2017 Event Highlights
International Student Chinese Lunar New Years Party
Chinese Lunar New Years is the biggest holiday in Chinese Culture, and being away from home during this festival can be very difficult, especially for international students. So this year Eucharist Church hosted a Chinese New Years party at the Wu Family’s home. There was over 30 people in attendance, tons of special festive food and snacks, and several hundred traditional Chinese dumplings were made and wrapped from scratch. It was a blessing to be able to show the love of Christ through hospitality during this special time of year for these students.
A special service launching the season of Lent in which we are reminded of our mortality and our total dependence on Christ. Wednesday, February 14, 7:00pm. Feel free to come early (6:30) for priestly confession or silent contemplation. Childcare provided.
St. Nicholas Party | Charity Event
Friday, December 8, 2017 | 7:00pm
International Student Welcome Dinner
Eucharist partnered with Bridges International to welcome new international students to America from Academy of Arts University with a night of food and games.
International Student Thanksgiving
Eucharist participated in the International Student Thanksgiving Exchange Program. In partnership with Bridges International, we paired international students with local Christian families so that they could experience this American Holiday.
On November 10-12, 2017 (Friday evening through Sunday lunch) our church broke away from the city for a refreshing time of great fellowship, worship, teaching, hiking, games, and time for relaxation together. The focus of the retreat was “Healed Unto Communion: Bringing our messiness to Christ.” More information…
International Student Outreach: Home-Cooked American Meal
On October 28th we hosted an International Student Outreach at the Wu Family’s house. It included a good ol’ home-cooked American dinner for our international student guests, many of which had never had a home-cooked American meal. If you are interested in getting involved with International Student Outreach, or would like to open your house to hosting an event like this, please contact Fr. Joshua Wu (Joshua@eucharistSF.org)
Mid-Autumn Festival Dinner
On Wednesday, October 4th several members of Eucharist hosted a Mid-Autumn Festival dinner for international students. Mid-Autumn Festival is a major Chinese holiday and a time when families get together for a special meal and time of fellowship. For many students this was their first Chinese festival away from home. It was really special to be able to give international students a taste of home.
International Student Day
On Saturday August 23rd Eucharist Church partnered with Bridges International and other ministries and churches in the Bay Area to celebrate International Student Day at Chrissy Fields. Over 200 International Students showed up for a wonderful day filled with food, games, tours, and new friends.
All Church Prayer
On Wednesday, September 6 we gathered together at Fr. Joshua & Alicia’s home for an evening of singing, praying, fellowship, and seeking the Lord. It was a wonderful time of being the Body of Christ together and interceding for each other, our city, and our world.
International Student Pizza Party
On Thursday, August 22nd the Wu Family, along several members of Eucharist, hosted a pizza party for new international students at their home. For some of the students this was their first time in an American’s home! It was a wonderful time of practicing hospitality and sharing the love of Jesus with students.
Welcome to America International Student Barbeque
On Thursday, August 17th we partnered with Bridges International (CRU) in welcoming International students to America with a backyard barbecue. It was a great time of connecting with students and being a welcoming presence. Many new friendships were made.
July 26-30, 2017 (Wednesday evening-Sunday afternoon). This was a unique opportunity to bond together in a shared communal rhythm of feasting (camp style), prayer, holy leisure (hiking, swimming, campfire, games, etc.) over a four day period. We camped together at Giant Gap Campground (Sugar Pine Reservoir) in the Sierra Nevada mountains off of highway 80. More information about this can be found here.
After worship, July 9 we enjoyed a newcomers luncheon. It included a Q&A about Eucharist Church, and opportunity to learn more about our congregation’s mission / vision.
SF Giants Game
Tuesday evening, July 18 was a fun evening of fellowship at the ball park. The Giants defeated the Indians! We had a block of seats together and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
Saturday, June 3 at 2pm @ St. Timothy’s Lutheran Church – 5100 Camden Ave, San Jose, CA 95124. Bishop Todd Hunter (C4SO) was present to celebrate this occasion: 7 people from Eucharist being confirmed! Following the service there was a cake reception. Curious about confirmation, check out our baptism | confirmation info sheet.
Hike & Picnic
Saturday, April 29 we enjoyed the beauty of the outdoors together, walking along the gorgeous coast of SF (Lands End / W. Fort Miley) and relaxing together over a picnic lunch and games.
We had an epic week in which we intentionally entered into the drama of the last week of Jesus’ life. We had FIVE gatherings the week of April 9-16. For more info about what we did, check out the Holy Week info page.
One Day Silent Retreat
Saturday, April 1st, 10:00am-2:00pm
Point Bonita YMCA conference center in Marin Headlands (pictured left). We enjoyed a special lenten silent retreat led by Christian spiritual director Danny Bridgens.
Saint Patrick’s Day Celebration
Friday, March 17, 7:00-10:00pm
1504 Bryant Street
A celebration of the inspiring life of St. Patrick and all things Irish… Potatoes, green beer, pub trivia, and a screening of Waking Ned Devine
SHROVE TUESDAY PARTY
Tuesday, February 28; 7:00-9:00pm
2130 Post Street, SF
We enjoyed a tasty breakfast for dinner menu together in one last hurrah before we entered into the fasting of Lent. The Christian journey is one of oscillating between feasting and fasting. Shrove Tuesday is traditionally a day of feasting before the 40 day period of fasting leading up to Easter.
Wednesday, March 1st, 7:00pm
1504 Bryant Street, SF
A service of humility, repentance, and the necessary reminder of our mortality. We received ash marks: “remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.”
2130 Post Street, San Francisco
Friday, January 6, 7:00-9:30pm
We enjoyed delicious food (Indian-themed… inspired by the magi who traveled from the East), drinks, a game or two and a really good time reconnecting after the Christmas holiday travels.
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Advent Hope Celebration | New Year
Friday, December 9th, 7:00pm
2130 Post Street, San Francisco
We raised money for refugees, ate delicious food, decorated cookies, and celebrated the new church year (started Nov. 27th) with champagne, food, games and Advent inspired celebration
Advent Wreath Making | Evening Prayer
On Thursday, December 1st we came together to make Advent Wreaths and pray evening prayer together. We provided the necessary elements for making an Advent Wreath. It was a lot of fun and included good singing.
Lunch with our Neighbors in Tents
On Sunday, October 30 following worship we set up a sack lunch making station and then shared lunches and toiletries with our neighbors.
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Date: November 3rd (Thursday)
A weekend of renewal, relational connectedness, spiritual formation, recreation and more!
It was an awesome weekend!!!
ORDINATION TO THE PRIESTHOOD
On October 22nd at 5pm we celebrated the ordination to the priesthood of Rev. Joshua Wu and Rev. Kyle Logan. Bishop Eric Menees presided on behalf of Bishop Todd Hunter.
Saturday, October 8, 11:00am-1:00pm, at Elizabeth Kuriakose’s place.
The women of Eucharist Church enjoyed a casual time of food and fellowship.
The Hospitality of Tea
A Community Event featuring a demonstration of the famous Chinese Tea ceremony alongside a tea tasting with appetizers. Christians have historically been known for their hospitality; it is one of our major values at Eucharist Church. This event was an opportunity to welcome others as we enjoy the delights of tea together.
Date: Friday, September 9
Location: 2130 Post Street, San Francisco
Babette’s Feast Film Screening
In response to the lecture of Dr. Gisela Kreglinger at the “Spirituality of Wine” event, we hosted a special screening of this classic, grace-filled film. We enjoyed wine, appetizers and good conversation in addition to the film.
When: Sunday, July 3rd, 7:30pm
Pictures from the event
“Of all the accusations against Christians, the most terrible one was uttered by Nietzsche when he said that Christians had no joy. . . . And we must recover the meaning of this great joy.”
Christianity has a rich history of feasting and joy in connection with wine. This can readily be seen in Jesus’ first miracle at the wedding in Cana (John 2), turing water into wine. But the connections to Christian spirituality run much deeper (beginning in Judaism).
Dr. Gisela Kreglinger is uniquely gifted in her ability to weave together the worlds of the Bible, spirituality and history, all while putting them in conversation with the modern craft of winemaking. She has a PhD from University of St. Andrews in Scotland in Christian spirituality and grew up on a family winery in Germany. She gave us a special talk about the joy of wine and feasting (the topic of her most recent book), answered questions and led us in a sampling of some wines sourced in local vineyards.
Holy Week and Easter Pictures
We celebrated Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter this year.
Benefit Dinner for Syrian Refugees
Sunday, December 13, 2015 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | 673 Capp Street, San Francisco
We learned from World Relief about how we can offer Christian hospitality to people who have endured unspeakable tragedy and who are looking for a new home and a new life. We raised money to help 3+ families transition to a new life here in the US.
The Benedict Immersion Catechumenate
From October 10-November 22, a group of 13 people went through a 40-day experience of orienting daily life around God. It was a highly impacting experience.