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.

 

 

 



Bulletin for Sunday, March 14, 2021



Announcements for Sunday, March 7, 2021

WORSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

UPCOMING ONLINE

 

March 7

Third Sunday in Lent Service with At-Home Communion @ 10 am

Coffee Hour @ 11 am

 

March 8-12

Morning Prayer @ 9 am

 

March 10

Bible Study @ 11 am

Lenten Series @ 7 pm

 

March 11

Finance Committee Meeting @ 5:30 pm

 

March 14

Fourth Sunday in Lent Service @ 10 am

Coffee Hour @ 11 am

 

March 15

Sacred Ground Class @ 7 pm

 

March 16

Vestry Meeting @ 7 pm

 

 

Readings for the Third Sunday in Lent

Exodus 20:1-17

Psalm 19

1 Corinthians 1:18-25

John 2:13-22

 

 

Lenten Education Series: Embracing Evangelism

Wednesdays in Lent @ 7 pm Continues

This year, our annual Lenten Education series will be all about Evangelism in the Episcopal Church. Join us for this six-part digital course exploring our call to seek, name, and celebrate Jesus’ loving presence in the stories of all people – and then invite everyone to more. 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.

 

 

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

 

Church Fundraisers – Start Dreaming!

Although we’re not yet ready for indoor gatherings, there is hope on the horizon! Now is a great time to start thinking about parties or other social fundraisers you could host. You could even partner up with a good buddy to make it happen. Short on ideas? You can always pitch in on the fundraisers the Vestry is cooking up. Contact the church office to volunteer. admin@stpaulsbenicia.org or (707) 745-0307.

 

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.



Announcements for Sunday, February 28, 2021

WORSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

UPCOMING ONLINE

 

February 28

Second Sunday in Lent Service @ 10 am

Coffee Hour @ 11 am

 

March 1

Sacred Ground Class @ 7 pm

 

March 1-5

Morning Prayer @ 9 am

 

March 3

Outdoor Eucharist @ 10 am

Bible Study @ 11 am

Lenten Series @ 7 pm

 

March 6

Distribution of DIY Communion 10 am-noon

 

March 7

Third Sunday in Lent Service with DIY Communion @ 10 am

Coffee Hour @ 11 am

Readings for the Second Sunday in Lent

Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16

Psalm 22:22-30

Romans 4:13-25

Mark 8:31-38  

 

 

Lenten Education Series: Embracing Evangelism

Wednesdays in Lent @ 7pm  Continue

This year, our annual Lenten Education series will be all about Evangelism in the Episcopal Church. Join us for this six-part digital course exploring our call to seek, name, and celebrate Jesus’ loving presence in the stories of all people – and then invite everyone to more. 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.

 

Episcopal Relief and Development Lenten Meditations 

You are invited to meditate on these reflections daily. Many of the authors share deeply personal and painful experiences related to a variety of issues including disease, violence, racial injustice and poverty. You are invited to come to these meditations with an open heart. What you read may challenge you and give rise to unexpected or uncomfortable feelings.  There were some errors with last week’s link to the Lenten meditations booklet. Here is a new link: https://www.episcopalrelief.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Lent-2021-English-BlackWhite.pdf

 

Monthly Eucharist Scheduled

 

We will be having a Eucharist Service the first Sunday at 10 am monthly.  Hosts will be blessed at a 10 am outdoor Eucharist Service the Wednesday before, which is open to all.  Communion hosts will be available for pickup the Saturday before the Sunday service from 10 am -12 pm in front of the parish office.  After that the hosts will be available in a basket in Robin Silver’s front yard all Saturday afternoon.

 

Upcoming dates for calendar:

Outdoor Eucharist @ 10 am – March 3, March 31, April 28 

Saturday pickup @ 10-12 – March 6, April 3, May 1

Sunday Eucharist @ 10 am (Facebook) – March 7, April 4 (Easter), May 2 

 

This is subject to change depending on improving COVID restrictions.

 

—Robin Silver, Altar Guild Coordinator

Meet Your New Vestry Member

Ann Knight

I was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, and moved to Benicia (after a brief stay in Wheeling, West Virginia) in 2001.  Our family came to Benicia for my husband Dave’s job.  We have two adult daughters, Emily and Alex.  I first became involved with St. Paul’s through the Traditional Choir.  I was invited to participate during the Christmas season and I never really left!  I also volunteer with the Community Meal.  I am happy to have found a church home that wants to reflect Jesus’ love to all and help make the world in His image, just, loving and equitable for all people.  I am enthusiastic to be part of the Vestry and to assist in the work of St. Paul’s.

 

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

 

Church Fundraisers – Start Dreaming!

Although we’re not yet ready for indoor gatherings, there is hope on the horizon! Now is a great time to start thinking about parties or other social fundraisers you could host. You could even partner up with a good buddy to make it happen. Short on ideas? You can always pitch in on the fundraisers the Vestry is cooking up. Contact the church office to volunteer. admin@stpaulsbenicia.org or (707) 745-0307.

 

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.

 

2021 Flower Dedications  

A link to the 2021 Flower Dedication sign-up sheet is available via a link sent with the Friday online announcements.

 

Church Member Directory Available

The parish directory is updated regularly. To get your latest copy, contact JoAnn in the church office at admin@stpaulsbenicia.org and she will email you a PDF of the directory.



Bulletin for Sunday, February 28, 2021



Announcements for Sunday, February 21, 2021

WORSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

UPCOMING ONLINE

 

February 21

First Sunday in Lent @ 10 am

Coffee Hour @ 11 am

 

February 22

Sacred Ground Class @ 7 pm

 

February 22-26

Morning Prayer @ 9 am

 

February 24

Bible Study @ 11 am

Lenten Series @ 7 pm

 

February 28

Second Sunday in Lent @ 10 am

Coffee Hour @ 11 am

 

 

Readings for the First Sunday in Lent

Genesis 9:8-17

Psalm 25:1-9

1 Peter 3:18-22

Mark 1:9-15  

 

 

Lenten Education Series: Embracing Evangelism

Wednesdays in Lent @ 7pm  (Feb. 24, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31)

This year, our annual Lenten Education series will be all about Evangelism in the Episcopal Church. Join us for this six-part digital course exploring our call to seek, name, and celebrate Jesus’ loving presence in the stories of all people – and then invite everyone to more. 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.

 

Episcopal Relief and Development Lenten Meditations

You are invited to meditate on these reflections daily. Many of the authors share deeply personal and painful experiences related to a variety of issues including disease, violence, racial injustice and poverty. You are invited to come to these meditations with an open heart. What you read may challenge you and give rise to unexpected or uncomfortable feelings.  Here is the link to the Lenten Meditations booklet: https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:83526ea0-425b-4fa0-b4ea-923ed4b0117c

 

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.

 

2021 Flower Dedications 

A link to the 2021 Flower Dedication sign-up sheet is available via a link sent with the Friday online announcements.

 

Church Member Directory Available

The parish directory is updated regularly. To get your latest copy, contact JoAnn in the church office at admin@stpaulsbenicia.org and she will email you a PDF of the directory.