Announcements for Sunday, August 7th, 2022

August 7 Online Announcements 

Link to Sunday, August 7 Bulletin: 

10 am:    https://acrobat.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:fe7ae1f2-b6ab-36c5-8c22-ec3780690618

UPCOMING

August 7: Transfiguration of our Lord

+Communion Service @ 10 am  

Coffee Hour @ 11 am

Aug. 8-12

Morning Prayer @ 9 am in person and on Zoom

August 11

Eucharist @ 10 am 

Bible Study @ 11 am

August 13

Peddlers’ Fair 8 pm-5 pm

August 14: Peddlers’ Fair Sunday

+Communion Service @ 10 am  

Coffee Hour @ 11 am

 

Readings for Transfiguration

 

 

 

Upcoming Virtual Listening Session and Survey Dates in August

We are working with local consultant Meghan Freebeck to develop an updated Mission Statement that will reflect our current vision for St. Paul’s, and we want to hear from you as part of the process! As members of our congregation, your insight and participation are imperative toward our future. 

As such, we invite you to join us in the following ways:

  1.     Join a Virtual Listening Session on Tuesday, August 16 at 6 pm. Please RSVP to the link sent in a special email on Wednesday so that we can send the Zoom link prior to the event. 
  2.     Complete this brief to provide feedback by Wednesday, August 24. All responses will remain private with the consultant and will help us better understand the values and goals of our community. 

Thank you for supporting St. Paul’s; we appreciate your input!

The Rev. Annie Mertz, Rector, and St. Paul’s Vestry 

About Sunday’s Music: Voices Found

The music in Voices Found: Women in the Church’s Song is written in congregational hymn style and is intended for normal parish use. Some music is arranged for women’s voices and is useful for women’s groups or small choirs of treble voices. The book is a unique compilation of contemporary and historical materials that crosses boundaries of geography, time, and culture as it represents the diversity of the gifts of women and seeks to affirm and expand the spirituality of all women and men as they find new voices in the church’s song.

Next week we will be featuring the music of Dan Schutte. 

Fundraiser for the Community Meal Aug. 27

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church will be hosting a sharpening fundraiser to support our Community Meal program on August 27, 2022.  All the proceeds will go to support the program.  Golden State Sharpening will be supplying sharpening services from 8 am to 5 pm.  People are asked to drop off their items by the church office on East J Street.  Sharpening services will include cutlery, manual garden tools, as well as household, fabric, and utility scissors.

Sharpening price per item:

Knives $9

Serrated Knives $12

Food Processor S-Blades $15

Mandolins $15

Scissors                                                                                                                                  (household/fabric/utility) $12

1-Hand Garden Tools $13

2-Hand Garden Tools $17

Volunteers Needed to Host Coffee Hour in the Fall

Please volunteer to host a coffee hour, starting in September.  You can host for both coffee hours (after the 8:45 service and the 11 service, which resume Sept. 11), or just choose one of the coffee hours for that Sunday.  Refreshments do not need to be elaborate or fancy.  Just a little snack or two is fine.   Sign-up sheets are in the Parish Hall, on the refreshment table or on the counter area.  Responsibilities are easy:

  1. Sign up for a coffee hour host
  2. Brink simple snacks.
  3. If hosting after 8:45 am service, stay and clean up the refreshment table and wash all dishes.
  4. If hosting after the 11 am service, stay and clean up the refreshment table and wash all dishes.
  5. The Parish Hall and the kitchen should both be left clean and tidy.
  6. All leftover beverages should be disposed of (not saved in the refrigerator).  They can’t be used by the community meal program.
  7. If there is leftover food that has not been opened it can be tagged and saved in the refrigerator or on the kitchen counter for the “community meal,” but generally all open food should be taken home by you or disposed.                                                                                                                                             

There is a generous supply of paper products available and serving trays/platters at the church; you do not need to buy anything.

Everyone enjoys coffee hour, but the sustainability requires volunteers.  Please be generous with your gifts of time and talent.  Thank you!



Announcements for Sunday, July 24th, 2022

July 24 Online Announcements 

Link to Sunday, July 24 Bulletin: 

10 am:   https://acrobat.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:e367302a-c951-3bd8-86be-c3aaa93b616d

UPCOMING

July 24: SSP Sunday

+Communion Service @ 10 am  

Coffee Hour @ 11 am

July 25-29

Morning Prayer @ 9 am in person and on Zoom

July 26

Vestry Meeting @ 7 pm

July 27

Eucharist @ 10 am 

Bible Study @ 11 am

July 31: Pentecost 8

+Liturgy of the Word Service @ 10 am  

Coffee Hour @ 11 am

 

 

Readings for SSP Sunday

Ecclesiasticus 38:27-32a

Psalm 107:1-9

Ephesians 2:13-22

Matthew 6:19-24

 

News & Notes

  • Upcoming: Word of the Week — Test Your Knowledge of Episcopal Lingo 
  • Help Beautify Our Sunday Worship — Join the Flower Guild 
  • Church Directories Still Available — Contact the Church Office
  • Tell Us Your Favorite Hymn — Fill Out the Cards in the Pews


Announcements for Sunday, July 17th, 2022

July 17 Online Announcements 

 

Link to Sunday, July 17 Bulletin:

10 am:   https://acrobat.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:48709f7f-22a1-3f22-9080-5c8cd5bb91b2

UPCOMING

July 17: Pentecost 6 

+Liturgy of the Word Service @ 10 am  

Coffee Hour @ 11 am

July 18

Church office closed

July 18-22

Morning Prayer @ 9 am in person and on Zoom

July 19

Vestry Meeting @ 7 pm

July 20

Eucharist @ 10 am 

Bible Study @ 11 am

July 22

TGIFF Social Gathering @ 5:30 pm

July 24: Pentecost 7

+Communion Service @ 10 am  

Coffee Hour @ 11 am

 

 

 

 

 

Readings for Pentecost 6

 

Amos 8:1-12
Psalm 52
Colossians 1:15-28
Luke 10:38-42

 

 

Exhibit on Display

In preparation for the Peddlers’ Fair next month, there is a temporary exhibit in the display case showcasing several fliers and a few other miscellaneous items related to the Fair’s history. This display will only be up until the Peddlers, Fair, so be sure to see it in the south transept before then. 

—Tim Markley, Archivist

Community Meal Volunteer Opportunities 

Volunteers are needed to help at both the weekly Monday and Wednesday Community Meals. The hours are 3:45-6:15 pm. Look for the link to the sign-up sheet in the Friday announcements. If you have any questions, please contact Catherine Harrod.

Help Beautify Our Sunday Worship — Become a Flower Guild Member

I know there are many flower lovers in our congregation, but the number of Guild members has shrunk to a handful. Please consider joining. All that is required is a couple of hours once a month. We will show you what to do and help you do it. It is a real pleasure to create with flowers—and easier than you may have imagined! If you have any questions, please contact me.

—Virginia Vater

 

Join the St. Paul’s Holy Strollers in the Relay for Life Aug. 6-7

Mark your calendars for the Benicia-Vallejo Napa Relay for Life fundraiser: opening ceremony and survivor’s lap at 10 am on Saturday, August 6; final ceremony and dove release Sunday morning, August 7. Money raised goes to local support American Cancer Society services, research, and more.  

There are two steps to participate as a walker/runner – you must do both.

  1. Register for the walk online at http://main.acsevents.org/goto/stpaulsbenicia22 as soon as possible. Your online fundraising information will be available once you register. You can also register by adding the American Cancer Society “FUNdraising” app on your phone. 
  2. Sign up for a time slot on the sheet in the parish hall. We take turns walking and you can walk as much, or little, as you like. Greeters also needed to sit in the shade and give out small gifts to cancer survivors on behalf of St. Paul’s.

You may support the Holy Strollers and the American Cancer Society fundraising by donating online or at several coffee hours now through August (cash or checks payable to American Cancer Society, or see me if you’d like to use a credit card). We will be making luminarias to light at the event in honor or memory of someone affected by cancer (supplies will be available at coffee hour soon.)

There will be track side fundraisers, music, games, dance demonstrations, a kid’s zone and more throughout the day. We open with a celebratory Survivor’s walk at 10 am on Saturday, light the luminarias around 8:30 pm, and then wrap up Sunday morning with a closing session and dove release.  

Benicia Vallejo Relay for Life takes place at St. Patrick’s/St. Vincent’s High School track – 1500 Benicia Road in Vallejo. Additional parking is available across the street at the California Highway Patrol facility.

For more information, contact Laura Peabody-Park at lpeabodyca@hotmail.com (preferred) or (925) 451-0569.



Announcements for Sunday, July 11, 2022

July 10 Online Announcements 

 

Link to Sunday, July 10 Bulletin:

10 am:   https://acrobat.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:d66f16b8-f542-3b1e-8aa6-ee8ea6920a03

UPCOMING

July 10: Pentecost 5  

+Communion Service @ 10 am  

Coffee Hour @ 11 am

July 11

Church office closed

July 11-15

Morning Prayer @ 9 am in person and on Zoom

July 13

Eucharist @ 10 am 

Bible Study @ 11 am

July 15

Ukraine Dinner Fundraiser @ 5 pm

July 17: Pentecost 6 

+Communion Service @ 10 am  

Coffee Hour @ 11 am

 

Readings for Pentecost 5

 

Amos 7:7-17
Psalm 82
Colossians 1:1-14
Luke 10:25-37

 

 

 

Ukrainian Fundraiser Dinner July 15 5-8 pm—SOLD OUT!

For those of you who still need to pay for the dinner, please make your checks payable for $30 to St. Paul’s and write Ukraine Dinner on the memo line. You can give your payment to Michelle Ellett after church on Sunday or put it in the offering plate. Or drop off payments in the church office mail slot before Friday, July 15.

  

Prayer Request for Deputies Attending Episcopal General Convention

Please keep the deputation from our Diocese in your prayers as they travel to Baltimore, MD, for the 80th General Convention of the Episcopal Church, July 8-11, 2022.  The deputation has spent hours and hours of meeting time, discussion, listening, research, and prayer in preparation the Convention 

 

Help Beautify Our Sunday Worship — Become a Flower Guild Member   

I know there are many flower lovers in our congregation, but the number of Guild members has shrunk to a handful. Please consider joining. All that is required is a couple of hours once a month. We will show you what to do and help you do it. It is a real pleasure to create with flowers—and easier than you may have imagined!  If you have any questions, please contact me at (707) 750-5637 or virv@comcast.net. 

—Virginia Vater

Community Meal Volunteer Opportunities 

Volunteers are needed to help at both the weekly Monday and Wednesday Community Meals. The hours are 3:45-6:15 pm. Here is the link to the sign-up sheet: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Thvu7eGQ_Jo2DSPbZ-JtZmn4oZlsgKcLfYrsG8WW1do/edit?usp=sharing

  If you have any questions, please contact Catherine Harrod at cactusc@hotmail.com.

 

Join the St. Paul’s Holy Strollers in the Relay for Life Aug. 6-7

Mark your calendars for the Benicia-Vallejo Napa Relay for Life fundraiser: opening ceremony and survivor’s lap at 10 am on Saturday, August 6; final ceremony and dove release Sunday morning, August 7. Money raised goes to local support American Cancer Society services, research, and more.  

There are two steps to participate as a walker/runner – you must do both.

  1. Register for the walk online at http://main.acsevents.org/goto/stpaulsbenicia22 as soon as possible. Your online fundraising information will be available once you register. You can also register by adding the American Cancer Society “FUNdraising” app on your phone. 
  2. Sign up for a time slot on the sheet in the parish hall. We take turns walking and you can walk as much, or little, as you like. Greeters also needed to sit in the shade and give out small gifts to cancer survivors on behalf of St. Paul’s.

You may support the Holy Strollers and the American Cancer Society fundraising by donating online or at several coffee hours now through August (cash or checks payable to American Cancer Society, or see me if you’d like to use a credit card). We will be making luminarias to light at the event in honor or memory of someone affected by cancer (supplies will be available at coffee hour soon.)

Relay for Life is family friendly and all are welcome. If you aren’t able to commit to walking or fundraising, we’d still love for you to stop by for a few minutes to learn more about the fight against cancer, celebrate survivors, and remember those we’ve lost. 

There will be track side fundraisers, music, games, dance demonstrations, a kid’s zone and more throughout the day. We open with a celebratory Survivor’s walk at 10 am on Saturday, light the luminarias around 8:30 pm, and then wrap up Sunday morning with a closing session and dove release.  

Benicia Vallejo Relay for Life takes place at St. Patrick’s/St. Vincent’s High School track – 1500 Benicia Road in Vallejo. Additional parking is available across the street at the California Highway Patrol facility.

For more information, contact Laura Peabody-Park at lpeabodyca@hotmail.com (preferred) or (925) 451-0569.



Announcements for Sunday, July 3rd, 2022

July 3 Online Announcements 

 

Link to Sunday, July 3 Bulletin:

10 am:  https://acrobat.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:35e3e02b-efcf-33ae-9aea-7fc4162c3675

   

UPCOMING

July 3: Pentecost 4  

+Communion Service @ 10 am  

Coffee Hour @ 11 am

July 4

Church office closed

Community Meal cancelled

July 4-8

Morning Prayer @ 9 am in person and on Zoom

July 6

Eucharist @ 10 am 

Bible Study @ 11 am

July 10: Pentecost 5  

+Communion Service @ 10 am  

Coffee Hour @ 11 am

 

Readings for Pentecost 4

 

2 Kings 5:1-14
Psalm 30
Galatians 6:1-16
Luke 10:1-11, 16-20

 

 

 

Ukrainian Fundraiser Dinner July 15 5-8 pm—Only 8 Seats Left

Special guest Caleigh Furlong will share a presentation on Ukrainian refugees in Poland. See the Friday online announcements for details.

Payments Due:  Please make your checks payable to St. Paul’s and write Ukraine Dinner on the memo line. You may put your payment in the offering plate, mail it, or drop it off in the church office mail slot.  Payments are due by Monday, July 11.

Large Canning Jars Needed for Centerpieces:  Empty and rinsed canning or Classico 32-oz jars are needed.  Drop off in the parish hall or church office by July 12.

 

What’s Your Favorite Hymn?  

Let us know by filling out the cards in the pews.  We’ll be playing a selection of your beloved hymns on Sundays, Aug. 28 and Sept. 4.  Please leave the cards in the basket on the back pew. 

 

Help Beautify Our Sunday Worship — Become a Flower Guild Member

As some of you know, I recently celebrated my 90th birthday. One of the “jobs” I have most enjoyed at St. Paul’s is being part of the Flower Guild. Flowers are a joy to behold and enhance the beauty of our lovely old church. However, it is no longer possible for me to navigate the sets of stairs outside and inside the altar area safely, so with regret I am retiring. 

I know there are many flower lovers in our congregation, but the number of Guild members has shrunk to a handful. Please consider joining. All that is required is a couple of hours once a month. We will show you what to do and help you do it. It is a real pleasure to create with flowers—and easier than you may have imagined! 

If you have any questions, please contact me at (707) 750-5637 or virv@comcast.net. 

—Virginia Vater

 

Join the St. Paul’s Holy Strollers in the Relay for Life Aug. 6-7

Mark your calendars for the Benicia-Vallejo Napa Relay for Life fundraiser: opening ceremony and survivor’s lap at 10 am on Saturday, August 6; final ceremony and dove release Sunday morning, August 7. Money raised goes to local support American Cancer Society services, research, and more.  

There are two steps to participate as a walker/runner – you must do both.

  1. Register for the walk online at http://main.acsevents.org/goto/stpaulsbenicia22 as soon as possible. Your online fundraising information will be available once you register. You can also register by adding the American Cancer Society “FUNdraising” app on your phone. 
  2. Sign up for a time slot on the sheet in the parish hall. We take turns walking and you can walk as much, or little, as you like. Greeters also needed to sit in the shade and give out small gifts to cancer survivors on behalf of St. Paul’s.

You may support the Holy Strollers and the American Cancer Society fundraising by donating online or at several coffee hours now through August (cash or checks payable to American Cancer Society, or see me if you’d like to use a credit card). We will be making luminarias to light at the event in honor or memory of someone affected by cancer (supplies will be available at coffee hour soon.)

Relay for Life is family friendly and all are welcome. If you aren’t able to commit to walking or fundraising, we’d still love for you to stop by for a few minutes to learn more about the fight against cancer, celebrate survivors, and remember those we’ve lost. 

There will be track side fundraisers, music, games, dance demonstrations, a kid’s zone and more throughout the day. We open with a celebratory Survivor’s walk at 10 am on Saturday, light the luminarias around 8:30 pm, and then wrap up Sunday morning with a closing session and dove release.  

Benicia Vallejo Relay for Life takes place at St. Patrick’s/St. Vincent’s High School track – 1500 Benicia Road in Vallejo. Additional parking is available across the street at the California Highway Patrol facility.

For more information, contact Laura Peabody-Park at lpeabodyca@hotmail.com (preferred) or (925) 451-0569.



Announcements for Sunday, June 26th, 2022

June 26 Online Announcements 

 

Link to Sunday, June 26 Bulletin:

10 am:    https://acrobat.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:2e6dfbb4-19e0-3feb-a9ff-41b46f9fa4f6

   

UPCOMING

June 26: Pentecost 3 – Pride Sunday

+Communion Service @ 10 am  

LEM Training / Special Coffee Hour @ 11 am

June 27-July 1

Morning Prayer @ 9 am in person and on Zoom

June 29

Eucharist @ 10 am 

Bible Study @ 11 am

July 3: Pentecost 4  

+Communion Service @ 10 am  

Coffee Hour @ 11 am

 

Readings for Pentecost 3

2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14
Psalm 77:1-2, 11-20
Galatians 5:1,13-25
Luke 9:51-62 

 

This Sunday’s Featured Hymns: LGBTQ+ Artists

(With thanks to Matthew Brown, Director of Music at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Atlanta)

Today’s Offertory hymn, “In Your Heart, O God, You Hold Us,” was composed by the Rev. Chris Shelton, who serves as Pastor at Broadway Presbyterian Church in New York City. This hymn comes from a recent anthology of Shelton’s hymns titled “Sing No Empty Alleluias.” Calvin Hampton wrote the tune for our communion hymn, “There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy.” It’s one of several contributions of his to our 1982 Hymnal. Prior to his untimely death from AIDS in 1983, Hampton was the organist and choirmaster at the Parish of Calvary, Holy Communion and St. George’s in Manhattan. He was known for his midnight organ concerts every Friday at Calvary Episcopal Church between 1972 and 1982. These popular concerts frequently provided a brief refuge for Greenwich Village’s gay youth and those experiencing homelessness and addiction. Hampton is regarded as one of the finest American organ composers of the 20th century. The service will conclude with “Walk Forth this Day in Beauty” by Mary Louise (Mel) Bringle, Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies and chair of the Humanities Division at Brevard College in North Carolina. Bringle began writing hymn texts in 1999. Since that time, she has won a number of international hymn-writing competitions and been featured as an “emerging text writer” by The Hymn Society in the US and Canada. Her texts and translations are included in publications from numerous denominations. Join us next week as we feature national songs!

Another Music Note

What is your favorite hymn?  Let us know by filling out the cards in the pews.  We’ll be playing a selection of your beloved hymns on Sundays, Aug. 28 and Sept. 4.  Please leave the cards in the basket on the back pew. 

 

Ukrainian Fundraiser Dinner July 15 5-8 pm, Tickets $30 per person (seating limited to 50)

Special guest Caleigh Furlong will share a presentation on Ukrainian refugees in Poland.

Empty and rinsed canning or Classico 32-oz jars are needed for the centerpieces.  Drop off in the parish hall or church office by July 12.

See the Friday online announcements for details.

Join the St. Paul’s Holy Strollers in the Relay for Life Aug. 6-7

Mark your calendars for the Benicia-Vallejo Napa Relay for Life fundraiser: opening ceremony and survivor’s lap at 10 am on Saturday, August 6; final ceremony and dove release Sunday morning, August 7. Money raised goes to local support American Cancer Society services, research, and more.  

There are two steps to participate as a walker/runner – you must do both.

  1. Register for the walk online at http://main.acsevents.org/goto/stpaulsbenicia22 as soon as possible. Your online fundraising information will be available once you register. You can also register by adding the American Cancer Society “FUNdraising” app on your phone. 
  2. Sign up for a time slot on the sheet in the parish hall. We take turns walking and you can walk as much, or little, as you like. Greeters also needed to sit in the shade and give out small gifts to cancer survivors on behalf of St. Paul’s.

You may support the Holy Strollers and the American Cancer Society fundraising by donating online or at several coffee hours now through August (cash or checks payable to American Cancer Society, or see me if you’d like to use a credit card). We will be making luminarias to light at the event in honor or memory of someone affected by cancer (supplies will be available at coffee hour soon.)

Relay for Life is family friendly and all are welcome. If you aren’t able to commit to walking or fundraising, we’d still love for you to stop by for a few minutes to learn more about the fight against cancer, celebrate survivors, and remember those we’ve lost. 

There will be track side fundraisers, music, games, dance demonstrations, a kid’s zone and more throughout the day. We open with a celebratory Survivor’s walk at 10 am on Saturday, light the luminarias around 8:30 pm, and then wrap up Sunday morning with a closing session and dove release.  

Benicia Vallejo Relay for Life takes place at St. Patrick’s/St. Vincent’s High School track – 1500 Benicia Road in Vallejo. Additional parking is available across the street at the California Highway Patrol facility.

For more information, contact Laura Peabody-Park at lpeabodyca@hotmail.com (preferred) or (925) 451-0569.

 



Announcements for Sunday, June19th, 2022

June 19 Online Announcements 

 

Link to Sunday, June 19 Bulletin:

10 am:   https://acrobat.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:e9a3c1ee-fb84-3924-a108-93634536f0de

   

UPCOMING

June 19: Pentecost 2

+Communion Service @ 10 am  

LEM Training / Coffee Hour @ 11 am

June 20-24

Morning Prayer @ 9 am in person and on Zoom

June 21

Vestry Meeting @ 7 pm

June 22

Eucharist @ 10 am 

Bible Study @ 11 am

June 24

TGIFF Social Gathering @ 5:30 pm

June 26: Pentecost 3 – Pride Sunday

+Communion Service @ 10 am  

LEM Training / Special Coffee Hour @ 11 am

 

Readings for Pentecost 2

1 Kings 19:1-15a
Psalm 42
Galatians 3:23-29
Luke 8:26-39 

About Sunday’s Music

The hymns today have been selected from “Lift Every Voice and Sing II: An African American Hymnal.” You’ll see it abbreviated in our bulletin and around the Episcopal Church as “LEVAS.” The hymnal was published in 1993 as a supplement to the 1982 Episcopal Hymnal. It draws on Negro spirituals, traditional and contemporary gospel songs, adapted Protestant hymns, missionary and evangelistic hymns, and service music in both traditional and gospel styles. It was developed by the Episcopal Commission for Black Ministries.

At next week’s Pride Service, we’ll be featuring hymns and lyrics by LGBTQ+ composers and lyricists. Join us!

 

Last Week for Burning Bush of Mission!

This is the last Sunday to add your flame to our burning bush! We are reflecting, as a whole parish, on the questions “What is God calling St. Paul’s to be? What is God calling St. Paul’s to do?” Write your answers on the paper flame, hang it on the bush, and bid a fond farewell. Your answers will given to the team working on revising our church mission statement.

 

Prayers for the Repose of the Soul: The Rev. Steven Yurosko

We are sad to announce the death of our dear friend, Rev. Steven Yurosko, who died peacefully this week at his home in Polson, Montana. Steve had been suffering from ALS but was able to continue serving as rector of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Polson until last year.  

He was a longtime member of St. Paul’s and answered the call to ministry from our parish, attended CDSP, and was ordained with great celebration to the diaconate here in Northern California. Steve was an extraordinary man who overcame many obstacles in his journey to the priesthood; he and Sue, his wife, were important members of our community until his ordination and call to Montana. Please remember Sue, his beloved wife, his family, and congregation in your prayers.  Contact Judy Furlong at 707-567-5989 if you have any questions.  

Sign up to Host a Summer Coffee Hour

Thank you to everyone who has signed up to host a coffee hour, following the 10 am service, Summer 2022.

Only two spots still need to be filled: Sunday, July 3, Sunday, Aug. 14

You will find the clipboard with the sign-up sheets in the Parish Hall, either on the refreshment table or near the coffee machine.

 

Pride Celebration Sunday at St. Paul’s – All Are Welcome

Sunday, June 26 at 10 am; Special Coffee Hour after service 

 Ukrainian Fundraiser Dinner July 15 5-8 pm, Tickets $30 per person (limited seating)

Special guest Caleigh Furlong will share a presentation on Ukrainian refugees in Poland.

See the Friday online announcements for details.

Join the St. Paul’s Holy Strollers in the Relay for Life Aug. 6-7

Mark your calendars for the Benicia-Vallejo Napa Relay for Life fundraiser: opening ceremony and survivor’s lap at 10 am on Saturday, August 6; final ceremony and dove release Sunday morning, August 7. Money raised goes to local support American Cancer Society services, research, and more.  

There are two steps to participate as a walker/runner – you must do both.

  1. Register for the walk online at http://main.acsevents.org/goto/stpaulsbenicia22 as soon as possible. Your online fundraising information will be available once you register. You can also register by adding the American Cancer Society “FUNdraising” app on your phone. 
  2. Sign up for a time slot on the sheet in the parish hall. We take turns walking and you can walk as much, or little, as you like. Greeters also needed to sit in the shade and give out small gifts to cancer survivors on behalf of St. Paul’s.

You may support the Holy Strollers and the American Cancer Society fundraising by donating online or at several coffee hours now through August (cash or checks payable to American Cancer Society, or see me if you’d like to use a credit card). We will be making luminarias to light at the event in honor or memory of someone affected by cancer (supplies will be available at coffee hour soon.)

Relay for Life is family friendly and all are welcome. If you aren’t able to commit to walking or fundraising, we’d still love for you to stop by for a few minutes to learn more about the fight against cancer, celebrate survivors, and remember those we’ve lost. 

There will be track side fundraisers, music, games, dance demonstrations, a kid’s zone and more throughout the day. We open with a celebratory Survivor’s walk at 10 am on Saturday, light the luminarias around 8:30 pm, and then wrap up Sunday morning with a closing session and dove release.  

Benicia Vallejo Relay for Life takes place at St. Patrick’s/St. Vincent’s High School track – 1500 Benicia Road in Vallejo. Additional parking is available across the street at the California Highway Patrol facility.

For more information, contact Laura Peabody-Park at lpeabodyca@hotmail.com (preferred) or (925) 451-0569.



Announcements for Sunday, June 12th, 2022

June 12 Online Announcements 

 

Link to Sunday, June 12 Bulletin:

10 am:  https://acrobat.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:13370104-be2f-3579-895a-d24fafeec4e9

   

UPCOMING

June 12: Pentecost 1 – Trinity Sunday

+Communion Service @ 10 am  

LEM Training / Coffee Hour @ 11 am

June 13

Church Office Closed

June 13-17

Morning Prayer @ 9 am in person and on Zoom

June 15

Eucharist @ 10 am 

Bible Study @ 11 am

June 19: Pentecost 2

+Communion Service @ 10 am  

LEM Training / Coffee Hour @ 11 am

 

 

Readings for Trinity Sunday

Rev. Annie at Conference 6/13-6/17

Monday through Friday of next week, Rev. Annie will be at the College for Congregational Development conference in the Diocese of Olympia, Washington. Wednesday’s 10 am Eucharist and Bible Study will be led be Rev. Cn. Mary Goshert. In addition, Rev. Mary has made herself available for pastoral emergencies. 

Set the Bush on Fire by June 19!

There’s just one more week to visit the burning bush and set it on fire with your ideas! Head to the back of the church and grab a paper flame, and add your thoughts: What is God calling St. Paul’s to do? What is God calling St. Paul’s to be?  You can put your paper flame in the collection plate.  

 

Lay Eucharistic Minister (LEM) Brush–up: Sundays After Church in June (6/12, 6/19, & 6/26)

Starting this Sunday, June 12, all LEMs can meet with Rev. Annie right after the service to get refreshed on how to serve communion and learn our new post-covid protocols. You only need to attend one session We’ll implement them in July. LEMs are trained and vested laypeople who help with communion at the altar. It’s a wonderful way to learn more about this holy sacrament. If you’re interested in becoming a LEM, talk to Rev. Annie. 

 

St. Paul’s Coffee Hour Returns – Summer 2022

Thank you to everyone who has signed up to host a coffee hour, following the 10 am service, Summer 2022.

Only two spots still need to be filled: Sunday, July 3, Sunday, Aug. 14

You will find the clipboard with the sign-up sheets in the Parish Hall, either on the refreshment table or near the coffee machine.

 

St. Paul’s Holy Strollers Relay for Life Team Coffee Hour June 12 

Join us for snacks and learn how you can participate in the Benicia- Vallejo Napa Relay for Life fundraising walk to support the American Cancer Society. 

Mark your calendars: opening ceremony and survivor’s lap at 10 am on Saturday, August 6; final ceremony and dove release Sunday morning, August 7. Money raised goes to local support ACS services, research, and more. 

There are two steps to participate as a walker/runner – you must do both.

  1. Register for the walk online at http://main.acsevents.org/goto/stpaulsbenicia22 as soon as possible. Your online fundraising information will be available once you register. You can also register by adding the American Cancer Society “FUNdraising” app on your phone. 
  2. Sign up for a time slot on the sheet in the parish hall. We take turns walking and you can walk as much, or little, as you like. Greeters also needed to sit in the shade and give out small gifts to cancer survivors on behalf of St. Paul’s.

You may support the Holy Strollers and the American Cancer Society fundraising by donating online or at several coffee hours now through August (cash or checks payable to American Cancer Society, or see me if you’d like to use a credit card). We will be making luminarias to light at the event in honor or memory of someone affected by cancer (supplies will be available at coffee hour soon.)

Relay for Life is family friendly and all are welcome. If you aren’t able to commit to walking or fundraising, we’d still love for you to stop by for a few minutes to learn more about the fight against cancer, celebrate survivors, and remember those we’ve lost. 

There will be track side fundraisers, music, games, dance demonstrations, a kid’s zone and more throughout the day. We open with a celebratory Survivor’s walk at 10 am on Saturday, light the luminarias around 8:30 pm, and then wrap up Sunday morning with a closing session and dove release.  

Benicia Vallejo Relay for Life takes place at St. Patrick’s/St. Vincent’s High School track – 1500 Benicia Road in Vallejo. Additional parking is available across the street at the California Highway Patrol facility.

For more information, contact Laura Peabody-Park at lpeabodyca@hotmail.com (preferred) or (925) 451-0569.

 

Pride Celebration Sunday at St. Paul’s – All Are Welcome

Save the Date – Sunday, June 26 at 10 am

Special Coffee Hour

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month (LGBT Pride Month) is celebrated annually in June to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots and works to achieve equal justice and equal opportunity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) Americans.  The purpose of the commemorative month is to recognize the impact that LGBTQ individuals have had on history locally, nationally, and internationally.



Announcements for Sunday, June 5th, 2022

June 5 Online Announcements 

 

Link to Sunday, June 5 Bulletin:

10 am:   https://acrobat.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:9a68d8d6-968f-33ac-b614-aa2d369606cc

 

UPCOMING

June 5: Day of Pentecost

One Service Sunday for the Summer Begins

+Communion Service @ 10 am  

June 6-10

Morning Prayer @ 9 am in person and on Zoom

June 8

Eucharist @ 10 am 

Bible Study @ 11 am

June 12: Pentecost 1

+Communion Service @ 10 am  

LEM Training @ 11 am

 

Readings for the Day of Pentecost

Set the Bush on Fire!

There’s just a few more weeks to visit the burning bush and set it on fire with your ideas! Head to the back of the church and grab a paper flame, and add your thoughts: What is God calling St. Paul’s to do? What is God calling St. Paul’s to be

We’ll keep the bush up through June 19.

 

Lay Eucharistic Minister (LEM) Brush–up:                                                                                        Sundays After Church in June (6/12, 6/19, & 6/26)

Starting next Sunday, June 12, all LEMs can meet with Rev. Annie right after the service to get refreshed on how to serve communion and learn our new post-covid protocols. We’ll implement them in July. 

LEMs are trained and vested laypeople who help with communion at the altar. It’s a wonderful way to learn more about this holy sacrament. If you’re interested in becoming a LEM, talk to Rev. Annie. 

 

Congratulations, Grads!

Blessings to all those in our church family who are graduating or being promoted in 2022 and to their families for their love and encouragement along the way.

Parish Directories Available 

Pick up your copy of the revised parish directory on the back pew in church.  Check your listing and let us know if we need to make any updates.  A new photo directory is planned for the fall.  As a reminder, use of the directory for solicitation is prohibited.  

 

Pride Celebration Sunday at St. Paul’s – All Are Welcome

Save the Date – Sunday, June 26 at 10 am

Special Coffee Hour

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month (LGBT Pride Month) is celebrated annually in June to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots and works to achieve equal justice and equal opportunity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) Americans.  The purpose of the commemorative month is to recognize the impact that LGBTQ individuals have had on history locally, nationally, and internationally.



Announcements for Sunday, May 29th, 2022

May 29 ONLINE ANNOUNCEMENTS  

 

Link to Sunday, May 29 Bulletins:

8:45 am:  https://acrobat.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:307119b4-50ef-3691-b19a-20d8f6850701

11 am:    https://acrobat.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:4f5835e4-be4b-355a-beb2-a57fb2fa15d7

UPCOMING

May 29: Easter 7

+Communion Service with traditional music @ 8:45 am

+Communion Service with contemporary music @ 11 am

May 30-June 3

Morning Prayer @ 9 am in person and on Zoom

June 1

Eucharist @ 10 am 

Bible Study @ 11 am

June 2

Prayer Vigil @ 7 pm

June 5: Day of Pentecost

One Service Sunday for the Summer Begins

+Communion Service @ 10 am  

 

Readings for the 7th Sunday of Easter 

One Church, One Mission: Ordinary Time

Single 10 AM Church Service 

June 5-September 4

A note from Rev. Annie

We mark Ordinary time with the color green at our altar. At St. Paul’s, we will mark this Ordinary time in yet another way: by combining Sunday worship to a single 10 AM service. This coming together for Sunday worship is an opportunity to live into our unity as a congregation. It’s a reminder that we share the same mission, the same hope in the resurrection, and the same heart for our community. And this is an excellent place to begin the work we started when we encountered the “Burning Bush” in the church – the work of articulating our Mission Statement. From there, this energy will roll into our fall stewardship campaign with an emphasis on social events to help us reconnect. My vision for St. Paul’s is that by the time we turn the calendar to Advent, we will know in a NEW way that we are one church, with one mission.              

You may be wondering about music. Details have not yet been finalized, but rest assured that no particular style or era is going to dominate our worship. I am working with Glenn to craft a music program that will transcend the labels of “traditional” and “contemporary” and expose us to the depth and breadth of the many musical traditions at our fingertips. Watch your mailboxes this week for a letter with more details. 

The Return of St. Paul’s Coffee Hour

Coffee hour is really a time of welcome.  Welcome to good friends having a chance to catch up.  Welcome to newcomers and a chance for us to all meet and become friends. Welcome to our children. Please sign-up on the clipboard in the Parish Hall for a Sunday of your choice, through the summer.  Coffee hour is sustainable only if volunteers sign up.  Please lend your support.

 

Guidelines for coffee hour planning/set up/clean up:

  1. Please sign up for a Sunday.  You are responsible for remembering what Sunday you signed up for, no reminder is sent.
  2. Bring simple snacks to share.
  3. Coffee will generally be already made.  Check for creamer in the refrigerator in the kitchen.
  4. You are welcome to use any of the paper products from the closet in the Parish Hall with the door labeled “Open Supplies.”
  5. Clean up following coffee hour
  • Please tidy up the main table
  • Wash any dishes that were used
  • Pack up any viable leftovers and mark them for “Community Meal,” and leave them on the counter or refrigerator in the kitchen
  • Take out the garbage
  • As you exit the Parish Hall, please close all doors and turn off lights

 

Vigil in a Time of Violence

Thursday, June 2 at 7 pm

Join us for a prayerful candlelight service in remembrance of the victims of recent gun violence.