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Listening Hearts Ministry


"God, what are you calling me to do next with my life?"

Listening Hearts is a lay spiritual discernment ministry which attempts to assist parishioners answer such questions.

Discernment, which comes from the word “discern,” means to show insight, keen perception and good judgment in separating one idea from another. Spiritual discernment means to understand and separate God’s voice or call from all the other voices or calls competing for attention in our lives. It is a focused endeavor to identify God’s Spirit in a situation and to determine where it may be pointing.

All of us work to achieve success, prosperity and respectability with family, friends, colleagues, neighbors, fellow employees, and those at church. We all face emotional crises. There are cultural and social expectations we set for others and expect ourselves to meet. All of us face serious issues with all these competing goals, needs and emotions. Through all these competing influences, how is it possible to distinguish God’s call from all the other competing calls?

Spiritual discernment recognizes that:

Listening for God’s call, and separating it from other voices, is not easy, and is much more than an intellectual exercise.
Trained people can help others discern and identify God’s spirit and voice.
Michael Battle, in “Practicing Reconciliation in a Violent World” pointed out that St. Paul recommended a similar process:

While inner work is a deeply personal matter, it is not necessarily a private one. There are ways to be together in community to help each other with that inner work. Quakers, in particular, come together in a way that is supportive but not invasive, asking a lot of questions but never rendering judgment or giving advice. Their togetherness respects the mystery of the human heart but still allows people to challenge and “stretch” one another in that work.

Many issues invite spiritual discernment. Below are just a few examples:

Personal relationships - husband-wife, parent-child, or those with friends
Professional relationships - boss-subordinate, or those with co-workers or professional colleagues
Priorities for use of time and energy
Ethical dilemmas
Specific work situations
Leadership roles
Personal-professional boundaries
Personal-professional time demands
The call within the call (e.g., "I am called to serve in this place, but how is God asking me to focus my efforts at this time?)
Career options (Is God calling me to persevere in this place or to seek out new possibilities for moving on?)
Generational concerns
Issues related to race, culture, gender, sexuality
St. Peter’s now has seven people of faith trained in spiritual discernment. They are called “discerners,” and they are available to parishioners who are interested in participating in this process.

A discernment session takes about three hours. It involves appropriate preparation, followed by a discernment session with three discerners. No records are kept of any discernment session. All communications are strictly confidential.

If you are seeking to understand what God’s direction or call is for you on an issue or question in your life, you may wish to consult with one of the clergy to see if a discernment session may be helpful for you. Please contact Frank and Eva Kear, 858.481.3832 or SBFEK@roadrunner.com
Worship this weekend! Sat. 5 p.m. (spoken), Sun. 7:45 a.m. (traditional, spoken), 9 a.m. Family Service (sung), 10 a.m. Sunday School, 11 a.m. (organ and choir)
November 2014
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
1 Altar Guild
Location: Church
Time: 9:00am -11:00am

St. Peter's Playgroup
Location: Nursery
Time: 9:30am -11:00am
Contact:  Leeann Gooding

Holy Eucharist
Location: Church
Time: 5:00pm -6:00pm

Choir Fundraiser "Trial By Jury" POSTPONED
Location: Parish Hall & Church
Time: 6:00pm -8:00pm
Set Up starts at noon.  

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2 Daylight Savings Ends
Time: 2:00am

Holy Eucharist Rite I
Location: Church
Time: 7:45am -8:45am

Family Worship with Communion
Location: Church
Time: 9:00am -10:00am

Cherub Choir Rehearsal
Location: Choir Room
Time: 10:00am -11:00am

Forum: For All the Saints
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 10:00am -11:00am

Choral Eucharist, Rite II
Location: Church
Time: 11:00am -12:00pm

DoK Brunch
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 12:00pm -2:00pm
Contact:  Suzi Iliff

Choral Evensong with Sherry Reception
Location: Church and Parish Hall
Time: 5:00pm -6:00pm
The Choir invites you to participate in a particul ...

Al Anon
Location: Music Center
Time: 5:30pm -7:00pm
First Sunday of the month includes a Newcomers Mee ...

AA
Location: Music Center
Time: 8:00pm -9:00pm

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3 Life Line Screening
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 7:00am -5:00pm

CPC Meeting w/ Architect
Location: Library
Time: 9:00am -11:00am

Smart Recovery
Location: Cozy Corner
Time: 10:00am -11:00am

San Diego Children's Choir (Prep)
Location: Music Center
Time: 5:00pm -6:00pm
Contact:  Margie Orem

EfM Year 3
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 6:00pm -8:30pm

EfM Year 4
Location: Library
Time: 6:00pm -8:30pm

San Diego Children's Choir (Intermediate)
Location: Music Center
Time: 6:15pm -7:30pm
Contact:  Margie Orem

CODA
Location: Youth Room
Time: 7:00pm -8:00pm

AA
Location: Music Center
Time: 8:30pm -9:30pm

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4 ELECTION DAY POLLING
Location: Parish Hall OR Youth Room
Time: 7:00am -8:00pm

Holy Eucharist
Location: Church
Time: 7:00am -7:30am

Bible Study
Location: Library
Time: 7:30am -8:30am
Contact:  Hank George

Centering Prayer
Location: Church
Time: 9:00am -9:30am

Del Mar Foundation Playgroup
Location: Nursery
Time: 9:00am -12:30pm

Staff Meeting
Location: Library
Time: 10:00am -12:00pm

Al Anon
Location: Library
Time: 4:00pm -5:00pm

Women's Cursillo Grouping
Location: Off Site
Time: 5:00pm -6:00pm

12 Step Meditation
Location: Church
Time: 8:00pm -9:00pm

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5 North Coast Toastmasters
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 7:30am -9:00am
 

Holy Eucharist with Anointing for Healing
Location: Church
Time: 9:30am -10:15am

Senior Coffee Hour
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 10:00am -11:00am
Contact:  Geoff Carson

CPC Meeting
Location: Youth Room
Time: 4:00pm -6:00pm

Outreach Ministry Team Meeting
Location: Library
Time: 4:00pm -5:30pm

St. Nicholas Choristers
Location: Music Center
Time: 4:00pm -6:00pm

Women's SLAA Meeting
Location: Youth Room
Time: 6:30pm -8:30pm

12 Steps - Back to Basics
Location: Upstairs Classroom
Time: 7:00pm -9:00pm

Family Choir Rehearsal
Location: Music Center
Time: 7:00pm -8:30pm

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6 Life Story Writing
Location: Library
Time: 9:00am -11:30am

Al Anon
Location: Youth Room
Time: 9:30am -10:30am
Contact:  Deborah

Del Mar Rotary
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 12:00pm -2:00pm
Set up begins at 10:00am.  Contact:  Bil ...

Centering Prayer
Location: Youth Room
Time: 4:30pm -6:00pm
Contact:  Kathy Agnew Centering Prayer is ...

RDMAC HOA
Location: Library
Time: 5:30pm -7:00pm
Contact:  Kathleen Cansler

CEA-How Meeting
Location: Youth Room
Time: 6:30pm -8:00pm
Contact:  Mary Klainer

Choir Rehearsal
Location: Music Center
Time: 7:00pm -9:00pm
Contact:  Ruben Valenzuela

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7 Racing Season at the Track

Del Mar Toastmasters
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 7:30am -9:00am

Cursillo Grouping
Location: Library
Time: 7:45am -9:00am
Contact:  Fr. Tom Bond

Silver Yoga
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 10:00am -11:00am
Contact:  Bob Spindler

Al Anon
Location: Library
Time: 12:00pm -1:00pm

Igor's Violin Studio
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 7:00pm -8:30pm

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8 Interfaith Shelter
Location: Parish Hall

Racing Season at the Track

Thrift Shop Christmas Prep
Location: Choir Room

Altar Guild
Location: Church
Time: 9:00am -11:00am

Torrey Pines Docents
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 9:00am -12:00pm

Del Mar Foundation Playgrooup
Location: Nursery
Time: 10:30am -12:00pm

Hiltabidle Memorial Service
Location: Church
Time: 1:00pm -2:00pm

Hiltabidle Memorial Reception
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 2:00pm -4:00pm

Holy Eucharist
Location: Church
Time: 5:00pm -6:00pm

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9 Interfaith Shelter
Location: Parish Hall

Racing Season at the Track

Thrift Shop Christmas Prep
Location: Choir Room

Holy Eucharist Rite I
Location: Church
Time: 7:45am -8:45am

Family Worship with Communion
Location: Church
Time: 9:00am -10:00am

Forum: CPC Update
Location: Church
Time: 10:00am -11:00am

Choral Eucharist, Rite II
Location: Church
Time: 11:00am -12:00pm

Al Anon
Location: Music Center
Time: 5:30pm -7:00pm
First Sunday of the month includes a Newcomers Mee ...

AA
Location: Church
Time: 8:00pm -9:00pm
Moved for Thrift Shop Activities in Music Center

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10 Interfaith Shelter
Location: Parish Hall

Racing Season at the Track

Thrift Shop Christmas Prep
Location: Choir Room

Smart Recovery
Location: Upstairs Classroom
Time: 10:00am -11:00am
Moved for IFS

Youth Ministry Team Meeting
Location: Library
Time: 3:00pm -4:00pm
Contact Fr. Munoz

San Diego Children's Choir (Prep)
Location: Church
Time: 5:00pm -6:00pm
Moved for IFS

EfM Year 3
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 6:00pm -8:30pm

EfM Year 4
Location: Library
Time: 6:00pm -8:30pm

San Diego Children's Choir (Intermediate)
Location: Church
Time: 6:15pm -7:30pm
Moved for IFS

CODA
Location: Youth Room
Time: 7:00pm -8:00pm

AA
Location: Music Center
Time: 8:30pm -9:30pm

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11 Interfaith Shelter
Location: Parish Hall

Racing Season at the Track

Veterans Day - Office Closed

Holy Eucharist
Location: Church
Time: 7:00am -7:30am

Bible Study
Location: Library
Time: 7:30am -8:30am
Contact:  Hank George

Centering Prayer
Location: Church
Time: 9:00am -9:30am

Del Mar Foundation Playgroup
Location: Nursery
Time: 9:00am -12:30pm

Al Anon
Location: Library
Time: 4:00pm -5:00pm

NO BSA Troop Meeting Today
Time: 7:00pm -8:30pm

12 Step Meditation
Location: Church
Time: 8:00pm -9:00pm

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12 Interfaith Shelter
Location: Parish Hall

Racing Season at the Track

North Coast Toastmasters
Location: Church
Time: 7:30am -9:00am
Moved for IFS

Holy Eucharist with Anointing for Healing
Location: Church
Time: 9:30am -10:15am

Senior Coffee Hour
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 10:00am -11:00am
Contact:  Geoff Carson

Staff Meeting
Location: Upstairs Classroom or Paige's Office
Time: 10:00am -12:00pm

Senior Services Corp. Board Meeting
Location: Library
Time: 3:00pm -4:30pm
Contact:  Paige Blair

St. Nicholas Choristers
Location: Music Center
Time: 4:00pm -6:00pm

Women's SLAA Meeting
Location: Youth Room
Time: 6:30pm -8:30pm

12 Steps - Back to Basics
Location: Upstairs Classroom
Time: 7:00pm -9:00pm

Family Choir Rehearsal
Location: Music Center
Time: 7:00pm -8:30pm

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13 Interfaith Shelter
Location: Parish Hall

Racing Season at the Track

Life Story Writing
Location: Library
Time: 9:00am -11:30am

Al Anon
Location: Youth Room
Time: 9:30am -10:30am
Contact:  Deborah

No Rotary Today
Time: 12:00pm -2:00pm

Jim Sneed
Location: Campus Tour
Time: 12:30pm -1:30pm

Centering Prayer
Location: Youth Room
Time: 4:30pm -6:00pm
Contact:  Kathy Agnew Centering Prayer is ...

CEA-How Meeting
Location: Youth Room
Time: 6:30pm -8:00pm
Contact:  Mary Klainer

Choir Rehearsal
Location: Music Center
Time: 7:00pm -9:00pm
Contact:  Ruben Valenzuela

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14 Interfaith Shelter
Location: Parish Hall

Racing Season at the Track

Del Mar Toastmasters
Location: Church
Time: 7:30am -9:00am
Moved for IFS

Cursillo Grouping
Location: Library
Time: 7:45am -9:00am
Contact:  Fr. Tom Bond

Toastmasters Board Meeting
Location: Youth Room
Time: 9:00am -10:00am
Contact:  Nick Alameddin

Silver Yoga
Location: Upstairs Classroom
Time: 10:00am -11:00am
Moved for IFS

Al Anon
Location: Library
Time: 12:00pm -1:00pm

McShefferty Wedding Rehearsal
Location: Church
Time: 5:00pm -6:00pm

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15 Interfaith Shelter
Location: Parish Hall

Racing Season at the Track

Altar Guild
Location: Church
Time: 9:00am -11:00am

Reserved for Children's Ministry
Location: Nursery
Time: 9:30am -11:00am
Contact:  Leeann Gooding

Holy Eucharist
Location: Church
Time: 5:00pm -6:00pm

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16 Interfaith Shelter
Location: Parish Hall

Racing Season at the Track

Holy Eucharist Rite I
Location: Church
Time: 7:45am -8:45am

Children's Church
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 9:00am -10:00am

Family Worship with Communion
Location: Church
Time: 9:00am -10:00am

Family Camp Day
Location: Camp Stevens
Time: 10:00am -5:00pm

Forum: Stewardship of Time, Talen & Treasure
Location: Church
Time: 10:00am -11:00am

Choral Eucharist, Rite II
Location: Church
Time: 11:00am -12:00pm

Al Anon
Location: Music Center
Time: 5:30pm -7:00pm
First Sunday of the month includes a Newcomers Mee ...

AA
Location: Music Center
Time: 8:00pm -9:00pm

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17 Interfaith Shelter
Location: Parish Hall

Racing Season at the Track

San Diego Museum of Art
Location: Church
Time: 9:00am -12:00pm

Smart Recovery
Location: Cozy Corner
Time: 10:00am -11:00am

San Diego Children's Choir (Prep)
Location: Church
Time: 5:00pm -6:00pm
Moved for IFS

EfM Year 3
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 6:00pm -8:30pm

EfM Year 4
Location: Library
Time: 6:00pm -8:30pm

San Diego Children's Choir (Intermediate)
Location: Church
Time: 6:15pm -7:30pm
Moved for IFS

CODA
Location: Youth Room
Time: 7:00pm -8:00pm

AA
Location: Music Center
Time: 8:30pm -9:30pm

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18 Interfaith Shelter
Location: Parish Hall

Racing Season at the Track

Holy Eucharist
Location: Church
Time: 7:00am -7:30am

Bible Study
Location: Library
Time: 7:30am -8:30am
Contact:  Hank George

Centering Prayer
Location: Church
Time: 9:00am -9:30am

Del Mar Foundation Playgroup
Location: Nursery
Time: 9:00am -12:30pm

Staff Meeting
Location: Library
Time: 10:00am -12:00pm

No Seniors Lunch This Month
Time: 12:00pm -2:00pm

Al Anon
Location: Library
Time: 4:00pm -5:00pm

Vestry Meeting
Location: Library
Time: 7:00pm -9:00pm

12 Step Meditation
Location: Church
Time: 8:00pm -9:00pm

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19 Fashion Show Centerpiece Building
Location: Upstairs Classroom

Interfaith Shelter
Location: Parish Hall

Racing Season at the Track

North Coast Toastmasters
Location: Church
Time: 7:30am -9:00am
Moved for IFS

Holy Eucharist with Anointing for Healing
Location: Church
Time: 9:30am -10:15am

Senior Coffee Hour
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 10:00am -11:00am
Contact:  Geoff Carson

St. Nicholas Choristers
Location: Music Center
Time: 4:00pm -6:00pm

Acolyte Training
Location: Church
Time: 5:15pm -6:00pm

Women's SLAA Meeting
Location: Youth Room
Time: 6:30pm -8:30pm

Family Choir Rehearsal
Location: Music Center
Time: 7:00pm -8:30pm

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20 Fashion Show Centerpiece Building
Location: Upstairs Classroom

Interfaith Shelter
Location: Parish Hall

Racing Season at the Track

Life Story Writing
Location: Library
Time: 9:00am -11:30am

Al Anon
Location: Youth Room
Time: 9:30am -10:30am
Contact:  Deborah

No Rotary Today
Time: 12:00pm -2:00pm

Centering Prayer
Location: Youth Room
Time: 4:30pm -6:00pm
Contact:  Kathy Agnew Centering Prayer is ...

Fellowship Meeting
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 6:00pm -8:00pm

CEA-How Meeting
Location: Youth Room
Time: 6:30pm -8:00pm
Contact:  Mary Klainer

Choir Rehearsal
Location: Music Center
Time: 7:00pm -9:00pm
Contact:  Ruben Valenzuela

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21 Interfaith Shelter
Location: Parish Hall

Racing Season at the Track

Del Mar Toastmasters
Location: Church
Time: 7:30am -9:00am
Moved for IFS

Cursillo Grouping
Location: Library
Time: 7:45am -9:00am
Contact:  Fr. Tom Bond

Silver Yoga
Location: Upstairs Classroom
Time: 10:00am -11:00am
Moved for IFS

Al Anon
Location: Library
Time: 12:00pm -1:00pm

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22 Interfaith Shelter
Location: Parish Hall

Racing Season at the Track

Altar Guild
Location: Church
Time: 9:00am -11:00am

Del Mar Foundation Playgroup
Location: Nursery
Time: 10:30am -12:00pm

Holy Eucharist
Location: Church
Time: 5:00pm -6:00pm

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23 Interfaith Shelter
Location: Parish Hall

Racing Season at the Track

Holy Eucharist Rite I
Location: Church
Time: 7:45am -8:45am

Alternative Christmas Market
Location: Patio
Time: 8:00am -12:00pm
Contact:  Alison Royle

Family Worship with Communion
Location: Church
Time: 9:00am -10:00am

Faith Full Families Wreath Making
Location: Patio
Time: 10:00am -11:00am

Forum: Aging Parents
Location: Church
Time: 10:00am -11:00am

Choral Eucharist, Rite II
Location: Church
Time: 11:00am -12:00pm

Daughters of the King
Location: Library
Time: 11:15am -12:45pm
Contact:  Gail Carr

Fashion Show Prep
Location: Choir Room
Time: 1:00pm -11:00pm

Al Anon
Location: Music Center
Time: 5:30pm -7:00pm
First Sunday of the month includes a Newcomers Mee ...

AA
Location: Music Center
Time: 8:00pm -9:00pm

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24 Racing Season at the Track

Fashion Show
Location: Godly Play and Vesting Room

Fashion Show Prep
Location: Choir Room

Smart Recovery
Location: Cozy Corner
Time: 10:00am -11:00am

Thrift Shop Fashion Show
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 12:00pm -2:00pm
Set up and clean up all day

San Diego Children's Choir (Prep)
Location: Music Center
Time: 5:00pm -6:00pm
Contact:  Margie Orem

EfM Year 3
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 6:00pm -8:30pm

EfM Year 4
Location: Library
Time: 6:00pm -8:30pm

San Diego Children's Choir (Intermediate)
Location: Music Center
Time: 6:15pm -7:30pm
Contact:  Margie Orem

CODA
Location: Youth Room
Time: 7:00pm -8:00pm

AA
Location: Music Center
Time: 8:30pm -9:30pm

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25 Racing Season at the Track

Holy Eucharist
Location: Church
Time: 7:00am -7:30am

Bible Study
Location: Library
Time: 7:30am -8:30am
Contact:  Hank George

Centering Prayer
Location: Church
Time: 9:00am -9:30am

Del Mar Foundation Playgroup
Location: Nursery
Time: 9:00am -12:30pm

Staff Meeting
Location: Library
Time: 10:00am -12:00pm

Al Anon
Location: Library
Time: 4:00pm -5:00pm

BSA Troop 713 Committee Meeting
Location: Library
Time: 7:00pm -8:30pm

12 Step Meditation
Location: Church
Time: 8:00pm -9:00pm

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26 Racing Season at the Track

North Coast Toastmasters
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 7:30am -9:00am
 

Holy Eucharist with Anointing for Healing
Location: Church
Time: 9:30am -10:15am

Senior Coffee Hour
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 10:00am -11:00am
Contact:  Geoff Carson

St. Nicholas Choristers
Location: Music Center
Time: 4:00pm -6:00pm

Women's SLAA Meeting
Location: Youth Room
Time: 6:30pm -8:30pm

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27 Racing Season at the Track

THANKSGIVING - Office Closed

Al Anon
Location: Youth Room
Time: 9:30am -10:30am
Contact:  Deborah

Centering Prayer
Location: Youth Room
Time: 4:30pm -6:00pm
Contact:  Kathy Agnew Centering Prayer is ...

CEA-How Meeting
Location: Youth Room
Time: 6:30pm -8:00pm
Contact:  Mary Klainer

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28 Racing Season at the Track

Black Friday

Del Mar Toastmasters
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 7:30am -9:00am

Cursillo Grouping
Location: Library
Time: 7:45am -9:00am
Contact:  Fr. Tom Bond

Silver Yoga
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 10:00am -11:00am
Contact:  Bob Spindler

Al Anon
Location: Library
Time: 12:00pm -1:00pm

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29 Racing Season at the Track

Altar Guild
Location: Church
Time: 9:00am -11:00am

Advent Baby Shower Ingathering
Location: Church
Time: 5:00pm -6:00pm

Holy Eucharist
Location: Church
Time: 5:00pm -6:00pm

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30 Racing Season at the Track

Holy Eucharist Rite I
Location: Church
Time: 7:45am -8:45am

Advent Baby Shower Ingathering
Location: Church
Time: 8:00am -12:00pm

Alternative Christmas Market
Location: Patio
Time: 8:00am -12:00pm
Contact:  Alison Royle

Family Worship with Communion
Location: Church
Time: 9:00am -10:00am

Christmas Pageant Rehearsal
Location: Church
Time: 10:00am -10:55am

Forum: The Liturgical Year
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 10:00am -11:00am

Choral Eucharist, Rite II
Location: Church
Time: 11:00am -12:00pm

Al Anon
Location: Music Center
Time: 5:30pm -7:00pm
First Sunday of the month includes a Newcomers Mee ...

AA
Location: Music Center
Time: 8:00pm -9:00pm

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