You meet the most amazing people around the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles, including our St. Paul’s Commons, Echo Park colleague Margarita Galvez, her daughter Sandra, and granddaughter Danielle, lunch guests of Canon Kathy Hannigan O’Connor; Margarita’s mother now lives in Los Angeles, and Sandra is a grandmother, so next time, we’re going for five generations … Director Marjorie Cooley and members of the diocesan Altar Guild, who had just finished preparing the rolling sacristy for convention next weekend in Riverside … ADL CEO and national director Jonathan Greenblatt and regional director Jeffrey T. Adams at the annual gala at the Beverly Hilton, before Jonathan’s riveting keynote on the rise of antisemitism since the Oct. 7 Hamas terrorist attack against Israel; other guests included Los Angeles Urban League president and CEO Michael Lawson and executive VP and COO Cynthia Heard … friends of St. Paul’s Commons, gathered to hear keynoter Linda Hilton talk about her grandfather Conrad’s ethic of hospitality (which actually recommends itself to today’s church), an event magnificently organized by Betsy Densmore and Brian Landers … members of EAM’s Chinese convocation, gathering this weekend in Echo Park; I was along for Holy Eucharist (celebrated by the Rev. Katherine Feng, with a moving sermon by the Rev. Pamela Tang) and dinner, plus the honor of offering words of greeting.
- RIP: The Reverend Canon Peter Davis Haynes
- Daily prayer: Andrew the Apostle
- RIP: Henry Kissinger
- New CEO Johnny Lee pledges to continue Episcopal credit union’s mission of economic justice, service to community
- Laguna Beach priest Lester Mackenzie is among Episcopal Church delegates to UN climate change conference