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January 7, 2015
So sad to have lost one of our favorite people from this world. Dave Maurer was a great light to all who knew him--through his humor, kindness, devoted friendship, and faithful love of God. 

Please keep Karen and her family in your prayers. They have felt your love and are being upheld by your intercessions.

With love in Christ,
Fr. Rob+ and Mo. Lyn+

Thanksgiving for the  Life 
of The Rev. David Maurer

I can hardly believe that he is gone from this world. Dave brought so much encouragement, humor, kindness, and the love of Christ into so many people's lives. Dave suffered a massive stroke early Tuesday morning that the doctors predicted would be fatal. Mo Lyn and I, along with Fr. Michael from St. Wilfred's and many of their family and friends were able to gather around Dave's bed at Mission hospital and offer prayers, love, and songs of blessing as we prayed the Ministration at the Time of Death from the prayer book. It was a tearful as well as a treasured time as we told Dave how much we loved him and recalled so many wondrous adventures together. He was not conscious, but I know his soul was soaking in every word. It is both a great grief and also a great mercy that he was delivered from experiencing the final stages of Alzheimer's. I will always remember him as the quick-witted, warm-hearted friend and brother who faithfully walked in the way of Christ.

There will be memorial service at St. Wilfrid's Huntington Beach (18631 Chapel Ln) on February 6 at 3pm. Karen and the family have asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be given to either the Orange County Alzheimer's Association or LA Diocese Cursillo. 

News Flash

  • Pruning Workshops
    The garden year begins in January with pruning. Our vineyard grew amazingly in its first year; building a strong root system that will support the vines for many years to come. But now it is time to prune almost all of the growth away. Grapes fruit on new growth wood, so we will be pruning them back to just two lead canes per vine. We will begin this process on Saturday, January 16, from 9:00 am to noon, continuing on January 23 and 30, or until all the vines are pruned. In case of rain we will just push the Saturdays out into February.
    We encourage all to come and help, especially if you sponsored a vine or two. Stay for as long as you can - feel free to bring any interested friends. Please bring with you: pruning clippers, gloves, wear a hat, and put on some sunscreen. If bending over is a challenge, you can bring a stool to sit on.
    Pruning really not your thing? How about volunteering to bring drinks, to suite the weather, and snacks for the workers?
    See you in the Vineyard!

  • Bill Donoghue has been moved to A&A Home Care in Anaheim (3166 W. Teranimar Dr.) I just spoke with him and he wouldn't mind some visitors, but probably best to call the home first to make sure he isn't overwhelmed. The number there is 866-845-8515


Photo of the Week

I love this photo of Moesha that Gene took. What a beautiful young lady!



January 17
Service 9am
Meeting 11am
BBQ noon

February 6
St. Wilfrid's, Huntington Beach

10am: Prayer & Thanks
10:30am: Bible Study
11am: Communion

7am  Prayers and Communion
8am Breakfast at Coco's 

Saturdays at 9am in
Havermale Hall

First Wednesday/Month
7pm in the Church

Third Friday/Month
6:30pm in SHACK

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