Easter in The Nor Cal Deanery

There are currently nine congregations in the Nor Cal Deanery holding public worship services. Our tenth congregation, Community of The Way in Redwood City, is early in the planting process and we look forward to their public launch. All but one of our remaining congregations held worship services on Easter Sunday. Igbo Anglican, one of our newest congregations, held their Easter Sunday Service on the Sunday after Easter at their regular monthly service. It was a wonderful Easter throughout the Deanery. Several of our congregations had larger than usual numbers of Easter attendees. Total Easter Attendance was 412! This is a new attendance record for the Deanery. The congregation with the single largest service was Igbo Anglican with 70. St. Continue Reading →

Tenebrae

Incarnation experienced incredible Holy Week services this year! For years, Incarnation has held a Tenebrae service in Fr. Josh and Rachel’s living room in Holy Week preceding Easter. Tenebrae is latin for “Shadows” or “Darkness”. The service is comprised of a series of readings followed by the extinguishing of a candle after each reading. The service ends in darkness and silence. Fr. Josh & Rachel removed everything of beauty from their living room and set up a bare altar and candles to utilize throughout the emotional service. In the past, attendance has usually been 10 to 14 people. This year, however, as the service began, people kept arriving; one after another. Eventually, 30 people squeezed in to their living room Continue Reading →