This year’s Advent Play, Amahl and the Night Visitors Journey to Bethlehem, was a huge success. We could write about the beautiful live music, the fantastic actors, the comic relief of a nearly deaf king with a parrot, or of the relevant messages, but no words would capture the experience of watching the story unfold live all around us in the sanctuary.
Still, for those who couldn’t be there, and for those who want to relive the memories, we have a video clip (on the right) and lots of beautiful pictures!
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SHARE El Salvador and University Lutheran Chapel
In 1981, Eileen Purcell, a community organizer working with Catholic Social Service of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, made a presentation to the Lectionary Group meeting at the University Lutheran Chapel. Eileen had been invited by Reverend Gus Schultz to share her work with Central American refugees and the findings of her 1980 fact-finding trip to El Salvador. Archbishop Romero of San Salvador, El Salvador had been assassinated while saying mass on March 24, 1980, four US Church women had been raped and killed by the US sponsored military in December, and thousands of Salvadorans were killed or suffering persecution and fleeing the country seeking refuge. Many who reached San Francisco turned to the Catholic Church for help. Continue reading