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True Sunshine Episcopal Church

1430 Mason Street, Ca 94133

Tel. 415-956-2160,  www.truesunshine.org

 

 

 

February 27, 2013

 

Ö If Christ hath not been raised, then is our preaching vain, your faith also is vain.           (1 Corinthians15:14)

 

 

 

Dear Friends:

 

Every year in the Ash Wednesday liturgy the Church invites you to observe a holy Lent, by self-examination and repentance, by prayers, fasting, and self-denial; and by reading and meditation on Godís holy Word, and, to make a right beginning of repentance. 

 

Therefore, Lenten Season is the season for reconciliation, by penitence and forgiveness, through self-examination, self-denial, reading and meditating on Godís Holy Word. Only then, can we really see and appreciate what Jesus had done for our sins.  If we participate in the passion of Jesus, we will share the real joy of His resurrection.

 

Without the experience of Jesusí suffering, resurrection will be meaningless to us.  Even though each year Christian and non-Christian alike celebrate Easter as a holiday, in most of the cases Easter celebration is only a routine.  They do not really enjoy the real joy of the resurrection.  Their faith will not be deepened.  So we must well prepare ourselves before Easter.

 

Furthermore, for those who, for whatever reason, have become disconnected from the church, this is the best time to reconnect and renew your relationship with God.

 

Easter is right around the corner.  Are you ready to celebrate a real joyful Easter?  If not, it is still not too late. True Sunshine has prepared some programs (listed below) to help you.  Please join me and other brothers and sisters in Christ to prepare to enjoy a joyful Easter.

 

True Sunshine welcomes you to participate in fulfilling our mission.  True Sunshine needs you.  You will find enclosed with this letter an Easter offering envelope.  This is a suitable time to make a special donation to the church in thanksgiving for, or in remembrance of our loved ones.

 

Please join us at True Sunshine for the following services and devotions during Holy Week and Easter.

 

Yours in Christ,

 

 

The Rev. Dr. Franco Kwan

 

3/24     Palm Sunday               9:00 & 11:00 am.                     Blessing of the Palms

3/26     Holy Tuesday              6:00 pm                                   Stations of the Cross

3/27     Holy Wednesday        6:00 pm.                                  Stations of the Cross

3/28     Maundy Thursday       6:00 pm.                                  Washing of Feet

3/29     Good Friday               12:00 noon to 3pm.                 The Seven Last Words

3/30     Easter Vigil                 6:00 pm.                                  The Stories of Salvation

3/31     Easter Sunday             7:00 am.                                  Sunrise Service (YMCA in Chinatown)

                                                            11:00 am.                                  Easter Service and Celebration

 

聖 公 會 真 日 光 堂

True Sunshine Episcopal Church

1430 Mason Street, Ca 94133

Tel. 415-956-2160,  www.truesunshine.org

 

 

                        若基督沒有復活、我們所傳的便是枉然、你們所信的也是枉然。(林前15:14

 

親愛的弟兄姊妹:

 

在大齋首日的禮儀中,教會邀請你藉著自我反省、自我否定、研讀和默想上帝的話語來守一個聖潔的大齋節。

 

所以大齋節是一個以自我反省、自我否定、研讀和默想上帝的話語而達到懺悔及饒恕的復和節期。惟有這樣我們才能體會到耶穌為我們的罪而受苦。如果我們與耶穌一同受苦,我們便可與他一同復活。

 

如果沒有基督受難的經驗,基督的復活對我們來說就變成了毫無意義了。雖然基督徒和非基督徒每年都慶祝復活節,但在大部份的情況下,復活節的慶祝,只是一種例行活動而已。他們沒有享受到基督復活的真正喜樂,他們的信仰並沒有深進。所以我們在復活節來臨以前,便要作好一切的準備。

 

再者,那些因著某些原因而與教會斷了聯絡的人,復活節是一個很好的時刻,與上帝及教會恢復和更新關係。

 

復活節就在目前,你們作好了慶祝一個真正快之樂復活節的準備嗎?如果你還沒有的話,現在準備也不算太遲;真日光堂為你們預備了一些節目(下列的活動)幫助你過一個愉快的復活節。請你來和主內眾兄弟姊妹一同預備自己吧。

 

真日光堂非常歡迎您回來參與我們的事工,我們需要您的參予。這季節也是一個為感恩和紀念已在主懷安息的先人而獻上奉獻的時間;隨函附上奉獻信封乙個,敬請踴躍奉獻。

 

請參加真日光堂下列在聖週及復活節期間的聚會。願上帝祝福您和您的家人,過一個有意義的復活節

您們的牧師

關燦康敬上

二零一三年復活節

 

3/24                 棕樹節                        9:00 & 11:00 a.m.                             祝聖棕樹枝

3/26                 聖週星期二               6:00 pm.                                             十架苦路   

3/27                 聖週星期三               6:00 pm.                                             十架苦路   

3/28                 設立聖餐日               6:00 pm                                              濯足禮

3/29                 受苦節                     12:00 noonó3pm.                               十架七言

3/30                 復活節守夜禮           6:00 pm.                                             救世的故事

3/31                 復活節                       7:00 am.                                              華埠青年會晨曦崇拜

                                                          11:00 am.                                             復活節崇拜及慶祝