Bulletin for Sunday, June 28, 2020



Announcements for Sunday, June 28, 2020

UPCOMING ONLINE

 

June 28                                  Pentecost 4 Sunday Service @ 10 am; Coffee Hour @ 11 am

June 29                                  Christian Living in Times of Pandemic Adult Education @ 7 pm

June 30                                  Reopening Task Force Meeting @ 7 pm

July 5                                      Pentecost 4 Sunday Service @ 10 am; Coffee Hour @ 11 am

July 6                                      Christian Living in Times of Pandemic Adult Education @ 7 pm

 

View Sunday Services Without Using Facebook

Our Sunday online service can be accessed through our St. Paul’s website. Go to the website (www.stpaulsbenicia.org) at 10 am or a minute before and click the purple box that says CLICK THIS BOX FOR SUNDAY SERVICE AT 10 AM.  This will take you to the live service.  

—Betsy Zampa, Communications Coordinator

 

Christian Living in Times of Pandemic Adult Education Continues June 29      

Led by the Reverend Arthur Holder, PhD, Monday evenings, 7-8 pm on Zoom

COVID-19 is not the first global pandemic that the Church has faced in its history. Each session in this series will begin with a brief story about a Christian saint who lived in a time of plague or pestilence. Then we will discuss the parallels with our current situation to see if we can find some inspiration and guidance for us today. Check your Friday email from St. Paul’s for secure Zoom log-in information.

  • June 29 – Martin Luther: Caring for Self and Neighbor
  • July 6 – Constance and the Martyrs of Memphis: No Greater Love  

 

Morning Prayer – 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 – 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.

 

Anne Seed to Serve on Diocesan Board of Trustees

Anne Seed has been elected to represent the Wingfield deanery on our Diocesan board of Trustees! This means that she will take part in regular meetings of the diocese and represent the voice of St. Paul’s and our neighbor episcopal churches. Congratulations, Anne, and thanks for your service!

 

Volunteer Needed to Monitor Food Bin

St. Paul’s has been hosting a free food stand for the past couple months with the group #FoodisFreeBenicia. People can take and leave food as needed.

The stand was recently relocated from the courtyard in front of the church on First Street to the front of the parish hall. We are looking for a church volunteer to check on the stand a couple times a week and tidy it up as needed. Contact the church office for details.

If you have some extra food from your last shopping trip or your garden, you can drop them off at the food stand any time.

 

Relay for Life

Due to restrictions on large gatherings, and for the safety of all participants, this year’s Benicia Vallejo Relay for Life is going virtual! St. Paul’s Holy Strollers will be joining our community online to fight cancer. Please mark your calendars for an online event Saturday, August 1 — more details coming closer to the event. This will be St. Paul’s 20th year celebrating, remembering, and fighting back against cancer.

How can you get involved? Donate online and/or sign up for the team and fundraise online http://main.acsevents.org/goto/StPauls, or if you would like to donate via check, make payable to American Cancer Society and send to me. 

Create luminarias at home. Photographs will be organized into a virtual luminaria ceremony that will be shown during the online event. If you would like to honor or remember a survivor or loved one lost to cancer, let me know!

Send an email or call me with number of luminaria bags you would like to create. Mark and I will bring you a DIY kit with luminaria bag, felt pens and stickers, and more information. If you need help with photography, we can assist with that as well. Suggested donation is $10, but any amount is fine, and we have sponsorships if you would like to make a luminaria and are unable to donate this year.

For more information and to participate in luminaria making, contact Laura Peabody-Park.

 



Announcements for Sunday, June 21, 2020

UPCOMING ONLINE

 

June 21                                 Pentecost 3 Sunday Service @ 10 am; Coffee Hour @ 11 am

June 22                                  Christian Living in Times of Pandemic Adult Education @ 7 pm

June 22-26                            Morning Prayer weekdays @ 9 am   

June 23                                  Intercessor Training @ 7 pm

June 24                                  Bible Study @ 11 am

June 28                                  Pentecost 4 Sunday Service @ 10 am; Coffee Hour @ 11 am

June 29                                  Christian Living in Times of Pandemic Adult Education @ 7 pm

June 30                                  Reopening Task Force Meeting @ 7 pm

July 5                                      Pentecost 4 Sunday Service @ 10 am; Coffee Hour @ 11 am

July 6                                      Christian Living in Times of Pandemic Adult Education @ 7 pm

 

 

View Sunday Services Without Using Facebook

Our Sunday online service can be accessed through our St. Paul’s website. Go to the website (www.stpaulsbenicia.org) at 10 am or a minute before and click the purple box that says CLICK THIS BOX FOR SUNDAY SERVICE AT 10 AM.  This will take you to the live service.  

—Betsy Zampa, Communications Coordinator

 

Christian Living in Times of Pandemic Adult Education Continues June 22      

Led by the Reverend Arthur Holder, PhD, Monday evenings, 7-8 pm on Zoom

COVID-19 is not the first global pandemic that the Church has faced in its history. Each session in this series will begin with a brief story about a Christian saint who lived in a time of plague or pestilence. Then we will discuss the parallels with our current situation to see if we can find some inspiration and guidance for us today. Check your Friday email from St. Paul’s for secure Zoom log-in information.

  • June 22 – Julian of Norwich: All Shall Be Well
  • June 29 – Martin Luther: Caring for Self and Neighbor
  • July 6 – Constance and the Martyrs of Memphis: No Greater Love

If you missed the first session, here is a link to the recording.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/9s9emhy5d5qn1bp/Ceolfrith%20and%20Bede.mov?dl=0 

To view or read the psalm of lament included in the course, pause the recording at 14:00 and watch this on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvRkEOUdgL8. Or you can just read that psalm of lament here: https://www.methodist.org.uk/about-us/coronavirus/prayers-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic/a-psalm-of-lament-and-praise-in-a-time-of-coronavirus/   Then you may go back to finish watching the recording of the class.

 

Intercessor Training

Tuesday, June 23 at 7pm — Zoom

Have you ever wanted to write or deliver the Prayers of the People? Or are you just curious about prayer in general? All are welcome to attend this training, and LEMs are especially encouraged. You’ll hear from three experienced intercessors about their process of writing prayers and learn how we pray as a church. Check your Friday email from St. Paul’s for secure Zoom log-in information.

 

Rev. Annie on Vacation

Please note that Rev. Annie will be on vacation June 29-July 5. Since she will be visiting high-risk family members, she is sheltering at home leading up to her departure date. She’s available by phone, Email, and Zoom.

 

Morning Prayer – 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 – 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.

 

Re-opening Task Force Update

The St. Paul’s Re-opening task force met on Tuesday, July 9. We discussed many aspects of reopening, such as outdoor services, the number of people we can accommodate safely, how to handle music, and disinfection of our spaces. We’re looking at diocesan, state, and county guidelines through the lens of loving God an our neighbors, and thinking about how we can offer our legendary St. Paul’s Benicia hospitality in this new world.

We decided to check in with the parish with a survey. Please watch your digital and snail-mail inboxes in the coming week and give us your thoughts. Your input will help us to plan a re-opening that makes sense for our community.

The task force is comprised of worship committee and Wardens, and includes the following people:

Rev. Annie Mertz – Rector

Rev. Beth Gaines – Deacon

Yann Jouvenot-Sells – Sr. Warden

Kim Rodekohr – Jr. Warden

Glenn Walp – Traditional Service Music Director

Mark Sackett – Contemporary Service Music Director

JoAnn Souza – Parish Administrator

Andria Reid – Director of Children’s Education

Beckie Pelkey – Youth and Family Ministries Coordinator

Donna Patey – Grateful, Glad, and Giving

Steve Rodekohr – Usher Ministry

Catherine Harrod – Flower Guild

Lorraine Ndusha – Altar Guild

 

Relay for Life

Due to restrictions on large gatherings, and for the safety of all participants, this year’s Benicia Vallejo Relay for Life is going virtual! St. Paul’s Holy Strollers will be joining our community online to fight cancer. Please mark your calendars for an online event Saturday, August 1 — more details coming closer to the event. This will be St. Paul’s 20th year celebrating, remembering, and fighting back against cancer.

How can you get involved? Donate online and/or sign up for the team and fundraise online http://main.acsevents.org/goto/StPauls, or if you would like to donate via check, make payable to American Cancer Society and send to me. 

Create luminarias at home. Photographs will be organized into a virtual luminaria ceremony that will be shown during the online event. If you would like to honor or remember a survivor or loved one lost to cancer, let me know!

Send an email or call me with number of luminaria bags you would like to create. Mark and I will bring you a DIY kit with luminaria bag, felt pens and stickers, and more information. If you need help with photography, we can assist with that as well. Suggested donation is $10, but any amount is fine, and we have sponsorships if you would like to make a luminaria and are unable to donate this year.

For more information and to participate in luminaria making, contact Laura Peabody-Park.

 



Announcements for Sunday, June 14, 2020

UPCOMING ONLINE

 

June 14                Pentecost 2 Sunday Service @ 10 am; Bishop Megan Traquair, Officiant and Preacher; Coffee Hour @ 11 am

June 15                Christian Living in Times of Pandemic Adult Education @ 7 pm  

June 15-19           Morning Prayer weekdays @ 9 am  

June 16                Vestry Meeting @ 6:30 pm

June 17                Bible Study @ 11 am

June 21                Pentecost 3 Sunday Service @ 10 am; Coffee Hour @ 11 am

June 22               Christian Living in Times of Pandemic Adult Education @ 7 pm
June 22-26          Morning Prayer weekdays @ 9 am   

June 23               Intercessor Training @ 7 pm

June 24              Bible Study @ 11 am

June 28               Pentecost 4 Sunday Service @ 10 am; Coffee Hour @ 11 am

June 29               Christian Living in Times of Pandemic Adult Education @ 7 pm

June 30               Reopening Task Force Meeting @ 7 pm

July 6                  Christian Living in Times of Pandemic Adult Education @ 7

 

 

View Sunday Services Without Using Facebook

Our Sunday online service can be accessed through our St. Paul’s website. Go to the website (www.stpaulsbenicia.org) at 10 am or a minute before and click the purple box that says CLICK THIS BOX FOR SUNDAY SERVICE AT 10 AM.  This will take you to the live service.  

—Betsy Zampa, Communications Coordinator

 

Bishop’s Visit Sunday, June 14

 

Our Bishop, the Rt. Rev. Megan Traquair, will make an official visit to St. Paul’s on Sunday, June 14 at our 10 am service. She will officiate and preach and join us for Zoom coffee hour. Wear purple to the coffee hour in honor of her visit. You won’t want to miss this special occasion!

 

Please Donate to the Bishop’s Discretionary Fund  

Your many gifts to the Bishop’s Discretionary Fund will enable our diocese to continue supporting ministries and relief efforts in communities. To make an online donation, go to: norcalepiscopal.org. Or you can Text-to-give: Text EDNC Bishop to 73256. If you prefer to pay by check, indicate Bishop’s Discretionary Fund in the memo line and send it to: Episcopal Diocese of Northern California, 350 University Ave., Suite 280                                                                                                            Sacramento, CA 95825

 

Christian Living in Times of Pandemic

An Adult Education Series led by the Reverend Arthur Holder, PhD

Four Monday evenings, Beginning June 15 7-8 pm on Zoom

COVID-19 is not the first global pandemic that the Church has faced in its history. Each session in this series will begin with a brief story about a Christian saint who lived in a time of plague or pestilence. Then we will discuss the parallels with our current situation to see if we can find some inspiration and guidance for us today. Check your Friday email from St. Paul’s for secure Zoom log-in information.

  • June 15 – The Venerable Bede: Worship with Tears and Lamentations
  • June 22 – Julian of Norwich: All Shall Be Well
  • June 29 – Martin Luther: Caring for Self and Neighbor
  • July 6 – Constance and the Martyrs of Memphis: No Greater Love

 

Financial Statements Mailed

Financial statements are going out this week to give everyone a sense of where they are in these crazy times.  Things to keep in mind:

  1. If you have not paid anything in 2020 so far, you will not get a statement.
  2. If you need to change your pledge to the church (more or less), you can do so by contacting me.
  3. If you forgot to pledge this year but still want to, it is not too late. Just let me know how much. I will change any donations already paid to be part of your 2020 pledge.
  4. If you have a check sent directly from a retirement/401/IRA account, you need to let me know. The check will arrive with account numbers but no name so I will not know who deserves the credit.
  5. If you think there is a mistake on your statement, please give me the check number and amount as well as the date of credit to your account so I can make any necessary corrections.

 

Please contact me by if you have any questions. Thank you. 

 —Robin Silver, Pledge Clerk

Intercessor Training

Tuesday, June 23 at 7pm — Zoom

Have you ever wanted to write or deliver the Prayers of the People? Or are you just curious about prayer in general? All are welcome to attend this training, and LEMs are especially encouraged. You’ll hear from three experienced intercessors about their process of writing prayers and learn how we pray as a church. Check your Friday email from St. Paul’s for secure Zoom log-in information.

  

Peddler’s Fair Cancelled

After prayerfully reviewing all options and weighing the uncertainty of Phase 4 restrictions along with an abundance of caution to keep our community healthy, it is with a heavy heart that we have come to the decision to cancel this year’s Benicia Peddlers’ Fair. As you can imagine, the decision was very difficult and for first time in 57 years Benicia will not have the Peddlers’ Fair. We will miss seeing all the familiar faces but look forward to seeing you all next year on August 14, 2021.

 

Relay for Life

Due to restrictions on large gatherings, and for the safety of all participants, this year’s Benicia Vallejo Relay for Life is going virtual! St. Paul’s Holy Strollers will be joining our community online to fight cancer. Please mark your calendars for an online event Saturday, August 1 — more details coming closer to the event. This will be St. Paul’s 20th year celebrating, remembering, and fighting back against cancer.

How can you get involved?

Donate online and/or sign up for the team and fundraise online http://main.acsevents.org/goto/StPauls, or if you would like to donate via check, make payable to American Cancer Society and send to me. 

Create luminarias at home. Photographs will be organized into a virtual luminaria ceremony that will be shown during the online event. If you would like to honor or remember a survivor or loved one lost to cancer, let me know!

Send an email or call me with number of luminaria bags you would like to create. Mark and I will bring you a DIY kit with luminaria bag, felt pens and stickers, and more information. If you need help with photography, we can assist with that as well. Suggested donation is $10, but any amount is fine, and we have sponsorships if you would like to make a luminaria and are unable to donate this year.

For more information and to participate in luminaria making, contact Laura Peabody-Park.

 

Morning Prayer – 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 – 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, June 7, 2020

UPCOMING

 

June 7                                   Trinity Sunday Service @ 10 am via St. Paul’s Facebook livestream worship

                                               Coffee Hour @ 11 am via Zoom

June 8-12                              Morning Prayer weekdays @ 9 am via Zoom

June 9                                    Re-Opening Task Force Meeting @ 7 pm via Zoom

June 10                                  Bible Study @ 11 am via Zoom

June 14                                  Pentecost 2 Sunday Service @ 10 am; Bishop Megan Traquair,
                                                officiant and preacher via St. Paul’s Facebook livestream worship

                                                            Coffee Hour @ 11 am via Zoom

June 16                                  Vestry Meeting @ 6:30 pm via Zoom

 

 

View Sunday Services Without Using Facebook

Our Sunday online service can be accessed through our St. Paul’s website. Go to the website (www.stpaulsbenicia.org) at 10 am or a minute before and click the purple box that says CLICK THIS BOX FOR SUNDAY SERVICE AT 10 AM.  This will take you to the live service.  

—Betsy Zampa, Communications Coordinator

 

Link for Sunday Bulletin 

 https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/review?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:e7f1ef8c-87e7-40a5-b8a3-0fc04d691f2e#pageNum=1

 

Bishop’s Visit Next Sunday, June 14

 

Our Bishop, the Rt. Rev. Megan Traquair, will make an official visit to St. Paul’s on Sunday, June 14 at our 10 am service. She will officiate and preach and join us for Zoom coffee hour. Wear purple to the coffee hour in honor of her visit. You won’t want to miss this special occasion!

Christian Living in Times of Pandemic

An Adult Education Series led by the Reverend Arthur Holder, PhD

Four Monday evenings, 7:00-8:00 pm on Zoom

COVID-19 is not the first global pandemic that the Church has faced in its history. Each session in this series will begin with a brief story about a Christian saint who lived in a time of plague or pestilence. Then we will discuss the parallels with our current situation to see if we can find some inspiration and guidance for us today.  Zoom meeting instructions will be listed in next Friday’s announcements.

  • June 15 – The Venerable Bede: Worship with Tears and Lamentations
  • June 22 – Julian of Norwich: All Shall Be Well
  • June 29 – Martin Luther: Caring for Self and Neighbor
  • July 6 – Constance and the Martyrs of Memphis: No Greater Love

 

Morning Prayer – 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 – 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, May 31, 2020

UPCOMING

 

May 31                                   Sunday Service @ 10 am via St. Paul’s Facebook livestream worship

                                                Coffee Hour @ 11 am via Zoom

June 1-5                                Morning Prayer weekdays @ 9 am via Zoom

June 3                                   Bible Study @ 11 am via Zoom

June 7                                   Trinity Sunday Service @ 10 am via St. Paul’s Facebook livestream worship

                                              Coffee Hour @ 11 am via Zoom

June 14          Pentecost 2 Sunday Service @ 10 am via St. Paul’s Facebook livestream worship; Bishop Megan Traquair, Preacher

                                              Coffee Hour @ 11 am via Zoom

 

View Sunday Services Without Using Facebook

Our Sunday online service can be accessed through our St. Paul’s website. Go to the website (www.stpaulsbenicia.org) at 10 am or a minute before and click the purple box that says CLICK THIS BOX FOR SUNDAY SERVICE AT 10 AM.  This will take you to the live service.  

—Betsy Zampa, Communications Coordinator

 

Link for Sunday Bulletin 

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/review?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:f0f9ffd1-bbcf-4430-8824-4a12e9ff5bd0#pageNum=1 

 

Bishop Megan Issues a Pentecost Chalk Challenge

During the COVID-19 weekly leadership call, Bishop Megan laid down a challenge to the whole diocese. While showing a bucket of sidewalk chalk on the screen, she asked that everyone use their own supply, create a piece of sidewalk art, and submit it on social media for Pentecost. #PentecostChalkChallenge

 

What will you draw: maybe a heart, some flowers, perhaps the flame or a dove to symbolize the Holy Spirit? If you don’t feel particularly artsy, why not use your chalk to put your favorite quote on the sidewalk? Then, take a picture and share it with us on social media. Make sure you post it with the hashtags #PentecostChalkChallenge and #NorCalEpiscopal. We also hope you’ll like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram and Twitter. Each of those accounts is linked in the icons below: Click, Follow (or like), and Post!

 

Cards and Well Wishes for Grace

Our seminarian, Grace Flint, just graduated from CDSP and is now living in Chico, where she will soon begin her new position as Assistant Rector at St. John’s.  If you have any cards or well wishes you’d like to send her, please leave them in the church office mail slot by Friday, June 5.  We will be mailing a package to her the following week.

 

Bishop’s Visit June 14

Our Bishop, the Rt. Rev. Megan Traquair, will make an official visit to St. Paul’s on June 14. She will preach and join us for coffee hour. Don’t miss it!

 

Coffee Hour — Sundays at 11 am

After the service, head over to Zoom for coffee hour!  Check your Friday email from St. Paul’s for secure Zoom log-in information.

 

Morning Prayer – 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 – 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.

 

By the Grace of God and with the People Consenting

 

The Right Reverend Megan M. Traquair

Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California 

Will Ordain 

 

Grace Flint

Portia Hopkins

&

Libby Vincent

 

To the Sacred Order of Deacons

In Christ’s One Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church 

Saturday, the Thirteenth Day of June

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand and Twenty

Eleven o’clock in the Morning

 

Trinity Episcopal Cathedral

Sacramento, California

 

Your Prayers Are Requested.

Participate Online Only: norcalepiscopal.org

 



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Bulletin for Sunday, May 24, 2020



Announcements for Friday, May 22, 2020

UPCOMING

 

May 24                                   Sunday Service @ 10 am via St. Paul’s Facebook livestream worship

                                                 Coffee Hour @ 11 am via Zoom

May 25-29                              Morning Prayer weekdays @ 9 am via Zoom

May 27                                   Bible Study @ 11 am via Zoom

May 31                                    Day of Pentecost Sunday Service @ 10 am via St. Paul’s Facebook livestream worship

                                                 Coffee Hour @ 11 am via Zoom

 

View Sunday Services Without Using Facebook

In a conversation at a grocery store with a parishioner, it was brought to my attention that some folks are under the impression that they had to have a Facebook account in order to view the Sunday morning service.  This is not the case.

 

The other option is to go to the website (http://www.stpaulsbenicia.org) at 10 am  or a few minutes before and click the purple box that says CLICK THIS BOX FOR SUNDAY SERVICE AT 10 AM.  This will take you to the live service.

 

If you have any questions about connecting, please contact me at betsyzampa@gmail.com

 

—Betsy Zampa, Communications Coordinator

Support the Belfry!

We are delighted to welcome Emily Hyberg, Executive Director of the Belfry, as our guest preacher this Sunday! If you would like to support the amazing work and mission of our neighbors in campus ministry, please visit http://www.thebelfry.org/support/

Bishop Megan Issues a Pentecost Chalk Challenge

 

During the COVID-19 weekly leadership call, Bishop Megan laid down a challenge to the whole diocese. While showing a bucket of sidewalk chalk on the screen, she asked that everyone use their own supply, create a piece of sidewalk art, and submit it on social media for Pentecost. #PentecostChalkChallenge

 

What will you draw: maybe a heart, some flowers, perhaps the flame or a dove to symbolize the Holy Spirit? If you don’t feel particularly artsy, why not use your chalk to put your favorite quote on the sidewalk? Then, take a picture and share it with us on social media. Make sure you post it with the hashtags #PentecostChalkChallenge and #NorCalEpiscopal. We also hope you’ll like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram and Twitter. Each of those accounts is linked in the icons below: Click, Follow (or like), and Post!

 

Congratulations to the Children of St. Paul’s – Class of 2020 

 

Jeaniesue Pelkey

Jeaniesue is so excited to be promoting to Middle School. She can’t wait to go to the same school as her church friends and dance friends. She was so disappointed to miss the big events that usually come with promotion and a cancelled dance season, but she is enjoying time with her brother, comfy clothes, and zoom, Zoom, ZOOM! She is looking forward to sunny days, hugs, friends, fellowship, and being a big 6th grader.

 

Colin Healy

We are so proud of what Colin has accomplished in these last three years at Benicia Middle School. He has been dedicated in the marching band and discovered a true musical side to him.  He continues with Boy Scouts and is working on becoming the Star Rank.  It’s been a true pleasure watching him mature into a well-rounded young man. He’s doing great academically as well as socially.  We look forward to seeing what the future holds for this bright young man.

 

Giovanna Grace Zampa

Giovanna is graduating from Benicia High School in June.  She plans to attend              San Diego State University in the fall and will be doing distance learning from Benicia until the school opens up for in-person classes. She will stay on as St. Paul’s Youth Advisor to the Vestry through the end of the year.  Congratulations, Giovanna!

 

Lily Marvin

Lily has been dancing for 14 years and has participated in the Benicia high school advanced dance program for all 4 years. She has also represented her school as a cheerleader for all 4 years. Lily will be attending Chico State University majoring in kinesiology with a minor in dance. Lily also hopes to represent Chico as a Wildcat cheerleader and as an Expressions dancer. Lily is planning on becoming a physical therapist or a nurse. We are very proud of our Lily Bean and happy to share her accomplishments with our St. Paul’s

 

BHS Class of 2020 Graduation Celebration                                                                       
Everyone is invited to celebrate the Class of 2020 on Saturday, June 6 at 11 am for their graduation ceremony to be broadcast via YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/c/BeniciaUnifiedSchoolDistrict) and the Benicia Government Access channel (Comcast channel 27 or AT&T U-Verse channel 99). Following the ceremony, graduates and their parents will drive to Benicia High School to receive their diploma in a drive-thru style distribution from 1-2 pm. We encourage residents to come outside at 1 pm to wave, cheer, and celebrate our Benicia High School Class of 2020 graduates from a safe distance as they make their way to the school. 

 

Zoom Coffee Hour on Sundays

After the service, head over to Zoom for coffee hour!  Check your Friday email from St. Paul’s for secure Zoom log-in information.

  

Zoom Bible Study – 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, May 17, 2020

UPCOMING

May 17                                  Sunday Service @ 10 am via St. Paul’s Facebook livestream worship

                                                            Coffee Hour @ 11 am via Zoom

May 18-22                             Morning Prayer weekdays @ 9 am via Zoom

May 20                                   Bible Study @ 11 am via Zoom

May 23                                   Seminarian Grace Flint’s Graduation Celebration – Livestream (see                                                                                                                   below)

May 24                                   Sunday Service @ 10 am via St. Paul’s Facebook livestream worship

                                                            Coffee Hour @ 11 am via Zoom

 

Church Divinity School of the Pacific’s Online Celebration of Graduates

Join in live next Saturday, May 23, at 10:30 am Pacific time on CDSP’s  website: cdsp.edu/livestream to celebrate our Seminarian Grace Flint’s graduation.

If you’d like to send a card please send to:

                                                Grace Flint, Assistant Rector

                                                c/o St. John’s Episcopal Church

                                                2341 Floral Avenue

                                                Chico, CA 95926

 

#FoodisFreeBenicia

Have some extra food from your last shopping trip or your garden (like lemons)?  Need something extra to get through the week? St. Paul’s is helping to host a free food stand on First Street with #FoodisFreeBenicia.

People can take and leave food as they need, and the table is visited regularly by volunteers who straighten up and restock. The next time you’re downtown for takeout, visit the table in the city park in front of the church.

 

Communications Restored at St. Paul’s!

Thanks to the technical expertise of Andrew Mertz, we have a new VOIP (voice over internet protocol) phone system, upgraded email, and improved Wi-Fi throughout our buildings.  The rector and parish administrator are especially grateful for the upgrades to our communication tools.

 

 News about Kids’ Vacation Academy (KVA) and Sierra Service Project (SSP)

We’re sad to announce that St. Paul’s has cancelled our popular summer KVA program, and our local youth will not attend their planned SSP week.  However, team leaders are looking for creative alternatives to keep our kids and youth busy during the summer. Stay tuned!

 

Other Postponements/Cancellations

May 17                       Blessing of High School Graduates – Postponed

June 22-26                 Kids Vacation Academy – Cancelled

July 12-18                  Sierra Service Project – Cancelled

August 8                   Peddlers’ Fair*

*We communicated to the City of Benicia that we would need their answer to whether we have the use permit [for the Peddlers’ Fair] by late May/early June. We are in a prayerful wait and see until then. —Jeff Jarvis

 

 Zoom Coffee Hour on Sundays

 

After the service, head over to Zoom for coffee hour!  Check your Friday email from St. Paul’s for secure Zoom log-in information.

 

Zoom Morning Prayer – 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.

 

Zoom Bible Study – 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.