Announcements for Sunday, May 16, 2021

ONLINE ANNOUNCEMENTS May 16

 

UPCOMING  

 

May 16

Ascension Day

Facebook Livestream  Service @ 8:45 am

Coffee Hour @ 9:45 am

Outdoor Service @ 11 am (preregistration is required)

 

May 17

Reopening Task Force Meeting @ 7 pm

 

May 17-21

Morning Prayer @ 9 am (indoor service resumes)

 

May 18-20

Rev. Annie at Clergy Conference

 

May 19

Bible Study @ 11 am

 

May 23

Day of Pentecost

Facebook Livestream  Service @ 8:45 am

Coffee Hour @ 9:45 am

Outdoor Service @ 11 am (preregistration is required)

 

Readings for Ascension Sunday

 

Zoom Coffee Hour — Sundays at 9:45 am

Join us online at 9:45 am for our Sunday virtual coffee hour. Check your Friday email from St. Paul’s for secure Zoom log-in information.

 

Peddlers’ Fair Staff Volunteers Needed 

The Peddlers’ Fair is looking for volunteers to staff the office. This involves logging in vendor applications, as well as routine office tasks like answering the phone.  Are you comfortable with spreadsheet applications such as Excel or Google Docs?  Consider spending a few hours a week down in the undercroft.  Contact us by email at info@beniciapeddlersfair.org or leave a message at (707) 745-8680.

—Jim Brown, Peddlers’ Fair Coordinator

 

Morning Prayer Returning to the Side Chapel  

As a tentative first step toward our return to indoor and in-person services at St. Paul’s, Morning Prayer will be returning to the side chapel as of Monday, May 17.  We will be following recommended procedures for a safe service.   For those who cannot make it to church, we will continue to ZOOM as well.   Please join us for the Daily Office of Morning Prayer either in-person or by joining the ZOOM Meeting at the usual address printed in the announcements.  

–Jim Brown

 

Church Office “Reopening” May 17

As many of you know, the church office was kept locked for most of the past year to limit the number of visitors during the pandemic.  Now that more folks have been vaccinated (including your rector and parish administrator), we are comfortable with keeping the door unlocked during our office hours of 9 am to 3 pm Monday through Friday. 

Here are the office reopening guidelines:

  • One visitor at a time
  • Wear a mask
  • Keep visit brief
  • Keep a safe distance
  • Use hand sanitizer (optional)
  • Parish Administrator’s office now has a café door, which is kept closed.

Note:  The parish administrator will be off on Mondays this summer, beginning June 7 through Sept. 6.

 

Bible Study Online – Wednesdays at 11 am   

Join us as we dive into next Sunday’s readings while enjoying fellowship, deep conversation, and entertaining tangents. Remember – you can always call into the meeting by phone, no computer required! Check your Friday email from St. Paul’s for secure Zoom log-in information.

 

Two New Diocesan Sacred Ground Circles Forming            

Beginning May 13, 2021

Thursdays, 1-3 pm or 7-8:30 pm

Sacred Ground is a 10-part discussion about race, grounded in faith. Participants are invited to view selected videos and read books and articles about Indigenous, Black, Latino, and Asian/Pacific American histories and how they intersect with European-American accounts. The materials also examine the church’s evolving teachings on race relations. The series is open to all, but it is especially designed to help White people talk about race with other White people. Hosted by Bob Wohlsen, Social Justice Advocate, Santa Rosa, and Sharron Simpson, Spiritual Director and Educator, Santa Rosa, the circles will meet weekly via Zoom. See the Friday online announcements for details to contact the hosts.

 

Opportunity to Serve on County Civil Grand Jury

            Solano County needs you! Each year about this time, the county puts out the call for volunteers to serve on the County Civil Grand Jury. The Civil Grand Jury differs from the Criminal Grand Jury in that it is purely a voluntary endeavor and does not deal in the criminal aspects of our government. The Civil Grand Jury researches and investigates agencies within our city and county governments to ensure that they are performing their mandated functions to the best of their abilities. If the Grand Jury finds there are any shortfalls, it makes recommendations on how the situation can be remedied.      The Civil Grand Jury performs an important function within our community, but it can’t perform that task without you. Jurors serve for one year and the number of hours served per week depends on the task at hand. It is a great opportunity to not only learn more about your community but to perform a much needed service. For more information or to volunteer, contact the Civil Grand Jury Office at (707) 435-2575.

—Martha Saldaña-Wolf

 

 

 



Announcements for Sunday, May 9, 2021

ONLINE ANNOUNCEMENTS

UPCOMING  

 

May 9

 6th Sunday of Easter

Facebook Livestream  Service 8:45 am
Coffee Hour @ 9:45 am
Outdoor Service @ 11 am (preregistration is required)

 

 

May 10-14

 

Morning Prayer @ 9 am

 

 

May 12

 

Bible Study @ 11 am

 

Historic Trust Meeting @ 6 pm 

 

 

May 13

 

Finance Meeting @ 5:30 pm

 

 

May 16

 

7th Sunday of Easter

 

Facebook Livestream Service 8:45 am

 

Coffee Hour @ 9:45 am

 

Outdoor Service @ 11 am (preregistration is required)

 

 

 

Readings for the Sixth Sunday of Easter

 

Easter Season Garden Tours Summary
Thank you to everyone who joined us for the St. Paul’s Easter Season Garden Tours last Sunday.  The event brought together St. Paul’s members and friends to enjoy the beauty and uniqueness of each of the gardens on the tour. A special thanks of appreciation to Gene Ekenstam and Rev. Mary Goshert, Richard Padfield and Mark Duncan, Catherine and Leo Harrod, Mary Frances Kelly Poh, and Ginny Green and Larry Lutz for showcasing your gardens. Thanks also to Vestry members Judy White and Ken Nowinski, who organized and handled registration, and Heather Healy, Helen Kennedy-Lazar, Kim Rodekohr, Cathy Cellini, and Jorge Castaneda, who served as hosts at each home. Funds were raised from the tour admission and purchase of raffle tickets of garden-themed gifts.The raffle will take place this Sunday during coffee hour.

 

Re-Opening Task Force Survey #2 Due May 12

As vaccination rates increase, the St. Paul’s Church re-opening task force is hard at work planning our reopening. Answering the short survey will give the team more information about the best way to do that. There are also a couple questions about the joys and sorrows you’ve experienced this year; this will help the worship committee plan services that honor all that we’ve been through as a community. You can find the link to the survey in the Friday online announcements. If you are unable to access the link to the survey, contact the church office and we’ll mail you a paper copy. Thank you to those who’ve already completed your surveys.

 

Zoom Coffee Hour — Sundays at 9:45 am

Join us online at 9:45 am for our Sunday virtual coffee hour. Check your Friday email from St. Paul’s for secure Zoom log-in information.

 

Peddlers’ Fair Staff Volunteers Needed 

The Peddlers’ Fair is looking for volunteers to staff the office.  This involves logging in vendor applications, as well as routine office tasks like answering the phone.  Are you comfortable with spreadsheet applications such as Excel or Google Docs?  Consider spending a few hours a week down in the undercroft.  Contact us by email at info@beniciapeddlersfair.org or leave a message at (707) 745-8680.

—Jim Brown, Peddlers’ Fair Coordinator

 

Morning Prayer Online – Weekdays at 9 am

This half-hour service of scripture reading and prayers will start your day off on the right foot. Check your Friday email from St. Paul’s for secure Zoom log-in information.

 

Bible Study Online – Wednesdays at 11 am   

Join us as we dive into next Sunday’s readings while enjoying fellowship, deep conversation, and entertaining tangents. Remember – you can always call into the meeting by phone, no computer required! Check your Friday email from St. Paul’s for secure Zoom log-in information.

 

 

Two New Diocesan Sacred Ground Circles Forming            

Beginning May 13, 2021

Thursdays, 1-3 pm or 7-8:30 pm

Sacred Ground is a 10-part discussion about race, grounded in faith. Participants are invited to view selected videos and read books and articles about Indigenous, Black, Latino, and Asian/Pacific American histories and how they intersect with European-American accounts. The materials also examine the church’s evolving teachings on race relations. The series is open to all, but it is especially designed to help White people talk about race with other White people. Hosted by Bob Wohlsen, Social Justice Advocate, Santa Rosa, and Sharron Simpson, Spiritual Director and Educator, Santa Rosa, the circles will meet weekly via Zoom. See the Friday online announcements for details to contact the hosts.

 



Bulletin for Sunday, May 9, 2021



Announcements for May 2, 2021

ONLINE ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

UPCOMING  

 

May 2

5th Sunday of Easter

Facebook Livestream Communion Service 8:45 am

Coffee Hour @ 9:45 am

Outdoor Communion Service @ 11 am (preregistration is required)

Garden Tours 1-5 pm (in-person registration available at St. Paul’s)

 

May 3-7

Morning Prayer @ 9 am

 

May 5

Bible Study  

 

Readings for the Fifth Sunday of Easter

 

Communion Hosts Available May 1

There will be Eucharist services on Sunday, May 2: a digital service at 8:45 am and an outdoor service at 11 am.  For those attending the earlier service, blessed communion hosts will be available for pickup from my front yard (see parish directory) on Saturday, May 1 from 9 am – 6 pm. If you cannot pick them up at that time, please contact me to make other arrangements.

—Robin Silver, Altar Guild

 

Easter Season Garden Tours May 2, 2021 1 pm-5 pm

Join us for tours of five fabulous gardens at the homes of St. Paul’s Parishioners! From drought-tolerant natives to a backyard that rivals the produce section, you’re sure to find inspiration and joy in these gardens! Check-in at the Rectory Garden to get your map and see the garden baskets offered up for an opportunity drawing. Then you’re off on your tour. Each site will have COVID-safe refreshments hosted by the Vestry.

  • Registration: Online via EventBrite (credit card) or day of (cash, check, credit card). See the Friday announcements for the link to register. You can also register in person on Sunday beginning at 1 pm.
  • Suggested donation: $35 (no one turned away for lack of funds)
  • Kids are free; no pets please (service animals welcome)
  • Masks are required; please observe social distancing.

 

 

Zoom Coffee Hour — Sundays at 9:45 am

Join us online at 9:45 am for our Sunday virtual coffee hour. Check your Friday email from St. Paul’s for secure Zoom log-in information.

 

Re-Opening Task Force Survey #2

As vaccination rates increase, the St. Paul’s Church re-opening task force is hard at work planning our reopening. Answering the short survey will give the team more information about the best way to do that. There are also a couple questions about the joys and sorrows you’ve experienced this year; this will help the worship committee plan services that honor all that we’ve been through as a community. You can find the link to the survey in the Friday online announcements. If you are unable to access the link to the survey, contact the church office and we’ll mail you a paper copy. Thank you to those who’ve already completed your surveys.

  

Peddlers’ Fair Staff Volunteers Needed 

The Peddlers’ Fair is looking for volunteers to staff the office.  This involves logging in vendor applications, as well as routine office tasks like answering the phone.  Are you comfortable with spreadsheet applications such as Excel or Google Docs?  Consider spending a few hours a week down in the undercroft.  Contact us by email at info@beniciapeddlersfair.org or leave a message at (707) 745-8680.

—Jim Brown, Peddlers’ Fair Coordinator

 

Morning Prayer Online – Weekdays at 9 am

This half-hour service of scripture reading and prayers will start your day off on the right foot. Check your Friday email from St. Paul’s for secure Zoom log-in information.

 

Bible Study Online – Wednesdays at 11 am   

Join us as we dive into next Sunday’s readings while enjoying fellowship, deep conversation, and entertaining tangents. Remember – you can always call into the meeting by phone, no computer required! Check your Friday email from St. Paul’s for secure Zoom log-in information.

 

Two New Diocesan Sacred Ground Circles Forming            

Beginning May 13, 2021

Thursdays, 1-3 pm or 7-8:30 pm

Sacred Ground is a 10-part discussion about race, grounded in faith. Participants are invited to view selected videos and read books and articles about Indigenous, Black, Latino, and Asian/Pacific American histories and how they intersect with European-American accounts. The materials also examine the church’s evolving teachings on race relations. The series is open to all, but it is especially designed to help White people talk about race with other White people. Hosted by Bob Wohlsen, Social Justice Advocate, Santa Rosa, and Sharron Simpson, Spiritual Director and Educator, Santa Rosa, the circles will meet weekly via Zoom. See the Friday online announcements for details to contact the hosts.

 



Announcements for Sunday April 25, 2021

WORSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

UPCOMING  

 

April 25

4th Sunday of Easter

Facebook Livestream Service 8:45 am

Coffee Hour @ 9:45 am

Outdoor Service @ 11 am (preregistration required)

 

April 26-30

Morning Prayer @ 9 am

 

April 28

Bible Study Cancelled

 

May 2

5th Sunday of Easter

Facebook Livestream Communion Service 8:45 am Coffee Hour @ 9:45 am Outdoor Communion Service @ 11 am (preregistration is required) Garden Tours 1-5 pm (in-person registration available at St. Paul’s)

 

Zoom Coffee Hour — Sundays at 9:45 am

Join us online at 9:45 am for our Sunday virtual coffee hour. Check your Friday email from St. Paul’s for secure Zoom log-in information.

 

Re-Opening Task Force Survey #2

As vaccination rates increase, the St. Paul’s Church re-opening task force is hard at work planning our reopening. Answering the short survey will give the team more information about the best way to do that. There are also a couple questions about the joys and sorrows you’ve experienced this year; this will help the worship committee plan services that honor all that we’ve been through as a community. You can find the link to the survey in the Friday online announcements. If you are unable to access the link to the survey, contact the church office and we’ll mail you a paper copy.

 

Rev. Annie on Vacation April 25-30

For pastoral emergencies, please contact the Rev. Mary Goshert. For any other needs, contact the church office at (707) 745-0307 or admin@stpaulsbenicia.org.

 

Easter Season Garden Tours

May 2, 2021 1 pm-5 pm

Join us for tours of five fabulous gardens at the homes of St. Paul’s Parishioners!

From drought-tolerant natives to a backyard that rivals the produce section, you’re sure to find inspiration and joy in these gardens! Check-in at the Rectory Garden to get your map and see the garden baskets offered up for an opportunity drawing. Then you’re off on your tour. Each site will have COVID-safe refreshments hosted by the Vestry.

  • Registration: Online via EventBrite (credit card) or day of (cash, check, credit card). See the Friday announcements for the link to register. You can also register by calling the church office.
  • Suggested donation: $35 (no one turned away for lack of funds)
  • Kids are free; no pets please (service animals welcome)
  • Masks are required; please observe social distancing.

 

Morning Prayer Online – Weekdays at 9 am

This half-hour service of scripture reading and prayers will start your day off on the right foot. Check your Friday email from St. Paul’s for secure Zoom log-in information.

 

 Communion Hosts Available May 1

There will be no outside Eucharist service on Wednesday, April 28 as Rev. Annie will be on vacation.  There will be Eucharist services on Sunday, May 2: a digital service at 8:45 am and an outdoor service at 11 am.  For those attending the earlier service, blessed communion hosts will be available for pickup from my front yard (see parish directory or call the church office for her address) on Saturday, May 1 from 9 am – 6 pm. If you cannot pick them up at that time, please contact me to make other arrangements.

—Robin Silver, Altar Guild

 

Peddlers’ Fair Staff Volunteers Needed 

The Peddlers’ Fair is looking for volunteers to staff the office.  This involves logging in vendor applications, as well as routine office tasks like answering the phone.  Are you comfortable with spreadsheet applications such as Excel or Google Docs?  Consider spending a few hours a week down in the undercroft.  Contact us by email at info@beniciapeddlersfair.org or leave a message at (707) 745-8680.

—Jim Brown, Peddlers’ Fair Coordinator

 

 

Two New Diocesan Sacred Ground Circles Forming

Beginning May 13, 2021

Thursdays, 1-3 pm or 7-8:30 pm

Sacred Ground is a 10-part discussion about race, grounded in faith. Participants are invited to view selected videos and read books and articles about Indigenous, Black, Latino, and Asian/Pacific American histories and how they intersect with European-American accounts. The materials also examine the church’s evolving teachings on race relations. The series is open to all, but it is especially designed to help White people talk about race with other White people.

Hosted by Bob Wohlsen, Social Justice Advocate, Santa Rosa, and Sharron Simpson, Spiritual Director and Educator, Santa Rosa, the circles will meet weekly via Zoom. See the Friday online announcements for details to contact the hosts.

 



Announcements for Sunday, April 18, 2021

WORSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

UPCOMING  

 

April 18

Facebook Livestream Service 8:45 am

Coffee Hour @ 9:45 am

Outdoor Service @ 11 am (preregistration required)

 

April 19-23

Morning Prayer @ 9 am

 

April 20

Vestry Meeting @ 7 pm

 

April 21

Bible Study @ 11 am

 

April 25

Facebook Livestream Service 8:45 am

Coffee Hour @ 9:45 am

Outdoor Service @ 11 am (preregistration required)

 

 

Readings for the Third Sunday of Easter

Acts 3:12-19

Psalm 4

1 John 3:1-7

Luke 24:36b-48

 

Zoom Coffee Hour — Sundays at 9:45 am

Join us online at 9:45 am for our Sunday virtual coffee hour. Check your Friday email from St. Paul’s for secure Zoom log-in information.

 

Re-Opening Task Force Survey #2

As vaccination rates increase, the St. Paul’s Church re-opening task force is hard at work planning our reopening. Answering the short survey will give the team more information about the best way to do that. There are also a couple questions about the joys and sorrows you’ve experienced this year; this will help the worship committee plan services that honor all that we’ve been through as a community. You can find the link to the survey in the Friday online announcements. If you have trouble accessing the survey, contact the church office and we’ll mail you a paper copy.

 

Rev. Annie on Vacation April 25-30

For pastoral emergencies, please contact the Rev. Mary Goshert or Rev. Beth Gaines. For any other needs, contact the church office.

 

Easter Season Garden Tours

May 2, 2021 1 pm-5 pm

Join us for tours of five fabulous gardens at the homes of St. Paul’s Parishioners!

From drought-tolerant natives to a backyard that rivals the produce section, you’re sure to find inspiration and joy in these gardens! Check-in at the Rectory Garden to get your map and see the garden baskets offered up for an opportunity drawing. Then you’re off on your tour. Each site will have COVID-safe refreshments hosted by the Vestry.

  • Registration: Online via EventBrite (credit card) or day of (cash, check, credit card). See the Friday announcements for the link to register.
  • Suggested donation: $35 (no one turned away for lack of funds)
  • Kids are free; no pets please (service animals welcome)

Masks are required; please observe social distancing

 

Morning Prayer Online – Weekdays at 9 am

This half-hour service of scripture reading and prayers will start your day off on the right foot. Check your Friday email from St. Paul’s for secure Zoom log-in information.

 

Bible Study Online – Wednesdays at 11 am   

Join us as we dive into next Sunday’s readings while enjoying fellowship, deep conversation, and entertaining tangents. Remember – you can always call into the meeting by phone, no computer required! Check your Friday email from St. Paul’s for secure Zoom log-in information.

 

Two New Diocesan Sacred Ground Circles Forming

Beginning May 13, 2021

Thursdays, 1-3 pm or 7-8:30 pm

Sacred Ground is a 10-part discussion about race, grounded in faith. Participants are invited to view selected videos and read books and articles about Indigenous, Black, Latino, and Asian/Pacific American histories and how they intersect with European-American accounts. The materials also examine the church’s evolving teachings on race relations. The series is open to all, but it is especially designed to help White people talk about race with other White people.

Hosted by Bob Wohlsen, Social Justice Advocate, Santa Rosa, and Sharron Simpson, Spiritual Director and Educator, Santa Rosa, the circles will meet weekly via Zoom. See the Friday online announcements for details to contact the hosts.

 



Bulletin for Sunday, April 11, 2021 8:45 am



Announcements for Sunday, April 11, 2021

WORSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

UPCOMING  

 

April 11–NEW SERVICE TIMES

Facebook Livestream Service 8:45 am

Coffee Hour @ 9:45 am

Outdoor Service @ 11 am

 

April 12-16

Morning Prayer @ 9 am

 

April 14

Bible Study @ 11 am

 

April 15

Finance Meeting @ 5:30 pm

 

April 18

Facebook Livestream Service 8:45 am

Coffee Hour @ 9:45 am

Outdoor Service @ 11 am

 

 

Readings for Second Sunday of Easter

Acts 4:32-35

Psalm 133

1 John 1:1-2:2

John 19-31

 

Sunday Service Schedule Change Begins April 11

Starting this Sunday, we are bringing back the outdoor service! This means our livestream service will premiere on Facebook at 8:45 AM, and the outdoor service will start at 11. Look for the link to the outdoor service registration on Mondays.

8:45 AM   Livestream Service via Facebook

9:45 AM   Zoom Coffee Hour

11:00 AM  Outdoor Service (registration required)

 

New Zoom Coffee Hour — Sundays at 9:45 am

Join us online at 9:45 am for our Sunday virtual coffee hour. Check your Friday email from St. Paul’s for secure Zoom log-in information.

 

Easter Season Garden Tours May 2                                                                                                                 Watch for details to register for the Easter Season Garden Tours on May 2 from 1-5 pm!

 

 

 

Morning Prayer Online – Weekdays at 9 am

This half-hour service of scripture reading and prayers will start your day off on the right foot. Check your Friday email from St. Paul’s for secure Zoom log-in information.

 

Bible Study Online – Wednesdays at 11 am   

Join us as we dive into next Sunday’s readings while enjoying fellowship, deep conversation, and entertaining tangents. Remember – you can always call into the meeting by phone, no computer required! Check your Friday email from St. Paul’s for secure Zoom log-in information.

 


Bulletin for Sunday, April 4, 2021



Announcements for Sunday, April 4, 2021

UPCOMING ONLINE  

 

Good Friday, April 2

Good Friday Stations of the Cross Digital Service @ 7 pm

 

Holy Saturday, April 3

Flowering of the Cross 11 am-5 pm

Pick up Communion Hosts at Robin Silver’s house 9 am- 6 pm Great Vigil Outdoor Service @ 7 pm (preregistration required)

 

Easter Sunday, April 4

Easter Sunday Digital Service with Communion @ 10 am Coffee Hour @ 11 pm

 

April 5

Church Office Closed

 

April 5-9

Morning Prayer @ 9 am

 

April 7

Bible Study @ 11 am

 

April 8

Finance Meeting @ 5:30 pm

 

April 11–NEW SERVICE TIMES

Facebook Livestream Service 8:45 am

Coffee Hour @ 9:45 am

Outdoor Service @ 11 am

 

 

Readings for Easter Sunday

Acts 10:34-43

Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24

1 Corinthians 15:1-11

John 20:1-18

 

 

Flowering of the Cross Saturday, April 3

St. Paul’s is inviting people to do the flowering of the cross on Holy Saturday, April 3. The cross will be on the front porch of the church between 11 am and 5 pm. Flowers will be available, and you are invited to bring flowers from your own garden too.

 

Communion Hosts Available April 3

Communion hosts for Easter Sunday Eucharist service will be available for pickup in a basket in Robin Silver’s front yard on Saturday April 3 from 9 am- 6 pm.

 

 

Sunday Service Schedule Change Begins April 11

Starting April 11, we are bringing back the outdoor service! This means our livestream service will premiere on Facebook at 8:45 AM, and the outdoor service will start at 11. Look for the link to the online registration for the outdoor service on Monday, April 5.

8:45 AM   Livestream Service via Facebook

9:45 AM   Zoom Coffee Hour

11:00 AM  Outdoor Service (registration required)

 

 

Zoom Coffee Hour — Sundays at 11 am

Join us online at 11 am for our Sunday virtual coffee hour. NOTE:

Coffee Hour will move to 9:45 am beginning Sunday, April 11, when we resume holding two services. Check your Friday email from St. Paul’s for secure Zoom log-in information.

 

Morning Prayer Online – Weekdays at 9 am

This half-hour service of scripture reading and prayers will start your day off on the right foot. Check your Friday email from St. Paul’s for secure Zoom log-in information.

 

Bible Study Online – Wednesdays at 11 am   

Join us as we dive into next Sunday’s readings while enjoying fellowship, deep conversation, and entertaining tangents. Remember – you can always call into the meeting by phone, no computer required! Check your Friday email from St. Paul’s for secure Zoom log-in information.