Announcements for May 2, 2021





May 2

5th Sunday of Easter

Facebook Livestream Communion Service 8:45 am

Coffee Hour @ 9:45 am

Outdoor Communion Service @ 11 am (preregistration is required)

Garden Tours 1-5 pm (in-person registration available at St. Paul’s)


May 3-7

Morning Prayer @ 9 am


May 5

Bible Study  


Readings for the Fifth Sunday of Easter


Communion Hosts Available May 1

There will be Eucharist services on Sunday, May 2: a digital service at 8:45 am and an outdoor service at 11 am.  For those attending the earlier service, blessed communion hosts will be available for pickup from my front yard (see parish directory) on Saturday, May 1 from 9 am – 6 pm. If you cannot pick them up at that time, please contact me to make other arrangements.

—Robin Silver, Altar Guild


Easter Season Garden Tours May 2, 2021 1 pm-5 pm

Join us for tours of five fabulous gardens at the homes of St. Paul’s Parishioners! From drought-tolerant natives to a backyard that rivals the produce section, you’re sure to find inspiration and joy in these gardens! Check-in at the Rectory Garden to get your map and see the garden baskets offered up for an opportunity drawing. Then you’re off on your tour. Each site will have COVID-safe refreshments hosted by the Vestry.

  • Registration: Online via EventBrite (credit card) or day of (cash, check, credit card). See the Friday announcements for the link to register. You can also register in person on Sunday beginning at 1 pm.
  • Suggested donation: $35 (no one turned away for lack of funds)
  • Kids are free; no pets please (service animals welcome)
  • Masks are required; please observe social distancing.



Zoom Coffee Hour — Sundays at 9:45 am

Join us online at 9:45 am for our Sunday virtual coffee hour. Check your Friday email from St. Paul’s for secure Zoom log-in information.


Re-Opening Task Force Survey #2

As vaccination rates increase, the St. Paul’s Church re-opening task force is hard at work planning our reopening. Answering the short survey will give the team more information about the best way to do that. There are also a couple questions about the joys and sorrows you’ve experienced this year; this will help the worship committee plan services that honor all that we’ve been through as a community. You can find the link to the survey in the Friday online announcements. If you are unable to access the link to the survey, contact the church office and we’ll mail you a paper copy. Thank you to those who’ve already completed your surveys.


Peddlers’ Fair Staff Volunteers Needed 

The Peddlers’ Fair is looking for volunteers to staff the office.  This involves logging in vendor applications, as well as routine office tasks like answering the phone.  Are you comfortable with spreadsheet applications such as Excel or Google Docs?  Consider spending a few hours a week down in the undercroft.  Contact us by email at or leave a message at (707) 745-8680.

—Jim Brown, Peddlers’ Fair Coordinator


Morning Prayer Online – Weekdays at 9 am

This half-hour service of scripture reading and prayers will start your day off on the right foot. Check your Friday email from St. Paul’s for secure Zoom log-in information.


Bible Study Online – Wednesdays at 11 am   

Join us as we dive into next Sunday’s readings while enjoying fellowship, deep conversation, and entertaining tangents. Remember – you can always call into the meeting by phone, no computer required! Check your Friday email from St. Paul’s for secure Zoom log-in information.


Two New Diocesan Sacred Ground Circles Forming            

Beginning May 13, 2021

Thursdays, 1-3 pm or 7-8:30 pm

Sacred Ground is a 10-part discussion about race, grounded in faith. Participants are invited to view selected videos and read books and articles about Indigenous, Black, Latino, and Asian/Pacific American histories and how they intersect with European-American accounts. The materials also examine the church’s evolving teachings on race relations. The series is open to all, but it is especially designed to help White people talk about race with other White people. Hosted by Bob Wohlsen, Social Justice Advocate, Santa Rosa, and Sharron Simpson, Spiritual Director and Educator, Santa Rosa, the circles will meet weekly via Zoom. See the Friday online announcements for details to contact the hosts.