Announcements for Sunday, October 22, 2023

10/22/23 Online Announcements

8:45 am bulletin link:


11 am bulletin link:




10/22 – Pentecost 21

+Communion Service @ 8:45 am

+Communion Service @ @ 11 am service

Coffee Hours after services



+Morning Prayer @ 9 am



+Eucharist @ 10 am

Bible Study @ 11 am



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



Day of the Dead TGIFF potluck and crafts @ 6 pm


10/29 – Pentecost 22 / Day of the Dead

+Communion Service @ 8:45 am

+Communion Service @ @ 11 am service

Coffee Hours after services


Readings for Pentecost 21

Isaiah 45:1-7
Psalm 96:1-9, (10-13)
1 Thessalonians 1:1-10
Matthew 22:15-22


Stewardship Forum

Sunday, October 22, between services in the Undercroft

As we enter stewardship season, come learn about the projects we’re hoping to do in 2024! Rev. Annie will present last year’s pledging patterns and next year’s big ideas. We hope you’ll join and share your thoughts.

Special Day of the Dead TGIFF on Oct. 27

On Friday, Oct. 27 we will enjoy a potluck and decorate sugar skulls in the parish hall starting at 6 pm.  Why do sugar skulls show up at Dia de los Muertos?  It is not to remember our deceased ancestors!  Instead, sugar skulls are reminders to us that for the time we have on the planet, life can be sweet if we make it so.  Sugar skulls poke fun at death!  They remind  us to stop taking ourselves seriously.  

Our inside Ofrendas will be installed for our Open House on Saturday, on Oct. 28 from 10 am-noon, and our Dia de los Muertos Sunday will be on Oct. 29.  We hope you will join in the festivities.   If you would like to help decorate, call Barbara Jewell (510) 368-5072.


The Parties Continue

If you missed the Harvest Festival last weekend that kicked off signups for upcoming parties, there’s still time to participate. Several parties will be held next month, and the remainder take place in 2024. Contact the church office at (707) 745-0307 or for more information.

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)

Rustic Wood Mountain Scene Crafting Afternoon (11/4/23)

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

Sip and Paint (6/8/24)

Zampa Bridge 20th Anniversary Celebration (11/4/23)


The Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano Needs Our Help!   

Food insecurity is rampant in Contra Costa and Solano counties.  Where the Food Bank used to be the safety net for 1 in 8 people, it is now the safety net for 1 in 4 people. The high cost of living in the Bay Area, including the ever increasing cost of food, means a large part of our community often has to choose between paying rent and eating.  It’s not a choice any of us would like to make. 

To donate, go to and follow the prompts to the donate button.  Our community meal, which gets food from the Food Bank, will appreciate your help. 

—Barbara Jewell