Announcements for Sunday, June 9, 2024


-Holy Eucharist Rite II


1 Samuel 8:4-11, (12-15), 16-20, (11:14-15)
Psalm 138
2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1
Mark 3:20-35

Sunday, June 16th: Rev. Annie’s final service before sabbatical

A friendly reminder, Rev. Annie’s sabbatical is quickly approaching! Next week will be her final service, so please get your final questions in as soon as possible.



Peddler’s Fair Traffic Control- Saturday, August 10th

WHAT??!!!  ALREADY?!! 

It seems like just yesterday I was asking for volunteers to sign up for the Peddler’s Fair Traffic Control!  Okay, no it doesn’t.  But we want to get rolling on the sign-ups so we’re ahead of the game.  I will have the sign-up board Sunday’s after services in the Parish Hall.  You can also sign up on Google Docs at the URL below.

New to St. Paul’s and not sure what it’s about?  It’s super easy!! I can tell you more about it after services or you can call me!  We also provide a video training session!  Doesn’t get any easier than that!!


So, all hands on deck!!

On His Hook,

Steve Rodekohr



Docent Volunteers Needed
Would you like to volunteer for work during the Peddler’s Fair, but are hesitant due to standing or sitting in the summer heat on First Street? Why not volunteer as a docent and stay inside St. Paul’s? Extensive historical knowledge is not a requirement, only a general friendly attitude and a willingness to welcome people inside.

The most frequently asked questions by visitors are usually A) how old St. Paul’s is and B) who built it (short answers: A) 165 years and B) shipwrights located in Benicia, based on the architectural designs by Julian McAllister, a US Army engineer). Most questions after that are some variants on where restrooms are located, service times, what denomination St. Paul’s is, etc.

Questions and inquiries can be e-mailed to me at: More information will also be provided.

-Tim Markley, St. Paul’s Archivist



Relay for Life Walkers and Greeters Needed
8/3 – 8/4 – St Patrick’s/St Vincent’s High School track – 1500 Benicia Rd Vallejo. 

The St Paul’s Holy Strollers will be participating in the Benicia Vallejo Napa American Canyon Relay for Life fundraising walk to support the American Cancer Society again this year. Opening ceremony and Survivor’s lap at 10 AM Saturday August 3rd; final ceremony and dove release Sunday morning August 4th. In between, we take turns walking so that at least one Holy Stroller is on the track for the entire 24 hours. You can walk a few minutes, or a few hours or you can sit in the shade at our tent/home base and greet cancer survivors with a small gift from the people of St Paul’s. Relay for Life is fun, moving, and hopeful as our community comes together to fight cancer. The money raised goes to support ACS services, research, and more.

St Paul’s will be creating fundraising luminarias at several upcoming coffee hours to honor our loved ones fighting cancer and remember those we have lost. The luminarias will be lit Saturday 8/3 during the walk and light the way for overnight walkers, a glowing recognition of the impact cancer has on our community.

Interested? Come to coffee hour and find out more, or email Laura Peabody-Park (preferred) or 925.451.0569 cell.

There are two steps to participate as a walker/runner

  1. Sign up for a time slot to walk or greet survivors on the sheet in the Parish Hall.
  2. Register for the walk online at



Party of Parties

Party of Parties proceeds benefit all the programs at St. Paul’s as well as providing lots of fun and fellowship. Please join us! 

  • Sip and Paint (6/8/24); $50/pp ***CANCELLED, new date forthcoming***
  • First Street Scavenger Hunt (9/7/24); $25/team

To sign up for a party, contact the church office at (707) 745-0307 or



Have you heard about EFM?

Education For Ministry (EFM) might be called Exploration for Ministry. It’s a small-group program where you’ll explore the Bible, Christian history and Christian theology, as well as what YOU believe and what Ministry means for you in today’s world. 

    Though we read the bible and other books EFM is not a bible study nor a book group.

Along with prayer and study, through a process called Theological Reflection you’ll have guided conversations on a wide variety of topics that will help you understand your faith, views and values. It’s a lively sacred space where everyone participates!

    EfM is not intended as a path to ordination, rather, EfM encourages participants to ask, “What is my personal ministry? How do I interact with the world?”

    The EFM program is the longest ongoing formation program in the Episcopal church, almost 50 years!  Learn more or join a group, contact: 

Barbara Phillips-Barrett at


Pledge Update

This is gentle reminder to send in your 2024 pledges if you’ve fallen behind or are heading away on vacation. If you’d like a statement to see where you are, contact our pledge clerk Robin Silver (
Thank you!





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