Sermon Third Sunday of Lent Year A – The Reverend Shelley Booth Denney

Sermon Lent 2 Year A The Reverend Shelley Booth Denney

Sermon First Sunday of Lent – Year A- The Reverend Shelley Booth Denney

Kids Summer Camp 2020

Join us for this Kids Camp, June 8th thru 12th from 9 AM to 12 Noon. This summer’s camp is being offered at The Episcopal Church in Almaden, located at 6581 Camden Avenue for children kindergarten thru 5th grade. We will learn about Olympians that give God the glory and praise for their special abilities that have led them to great success in their chosen sports. We will share experiences of worship, storytelling, art, drama, science, and our own versions of the Olympic games. We will culminate our week with a special presentation by the campers on Friday during the last hour of camp for their families and guests. This presentation will be followed by a BBQ lunch for everyone. Enrollment is limited. Download the registration form below!

Go for the Gold Registration 2020

Sermon Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany – Year A – The Reverend Shelley Booth Denney

Sermon Fifth Sunday After the Epiphany Year A – The Reverend Shelley B Denney

Sermon Epiphany 3 Year A – The Reverend Shelley Booth Denney

Sermon Epiphany 3A – The Reverend Shelley Booth Denney

  • Isaiah 49:1-7 1
  • Corinthians 1:1-9
  • John 1:29-42
  • Psalm 40:1-12

Sermon Epiphany 1 Year A – The Reverend Lucrecia Mann

The Baptism of Our Lord

Sermon Epiphany Year A

Sermon Epiphany Year A 2020 – Kimberly Axtell

Sermon Christmas Eve 2019

Sermon Advent 4A

Sermon Advent 2A

Sermon Advent 1A

Let’s ROC 10/19/2019 – Blessing of the Animals!

Let’s ROC Blessing of the Animals 2019!

St. Francis chose to live a simple life, giving up the wealth and stress of being a merchant to live with almost nothing in the woods. St. Francis preached that God’s love for everything made everything beautiful. Our pets often remind us of God’s love, and remind us of the simple pleasures we can find in the world God created.

At Let’s ROC on October 19th, 4:30 to 6:30, we’ll be honoring St. Francis by caring for the pets in our community. We’ll be making toys to share with dogs and cats living in local shelters, and blessing all the pets among us. Bring your pet or a picture of your pet to our celebration. We’ll have blessing for the pets, and dinner for you, as well as a beautiful, pet and child friendly Eucharist. RSVP by filling out this survey, or emailing Holly at holly@eca-sj.org

See you Saturday the 19th!

Pup Cakes and Cat Treats

Have you ever baked for a pet? Children 3 years old through 6th grade are invited to our baking workshop Saturday October 19th 3:30-4:30, right before Let’s ROC. Parents will have time for a quick coffee date, or solo grocery run. We would love to have families share the finished treats with the pets at our pet blessing immediately following 4:30 to 6:30. Email Holly to reserve a spot for your family.

See you soon,
Holly

Holly McCullough
holly@eca-sj.org
Building Bridges Coordinator
Episcopal Church in Almaden

Chime In Fall 2019

“Chime In” is a music program being offered at ECA! Children 1st–6th grade will be making music this September every Wednesday from 3:30–4:15 PM. At each lesson the children will be working together in preparation for playing at our monthly family dinner and prayer service, Let’s ROC. Let’s ROC is a welcoming intergenerational community where we sing, we pray, we relax and share food together. Your children will be leading us in the music.

Playing chimes is an experience where each participant is very important to the whole. Every child will be responsible for a particular chime (music note) in each piece of music. Without every child the music is incomplete. Besides learning to be part of a music group your children will make new friends while they learn to read music.

Chime In Fall 2019

  • Wednesday, September 4, 3:30–4:15 PM
  • Wednesday, September 11, 3:30–4:15 PM
  • Wednesday, September 18, 3:30–4:15 PM
  • Saturday, September 21, 4:30–6:30 PM: Finale at Let’s ROC!

Important: Before you register your child or children, be sure you can commit to all the dates and times.

Expired: Cooking Camp

Let’s Get Cookin’ Around the World!

This Cooking Camp being offered at ECA (The Episcopal Church in Almaden) June 10 thru 15, 2019 is for children having completed 1st grade thru 5th grade. Camp will be from 9 AM to 12 noon, June 10 thru 14, and on Saturday, June 15, 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM. Enrollment will be very limited so that participants will have maximum opportunities for a cooking experience!

Every day participants (our chefs) will have opportunities to learn specific cooking techniques and styles as they prepare food for a snack or meal. We will focus on healthy eating and learn about foods from different cultures around the world. The chefs will sample each day their culinary creations. We will be sure to send all the recipes home so they can be tried by the entire family.

Our chefs will also be preparing a “tasting menu” that all can sample at our Family Event, Let’s ROC, on Saturday, June 15th.

Besides cooking each day, we will include some art and some music. For music the chefs will learn to play tone chimes and will play at the family event on Saturday.

Participants in this program should be interested in cooking, be able to follow directions and instructions by adults and counselors so all will be in safe in our cooking environment, and be willing to try new foods. We are prepared to alter our menu plans to accommodate specific food allergies of our chefs.

For questions and more information please email susie@eca-sj.org

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Let’s ROC March!

Join us March 16th 4:30–6:30 for a St. Patrick’s Day themed “Let’s ROC” – “Shamrocks and Rainbows”. There will be dinner of corned beef and cabbage. The chime choir will help lead us in worship. We’ll have a special opportunity to view the art made by the young participants in our art class, taught by Dana Renfand, assisted by Leslie Rousseau and Judi Dimicelli. RSVP to Holly at holly@eca.org, or look for the sign-up sheet in the parish hall.

Holly McCullough
holly@eca-sj.org
Building Bridges Coordinator
Episcopal Church in Almaden

Let’s ROC February!

We are getting ready for “Let’s ROC” on February 16th. Come hear the chimes, enjoy dinner with friends and revisit Presiding Bishop Curry’s “Way of Love” initiative. Mark your calendar now and RSVP to Holly or sign up on the poster in the parish hall!

Holly McCullough
holly@eca-sj.org
Building Bridges Coordinator
Episcopal Church in Almaden

Would you like to be a greeter for “Let’s ROC”? Greeters will be ministers of welcome, helping with nametags, getting families settled and making introductions. Contact Holly if you have gifts of hospitality you could share with our neighbors!

Spark Your Creativity

“Spark Your Creativity” is an art program being offered at ECA (The Episcopal Church in Almaden). Knowing God created each of us with a variety of gifts and talents we will develop each participant’s artistic gifts and talents through the creative medias that our featured artists used. Most sessions will be 3 weeks of 90 minutes group instruction and interaction. At each lesson the children will be learn about an artist and that artist’s style and medium. Then the children will have an opportunity to create their own art piece in that style and medium. The children’s art will be highlighted at an art exhibit at a special family event and service on a Saturday following the classes.

Participation at the family event and service is a requirement of participating in the art class experience.

Session 1: Be Abstract

  • Thursday, February 28, 3:30–5:00 PM
  • Thursday, March 7, 3:30–5:00 PM
  • Thursday, March 14, 3:30–5:00 PM
  • Saturday, March 16, 4:30–6:30 PM

Total Cost: $45 for the first child in the family, $15 for the second child in the same family

Future Classes will be arranged according to demand and interest. If you know of youth who would like this experience please let us know how to contact them and their families especially if they are middle school age!

Important: Before you register your child or children, be sure you can commit to all the dates and times including the Saturday Family Event and Service.

Download Registration Form

Let’s ROC the New Year!

On January 19th at “Let’s ROC” we are celebrating the Epiphany, when we remember the magi or three kings who traveled from far away, following a star to find the baby Jesus. The travelers search and when then they find the Christ Child, they are overwhelmed with joy. I’m praying that this season of Epiphany can be a time for us to search for Christ, and be overwhelmed with joy.

January 19th at Let’s ROC we’ll seek Christ together. We will make cookies to share with the homeless guests at the Village House warming shelter, we’ll seek Christ as we reflect on scripture together, and I pray we will be overwhelmed with joy when we encounter Christ at the table.

I hope we can ring in the New Year together January 19th, 4:30-6:30! Please RSVP so we know you’ll be there.

Holly McCullough
holly@eca-sj.org
Building Bridges Coordinator
Episcopal Church in Almaden

“When they saw that the star had stopped, they were overwhelmed with joy.” Matthew 2:10

Join Us

Mark your calendar now! Let’s ROC (Reach Out in Community) will happen the third Saturday of each month from 4:30 to 6:30. Join us January 19th to ring in the New Year. February 16th will be talking about love and lovin’ those chimes. March 16th we’ll celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with shamrocks and rainbows.

Sermon – First Sunday of Advent – Year C – The Reverend Shelley Booth Denney

Let’s ROC Christmas Pageant 2018

Christmas Pageant

Let’s ROC Christmas Pageant is December 15th at 4:30 PM. There will be Christmas carols, communion and a celebratory meal and of course a pageant. There is room for everyone who would like to participate in the pageant.

Actors will gather on December 15th at 3:45 to get in their costumes, go over their roles and make some ornaments. If you, or someone in your family would like to be a part of the pageant, please email Holly as soon as possible. This is a great time to invite grandchildren, or neighbors to celebrate Christmas with us. We are still on the look out for a real live baby who might be interested in playing Jesus in our play and we will have speaking roles available until the end of this week. When letting me know of a possible participant, it is helpful to know the age, and interest of the possible participant.

Help December 15th

December 15th actors and actresses will prepare in the learning center. We will need help with crafts, getting children into costumes, and hosting parents. Please let Holly know if you are interested in helping Saturday afternoon before the pageant.

Thanks,
Holly

Holly McCullough
holly@eca-sj.org
Building Bridges Coordinator
Episcopal Church in Almaden

Sermon – Twenty-sixth Sunday after Pentecost – Proper 28 Year B – The Reverend Shelley Booth Denney

1 Samuel 1:4-20
1 Samuel 2:1-10
Hebrews 10:11-14 (15-18) 19-25
Mark 13:1-8

Sermon – The Feast of All Saints – Year B – The Reverend Shelley Booth Denney

Wisdom of Solomon 3:1-9
or
Isaiah 25:6-9
Psalm 24
Revelation 21:1-6a
John 11:32-44

Sermon – Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost – Proper 24 Year B – The Reverend Shelley Booth Denney

Job 38:1-7, (34-41)
Psalm 104:1-9, 25, 37b
Hebrews 5:1-10
Mark 10:35-45

Sermon – Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost – Proper 23 Year B – The Reverend Shelley Booth Denney

Job 23:1-9, 16-17
Psalm 22:1-15
Hebrews 4:12-16
Mark 10:17-31

Sermon – Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost – Proper 22 Year B – The Reverend Lucretia Mann

Job 1:1; 2:1-10
Psalm 26
Hebrews 1:1-4; 2:5-12
Mark 10:2-16

Sermon – Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost – Proper 21 Year B – The Reverend Julie Nelson

Esther 7:1-6, 9-10; 9:20-22
Psalm 124
James 5:13-20
Mark 9:38-50

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Sermon – Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost – Proper 19 Year B – The Reverend Shelley Booth Denney

Proverbs 1:20-33
Psalm 19
James 3:1-12
Mark 8:27-38

Sermon Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost – Proper 17 Year B – The Reverend Shelley Booth Denney

Song of Solomon 2:8-13
Psalm 45:1-2, 7-10
James 1:17-27
Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23

Sermon Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost – Proper 14 Year B – The Reverend Jeffry Smith

2 Samuel 18:5-9, 15, 31-33
Psalm 130
Ephesians 4:25-5:2
John 6:35, 41-51

Sermon Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost – Proper 13 Year B – The Reverend Julie Nelson

2 Samuel 11:26-12:13a
Psalm 51:1-13
Ephesians 4:1-16
John 6:24-35

Let’s ROC 11/17/2018

Let’s be thankful and celebrate Thanksgiving together November 17th, 4:30 – 6:30. Join us for music from Chime In, worship and a feast. Please sign up in the fellowship hall to bring a side dish, or if you’re up for it, contact Holly and volunteer to roast a turkey.

Holly McCullough
holly@eca-sj.org
Building Bridges Coordinator
Episcopal Church in Almaden

While you have your calendar out, make sure that you’ve set aside December 15th, 4:30 – 6:30 for our Christmas Pageant. It will be a heartwarming event.

Let’s ROC 10/06/2018

Looking Ahead… Let’s ROC Blessing of the Animals

Let’s ROC Blessing of the Animals is Saturday October 6th.

  • 4:30–5: Be a Blessing – Pray for the wellbeing of animals around the word, care for animals in your neighborhood
  • 5–6: Say Thanks to God – We’ll thank God for our pets and stuffed animals and they will receive a special blessing
  • 6–6:30: Eat – Come rest at the table

See you soon,
Holly

Holly McCullough
holly@eca-sj.org
Building Bridges Coordinator
Episcopal Church in Almaden

Sermon – Ninth Sunday after Pentecost – Proper 11 – Year B – The Reverend Shelley Booth Denney

2 Samuel 7:1-14a
Psalm 89:20-37
Ephesians 2:11-22
Mark 6:30-34, 53-56

Sermon – Seventh Sunday after Pentecost – Proper 9 – Year B – The Reverend Shelley Booth Denney

2 Samuel 5:1-5, 9-10
Psalm 48
2 Corinthians 12:2-10
Mark 6:1-13

 

Sermon – Sixth Sunday after Pentecost – Proper – 8 – Year B- The Reverend Shelley Booth Denney

2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27
Psalm 130
2 Corinthians 8:7-15
Mark 5:21-43

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Sermon – Fifth Sunday after Pentecost – Proper 7 – Year B – The Reverend Andrea MacKenzie

1 Samuel 17: (1a, 4-11, 19-23), 32-49
Psalm 9:9-20
2 Corinthians 6:1-13
Mark 4:35-41

Sermon – Trinity Sunday – Year B- The Reverend Shelley Booth Denney

Sermon – Sixth Sunday of Easter – Year B – The Reverend Shelley Booth Denney

Sermon – Fifth Sunday of Easter – Year B – The Reverend Karen Cuffie

Sermon – Fourth Sunday of Easter – Year B – The Reverend John Buenz