefit concert for GSP. Come enjoy the best of Schubert and Dvorak, played by Duke University’s Dr. Benjamin Ward, piano, St. Philip’s Nancy Monsman, cello, and GSP’s Alan Brundage, violin. They will scale the heights of Schubert’s B-flat trio and Dvořák’s “Dumky” trio—and, we hope, come back down!

You’ve been waiting for this—FANCY

COFFEE HAS RETURNED!

Look for your fancy coffee fix in McBride Hall on the first and third Sundays after the morning services. $2.75 for 12 oz. $3.00 for 16oz. Pre-order before the 10 a.m. service

Coffee Hour Hospitality We’d like to make coffee hour self-supporting. Your donations of food and any monetary contributions you make can help offset the costs of condiments and paper products. Coffee and light refreshments are offered on Sundays at 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. in McBride Hall. We have wonderfully generous members and talented bakers and we want to take advantage of both. So, in an effort to have the wealth spread evenly across the various Sundays each month, we’ll ask folks to provide goodies based on the first letter in their last names: ! The first Sunday of each month: last names that begin with letters A - F ! The second Sunday of each month: last names that begin with letters G - L ! The third Sunday of each month: last names that begin with letters M - R ! The fourth Sunday of each month: last names that begin with letters S - Z Our hope is that by providing some sort of schedule, we will have something delicious to offer consistently and have every Sunday offer a feast rather than have uneven episodes of feasts and famines. Of course, anyone inspired to share good food on additional Sundays is welcome to do so. If you have any questions, please contact the co-chairs of the Coffee Hour Hospitality ministry: Kathy Allen (327-4448) and Phoebe Goodwin (820-6081). -39-

Paul’s at 7:30 a.m. Please join me starting on Tuesday, February 19, 2013! The practice of setting apart certain times of the day for prayer can be traced back to early Jewish practice. In the time of Temple worship morning and evening sacrifices were offered and daily services of psalms and prayers. By the 2nd c. C.E. Christians had adapted the practice of marking the day liturgically with morning and evening prayer. When Christianity was officially recognized by Constantine, Emperor of Rome, weekday services spread more widely and became more formal and took place in public worship spaces. A fuller monastic practice was developing at the same time, with a devotion to the reading of scriptures and the praying of the psalms. Some Eastern monks prayed the entire Psalter (150 psalms) daily! The monastic office consisted of 8 times of prayer, more or less every 3 hours. Of those 8, Lauds and Vespers were the two offices that developed into Morning Prayer and Evening Prayer and were most often prayed by the laity. —Linda Hutson

Liturgy & Music SPIRIT NOW: an Emerging Worship Experience, Inclusive and Interactive—Spirit Now has moved back to McBride Hall for the season. The service continues to meet every Thursday at 5:30 p.m., and invites and encourages lay leadership and diverse worship experiences. A fellowship gathering has also been added to our gatherings. Each week we will have soup and bread following the service. Everyone is welcome.

TRY MORNING PRAYER TUESDAY DURING LENT!

ON

Would you like another opportunity to pray in small community? Come and try Morning Prayer during Lent! On Tuesday mornings I will be offering Morning Prayer in the Julian Chapel of Grace St.

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DIGITAL BULLETIN AVAILABLE!

MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR RHONDA WHATLEY

For those who find it an aid to worship (and can help save trees and money), we have made our Sunday bulletin available for download on electronic devices. You can access the bulletin by visiting our website and clicking on “Sunday Bulletins,” clicking on the link provided in the left column of the Friday e-mail, or by scanning the QR code at the church entrances.

Please join us for a memorial service for Rhonda Whatley on Saturday, February 23 at 3 p.m. The service will be held in the round in the chancel. A potluck reception will follow in McBride Hall and everyone is invited to attend. In addition to food, participants are encouraged to submit pictures and stories of Rhonda. Please forward your pictures and stories to The Rev. Debbie Royals by Friday, February 15 so they can be compiled as a presentation that will run during the reception.

If you choose to download the bulletin, please be respectful of your neighbor and be particularly careful about the light that your device casts. Our goal is always to create the most spirit-filled, meditative, energizing, and enlightening worship experience possible for all.

LOOKING FOR A CHANGE IN YOUR PRAYER LIFE? Would you like to try Prayer in a small community? Come to Evening Prayer on Tuesdays, from 6 to 6:30 p.m. in the Julian Chapel. You are encouraged to come for a while (3 to 4 consecutive weeks) to experience the rhythm of this Daily Office. Stay afterwards for the brief fellowship afterwards if you’d like. We’re a small group looking to expand a few more and will turn away no one—come and join us in the joy of small, prayerful community. If you have any questions, feel free to ask Chris Ledyard, Chuck or Nan Hannan, Gale Odion, or Mark Drew.

RECORDINGS AVAILABLE CD and DVD recordings of the 10 a.m. sermon may be ordered at the Rector’s bookshelf.

FLOWERS—Did something special happen to you recently that you’d like to celebrate? Honor it with altar flowers or plants! Perhaps you want flowers or plants in memory of or in honor of a loved one. If so, call the office (327-6857) to arrange flower or plant dedications. Any Office Welcome Team volunteer will be happy to take your information and give it to KiKi Fenik, our Parish Administrator.

INTERFAITH MEDITATION GROUP Please join us for meditation every Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Julian Chapel. Our meditation group is inclusive and open to all regardless of where you may be on your spiritual journey or whether you are new to meditation or are an experienced meditator. Our format begins with a short walking meditation flowing into 20-25 minutes of silent seated meditation. We then take a short break before playing a short audio or video talk for those who wish to remain. These talks are on meditation and related contemplative topics from a variety of Eastern and Western faith traditions. For more information please contact David Clements at 408-7446.

Adult Spiritual Formation & Education MEDIA LIBRARY—NEW DVDs The following have been added to the Media carousel in the Library: Love Wins - fourth Annual Multi Faith Pride Service and Summer Arts Camp: Gifts of God. The disks are on the shelf of Grace St. Paul’s services. Cards are inside the case. Just sign and leave the card.

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Social Justice and Civil Discourse— Sunday, February 3, 9 a.m. in the Bloom Education Center. Special guest

Episcopal 101—Sundays, Feb. 10, 17, 24, March 3, 10, 11:45 a.m., Bloom Education Center. Fr. Steve Keplinger will

Mark Osler, Professor of Law at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, will speak about the intersection of law and faith. He is director of the Association of Religiously Affiliated Law Schools and a regular contributor to the Huffington Post, CNN, Sojourners, and NPR. Don’t miss the special opportunity to discuss the very important topic of civil discourse in the current political climate.

lead us through historical perspectives and discussions of current topics and issues in the Episcopal Church in this five-week series. This is a wonderful way to learn about the Episcopal Church and to prepare yourself to become a member of this parish. Call the Parish Office for more information. No registration is required.

Film & Fellowship—Friday, Feb. 15 at 6:30 p.m. in the Bloom Education Center. How can you beat a potluck meal and a

Gifted By Otherness: a Course in Gay and Lesbian Spirituality—Wednesdays at 7 p.m., from Feb. 6 to Mar. 20 (no meeting on Feb. 13—Ash Wednesday). We will read the book Gifted By

great movie!? Take part in the wonderful fellowship and the stimulating discussion of the evening’s movie with old friends and new friends, too. Discussion and movie themes range from social justice to romance—something for everyone. The group selects each month’s film, so what’s your favorite? Led by Kitt Cordero and Eric Carr, GSP members and film aficionados.

Otherness, by L.W. Countryman and M.R. Ritley, discuss a dialectical approach to religion, and share our own experiences. Please obtain a copy of the book (e.g. from Amazon.com) and read chapter one before the first class. The course is open to gay and lesbian folk from Grace St. Paul’s and from the broader community, and to others who are contending with issues of sexuality. Facilitated by Chris Eastoe.

The Trinity In The Christian Faith: Conversations with Dr. Robert Jonas— Saturday & Sunday, Feb. 16 & 17, McBride Hall & Bloom Education Center. We are pleased to welcome back to GSP

What Wondrous Love Is This? Developing a Lenten Spiritual Practice—Sun., Feb. 10, 9 a.m., Bloom Education Center. Is Lent just a time of doom and gloom,

Dr. Robert Jonas, noted author and Director of the Empty Bell Contemplative Center. Dr. Jonas , a biographer of Henri Nouwen, will share in two sessions about the meaning and place of the Trinity in the Christian Faith. The meeting on Feb. 16 will begin at 9 a.m. in McBride Hall and last for approximately 3 hours, while the session on Sunday, Feb. 17 will be at 9 a.m. in the Bloom Education Center. REGISTRATION IS REQUESTED. Contact Roger Pierce for further information.

denial and abstinence? Drawing on the image of the labyrinth, this class will offer a different lens for creating a meaningful Lenten spiritual practice, drawing on the world of Edward Hays, Joan Chittister, Martin Smith and others. Facilitator will be Catherine Penn Williams, longtime student of contemplative spirituality. She is currently a postulant for the priesthood in the Diocese of Arizona.

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Sacred Space for a Progressive Community—Sunday, Feb. 24, 9 a.m., Bloom Education Center. Join Dr. Chuck

visit http://travel.state.gov/pdf/ppt_pptCard.pdf for more information. Cost is $40 for a youth card and $55 for adults. We can help with the costs.

Dickson for a discussion of sacred space and how that space impacts who we are and how we worship. Your thoughts and observations will be welcome as we look toward the future of GSP and how we can best use our own sacred space. Contact Dr. Dickson for further details.

ST. ZENO’S ZOMBIE CHOIR Calling all Zombies! The St. Zeno’s Zombie Choir, directed by Christina Jarvis, includes youth from middle school to college age. Instrumentalists are also welcome to join the ensemble. We rehearse in the chancel from 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. on Sundays. Please sign up with Christina or contact her at 628-8119 or by email at [email protected] for further information.

Spirit Players: A Play-Reading Experience—Friday, March. 1, at 6:30 p.m., in the Bloom Education Center. If you

Fellowship

love the theatre this is for you! Join us as a reader or an observer as we give voice to comedies, dramas, social commentaries, and more. Scripts are available for these Unrehearsed readings on the first Friday of each month. For more information contact Nanalee Raphael or Halsy Taylor, or the church office. Facilitated by Nanalee Raphael & Halsy Taylor.

20s/30s GROUP Are you in your twenties or thirties? Are you looking to meet other people at GSP? The 20s/30s Group will be holding a Valentine-themed get together on Sunday, February 10. Meet at 7 p.m. in the church’s kitchen. We’ll be baking heart-shaped cookies and watching a thought-provoking video. Feel free to bring a friend, neighbor, or loved one. New members always are welcome! Questions? Contact Holly at 320-0727 or [email protected]

Writings and Ministry of Steven Charleston—Sunday, March 3,10,17, at 9 a.m. in the Bloom Education Center. Steve Williams will lead a discussion of the writings and ministry of the Rt. Rev. Steven Charleston, Bishop of Alaska, and citizen of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.

Health & Healing Ministries

Children, Youth & Families

We have made reaching a member of the pastoral care team easier and quicker. If you would like to receive a visit or just speak with someone, call (520) 668-5727. Members of our pastoral care team who rotate being “on call” include Lynne Albright, Chuck Hannan, Linda Hutson, Chris Ledyard, Nadine Martin, Nancy Meister Book, and Ana Ortiz. If you would like to learn more about how to become a trained pastoral care team member, please contact Lynne or Kay.

PASTORAL CARE PHONE NUMBER

DO YOU NEED A TRAVELER’S CARD? You will if you want to participate in GSP’s Youth Border Experience, Feb. 8-9, 2013. Act now! It currently takes 4-6 weeks to receive your card. We will be crossing the U.S.-Mexico border on February 9 and will spend the day at Kino Border Initiative’s “El Comodor” and Women and Children’s Shelter. Don’t be caught without a way to cross the Border. Contact Rosalind Garcia at [email protected] or at 327-6857 for more information about the youth border experience and proper documentation to cross or

INTERCESSORY PRAYER TEAM The Intercessory Prayer Team (IPT) invites everyone to submit prayer requests for the IPT to Linda Brown through email ([email protected]), by calling 795-1720, or by contacting her in person at Grace -43-

St. Paul’s. These prayer requests are sent to the IPT members and placed on private prayer lists. The names are held in strict confidentiality and privacy is respected by all members of the IPT. The IPT members invite all GSP members to join in a “virtual prayer time” from noon to 12:05 p.m. every day.

JOSEPH’S PANTRY Due to budget cuts, Joseph’s Pantry currently is unable to order toiletries for shower guests except for shower gel. The participants in the shower program greatly would appreciate donations of toothbrushes, travel-sized tubes of toothpaste, disposable razors, and plastic combs. During February, there will be a special container in the narthex for these items. If you have other toiletries you’ve collected from motels/hotels during your travels, we’ll gladly take those too. Socks are something else that we get requests for on a daily basis, so please donate some if you can.

TRANSPLANT HELP NEEDED James Alier Chol, our Sudanese church member who needs a kidney transplant, has had several donors rejected for medical reasons. A year after he came to GSP for help, he still needs people to help him find a donor. He recently had several setbacks, and his need for the transplant is now urgent. Please keep James in your prayers, and help him find people who will volunteer to test for donorship. For information, visit www.kidney.org. If you’re interested in testing, call Celeste, Transplant co-ordinator at the University of Arizona Medical Center, 694-6637. You can reach James at 304-8614.

Bread from the Pantry Ministry is in urgent need of people who can deliver the bread to the receiving agencies and church sites. Help is needed Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings. Additional assistance with sorting and bundling the bread is also needed. To volunteer contact Bill Trujillo at 344-8498.

PASTORAL CARE VISIT AND/OR COMMUNION

Parish Membership & Administration

If you or someone you know is in need of a pastoral visit or home/hospital communion please call the office number. During the day the volunteer will take the message and pass it along to the “on-call” person. When the office is closed please use the Pastoral Care phone number, 668-5727. The person on call will contact a clergy person or lay pastoral visitor as appropriate.

We believe everyone who comes to Grace St. Paul’s has something to offer this community, and we are happy to welcome you. Information forms are available in the church office Monday through Friday, and in McBride Hall at the Welcome Table on Sundays from 9 a.m. to noon.

Social Justice & Outreach Just Coffee: Dark Roast, R e g u l a r Roast, and Decaf (bean or ground) will be available for sale at $10/pound between services (9-10 a.m.) today in McBride Hall.

GET YOUR NAME TAG! If you don’t already have a name tag, please sign up for one at the Welcome Table in McBride Hall or on the bulletin board across from the Welcome Table. Your tag will be ready two weeks to a month after you sign up.

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HOW DO I SUBMIT ITEMS FOR THE SUNDAY BULLETIN?

Community Events at GSP

Please send bulletin announcements to David Wachter at [email protected] Please make prayer list requests by calling the church office at 327-6857 and speaking with the Office Welcome Team volunteer, or by sending them directly to David Wachter at [email protected] The deadline for the Sunday bulletin is 4 p.m. on the preceding Wednesday. Prayer list requests for the bulletin may be made until 4 p.m. on Wednesday this week. Thanks!

MUSICA SONORA: MAD SONGS AND ENGLISHMEN Sunday, Feb. 17, 3 p.m., Grace St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Tickets are $15 general admission, $12 for groups of ten or more, and $5 for students and are available at the door. Musica Sonora, Southern Arizona’s professional early music ensemble, co-directed by Christina Jarvis and Jeffri Sanders, will present a program of mad songs by Campion, Blow, Purcell, Eccles, and others, performed by soprano Mireille Hofmann Jacquod and harpsichordist Jeffri Sanders. Artistic Director Christina Jarvis will embody her program notes, talking about what makes a mad song mad and explaining the popularity of the genre in the context of its unique moment in history.

HOW DO I SCHEDULE AN EVENT AT GSP? If you would like to schedule a meeting or event at Grace St. Paul’s, contact KiKi Fenik, GSP’s Parish Administrator, in the church office; please e-mail her at [email protected]

The mad were stock characters in the theater; William Shakespeare and Ben Jonson, among others, included them in their plays. And the mad song became a wildly popular genre, the Restoration-era equivalent of the viral video. Composers such as John Blow, John Eccles, and Henry Purcell did their unstable best to provide works to feed this public mania. For further information, please contact 628-8119 or see our website at www.musicasonora.org.

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The Sunday Octave: February 3 – 10 Sunday, February 3

Tuesday, February 5

The Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany 8 a.m. – Communion Service – Sanctuary 8 a.m. – Coffee & Conversation – McBride Hall 9 a.m. – Social Justice & Civil Discourse (Adult Spiritual Formation & Education) – Bloom Education Center 9:45 a.m. – Childcare begins – Nursery 10 a.m. – Communion Service, followed by Coffee Hour – Sanctuary, McBride Hall 10 a.m. – Sunday School (Preschool-Fifth Grade) – Undercroft 11:15 a.m. – St. Cecilia’s Children’s Choir rehearsal – St. Nicholas Room 11:30 a.m. – Rite 13 (Sixth & Seventh Grades) – Mary of Bethany Room 11:30 a.m. – J2A Youth Group (Eighth & Ninth Grades) – Wardall Room 11:30 a.m. – GSP’s GPS (Tenth, Eleventh, Twelfth Grades) – St. Francis Room Noon – GSP Library – Weeks Room 12:30 p.m. – St. Zeno’s Zombie Choir rehearsal – Sanctuary 4 p.m. – UA School of Music Senior Composition Recital – Sanctuary

9 a.m. – Spiritual Book Discussion Group – Bloom Education Center 6 p.m. – Evening Prayer – Julian Chapel 6 pm. – Arizona Repertory Singers rehearsal – McBride Hall 7 p.m. – Interfaith Meditation Group – Julian Chapel

Wednesday, February 6 7 a.m. – Communion Service – Julian Chapel 9 a.m. – Education for Ministry (EfM) – Weeks Room 10 a.m. – GSP Quilting Ministry – McBride Hall Noon – Staff Meeting – Bloom Education Center Noon – GSP Prayer Shawl Ministry – McBride Hall 1:30 p.m. – Liturgy Planning Meeting – Bloom Education Center 5:30 p.m. – GSP Giving & Receiving Committee – Weeks Room 7 p.m. – Education for Ministry (EfM) – Bloom Education Center 7 p.m. – Gifted by Otherness (Adult Spiritual Formation & Education) – St. Francis Room

Thursday, February 7

Monday, February 4

10:30 a.m. – Bridge Group – Bloom Education Center 3 p.m. – Healing Touch Clinic – Weeks Room 5:30 p.m. – Spirit Now: an Emerging Worship Experience, Inclusive and Interactive – McBride Hall 6 p.m. – Tucson Adoption Reunion Support – Bloom Education Center 7:30 p.m. – Choir rehearsal – Sanctuary

11:30 a.m. – Spiritual Direction – Julian Chapel 12:30 p.m. – GSP Communications Group – Bloom Education Center 7 p.m. – Setting Our Hearts – Bloom Education Center 7 p.m. – GSP Green Church Committee – Mary of Bethany Room 7 p.m. – Tucson Masterworks Chorale rehearsal – Sanctuary 7:30 p.m. – Healing Touch Clinic – Weeks Room 7:30 p.m. – AA Southside Group – McBride Hall

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Friday, February 8

Sunday, February 10

9:30 a.m. – Discernment Committee – Bloom Education Center 5 p.m. – Youth Border Experience – Undercroft, Sanctuary, McBride Hall, Kitchen 8 p.m. – AA Goodlife Group – Weeks Room

The Last Sunday after the Epiphany 8 a.m. – Communion Service – Sanctuary 8 a.m. – Coffee & Conversation – McBride Hall 8 a.m. – Setting Our Hearts Retreat – Bloom Education Center 9 a.m. – What Wondrous Love Is This? Developing a Lenten Spiritual Practice (Adult Spiritual Formation & Education) – Bloom Education Center 9:45 a.m. – Childcare begins – Nursery 10 a.m. – Communion Service, followed by Coffee Hour – Sanctuary, McBride Hall 10 a.m. – Sunday School (Preschool-Fifth Grade) – Undercroft 11:15 a.m. – St. Cecilia’s Children’s Choir rehearsal – St. Nicholas Room 11:30 a.m. – Baby Shower for Daruka Ajang – McBride Hall 11:30 a.m. – Rite 13 (Sixth & Seventh Grades) – Mary of Bethany Room 11:30 a.m. – J2A Youth Group (Eighth & Ninth Grades) – Wardall Room 11:30 a.m. – GSP’s GPS (Tenth, Eleventh, Twelfth Grades) – St. Francis Room 11:45 a.m. – Episcopal 101 (Adult Spiritual Formation & Education) – Bloom Education Center Noon – GSP Library – Weeks Room 12:30 p.m. – St. Zeno’s Zombie Choir rehearsal – Sanctuary

Saturday, February 9 6 a.m. – Youth Border Experience – Undercroft, Sanctuary, McBride Hall, Kitchen 9 a.m. – Setting Our Hearts Retreat –McBride Hall, Bloom Education Center, Julian Chapel 9 a.m. – Concert rehearsal – McBride Hall 10 a.m. – Lector & Chalice Bearer training – Sanctuary

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Our Mission: Grace St. Paul’s Episcopal Church is a spiritual home, open to all, built on a progressive Christian theology, providing food for the journey and calling people to change the world. Our Vision: Grace St. Paul’s will be known for its commitment to the spiritual formation of people, that they might live a dynamically transformative Christian life. This vision will be embodied in: ! experience of Christ’s love ! innovative Episcopal worship ! education in progressive Christianity for all ages ! a diverse congregation ! full integration of children and youth ! celebration of individual gifts

Intercessory Prayer: Linda Brown

Staff Joan Brundage, Director, Children’s Choir; Madeleine Caldwell, Childcare Giver; Jane Click, Pianist; Director, Handbell Choir; Pamela Decker, Organist; KiKi Fenik, Parish Administrator; Rosalind Garcia, Director of Children, Youth & Family Ministries; Christina Jarvis, Music Director; Patti Morrison, Bookkeeper; Bob Randall, Computer & Staff Consultant; James Teal, Facilities Assistant; David Wachter, Publications Manager & Computer Specialist; James White, Sexton.

Sunday School Teachers, Youth Mentors Beginning (Preschool and Kindergarten): Lou Ann Bieging, Judy Gossard, Holden Sanders, Joan Zatorski Primary (First, Second, & Third Grades): Clif Click, Holly Shinn Intermediate (Fourth & Fifth Grades): David Christy, Jim Kane, Jean Keplinger, Chris LaBour Rite 13 (Sixth & Seventh Grades): Wendy Pipentacos, Michael Sugimoto, Kevin Wadlow J2A (Eighth & Ninth Grades): Brian Fairbanks, Alice Garcia GSP’s GPS (Tenth, Eleventh & Twelfth Grades): Brian Atkinson

! action in the community.

Vergers

Vestry

Beth Miksa, Verger; James Gooden, Assistant Verger

Martha P.L. Whitaker, Senior Warden; Mark Drew, Junior Warden; Rob Rauh, Chancellor; Peggy Scott, Giving & Receiving Chair; Tom Pitello, Treasurer; Lou Ann Bieging, Clerk of the Vestry Vestry Members: Beth Banks, Kitt Bret Harte, Lynda Canfield, David Clements, Chris Eastoe, Spencer Hunter, Chris Ledyard, Steve Mattix, Roger Pierce, Lu Pipentacos, Richard Rhoads, Janet Roths, Holly Shinn, Steve Williams

Adult Spiritual Formation & Education Ministry Group

Clergy

Fellowship Ministry Group

Kirk S. Smith, Bishop of Arizona; Mary Delaney, Joe Fitzgerald, Rosanna Kazanjian, Debbie Royals, Anne Sawyer, Priest Associates; Nancy Meister Book, Nadine Martin, Deacons; Lynn Marie Hunter, Ana Ortiz, Interfaith Ministers; Steve Keplinger, Rector.

Peggy Scott and Roger Pierce, Co-Chairpersons

Children, Youth & Family Ministry Group Rosalind Garcia, Chairperson

Congregational Group

Development

Ministry

Al Whitehurst, Chairperson Chris LaBour, Chairperson

Health & Healing Ministry Group Chuck Hannan, Chairperson

Liturgy & Music Ministry Group

Pastoral Ministries—Health & Healing Ministries

The Rev. Steve Keplinger, Chairperson

Healing Touch: Pat Dickson, CHTP; Linda Hutson, CHTP; Ann Misenhimer, CHTP; Carol Forshey, CHTP; Miriam Huber, CHTP; Dorée Ramey; Mary Wildner-Bassett, CHTP Community of Hope Leaders: Lynne Albright, Kay Bigglestone, Patricia Dickson

The Rev. Nancy Meister Book, Chairperson

Social Justice & Outreach Ministry Group Briefly Editing Team Elizabeth Gooden, Lead Editor Craig Garver, Supporting Editor Wendy Pipentacos, Calendar

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