A Word of Thanks from Billie for a Successful Toy Drive at Target

•December 8, 2017 • Leave a Comment

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Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all that everyone did today!! Below is a list of what we collected today. You should feel very proud of your efforts!

Thanks again for helping our children with the gravest need.
đź’• Billie
Toy Drive –
12/3 1-4pm

13 bags 10-12= 130 toys
Gift Cards
$15 – 10 =. 150
$20 – 8=. 160
$25 – 2 =. 50
$50 – 3. =. 150
iTunes – $25
Starbucks – 2 = 35
Total =. $570+ 5@? (Minimum $75). [640]
Cash =. $146
$786

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Otis’s Reflection for the Marin Interfaith Thanksgiving Eve Service

•December 8, 2017 • Leave a Comment

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Good evening, it’s a pleasure to be here tonight. The thing that has stuck with me the most from the wellness gatherings is the moments of silence we share together. There is a certain understanding, an acceptance, a peace in those moments that wash away the chaos of our everyday lives. In those moments, I’m more grateful than anytime else. Thank you for listening to me, and for being here.

Interfaith Youth Gleaning at Green Gulch Zen Farm 2017

•September 29, 2017 • Leave a Comment

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New MEYG Logo (designed by Eleanor H.)

•September 10, 2017 • Leave a Comment

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This new MEYG logo was designed by Eleanor H. and you can wear it on a t-shirt in three different colors and sizes: white, sapphire and cherry red in small, medium and large. Come to youth group to get your t-shirt. Suggested donation for each is $20.

MEYG Sapphire shirt

This is a large sapphire MEYG shirt.

 

Prayer and Service to the Poor

•September 7, 2017 • Leave a Comment

 

Praying the Psalms (MEYG 2017 – 2018 Calendar)

•August 25, 2017 • Leave a Comment

This year, the Marin Episcopal Youth Group will be learning how to study and pray the Psalms. Although we will be reading several psalms, we will mainly focus on Psalm 119, which is the longest psalm in the Psalter and the longest chapter in the entire Bible. Psalm 119 is an acrostic poem that includes a variety of genres: praise, lament, wisdom sayings, and more. “Acrostic” means that it is arranged according to the 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet so students will learn some Hebrew as well! We will meet at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer (123 Knight Drive San Rafael CA) at 6 PM on Sunday nights and then conclude at 7 PM with Compline, which is open to all ages. Compline will conclude by 7:30 PM.

Confirmation Class will also be offered this year on the first Sunday of the month starting in October from 6 PM to 7:30 PM. The requirements for confirmation include attending at least 7 out of the 8 Confirmation Classes (up to 2 classes can be made up), participating in at least 7 out of 8 Tuesday Outreach Nights (up to 2 T.O.N.s can be substituted) and attending at least 10 out of 18 Youth Group meetings.

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MEYG Calendar for 2017 – 2018

Sept 17 Introduction to the Psalms and Hebrew Alphabet

Sept 24 Annual Youth Gleaning at Green Gulch 1:30 – 4:30 PM (1601 Shoreline Hwy, Muir Beach CA)

Oct 1 Confirmation Class 1 (Christ, Christianity and Confirmation)

Oct 8 Aleph: Happy are they who walk in the Law of the Lord (Ashrei) v. 1

Oct 10 Tuesday Outreach Night (5 – 6 PM)

Oct 15 No Youth Group due to Tuesday Outreach Night

Oct 22 Bet: Blessed are you, O Lord (Barukh) v. 12

Oct 29 Gimel: I am a sojourner here on earth (Ger) v. 19 and Dalet: I have chosen the way of faithfulness (Derek) v. 30

Nov 5 Confirmation Class 2 (Bible – The Big Picture)

Nov 12 Meet a Muslim at St. Francis Novato (4 PM – 6 PM)

Nov 14 Tuesday Outreach Night (5 – 6 PM)

Nov 19 He: Behold, I long for your commandments (Hinei) v. 40

Nov 22 Marin Interfaith Thanksgiving Service at First Presbyterian Church (6 – 7: 30 PM)

Nov 26 Thanksgiving Break

Dec 2 PSALMATHON at Redeemer 2 PM to 9 PM with Fr. Daniel and Fr. Christopher – Reading all 150 Psalms – Drop-ins welcome – Refreshments provided

Psalmathon Dec 2, 2017

Dec 2 Family Toy Drive at Target (125 Shoreline Pkwy) 10 AM – 4 PM

Dec 3 Family Toy Drive at Target (125 Shoreline Pkwy) 1 PM – 4 PM

Dec 10 White Elephant Gift Exchange

Dec 12 Tuesday Outreach Night (5 – 6 PM)

Dec 17 Movie Night: Star Wars: The Last Jedi at Century Northgate at 6:10 PM

Dec 24 Christmas Break: No Youth Group meeting

Dec 31 New Year’s Break: No Youth Group meeting

Jan 7 Daniel’s Last Sunday (6 – 7:30 PM)

 

 

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Guide to Holy Week (2017)

•April 8, 2017 • Leave a Comment

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Palm Sunday is the first day of Holy Week, named after the palms that were used like confetti when Jesus entered Jerusalem on a donkey. On this day, we carry palms and shout, “Hosanna!” which means “Save!” or “Saviour” to commemorate Jesus’s Triumphal Entry. Palm Sunday is also called Passion Sunday because we read the account of Christ’s suffering from either Matthew, Mark or Luke. This year (Year A), we read from Matthew.

Holy Monday is the second day of Holy Week. Eastern Orthodox Christians call this day “Great Monday” and commemorate the cursing of the fig tree (Matt 21:18-22) while Roman Catholics and Anglicans read about the Anointing of Jesus by Mary as told by John (12:1-11). This is a good day to eat a Fig Newton or sit in meditative silence at the Simply Meditation gathering at Redeemer at 6 PM.

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Holy Tuesday is the third day of Holy Week. Eastern Orthodox Christians call this day “Great Tuesday” and read the parable of the ten virgins  (Matt 25:1-13) while most Roman Catholics and Anglicans read about Jesus foretelling his death when he said, “Unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains just a single grain; but if it dies, it bears much fruit” (John 12:24). This is a good day to plant a seed by serving the poor at the Marin Interfaith Street Chaplaincy’s Wellness Gathering (5 – 6 pm on Holy Tuesday at First Presbyterian Church in San Rafael). It is also a good day to walk the Glenwood Prayer Labyrinth under the full moon.

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Spy Wednesday is the fourth day of Holy Week. Holy Wednesday is sometimes called “Spy Wednesday” as a reference to the betrayal of Jesus by Judas Iscariot. Many Christians observe Spy Wednesday by attending a service called Tenebrae, which is Latin for darkness. During the Tenebrae service, all the candles on the altar and in the church are gradually extinguished until there is complete darkness. At the moment of darkness, a loud clashing sound called the “strepitus” is made, recalling the earthquake after Jesus’ death.

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The Holy Triduum or Paschal Triduum begins on the evening of Maundy Thursday. This day commemorates the night that Jesus celebrated the Jewish holiday of Passover with his disciples. Jewish people continue to celebrate Passover today, commemorating the liberation of the Hebrew people from slavery in Egypt. They eat unleavened bread, charoset, bitter herbs, eggs, lamb, and more. Each item of food has spiritual and historical signifance. For instance, the charoset represents the mortar that the Hebrew slaves used while in Egypt.

On the night, Jesus celebrated Passover with his disciples, he gave a new mandatum (which is Latin for command): “That you love one another as I have loved you” (John 13:34). One way we follow this command is by washing one another’s feet just as Christ washed his disciples’ feet. Also, in medieval England, generous people would follow the mandatum by carrying around purses full of money called “maundy purses” and give them to the poor. Finally, Jesus instituted the sacrament of the Eucharist on Maundy Thursday, a sacrament that nourishes us spiritually so that we can continue to follow his mandatum. We celebrate the Eucharist on Maundy Thursday and then strip the altar because no Eucharist is to be celebrated on…

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Good Friday, when we remember the crucifixion and death of Christ. We commemorate this central event by praying the 14 Stations of the Cross or listening to the seven last words of Christ or venerating the Cross or following the Good Friday service in the Book of Common Prayer or a combination of all four.

Holy Saturday is the last day of Holy Week and has been called “Black Saturday,” “the Saturday of Light,” “Joyous Saturday”, “Great Sabbath” and “Easter Eve.” This day commemorates the burial of Jesus. On Saturday night, Christians participate in the most important ritual of the year: the Easter Vigil. During this service, new Christians are baptized and we once again sing “Alleluia” as we begin to celebrate the resurrection, a celebration that lasts 50 days, starting officially on Easter Sunday, when we hide candy-filled Easter eggs!

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