HOLY Week-Easter Spirituality
Wednesday Holy Week April 16
at 5:45 PM
Goddess Rosary at 7:00 PM
Making at 8:00 PM
Good Friday – April
12:00 N00N – 3:00 PM
Music presented by
Organist/Musician Steve Rausch
by Pastor Stacy
Easter Sunday – April
AM Festival Liturgy of the Divine Feminine
bring cut flowers for the cross
Special Music by Steve, Katie and Devi Vaani
Voice of the
Inclusive Hymns, ASL interpreters
12:00 Noon Easter
Alleluia Egg Hunt
CRONING ceremonies empower the woman by affirming her attainment of wisdom.
They acknowledge her beauty, her new status, her contribution to society, her leadership in the spiritual community,
and her on-going transformation. They challenge the oppression by patriarchal societies of elder women
as old, unbeautiful has-beens, and useless.
and notice the wisdom, beauty, and power of our elder women. This is what we celebrate annual on
the 2nd Sunday of Easter – the continued new birth and resurrection of love that will not die, by honoring
our dear friends and sisters who claim the title CRONE.
OF CRONE: Crone is…the power, passion, and purpose
of ancient female wisdom…the crowning triple phase of the ancient Triple Goddess: Maiden/Mother/Crone. The Crone is
joyous, outrageous, real, and at ease, living from the inside out. The Crone’s title was related to the word crown and
she represented the power of the ancient tribal matriarch who made the moral and legal decisions for her subjects and descendants.
It was patriarchal interpretation of the medieval metamorphosis
of the wise woman that changed the word Crone from a compliment to an insult and established the stereotype of malevolent
old womanhood that continues to haunt elder women today.
EASTER 2 –is our annual CRONING CEREMONY. The herchurch community honors the crone and bestows upon
them blessings, symbolic gifts, and the honor due our elders and women of wisdom. Women: if you feel you
are wanting to mark your intentions for your third stage of life (after menopause) please let Pastor Stacy know.
Easter 2 this year is April 27!
at herchurch: Celebrate this season of growth and renewal on March 19th at herchurch, 678 Portola Dr. San Francisco, from
5:45 to 9:30pm. ASL interpretation provided.(the Fall Equinox and the Summer/Winter Solstice are Similar
Equinox marks the reunion of Mother Demeter with her daughter Persephone, returning from the underworld to rejoin the world
of the living. This day marks a point of balance between light and dark and gives us the opportunity to strike an inner
balance between our own contrasting qualities and desires.
5:45-6:45pm: Drumming Circle, led by herchurch Drumming Priestess MzDionne, one
of four open circles that take place each year.
Music by Devi Vaani, a group herchurch musicians, also known as Vocal Divine, perform a collection of inspiring,
original songs in honor of Equinox.
Embodied Rosary, led by Priestess of Embodiment Judith Lavender Dancer. Pray the Goddess Rosary with
voice and movement or choose a silent meditation in the group or at one of our altar stations. Rosaries and Prayer Cards
8:00: Goddess Rosary Making,
learn to make your own Goddess Rosary, all supplies and instructions are provided or attend the Word Circle
led by resident Poet Kit Kennedy.
678 Portola Dr. SF (Ebenezer/herchurch Lutheran –
the purple church). The Liturgy of of Divine Feminine is Sunday at 10:30 and the music is wonderful
The Magic Circle Crochet Group Welcome wisdom weavers!
This is a time to relax and crochet, knit, or chat to your heart's content. All skill levels are welcome, including those
who would like to learn. We will share our favorite patterns and tricks as we sip tea and nibble scones. We meet on the
second Thursdays of the month at 4:30 in the creative womb room at herchurch (the purple church at 678 Portola Dr.) Contact
Sierra Lubitz with any questions at EeepSnM@aol.com. I truly hope to see you there!
TO SOMATIC MEDITATION
5 Mondays: January
6 – February 3, 2014. Cost is $70-90 sliding scale.
herchurch led by Judith Lavender Dancer (a Dancer, Somatic Movement Practitioner and Minister of Embodiment.)
Using body based tools such as self contact, breath, anatomical imagery,
vocalization, movement and stillness, we will explore our inner landscape resulting in deep listening. This
is an invitation for persons at every experience level but especially for those who are beginners. CONTACT
Judit for detail and registration: 415-307-2918 or email@example.com
FRIDAY NIGHT GROUP FOR WOMEN meets at 7 PM - 10 PM once a month (usually the first Friday) for women who want to BE TOGETHER....explore thealogy, faith, and spirituality: claim and celebrate the Sacred Feminine in our lives
and world .... relax and laugh!. We create a safe and sacred space where we can speak freely, think creatively, ask questions,
and open our hearts and minds to new hopes and possibilities...and/or JUST BE! Schedule:
– Dinner by Pastor Stacy at
the AWE Gallery Annex
EVERY WEDNESDAY, the sanctuary is open from 7:00
– 8:00 PM. Goddess Rosary Beads are available for use during that time. Prayers and meditations will be on hand
as well as incense, oils, candles and bells. Community spoken Goddess Rosary is conducted at twenty minute intervals: 7:10,
7:30 and 7:50 PM. You may come and go as you wish, and use the prayer stations at any time.
We use ancient images and developing connections with our eternal Mother, Spirit Sister, Wisdom Herself! On
the third Wednesday we have beads and materials available for you to make your own Goddess Rosary from 8:00 PM –
9:15 PM - it is easy and fun. Or make one for another.
WOMEN’S DRUMMING CIRCLE
Wednesday from 5:45 – 6:45 PM in the sanctuary.
Leader is Mz Dionne. No drumming
experience necessary. Some drums are available – if you have questions please
speak with Mz. Dionne. Next dates are April 16, May 21, June 18