Announcements for Sunday, June19th, 2022

June 19 Online Announcements 


Link to Sunday, June 19 Bulletin:

10 am:



June 19: Pentecost 2

+Communion Service @ 10 am  

LEM Training / Coffee Hour @ 11 am

June 20-24

Morning Prayer @ 9 am in person and on Zoom

June 21

Vestry Meeting @ 7 pm

June 22

Eucharist @ 10 am 

Bible Study @ 11 am

June 24

TGIFF Social Gathering @ 5:30 pm

June 26: Pentecost 3 – Pride Sunday

+Communion Service @ 10 am  

LEM Training / Special Coffee Hour @ 11 am


Readings for Pentecost 2

1 Kings 19:1-15a
Psalm 42
Galatians 3:23-29
Luke 8:26-39 

About Sunday’s Music

The hymns today have been selected from “Lift Every Voice and Sing II: An African American Hymnal.” You’ll see it abbreviated in our bulletin and around the Episcopal Church as “LEVAS.” The hymnal was published in 1993 as a supplement to the 1982 Episcopal Hymnal. It draws on Negro spirituals, traditional and contemporary gospel songs, adapted Protestant hymns, missionary and evangelistic hymns, and service music in both traditional and gospel styles. It was developed by the Episcopal Commission for Black Ministries.

At next week’s Pride Service, we’ll be featuring hymns and lyrics by LGBTQ+ composers and lyricists. Join us!


Last Week for Burning Bush of Mission!

This is the last Sunday to add your flame to our burning bush! We are reflecting, as a whole parish, on the questions “What is God calling St. Paul’s to be? What is God calling St. Paul’s to do?” Write your answers on the paper flame, hang it on the bush, and bid a fond farewell. Your answers will given to the team working on revising our church mission statement.


Prayers for the Repose of the Soul: The Rev. Steven Yurosko

We are sad to announce the death of our dear friend, Rev. Steven Yurosko, who died peacefully this week at his home in Polson, Montana. Steve had been suffering from ALS but was able to continue serving as rector of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Polson until last year.  

He was a longtime member of St. Paul’s and answered the call to ministry from our parish, attended CDSP, and was ordained with great celebration to the diaconate here in Northern California. Steve was an extraordinary man who overcame many obstacles in his journey to the priesthood; he and Sue, his wife, were important members of our community until his ordination and call to Montana. Please remember Sue, his beloved wife, his family, and congregation in your prayers.  Contact Judy Furlong at 707-567-5989 if you have any questions.  

Sign up to Host a Summer Coffee Hour

Thank you to everyone who has signed up to host a coffee hour, following the 10 am service, Summer 2022.

Only two spots still need to be filled: Sunday, July 3, Sunday, Aug. 14

You will find the clipboard with the sign-up sheets in the Parish Hall, either on the refreshment table or near the coffee machine.


Pride Celebration Sunday at St. Paul’s – All Are Welcome

Sunday, June 26 at 10 am; Special Coffee Hour after service 

 Ukrainian Fundraiser Dinner July 15 5-8 pm, Tickets $30 per person (limited seating)

Special guest Caleigh Furlong will share a presentation on Ukrainian refugees in Poland.

See the Friday online announcements for details.

Join the St. Paul’s Holy Strollers in the Relay for Life Aug. 6-7

Mark your calendars for the Benicia-Vallejo Napa Relay for Life fundraiser: opening ceremony and survivor’s lap at 10 am on Saturday, August 6; final ceremony and dove release Sunday morning, August 7. Money raised goes to local support American Cancer Society services, research, and more.  

There are two steps to participate as a walker/runner – you must do both.

  1. Register for the walk online at as soon as possible. Your online fundraising information will be available once you register. You can also register by adding the American Cancer Society “FUNdraising” app on your phone. 
  2. Sign up for a time slot on the sheet in the parish hall. We take turns walking and you can walk as much, or little, as you like. Greeters also needed to sit in the shade and give out small gifts to cancer survivors on behalf of St. Paul’s.

You may support the Holy Strollers and the American Cancer Society fundraising by donating online or at several coffee hours now through August (cash or checks payable to American Cancer Society, or see me if you’d like to use a credit card). We will be making luminarias to light at the event in honor or memory of someone affected by cancer (supplies will be available at coffee hour soon.)

Relay for Life is family friendly and all are welcome. If you aren’t able to commit to walking or fundraising, we’d still love for you to stop by for a few minutes to learn more about the fight against cancer, celebrate survivors, and remember those we’ve lost. 

There will be track side fundraisers, music, games, dance demonstrations, a kid’s zone and more throughout the day. We open with a celebratory Survivor’s walk at 10 am on Saturday, light the luminarias around 8:30 pm, and then wrap up Sunday morning with a closing session and dove release.  

Benicia Vallejo Relay for Life takes place at St. Patrick’s/St. Vincent’s High School track – 1500 Benicia Road in Vallejo. Additional parking is available across the street at the California Highway Patrol facility.

For more information, contact Laura Peabody-Park at (preferred) or (925) 451-0569.