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.

 

 



Bulletin for Maundy Thursday



Bulletin for Sunday, March 28, 2021



Announcements for Sunday, March 28, 2021

WORSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

UPCOMING ONLINE  

 

March 27

Pick up Communion hosts and Palm Crosses between 10 am-12 pm at church

 

Palm Sunday, March 28

Palm Sunday Digital Service @ 10 am

Coffee Hour @ 11 am

 

March 29-April 2

Morning Prayer @ 9 am

 

March 29

Deadline for Easter Plant Donations and Dedications and Prayer Vigil and Easter Vigil Signups

 

March 31

Bible Study @ 11 am

Lenten Series @ 7 pm

 

Maundy Thursday, April 1

Maundy Thursday Digital Service @ 7 pm

 

Prayer Vigil, April 1-2

Prayer Vigil in the sanctuary from 8 pm to noon on Good Friday (preregistration required)

 

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 11–NEW SERVICE TIMES

Facebook Livestream Service 8:45 am

Coffee Hour @ 9:45 am

Outdoor Service @ 11 am

 

Readings for Palm Sunday

 

 

Communion Hosts and Palm Sunday Crosses Available

Communion hosts and Palm Sunday crosses will be available for pickup from 10 am-12 pm on Saturday March 27 by the church office, then in the front yard of Robin Silver from 12:30-6 pm.

Communion hosts for Easter Sunday Eucharist service will be available for pickup in a basket in Robin Silver’s front yard, 1390 West K Street, Benicia on Saturday April 3 from 9 am- 6 pm.

 

 

Spaces Still Available for Prayer Vigil and Easter Vigil Service

Online signups are still being accepted for the in-person Prayer Vigil April 1-2 in the sanctuary and the outdoor Great Vigil service April 3.  Please reserve your spot by Monday, March 29. The Prayer Vigil begins at 8 pm on Thursday, April 1 after the Maundy Thursday digital service at 7 pm and concludes at noon on Good Friday.  The Great Vigil will be held at 7 pm on Saturday, April 3 in the rectory backyard. Check your Friday email from St. Paul’s for secure Zoom log-in information.

 

 

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.

 

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.



Announcements for Sunday, March 21, 2021

WORSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

UPCOMING  

 

March 21

Fifth Sunday in Lent Service @ 10 am

Coffee Hour @ 11 am

 

March 22-26

Morning Prayer @ 9 am

 

March 24 (Wednesday)

Outdoor Eucharist @ 10 am

Bible Study @ 11 am

Lenten Series @ 7 pm

 

March 27 (Saturday)

Communion Hosts and Palm Sunday Crosses available for pickup between 10 am-12 pm at church

Deadline to register online for the Easter Vigil Outdoor Service on April 3

 

March 28 (Sunday)

Palm Sunday Service @ 10 am

Coffee Hour @ 11 am

 

March 29

Deadline for Easter Plant Donations and Dedications and Prayer Vigil Signups

 

March 29-April 2

Morning Prayer @ 9 am

 

March 31

Bible Study @ 11 am

Lenten Series @ 7 pm

 

April 1

Maundy Thursday Digital Service @ 7 pm

 

April 1-2

Prayer Vigil in the sanctuary from 8 pm to noon on Good Friday (preregistration required)

 

April 2 (Friday)

Good Friday Stations of the Cross Digital Service @ 7 pm

 

April 3 (Saturday)

Great Vigil Outdoor Service @ 7 pm (preregistration required)

 

April 4 (Sunday)

Easter Sunday Service @ 10 am

Coffee Hour @ 11 pm

 

 

April 11–NEW SERVICE TIMES

Facebook Livestream Service 8:45 am                                                                                                     

Coffee Hour @ 10 am

Outdoor Service @ 11 am

 

 

Readings for the Fifth Sunday in Lent

Jeremiah 31:31-34

Psalm 119:9-16

Hebrews 5:5-10

John 12:20-33

 

Lenten Education Series: Embracing Evangelism

Wednesdays in Lent @ 7 pm Continues Through March 31

Each session features teachings on Episcopal evangelism, group discussion, and exercises to help Episcopalians understand the ministry and call to evangelism. All are welcome to attend any session! Check your Friday email from St. Paul’s for secure Zoom log-in information to the Lenten series.

 

Communion Hosts and Palm Sunday Crosses Available

Communion hosts and Palm Sunday crosses will be available for pickup from 10 am-12 pm on Saturday, March 27 by the church office, then in the front yard of Robin Silver from 12:30-6 pm.

 

—Robin Silver, Altar Guild Coordinator

 

Online Registration for Prayer Vigil and Easter Vigil Service

Online signups are being accepted for the in-person Prayer Vigil April 1-2 in the sanctuary and the outdoor Great Vigil service April 3.  The Prayer Vigil begins at 8 pm on Thursday, April 1 after the Maundy Thursday digital service at 7 pm and concludes at noon on Good Friday.  The Great Vigil will be held at 7 pm on Saturday, April 3 in the rectory backyard. Look for the links to the sign-up forms in the Friday online announcements. If you have any questions, contact the church office at admin@stpaulsbenicia.org or (707) 745-0307.

 

Easter Greetings for Former Members

 

We’re sending Easter greetings and notes of encouragement to Fr. Steven and Sue Yurosko, former longtime members of St. Paul’s. Please write a card or a note (pictures from our church kids?) and mail or drop by my house. I’m listed in the St Paul’s directory. The deadline is Sunday, March 28. Blessings.  Anne Seed

 

Sunday Service Schedule Change Beginning 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 AM. We’ll see you at our new times!

8:45 AM                    Livestream Service via Facebook

9:45 AM                    Zoom Coffee Hour

11:00 AM                  Outdoor Service (preregistration required)

Zoom Coffee Hour on Sundays

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

 

 



Announcements for Sunday, March 14, 2021

WORSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

UPCOMING ONLINE

 

March 14

 

Fourth Sunday in Lent Service @ 10 am

 

Coffee Hour @ 11 am

March 15

 

Sacred Ground Class @ 7 pm

March 15-19

 

Morning Prayer @ 9 am

March 16

 

Vestry Meeting @ 7 pm

March 17

 

Bible Study @ 11 am

 

Lenten Series @ 7 pm

March 21

 

Fifth Sunday in Lent Service @ 10 am

 

Coffee Hour @ 11 am

March 24

 

Outdoor Eucharist @ 10 am

Readings for the Fourth Sunday in Lent

Numbers 21:4-9

Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22

Ephesians 2:1-10

John 3:14-21

 

 

Reminder: Set Your Clocks Ahead One Hour

Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday, March 14, 2021, at 2:00 A.M.  

On Saturday evening, our clocks need to “spring forward” one hour.

 

Lenten Education Series: Embracing Evangelism

Wednesdays in Lent @ 7 pm Continues Through March 31

Each session features teachings on Episcopal evangelism, group discussion, and exercises to help Episcopalians understand the ministry and call to evangelism. All are welcome to attend any session! Visit https://www.episcopalchurch.org/embracing-evangelism/ to learn more and watch a 2 1/2 minute preview video.  Check your Friday email from St. Paul’s for secure Zoom log-in information to the Lenten series.

 

Change in the Wednesday Eucharist Schedule 

 

The next outdoor Eucharist service will be on Wednesday, March 24 at 10 am. Communion hosts and Palm Sunday crosses will be available for pickup from 10 am-12 pm on Saturday March 27 by the church office, then in the front yard of Robin Silver from 12:30-6 pm.

 

—Robin Silver, Altar Guild Coordinator

 

Easter Greetings for Former Members

 

We’re sending Easter greetings and notes of encouragement to Fr. Steven and Sue Yurosko, former longtime members of St. Paul’s. Please write a card or a note (pictures from our church kids?) and mail or drop by my house. I’m listed in the St Paul’s directory. The deadline is Sunday, March 28. Blessings.  Anne Seed

 

Sunday Service Schedule Change Beginning 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. We’ll see you at our new times!

8:45 AM                    Livestream Service via Facebook

9:45 AM                    Zoom Coffee Hour

11:00 AM                  Outdoor Service (registration required)

 

Emergency Financial Assistance Available for Solano County Seniors and Benicia Residents

If you or someone you know is struggling to make ends meet because of COVID-19, there are funds available to help. Contact the Benicia Family Resource Center at (707) 746-4352 or Email Kendall Lara at Klara@ci.benicia.ca.us

 

Zoom Coffee Hour on Sundays

Join us online at 11 am for our Sunday virtual coffee hour. 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. It’s a wonderful anchor in uncertain times! 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.

 

Monthly Bellringing for COVID Deaths

In fellowship with other Benicia churches, St. Paul’s will ring the church bell on the 6th of every month to honor those who have died because of the COVID virus. We rang the bell 6 times at noon on March 6th and will on April 6th, and so on through (at least) August 6th when the group will re-evaluate. If you’d like to volunteer to ring the bell, contact Steve Rodekohr.