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Tuesday, May 7, 2024: We celebrate a new baby for the Carlson/Prentiss family

Tuesday, May 7, 2024 We celebrate a new baby for the Carlson/Prentiss family

Note from his father Peter: "Baby Boy Carlson didn't want to miss a good Cinco De Mayo party. 6 pounds, 11 oz, born at 9:27pm, looking like his brother. Him and his mama doing well 🎉"

Other Announcements:


Sign-on letter from U.S. Catholics on Israel-Palestine


April 2024 - The Catholic Advisory Council of Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP), Pax Christi USA, Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns, and the Franciscan Action Network invite all Catholic individuals and organizations in the United States to sign on to an open letter expressing our grief and dismay over the horrors that have occurred in Israel-Palestine over the last six months.


We also bear witness to and speak out against the decades of injustice that have plagued the Holy Land. As Pope Francis has said, “without justice, there is no peace.” The inherent dignity of all persons and their right to life is the basis of our concern for all Palestinian and Israeli lives, and our hope for a solution in which systemic injustices are addressed and the rights of both peoples granted and upheld.


Read the entire letter at this link.


We invite all who identify as Catholic Christians to sign. If you are a member of a different denomination or a member of another faith community, please visit the CMEP website for information about other opportunities to express solidarity.

Announcements #2:

This afternoon - Liturgy Meeting

Calling All Celebrants, Assistant Celebrants and Celebrant Teams

The Liturgy Committee (Steve and Dan) is excited to complete our calendar  of celebrations for 2024

Let’s meet on ZOOM:

Tuesday, May 7, 2024

7:00 PM – 8:00PM 

Join Zoom Meeting ID: 519 315 8573Passcode: 1234

One tap mobile+16699006833,,5193158573# US (San Jose)+16694449171,,5193158573# US


Dear Sisters and Brothers: As you know we need to complete our calendar of celebrations from July through December.

At this meeting we’d like to identify celebrants who will carry us through the second half of 2024:

Celebration Dates include:

July 14

July 28

August 11

August 25

September 8

September 22

October 13

October 27

November 10

November 24

December 8

December 22

If you are unable to join us at the meeting but would like to take on the role of a celebrant / assistant or team member please contact Steve Lyman or Dan Vrooman with the date(s) you'd like to sign up for.

Steve Lyman

Phone: (707) 484-2510

Dan Vrooman:

Phone: (707) 721-2016

We will sponsor a longer meeting to discuss approaches to the celebrations – and the resources we’ve developed through the years which ease the process of putting together a liturgy.


From Knox Presbyterian Church & Thanksgiving Lutheran Church

1650 W. Third Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95401 (707) website KnoxThanksgivingSR.orgRev. Dr. Janet E. Blair, Pastor


May 17th: Upcoming Talk on Palestine at Knox/Thanksgiving Church


Dear Friends,


We are writing to extend you a friendly invitation. The Knox Presbyterian / Thanksgiving Lutheran faith community, in connection with the Emmaus Community (Sonoma County), will be sponsoring a talk, “Roots and Reality of Middle East Conflict,” with speakers Therese Mughannam and Sam Tuttelman. The talk will take place on Friday, May 17th, at 6:00 pm at Knox/Thanksgiving Church, 1650 W. Third Street, in Santa Rosa.


We look forward to this special opportunity to learn more about Middle East history, about peacekeeping and faith, and about the personal experiences of our speakers (see their bios, below). We are not publicizing in the larger community but are extending this invitation to you and your people for a thoughtful, intimate gathering. A small reception will follow the talk.


We’d appreciate a response if you will be attending, and if you’ll let us know how many people from your faith community will join us.


Many blessings,

Pastor Janet Blair


Speaking on May 17th:

Therese Mughannam is a Palestinian American who has been telling the story of Palestinians for about 30 years in Sonoma County and the Bay Area, drawing from personal family stories and experiences in and about Palestine.


Sam Tuttelman is a retired social worker who has lived in Sonoma County since 1968. He is a second-generation Jewish American who has come to support the Palestinian struggle for freedom and dignity.



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