Announcements for Sunday, August 25, 2019



AUG. 23                    TGIFF Social Gathering @ 5:30 pm in the undercroft

AUG. 25                    We Are One Picnic at the Benicia Community Park

SEPT. 4                     Grateful, Glad & Giving Meeting @ 7 pm

SEPT. 7                     St. Paul’s Garden Party Fundraiser @ 5 pm

SEPT. 11                   9/11 Remembrance and Bell Ringing Service @ 8:46 am

SEPT. 15                   Ministry Fair after both services

SEPT. 16                   Worship Committee Meeting @ 7 pm

SEPT. 17                   Communications Meeting @ 6 pm; Vestry Meeting @ 6:30 pm


Tickets Still Available for St. Paul’s Garden Party Sept. 7

Come listen to live music, participate in an auction, and enjoy the company of friends as you taste a variety of summer foods prepared by Chef Yann and his team.  Tickets are available online (see email from St. Paul’s) or on Sundays after services and in the church office during the week. This will be St. Paul’s major fundraising event for the year.

When:  Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, at 5 pm

Where:  Gardens of St. Paul Episcopal Church, 120 East J St., Benicia

Cost: $50 per ticket (1 drink included). Childcare will be provided.


Celebrating Rev. Annie’s 1-Year Anniversary As Our Rector

As always, there is much to celebrate at St. Paul’s.  Please join the vestry on Sunday, Sept. 1 in the Parish Hall for a special coffee hour (after each service) celebrating Rev. Annie’s 1-year anniversary as our Rector.  There will be a card to sign, or you are welcome to bring your own card with a special greeting. 


Resolutions for Diocesan Convention Due Aug. 30

Resolutions may be proposed by any person with seat, voice, and vote; the Board of Trustees; Standing Committee; Commission on Ministry; Diocesan Institutions; Vestries; Mission Committees; Committees of Convention; the Bishop or the Board of Trustees. There are two resolution forms, available for download at: Both forms must be sent to Leta Parks, Chair of Resolutions via email at by Aug. 30. Any questions can also be directed to Ms. Parks.


Sierra Service Project Seeking Youth Volunteers

Do you have a young person interested in being a volunteer with St. Paul’s Sierra Service Project summer program? Youth in 8th grade through 12th grade are eligible to serve. This is a great opportunity to serve those in need by building, participating in community projects, and spending time in faithful community with our youth and those from other churches throughout the west. To learn more, log onto or contact Tom Sauter (, Cathy Cellini (, or Steve Rodekohr (  Please contact us by Sept. 2 in you are interested.

9/11 Remembrance & Bell Ringing Service

Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 8:46 am at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church


Looking for Missing Tea Set

I hosted a table at one of our Advent Teas and somehow my crate with the cups, saucers, sugar/creamer and tea pot didn’t make it home with all the other crates. I’m praying a Good Samaritan took it home and stored it in a safe place until someone claimed it and then, like me, forgot about it. It’s been in my family a long time and I’d be so grateful if you could check to see if my collection accidentally got mixed up with yours.                                                         

—Debbie Borst, (925) 787-4496


St. Paul’s Goes to the Opera Sept. 21

San Francisco Opera is returning to Oracle Park on Saturday, Sept. 21 at 7:30 pm. This year’s production will be Gounod’s “Romeo and Juliet.”  I will be getting a slightly smaller bus than in the past but will bring at least 20 people with me (maybe more depending on demand).  We will leave about 4:30 pm and return by midnight.  A $30 donation will go to the Party of Parties fund.  If interested, please email me at, and I will give you further instructions.

—Robin Silver


Safe Church Training Oct. 12 in Rocklin

If you are a Sunday School teacher, Lay Eucharistic Visitor, Stephen Minister, church staff or vestry member and still need Safe Church Training, you can take it in person at a workshop on Safeguarding God’s Children and Safeguarding God’s People on Oct. 12 at St. Augustine Episcopal Church in Rocklin. This workshop satisfies the denominational requirements for those who work with children or vulnerable adults.

When: Saturday, Oct. 12, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Where: St. Augustine Episcopal Church, 1800 Wildcat Blvd., Rocklin, CA 95765

Registration: The cost to attend is $15; refreshments are provided. Register at:

Contact: The Rev. Tom Gartin at