Sermon – Easter 3 – Year A – The Reverend Shelley B Denney

Sermon – Easter 2 – Year A – The Reverend Julie Nelson

Sermon – Easter Day – Year A – The Reverend Shelley B Denney

Sermon Palm/Passion Sunday – Year A – Andrea MacKenzie

The Liturgy of the Palms

The Liturgy of the Word

Sermon Lent 5 – Year A – The Reverend Shelley B Denney

Sermon Lent 4 – Year A – The Reverend Shelley B Denney

Enrichment Through the Arts

Enrichment Through the Arts is a kids camp exploring creativity through a variety of media. Each day a different art form will be highlighted. Look what’s being planned…

  • Monday – Weaving & Guatemala
  • Tuesday – Photography & Ansel Adams (Children will be using polaroid film.)
  • Wednesday – Painting & Monet, Seurat & Picasso
  • Thursday – Ceramics & Clay
  • Friday – Culinary Arts (Children will bring home dinner for the family.)

Each day includes at least 3 projects around the art theme of the day. Enrollment is limited each day due to materials needed for the projects. Spaces are on a first come first serve basis. Enrollment is only secured with completed registration form and fees.

For more information contact the Director of Children and Youth Ministries at ECA.

Registration Form

Sermon Lent 3 – Year A – The Reverend Shelley B Denney

Sermon Lent 2 – Year A – Andrea MacKenzie

Sermon – Lent 1 – Year A – The Reverend Shelley B Denney

Sermon Epiphany Last – Year A – Kimberly Axtell

Sermon – Last Epiphany – Year A – Kimberly Axtell

Lenten Meditations

Week 1

Wednesday, March 1
Thursday, March 2
Friday, March 3
Saturday, March 4
Sunday, March 5
Monday, March 6
Tuesday, March 7

Week 2

Wednesday, March 8
Thursday, March 9
Friday, March 10
Saturday, March 11
Sunday, March 12
Monday, March 13
Tuesday, March 14

Week 3

Wednesday, March 15
Thursday, March 16
Friday, March 17
Saturday, March 18
Sunday, March 19
Monday, March 20
Tuesday, March 21

Week 4

Wednesday, March 22
Thursday, March 23
Friday, March 24
Saturday, March 25
Sunday, March 26
Monday, March 27
Tuesday, March 28

Week 5

Wednesday, March 29
Thursday, March 30
Friday, March 31
Saturday, April 1
Sunday, April 2
Monday, April 3
Tuesday, April 4

Week 6

Wednesday, April 5
Thursday, April 6
Friday, April 7
Saturday, April 8
Sunday, April 9
Monday, April 10
Tuesday, April 11

Week 7

Wednesday, April 12
Thursday, April 13
Friday, April 14
Saturday, April 15

Ashes and Coffee to Go!

The Congregational Church of Almaden Valley and The Episcopal Church in Almaden (6581 Camden Ave, San Jose, 95120) encourage neighbors to drive through their circular driveway to receive ashes on their foreheads and a free cup of coffee or tea to go, with a smile. We want to bring a moment of spiritual connection and ancient tradition out of doors and into daily life. Ashes remind us that we are mortal and help us remember what is important in life. They remind us that God continually offers the forgiveness of unconditional love, and a new start. Come, start your morning with “Ashes and Coffee to Go”!

Ash Wednesday & Lenten Class

LENT IS RAPIDLY APPROACHING! Ash Wednesday is March 1st. The JV Churches will offer “ASHES AND COFFEE TO GO” from 6:45-8:30AM in our parking lot. Stop by on your way to work to receive your ashes and a free cup of coffee or tea to go! ECA will have services of Holy Eucharist and the Imposition of Ashes at noon and 7pm that dayStations of the Cross will be at 3pm every Wednesday during Lent, beginning Ash Wednesday, immediately preceding Center Prayer. Our Lenten class will be offered from 7-8:30pm each Wednesday during Lent, from March 8 through April 5 in the Learning Center. The topic will be “The Vanishing Language of Sin and Salvation”.

Sermon Epiphany 7, Year A, The Reverend Shelley B. Denney

Sermon 6th Sunday after the Epiphany. Year A, The Reverend Shelley B. Denney

Sermon Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany, Year A, The Reverend Shelley B. Denney, February 5, 2017

Sermon Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany, Year A, January 29, 2017, Andrea MacKenzie

Sermon Third Sunday after the Epiphany, Year A, The Reverend Shelley B. Denney

Sermon Second Sunday After Epiphany, Year A, The Reverend Shelley Booth Denney

Sermon The Baptism of Our Lord, Year A, The Reverend Shelley Booth Denney

Sermon Christmas Eve, Year A, The Reverend Shelley Booth Denney

Sermon Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year A, The Reverend Shelley Booth Denney

Christmas Pageant 2016

This year’s Christmas Pageant is Saturday, December 17th! All ages participate.

Come at 3 PM to choose your part, get costumed, make some Christmas ornaments, decorate Christmas cookies and more. While the kids and youth are busy preparing for the pageant, parents can help prepare our dinner and set tables. At 5 PM we will present our pageant to all. Families are encouraged to invite friends and neighbors to join us for the presentation. Following the pageant everyone is invited to share in a delicious dinner with decorated Christmas cookies for dessert.

Sermon Second Sunday of Advent Year A – The Reverend Shelley B Denney

Sermon First Sunday of Advent Year A – The Reverend Shelley B Denney

Twenty-sixth Sunday after Pentecost

Sermon 26 Proper 28 Year C, Twenty-sixth Sunday after Pentecost, The Reverend Julie Nelson
New Consecration Sunday

Isaiah 65:17-25
Canticle 9
2 Thessalonians 3:6-13
Luke 21:5-19

The Feast of All Saints

Sermon The Feast of All Saints Year C, The Reverend Shelley Booth Denney

Daniel 7:1-3,15-18
Psalm 149
Ephesians 1:11-23
Luke 6:20-31

Twenty-fourth Sunday after pentecost

Sermon Proper 26 Year C, Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost, The Reverend Shelley Booth Denney

Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4
Psalm 119:137-144
2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12
Luke 19:1-10

Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost

Sermon Proper 25 Year C, Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost, The Right Reverend Mary Gray Reeves

Joel 2:23-32
Psalm 65
2 Timothy 4:6-8,16-18
Luke 18:9-14

Twenty First Sunday after Pentecost

October 9, 2016

Sermon Proper 23 Year C

The Reverend Shelley Booth Denney

Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7
Psalm 66:1-11
2 Timothy 2:8-15
Luke 17:11-19

Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

October 2, 2016

Sermon Proper 22 Year C

The Reverend Shelley Booth Denney

Lamentations 1:1-6
Psalm 137
2 Timothy 1:1-14
Luke 17:5-10

Nineteenth Sunday After Pentecost

Proper 21 Year C

The Reverend Shelley Booth Denney

Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15
Psalm 91:1-6, 14-16
1 Timothy 6:6-19
Luke 16:19-31

 

Seventeenth Sunday After Pentecost

Sermon, Mr. Rod Cardoza, September 11, 2016

Leviticus 19:1-2a, 34
The Lord spoke to Moses, saying: Speak to all the congregation of the people of Israel and say to them: You shall be holy, for I the Lord your God am holy. The alien who resides with you shall be to you as the citizen among you; you shall love the alien as yourself, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.

Psalm 37:1-10
Mark 12:28-34

Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Sermon, The Reverend Shelley Booth Denney, Proper 18 Year C

Jeremiah 18:1-11
Psalm 139:1-5, 12-17
Philemon 1-21
Luke 14:25-33

Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

The Reverend Shelley B Denney, Proper 17C

Jeremiah 2:4-13
Psalm 81:1, 10-16
Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16
Luke 14:1, 7-14

Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

The Reverend Shelley Booth Denney, Proper 16 Year C

Jeremiah 1:4-10
Psalm 71:1-6
Hebrews 12:18-29
Luke 13:10-17

Thirteenth Sunday After Pentecost

The Reverend Julie Nelson, Proper 15 Year C

Jeremiah 1:4-10
Psalm 71:1-6
Hebrews 12:18-29
Luke 13:10-17

Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

2016 The Rev. Shelley Booth Denney Proper 13 Year C,

Isaiah 1:1, 10-20
Psalm 50:1-8, 23-24
Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16
Luke 12:32-40

Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost

2016 The Rev. Shelley Booth Denney Proper 12 Year C,

Hosea 11:1-11
Psalm 107:1-9, 43
Colossians 3:1-11
Luke 12:13-21

 

Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

2016 The Rev. Shelley Booth Denney Proper 12 Year C,
Hosea 1:2-10;
Psalm 85;
Colossians 2:6-15, (16-19);
Luke 11:1-13

Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

The Rev. Shelley Booth Denney

Proper 11 Year C

Amos 8:1-12
Psalm 52
Colossians 1:15-28
Luke 10:38-42

Eighth Sunday After Pentecost

July 10, 2016

The Rev. Shelley Booth Denney

Proper 10 Year C

Amos 7:7-17
Psalm 82
Colossians 1:1-14
Luke 10:25-37

 

Seventh Sunday After Pentecost

July 3, 2016

The Rev. Shelley Booth Denney

Proper 9 Year C

2 Kings 5:1-14
Psalm 30
Galatians 6:(1-6)7-16
Luke 10:1-11, 16-20

 

Sixth Sunday After Pentecost

June 26, 2016

The Reverend Shelley Booth Denney

Proper 8, Year C

2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14
Psalm 77:1-2, 11-20
Galatians 5:1,13-25
Luke 9:51-62

Loving Muslim Neighbors

“Our world is experiencing shifting populations, unprecedented change, and growing religious extremism. Muslims and Christians together make up more than half the world’s population. Christians and Muslims must therefore find ways to coexist peacefully if future generations will enjoy any meaningful peace together,” says Rod Cardoza, founder of Abrahamic Alliance International. He is a cultural, theological, and linguistic anthropologist.

Rod’s organization is engaged in peace making by bringing together people from Christian, Muslim, and Jewish congregations to do projects together that are works of mercy. ECA will be participating in this critical and interesting work this fall.

To begin this process, Rod will teach his workshop “Introduction to Loving Muslim Neighbors” at ECA on Saturday, September 24, 2-4pm. This is a seminar for Christians who want to understand and bless Muslims with grace and friendship. It navigates through a maze of conflicting information and stereotypes, then equips Christians with solutions to challenges that have vexed Christian-Muslim relations for centuries. Learn how to build bridges of respect and understanding that will deeply touch Muslim hearts.

This is work that is desperately needed in our time of increasing polarization, religious extremism, and hate speech. It is a concrete way for us to engage Jesus’ blessing: “Blessed are the peace makers.”

Here’s the link to RSVP for this wonderful, free seminar at ECA: http://lmnsanjose2016.eventbrite.com

Fifth Sunday After Pentecost

June 19, 2016

The Reverend Shelley Booth Denney

Proper 7, Year C

1 Kings 19:1-4, (5-7), 8-15a
Psalm 42 and 43
Galatians 3:23-29
Luke 8:26-39

 

Third Sunday After Pentecost

June 5, 2016

The Reverend Shelley Booth Denney

Proper 5, Year , RCL, Track 1

1 Kings 17:8-16 (17-24)
Psalm 146
Galatians 1:11-24
Luke 7:11-17