Sixth Sunday of Easter – May 6, 2018

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Our beautiful center floral arrangement done by Florabunda in Duncans Mills, the glorious Easter lilies donated by Safeway.

Sixth Sunday of Easter
Lectionary: 56

Sunday Bulletin 2018-05-06

Reading 1ACTS 10:25-26, 34-35, 44-48

When Peter entered, Cornelius met him
and, falling at his feet, paid him homage.
Peter, however, raised him up, saying,
“Get up. I myself am also a human being.”Then Peter proceeded to speak and said,
“In truth, I see that God shows no partiality.
Rather, in every nation whoever fears him and acts uprightly
is acceptable to him.”While Peter was still speaking these things,
the Holy Spirit fell upon all who were listening to the word.
The circumcised believers who had accompanied Peter
were astounded that the gift of the Holy Spirit
should have been poured out on the Gentiles also,
for they could hear them speaking in tongues and glorifying God.
Then Peter responded,
“Can anyone withhold the water for baptizing these people,
who have received the Holy Spirit even as we have?”
He ordered them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ.

Responsorial PsalmPS 98:1, 2-3, 3-4

R. (cf. 2b) The Lord has revealed to the nations his saving power.
or:
R. Alleluia.
Sing to the LORD a new song,
for he has done wondrous deeds;
His right hand has won victory for him,
his holy arm.
R. The Lord has revealed to the nations his saving power.
or:
R. Alleluia.
The LORD has made his salvation known:
in the sight of the nations he has revealed his justice.
He has remembered his kindness and his faithfulness
toward the house of Israel.
R. The Lord has revealed to the nations his saving power.
or:
R. Alleluia.
All the ends of the earth have seen
the salvation by our God.
Sing joyfully to the LORD, all you lands;
break into song; sing praise.
R. The Lord has revealed to the nations his saving power.
or:
R. Alleluia.

Reading 21 JN 4:7-10

Beloved, let us love one another,
because love is of God;
everyone who loves is begotten by God and knows God.
Whoever is without love does not know God, for God is love.
In this way the love of God was revealed to us:
God sent his only Son into the world
so that we might have life through him.
In this is love:
not that we have loved God, but that he loved us
and sent his Son as expiation for our sins.

AlleluiaJN 14:23

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
Whoever loves me will keep my word, says the Lord,
and my Father will love him and we will come to him.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

GospelJN 15:9-17

Jesus said to his disciples:
“As the Father loves me, so I also love you.
Remain in my love.
If you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love,
just as I have kept my Father’s commandments
and remain in his love.”I have told you this so that my joy may be in you
and your joy might be complete.
This is my commandment: love one another as I love you.
No one has greater love than this,
to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.
You are my friends if you do what I command you.
I no longer call you slaves,
because a slave does not know what his master is doing.
I have called you friends,
because I have told you everything I have heard from my Father.
It was not you who chose me, but I who chose you
and appointed you to go and bear fruit that will remain,
so that whatever you ask the Father in my name he may give you.
This I command you: love one another.”

SAVE THESE DATES! Summer is almost here – please support our annual fund raisers! Details will be coming soon

  • First week end in June: St. Elizabeth’s Guild Rummage Sale
  • Second week end: Johnson’s Beach and Russian River Blues Festival – we need volunteers to help us park cars. Tickets for events here.
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Volunteer to help park cars for this two day event June 9 & 10. This is an important fund raiser for St. Elizabeth’s!
  • Thursday, July 26 the 107th Annual Monte Rio Variety Show. Tickets & Info HERE.

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Watch for further announcements for dates of

 

  • Outdoor Church Memorial Plaques & Restoration
  • St. Colman’s Luncheon
  • St. Elizabeth Parish Picnic!

Announcement: St. Elizabeth’s Guild will be serving two coffee hours after the outdoor masses this year. We are sorry we cannot continue the tradition of hosting every week end, but our ranks have thinned and we no longer can do it! Thank you for supporting it and we will cherish the memories!

outdoo mass at St. Elizabeth's Guerneville
The outdoor mass is greatly enjoyed by the St. Elizabeth’s community from July 4th thru Labor Day.

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