Announcements for Sunday, November 26, 2023

11/26/23 Online Announcements


8:45 am Bulletin Link


11 am Bulletin Link


Readings for the Last Sunday after Pentecost                                                                                                                           




11/26 – Last Sunday After Pentecost

+Communion Services @ 8:45 & 11 am

Coffee Hour after service



+Morning Prayer @ 9 am



Vestry Meeting @ 7 pm



+Eucharist @ 10 am

Bible Study @ 11 am



Coffee with the Rector @ 7:30 am

Christmas Choir Rehearsal @ 7 pm


SSP Chili Dinner Fundraiser @ 5:30 pm


12/3 – First Sunday of Advent

+Communion Services @ 8:45 & 11 am

Coffee Hour after service


SSP Chili Dinner Fundraiser Dec. 1

Ho! Ho! Ho! The Benicia Holiday Open House on First Street is Friday, Dec. 1, and you know what that means? YES! It’s our annual Sierra Service Project Chili, Cornbread & Salad Dinner! There’s no better way to start your evening than by supporting our youth summer service trip!  Join us between 5:30 and 7:30 pm. Tickets are on sale in the Parish Hall after services. Donations for adults/teens $20, 6-12 $15 and kids 5 and under, free! Questions? Contact Steve Rodekohr or 707-580-8104.


Advent Contemplative Prayer Services

Dates: December 8, 15, *, 29 Time: 6:30 pm to 7:15 pm

For centuries, the church used Advent as a time of anticipation, time to reflect and ponder the coming of the Christ-child. Each Friday in December from 6:30 to 7:15 pm, Rev. Beth and Rev. Annie will offer a time to gather, breathe deeply, slow down, and consider the precious gift of the season.

*On Dec. 22 at 7 pm, there will be the Blue Christmas Service.


Christmas Choir Rehearsals on Thursdays

Church members who would like to sing in the choir at the Christmas Eve service can rehearse on Thursdays Nov. 30, Dec. 7, 14, and 21.  If you have any questions, please contact Bill Markley at


 Party of Parties Sign-ups

To sign up for any of the parties, contact the church office at (707) 745-0307 or

◻Breakfast at the Opera (1/27/24); $35/per person

◻Domaine Carneros Champagne Tasting (1/13/24); $40/pp

◻First Street Scavenger Hunt (9/7/24); $25/team

◻Family Game Night (1/20/24); $20/family; $10/adults

◻Hike & Bike (5/18/24); $10/pp (free for under age 18)

◻Mad Hatter’s Tea Party (3/9/24); $20/ family & $10/adults

◻Native Garden Tour 1 & 2 (4/14/24); $20/pp

◻At Your Convenience Scavenger Tour in Benicia and Vallejo (2/1/24); $10/team

◻Sip and Paint (6/8/24); $50/pp





New Japanese Maple tree planted Nov. 17 to replace the oak tree that was removed next to the rectory.  Thank you to Gene Ekenstam, Richard Padfield, and Charlie Kilbourne for planting the tree.