Announcements for Sunday, November 5, 2023

11/5/23 Online Announcements

10 am Bulletin Link


Readings for All Saints’ Day

Revelation 7:9-17

Psalm 34:1-10, 22

1 John 3:1-3

Matthew 5:1-12




11/5 – All Saints’ Day–One Service Only

+Communion Service @ 10 am

Coffee Hour after service


+Morning Prayer @ 9 am


Worship Meeting @ 4 pm 


+Eucharist @ 10 am

Bible Study @ 11 am


Coffee with the Rector at Benicia Coffee Roasting 7:30-8:30 am


Church Office closed in observance of Veterans’ Day


One Service Only Sunday, Nov. 5 at 10 am

In-gathering of 2024 pledge cards

Celebratory coffee hour

Farewell service to rectory oak tree at 2 pm

We’ll meet in the Rectory driveway to prayerfully bid farewell to the large oak. 


Thanksgiving Interfaith Service with St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and Congregation B’nai Israel

Tuesday, Nov. 21 at 7:30 pm

This year’s service will be hosted here at St. Paul’s. More details to come.


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.


Sierra Service Project Sign-ups

Attention, St. Paul’s Family!  If you have a youth interested in attending our Sierra Service Project summer service trip in 2024, please let me know by Friday, Nov. 10. Youth are eligible from the year they leave 8th grade through 12th grade.  For more information, see the SSP website or contact me by email.  Thank you!  

–Tom Sauter – SSP Coordinator 415-420-3821


SSP Chili Dinner Fundraiser Dec. 2

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!  Tickets will be going on sale in the Parish Hall after services beginning Sunday, Nov. 12. Donations for adults/teens $20, 6-12 $15 and kids 5 and under, free!  Questions? Contact Steve Rodekohr or 707-580-8104.


 Party of Parties Sign-ups

To sign up for any of the parties, contact the church office at (707) 745-0307 or Note the November parties still have spaces available.

◻Breakfast at the Opera (1/27/24)

◻Domaine Carneros Champagne Tasting (1/13/24)

◻First Street Scavenger Hunt (9/7/24)

◻Family Game Night (1/20/24)

◻Hike & Bike (5/18/24)

◻How the Grinch Stole Christmas Party (11/26/23)

◻Mad Hatter’s Tea Party (3/9/24)

◻Native Garden Tour 1 & 2 (4/14/24)

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

◻Sip and Paint (6/8/24)