Announcements for Sunday, August 18, 2019



AUG. 16                    Contemplative Prayer @ 7 pm

AUG. 20                    Vestry Meeting @ 6:30 pm (new time)

AUG. 23                    TGIFF Social Gathering @ 5:30 pm in the undercroft

AUG. 25                    We Are One Picnic at the Benicia Community Park

SEPT. 4                     Grateful, Glad & Giving Meeting @ 7 pm

SEPT. 7                     Garden Party Fundraiser @ 5 pm

SEPT. 15                   Ministry Fair after both services



Special Coffee Hour Sunday, Aug. 18

Please join the Bogart family for a special coffee hour this Sunday at 10 am in honor of John Bogart’s 90th birthday (Aug. 18) and John and Mary’s 66th wedding anniversary (Aug. 15).


We Are One Picnic Invitation Deadline Sunday, Aug. 18

Our congregation has been invited to a community picnic by members of Heritage Presbyterian Church in Benicia on Sunday, Aug. 25 from 1 to 4 pm.  The event will be held at the Benicia Community Park off Rose Drive. The objective of this event is to mix with other local people of faith. 

Attendees are encouraged to bring meat to grill, your own drinks, and a side dish to share.     

Please RSVP by Aug. 18 to or call (707) 400-0502.


Tickets Available for St. Paul’s Garden Party Sept. 7

Join us for an evening of fun, food, and fellowship as we celebrate the beginning of the program year with a Garden Party on Sept. 7. Tickets are available online (see the email from St. Paul’s), or on Sundays and in the church office during the week. This will be St. Paul’s major fundraising event for the year. Come enjoy our live music, participate in our auction, and enjoy the company of friends as you taste a variety of summer foods prepared by Chef Yann and his team.

When:  Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, at 5 pm

Where:  Gardens of St. Paul Episcopal Church, 120 East J St., Benicia

Cost: $50 per ticket (1 drink included). Childcare will be provided.




  • FREE: We have a used, mini refrigerator in fair condition to give away if anyone can use it. Contact the church office for details (707) 745-0307 or
  • TGIFF: Join other St. Paul’s members for fellowship and refreshments at our monthly social gathering for adults, Thank Goodness It’s a Fourth Friday. This month’s event will be on Sept. 23 at 5:30 pm in the undercroft. Bring appetizers and drinks (nonalcoholic and alcoholic) to share. 
  • SAVE THE DATE: Ministry Fair, Sunday, Sept. 15 after both services. Meet the lay ministry leaders and find out how you can volunteer at St. Paul’s.



Looking for Missing Tea Set

I hosted a table at one of our Advent Teas and somehow my crate with the cups, saucers, sugar/creamer and tea pot didn’t make it home with all the other crates. I’m praying a Good Samaritan took it home and stored it in a safe place until someone claimed it and then, like me, forgot about it. It’s been in my family a long time and I’d be so grateful if you could check to see if my collection accidentally got mixed up with yours.

—Debbie Borst, (925) 787-4496