<![CDATA[St Paul's Episcopal Church, Cambria - Michelle\'s Short and Sweet Updates]]>Fri, 23 Feb 2018 09:17:42 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[Michelle's Short & Sweet Updates]]>Fri, 09 Feb 2018 00:24:04 GMThttp://stpaulscambria.org/michelles-short-and-sweet-updates/michelles-short-sweet-updates5029360  
Dear Church Family,
 
Here are your updates for the final days before Lent begins on February 14th:
 
Cute as a button: The baby with the big eyes featured 2 weeks ago in our updates is none other than Leonard Kohout, A.V. Whiz.
Adorable!
 
February 11

    - Services at 8 and 10:30 am.
    - Last day to order our church family photo! (I recommend the 8x12 horizontal”B”)
    - Remember to submit your RSVP and 3.00 for the Lenten Devotional Series beginning Ash Wednesday.
     - See sign-up sheet for Lenten Crown of Thorns readers in Parish Hall.
 
Feb 13 -Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, sponsored by the Men of ABC:  
5:00-6:30 PM  Free-will offering.
 
Menu includes pancakes, sausages, applesauce, oranges, coffee and tea.
 
Volunteers needed for the following shifts: SIGN UP IN THE PARISH HALL.       

    Set up & Cooking                  4:00 - 5:30
    Cook Serve & Clean-Up        5:00 - 6:30
    Clean-Up                               6:00 - 7:00
 
Feb 14: Ash Wednesday LENT BEGINS

3:00 PM Imposition of Ashes
4:00 PM Lenten Devotional Study begins (and continues each
Wednesday through March 22.

DURING LENT WE WILL SWITCH TO EUCHARISTIC PRAYER B, AND WILL REFRAIN FROM SAYING “ALLELUIA” DURING WORSHIP, OR OFFERING FLOWERS FOR SERVICES.
 
More on the Lenten Series, from Father Brian:

The devotional series, Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John,  is designed to reflect on the person of Jesus, His mission and His message, as presented in the writings of John in his Gospel and letters. You will receive a beautiful prayer journal that will walk you prayerfully through daily excerpts of the Gospel of John and the Letters of John, and, if you wish, you can watch short videos each day, delivered to your e-mail box and hosted by an SSJE Brother. He will reflect on what that day’s verse meant to him and will make suggestions for prayers. We will come together weekly to reflect on the Gospel’s messages. Cost : $3.00 for journal.
RSVPs needed bpalmer@stpaulscambria.org or call 927-3239
 
Voice of Vestry: The Vestry had their retreat on Monday February 5, and members felt that good progress was made toward establishing major goals for the year. They have decided to meet the 2nd Thursday of each month at 3 pm. Their next meeting will be March 8th.
 
Welcome to Jeff Mar- Jeff will be conducting the Open Pew Singers. Say hello when you see him.
 
Key Inventory- Key holders no longer involved in any ministries, please return your keys to the office so that they can be redistributed to those who need them. Thanks!
 
St. Stephen’s fundraiser, Feb. 14 and 18. Bishop Mary Gray-Reeves will be part of the Feb 14th cast. More info on the Parish Hall bulletin boar or check this week’s Ticket inside today’s Tribune.
 
Parishioner updates:
Helen A., now living up north, has finally healed from a large, chronic debilitating wound that has plagued her for over a year, and for the most part, kept her confined to her daughter’s house. She thanks you for your prayers and support.
Mary B continues to recover (slowly, but surely)  from shoulder surgery.
Miyo and Marg. are still at “Cambria South” in SLO Town.
Marg. still is not up to visitors. We wish all of these ladies the best of luck with their recoveries, and send love to all three of them.
 
Volunteer Schedules for March and April are now being developed. Anyone who has dates on which they won’t be available to serve should send them to me (and also to Carol Schutz if you are a 10:30 am volunteer). If you are available to serve on Easter Sunday at the early or choral service, or are able to serve on Maundy Thursday or on Good Friday ( Stations or at the later worship service), please indicate that as well. (Easter falls on April 1st this year.)
 
Adult Wellness Clinic returns to Cambria- The clinic, which offers low-cost lipid panel screening and a variety of free services such as anemia and blood sugar screening, will now offer services from 9 am to noon on the 2nd Monday of every month at the Joslyn Center at 950 Main St. The next opportunity to take advantage of the clinic’s services is Monday, February 12. (This is the same program that met in our Parish Hall until about 1 year ago.)
 
Ever get tired of cooking for 1, or 2? Try having lunch at the Senior Nutrition meal site any weekday. Though donations are cheerfully accepted, none are required. The site serves nutritious meals Monday through Friday at 11:40 am in our Parish Hall. Personally, I like the roast turkey, roasted chicken or chicken stew. (Sorry for the “fowl” remarks!) So try the meal site sometime! Call 927-1268 to reserve your meal 2 days in advance. Note: Drivers are also needed to deliver meals to the homebound. Inquire at the phone number listed above.
 
Reach out and touch someone: Sending hugs to Dan and Carolyn Golowka and all of Joe and Phyllis’ family.  
 
Peace,
Michelle Costa
Parish Administrator
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
805.927.3239

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<![CDATA[Michelle's Short & Sweet Updates]]>Thu, 01 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMThttp://stpaulscambria.org/michelles-short-and-sweet-updates/michelles-short-sweet-updates4032377 
Dear Church Family,
 

Can you believe this weather?! As much as I am enjoying it, at the same time I am also praying for rain.

 
I am off to a Parish Administrators’ Meeting at noon today, so I am sending your updates a little early.

Here they are:
 

Sunday, Feb 4:  Our single service begins at 9:30 AM with birthday festivities afterward. Someone is celebrating a milestone birthday that day. Congrats!
 

Father Brian will be gone next week attending two diocesan events.
 

Lenten Wreath Readers Needed: We need volunteers for the Lenten wreath readings before each service during Lent. Once each reading is read, the reader then snuffs out one of the candles surrounding the Crown of Thorns. Please sign up in the Parish Hall ASAP. Readings will then be distributed electronically, or left for pick-up in the sanctuary. If no one signs up on any given Sunday, the wreath reading will fall to the Lector of the Day.
 

Yes, that’s right…Lent is coming; so lots of haps are right around the corner:
 

-Feb 13 -Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, sponsored by the Men of ABC:  5:00-6:30 PM  Free-will offering.
 
Menu includes pancakes, sausages, applesauce, oranges, coffee and tea.
 
Volunteers needed for the following shifts:

Set up & Cooking                 4-5:30
Cook Serve & Clean-Up     5-6:30
Clean-Up                                 6-7


AND the group needs 2 electric griddles for cooking the pancakes; contact Van Jahnes-Smith if you have one to share.
 
-Ash Wednesday, Feb 14

  3 PM  Worship Service  New Time!
 
 4 PM  Wed. Lenten Series begins, and continues each
Wednesday through March 22.


Materials Cost: $3.00.

About the Lenten series: The devotional series, Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John,  is designed to reflect on the person of Jesus, His mission and His message, as presented in the writings of John in his Gospel and letters. You will receive a beautiful prayer journal that will walk you prayerfully through daily excerpts of the Gospel of John and the Letters of John, and, if you wish, you can watch short videos each day, delivered to your e-mail box and hosted by an SSJE Brother. He will reflect on what that day’s verse meant to him and will make suggestions for prayers. We will come together weekly to reflect on the Gospel’s messages.

RSVPs needed bpalmer@stpaulscambria.org or call 927-3239
 

-March 17: Parish Retreat with Bishop Mary Gray-Reeves, here at St. Paul’s. ( More info soon.)
 

-March 18: 9:30 Celebration of Holy Eucharist with Bishop Mary.
 

Parish Photos- Orders will continue being accepted through February 11, with delivery by February 25. See the display in to parish hall. All photo orders are payable in advance., 5.00 per photo.

 

Annual Reports for those who missed the meeting are available in the office.   The Annual Report is also published digitally on this website.  You can find it here: 

http://stpaulscambria.org/st-pauls-annual-report---2017.html
 

Vestry Resource Guides- If you are a former Vestry member who still has a Vestry Resource Guide, it would be great if you could return it to the church office. We will then reissue them to our new Vestry members.
 

HUGE thanks to everyone who helped with hospitality at the Annual Meeting last Sunday.
 

For those struggling with personal health or emotional issues, here is a meditation:

“I will welcome the sunshine into my life…for warmth and as a bearer of hope.” From the book Healing from Loss.
 

Peace!
Michelle Costa
Parish Administrator
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
805.927.3239

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<![CDATA[Michelle's Short & Sweet Updates]]>Fri, 26 Jan 2018 02:30:36 GMThttp://stpaulscambria.org/michelles-short-and-sweet-updates/michelles-short-sweet-updates8740418​Dear Church Family,
 
We have a busy weekend ahead. Here are your short and sweet updates for January 25, 2018.

Sunday, January 28, 2018:
-9:30 am service, followed by the Annual Meeting and Brunch.  Attached please find the minutes from the 2017 Annual Meeting. Please review them in advance of the meeting and be ready to vote on their acceptance or revisions, on Sunday.

-HELP IS NEEDED WITH CLEAN UP OF THE KITCHEN AND HALL AFTER THE BRUNCH. If you can help, PLEASE let Nancy A. know ASAP: 
nancyal@pacbell.net
- Parish Photos, taken in August, will be on display and order information will be available. Photos cost $5.00 each.

-Last chance to donate food for the February 1 distribution at SRCC.

-Last chance to donate coats, scarves, gloves, new socks and beanies to the coat drive.

Last Weekend to See “A Period of Adjustment”
Our very own Steve Reilly stars in this production from Tennessee Williams.  Shows are at 7:30 PM this Friday and Saturday, and at 3 pm on Sunday, January 28. Tickets through Brown Paper tickets or call the Pewter Plough.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018:

-Parish Office will be closed, now that the Annual Report and Meeting are in the rear view mirror.

-Forum on Faith-The Tuesday Night Ecumenical Christian Fellowship, supported by St. Paul’s, Safe Harbor Pres, and Estero Methodist Church, is currently offering a Forum on Faith. Last week’s speaker shared his beliefs as a Sikh. It was very enlightening. This coming Tuesday, the group will learn about Buddhism, and the week after that, a representative of the county’s Greek Orthodox Christian community will speak. Come explore what common threads unite us all. Everyone is welcome. Social time begins at 5:45, potluck dinner at 6 pm, and each week’s program begins at 6:20 pm.
Other:
-Wednesdays, 5:30 PM-6:30 PM- Bible study, focusing on the coming Sunday’s scriptures, is led by Father Brian. Come when you can, miss when you must.
 
-Thursday, February 1: Parish Administrators’ Meeting- The office will be open half-day only, and close promptly at noon, so that the Parish Administrator can attend a meeting in SLO.
 
-Bishop Mary will be part of the cast of Vagina Monologues, being performed on February 14. The well-known performance about violence and sexual assault will feature a different cast for the second performance on February 18th. Many of the issues covered in the performances are particularly timely right now. Check the Parish Hall bulletin board for ticket information. The performances will take place at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, SLO.

-Entering the Tropic Zone- There have been a few times in the past several weeks where staff members have walked into an empty Parish Hall and found it warm enough to grow bananas.(Ha!) We believe the problem occurs when individuals turn up the heat, but aren’t mindful about turning it off at the end of their time in the hall. Please leave the heating of the hall up to those hosting coffee hour or other events. And coffee hosts: Please makes sure the heater is off before locking up the hall, even if you didn’t turn it on when you entered.  This request has also been sent to our Senior Nutrition partners. Those of you who volunteer for that program, please check the heater after lunch to make sure it is off. Clients of the program should never adjust the heater controls, which has been an issue in the past.
Thanks a “bunch”!

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Here is one of our busiest parishioners and community members as a toddler. Can you guess who this baby is? The answer will appear in next week’s updates, or if someone is over-the-top curious, email your guess to me and I will reply with the correct answer if your guess is incorrect.

 This week’s shout-outs go to Marg. Davy and Connie Gannon. Hang in there. Our best to you both!
 
Michelle’s quote of the week: “Hallelujah! The Annual Report is done!”

Until next week,

Michelle Costa
Parish Administrator
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
805.927.3239


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<![CDATA[Michelle's Short & Sweet Updates]]>Fri, 19 Jan 2018 06:28:48 GMThttp://stpaulscambria.org/michelles-short-and-sweet-updates/michelles-short-sweet-updates7922361​​Hello Everyone,
 
A wish for a speedy recovery to all those parishioners plagued by the flu, and the best of luck to those trying to avoid it.

Here are your updates for January 18, 2018:

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Coat drive: Now, through Sunday, January 28, we will be collecting gently used warm winter outer wear for the clients of the Prado Day Center in SLO, many of whom are families with children. The items should be clean, with no rips or broken zippers. In addition to coats (sizes children to adult), we will also accept winter scarves, beanies, gloves, umbrellas and pairs of NEW socks. Please deposit your items in the receptacle up in the Parish Hall. Unfortunately, the coat drive ends January 28, so please no late donations.


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January 28 is a big day: Special worship time of 9:30 AM, followed by a Brunch and Annual Meeting. HELP NEEDED WITH SET-UP AND ESPECIALLY CLEAN-UP! We’d love to see some new faces helping with these tasks! Call Nancy Allen to volunteer: 927-5373 or nancyal@pacbell.net

ALSO, in preparation of the Annual Meeting: Minutes of last year’s meeting will be attached to next Thursday’s updates. Given that this year’s agenda is quite full, please read the minutes in advance and come prepared to vote on whether to accept them or not. That will help move the meeting along.

A successful play addressing violence against women is coming to St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in SLO, February 14 and 18. The February 14 performance will feature Bishop Mary Gray-Reeves. The play is particularly timely right now. More info is located on the Parish Hall bulletin board.

Also on the bulletin board: Information on the SLO Hospice volunteer recruitment that is now underway.

This week’s bulletins are still in production. Attn: Sunday readers: If you need your readings before tomorrow night, please visit the below website.
http://www.lectionarypage.net/YearB_RCL/Epiphany/BEpi3_RCL.html

“Thank you” from the Russo family for a beautiful service and reception last week. I second that! Thanks to all of the worship and reception volunteers who came through for our dear sister, Vivian.
Quote of the Week: Slow and steady wins the race.
 
Wishing you good health,


Michelle Costa
Parish Administrator
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
805.927.3239

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<![CDATA[Michelle's Short & Sweet Updates]]>Thu, 11 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMThttp://stpaulscambria.org/michelles-short-and-sweet-updates/michelles-short-sweet-updates8287589 
Dear Church Family,
 
Here are your short and sweet updates for this week:

 
Sunday Jan 14: 8 am Eucharist (no coffee host  signed up) and 10:30 am memorial service for Vivian Russo.
 

Russo service: A limited amount of people have come forward to help with the reception: Ann G and Fran C: food items; Alva and Van Jahnes- Smith and Georgianne J: set up or clean up. We need a few more than that. We need someone who can set up the coffee, tea and water area, and also someone who can make sure the family gets some drinks or food if they need it. We could also use some more help with clean up.
 
Annual Contribution Statements: Your 2017 contribution report for tax purposes is now available, from the ushers’ cart. Please pick them up on the next two Sundays, or, after that, from the office.
 
Today’s shout-outs go to Weezie and Charlie, Lesley H, Mrs. Betty M who is currently down in SLO town, Miyo I,  and also to…(drum roll please)…  our parish’s newest octogenarian,  Frank J!

 
Last week’s Christmas poem was something that seemed to strike a chord with folks. Thanks to everyone who gave me their feedback!

Year in review: Anyone who may have taken photos of the various events at church this year, please email them to me for our annual AV presentation that will be shown at the Annual Meeting on January 28, after the 9:30 am service. Thanks to those who earlier this year sent me photos of Clean up Day, the Garden, Cookie Outreach and some other shots. The more the merrier! Thanks also to Leonard K for agreeing to put the display together again this year.
 

January 28: One service only, at 9:30 AM, followed by the Annual Brunch.
 
Still missing/ last call for: A long, narrow sharpshooter shovel, used on our grounds. Please advise Michelle if you come across it.

 
Monday is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Dr. King was born January 15, 1929. On Sunday, January 14, at 3 pm, there will be an ecumenical service honoring him held at the gray stone church, 981 Marsh St., San Luis Obispo.
One of his famous quotes is: Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
So true…
 
Today I pray for : those lost in this week’s mudslides, and for their grieving families. I offer prayers of thanksgiving for the quick-thinking neighbors and rescue workers who were able to save several lives in the midst of this tragedy.
 
Have a “God” weekend and see you Sunday for the memorial service…
 
Michelle Costa
Parish Administrator
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
805.927.3239

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<![CDATA[Michelle's Short & Sweet Updates]]>Thu, 04 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMThttp://stpaulscambria.org/michelles-short-and-sweet-updates/michelles-short-sweet-updates5775567Dear Church Family,

What a wonderful sound that lulled me to sleep last night…RAIN!  Praise God!
Here are your updates for this first week of January 2018:

 
Sunday, January 7: One service only, at 9:30 AM; Vestry meets afterward.
 
Sunday, January 14: Two services, at 8 AM and then at 10:30 AM we will hold the Vivian Russo Memorial Service.
 
Russo Hospitality: Please contact the office ASAP if you can help with set up, clean up or providing a dish. Deviled eggs are something we are hoping to serve. Other items are even easier! Just email me if you can help in any way.
 
January 11 Men of ABC meets at 8 am at Redwood Café. And it’s Frank J’s birthday, gentlemen!)
 
Senior Nutrition is in need of home delivery drivers. Contact Mike or Jesse: 927-1268
 
Missing: A long, narrow shovel (AKA sharpshooter shovel) that is used regularly here for grounds maintenance. If you have seen it, please contact the office.
 
Christmas Day dinner was a huge success and so enjoyable, according to all who attended. Thanks to Father Brian for baking the turkeys and providing such warm hospitality and also thanks to all those who shared their favorite dishes.
 

Sunday, January 28: Our Annual Meeting and Brunch will be held , beginning with 9:30 AM worship.
 
The volunteer schedules for January 14-February 25 are nearly completed.

Until I can issue the entire two schedules, please note the volunteer line-up for January 14:
8 am  Acolyte TBD;   Reader: Anne Harris Smith, Healing Prayers Jim Wilson, Usher Bud Hankins.

10:30 AM (Russo Memorial)   Acolyte: Connie Gannon, Readers: Alva Jahnes-Smith/Fran Conklin/Stevely Anderson; No healing prayers, Ushers Len Kohout and Van Jahnes-Smith, and Presentation of the Elements: Sue and Frank Johnson.

 
Epiphany, Saturday January 6: No service, but here is a poem that is nice to ponder as we begin to wrap up our Christmas Season in the next few days:
When the song of the angels is stilled,
When the star in the sky is gone,
When the kings and the princes are home,
When the shepherds are back with their flocks,
Then the work of Christmas begins:
To find the lost,
To heal the broken,
To feed the hungry,
To release the prisoner,
To rebuild the nations,
To bring peace to others,
And alas, to make music in the heart.

 
(by Howard Thurman)
 

Peace!

Michelle Costa
Parish Administrator
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
805.927.3239


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<![CDATA[Michelle's Short & Sweet Updates]]>Thu, 21 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMThttp://stpaulscambria.org/michelles-short-and-sweet-updates/michelles-short-sweet-updates6562398​ 
Dear Church Family,
 
Merry Christmas (a little early) to all of you!
 
What a beautiful service we had last night for Blue Christmas. So comforting and meaningful. Thank you, Father Brian, for your commitment to ministering to those going through loss.
 
Thanks also to those who helped decorate our sanctuary. It looks beautiful!
 
Here are you colorful updates; they will probably be the only ones for you all until the week of December 31, 2017:
 
Sunday, December 24, Christmas Eve: NO MORNING EPISCOPAL SERVICE. Only Safe Harbor Presbyterian will worship in the morning.
St. Paul’s will hold their Christmas Eve service at 7 PM.  The music that your music director has planned really sounds WONDERFUL! Talent will come from inside the parish and also from elsewhere in the Cambria Community. Hymn sing begins at 6:30 pm followed by the 7 pm Choral Eucharist service. Come and feel the joy!
USHERS, PLEASE WAIT UNTIL ALL HAVE RETURNED FROM THE COMMUNION RAIL AND ARE SEATED BEFORE DIMMING THE LIGHTS.

 
Christmas Day, Dec 25- 2 PM Parish Dinner- Thank you to all 21 parishioners who have RSVP’d and who are bringing a dish to share. It will be wonderful, for sure. The menu right now consists of turkey, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, gravy, sweet potato casserole, carrot soufflé cobb salad, ambrosia salad, roasted veggies, shrimp dish, veggie and nut tray, peach crisp, and a few other surprises. Enjoy!
 

Week of Dec 24:
-The Administrative offices of the Rector and Parish Administrator will be closed.
-All recovery groups will still meet the week of Dec 24th, so please check campus calendars before entering the Library area.
 

Thursday, Dec 28
-Men of ABC at 8 am at Redwood Café
9:30 am Altar Guild meeting
 

Sunday, Dec 31: Two services: 8 am and 10:30 am. Enjoy your New Year’s Eve. Last chance to donate to the January food distribution program.
 

Tuesday, January 2: Grief Group meets at 11 AM.
 
Looking Ahead in January: Russo Memorial on the 14th;  Annual meeting on January 28th.
 
Emails to the office will not be addressed after 5 pm today, until January 2nd. I will however, check voice mail remotely once daily beginning Dec 26th.
 
Thanks to all the volunteers who keep this place running from week to week. Additional thanks to our webmaster, Leonard K who posts information and our recorded services most weeks.
 
A reminder that if for any reason you cannot serve as scheduled, please arrange for a substitute.
 
Wishing you all a great holiday!

 

Michelle Costa
Parish Administrator
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
805.927.3239

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<![CDATA[Michelle's Short & Sweet Updates]]>Thu, 14 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMThttp://stpaulscambria.org/michelles-short-and-sweet-updates/michelles-short-sweet-updates4762517Hello, Everyone!
 
Well, Thursday rolled around quite quickly this week! The office has been very busy and the week was pretty much a blur!
 
We have lots to cover so here goes:
 
Sunday Dec 17: 2 services. If you wish to make an offering toward our Christmas poinsettias or special music, please try to get those tributes in by Sunday or Monday at the latest.
 
Tuesday, Dec 19 is the deadline to RSVP if you are planning to attend the Christmas Day dinner. Please call the office (better than telling Father Brian on Sunday) and let us know what side dish you are planning to bring. Father Brian will cook the turkeys and make his special cranberry sauce. So far the parishioner include dressing, sweet potato casserole, a salad, roasted veggies, a veggie platter (finger food), green beans and a pumpkin pie. Duplicates are fine, but we also still would like someone to volunteer to bring mashed potatoes or the gravy, or any favorite recipe. It should be a great time. RSVP 927-3239
 
Wed. Dec. 20 Blue Christmas Service at 7PM. The remembrance service is so beautiful, and a very special way to reflect on the season, even in the midst of grief and loss.
 
Christmas Eve- St. Paul’s will NOT hold a morning service! (If you see cars in the AM here, they are here as part of the Presbyterian group.)
 St. Paul’s  hymn sing begins at 6:30 PM with the service starting at 7 PM. Guest Violinist: Nicky Bircher.  Refreshments follow.
 
Christmas Day Dinner, hosted by Father Brian, begins at 2 pm.  (Parish Hall) The event has become quite popular! Come join others in your church family, but please RSVP to the office no later than 9 am, Dec 19th.
 
Special Request from the Office-Next Wednesday and Thursday: If at all possible, please limit drop-in visits to matters needing attention before December 31. Thanks.
 
Week of December 24- The office will be closed.
 
Presiding Bishop Curry’s Christmas letter is attached.
 
Bishop’s Retreat, March 2018- On Saturday, March 17, Bishop Mary will offer exclusively to members of St. Paul’s, a powerful and meaningful retreat experience. The following day she will celebrate the Eucharist with us. Please plan on attending this very special spiritual event. More details to follow as we get closer to the date.
 
Quote of the Week: Do small things with great love.
 
Speaking of doing things with great love…
Congratulations to Marg. Davy, Rhea Wong, Mary Brockman and ALL of the other elves who were project planners, or who baked, packed or delivered cookies last Saturday as part of the 2017 Cookie Outreach program. A special thanks also to Van Jahnes-Smith for photographing the event. (See photo below.)
Michelle Costa
Parish Administrator
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
805.927.3239

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<![CDATA[Michelle's Short & Sweet Updates]]>Thu, 07 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMThttp://stpaulscambria.org/michelles-short-and-sweet-updates/michelles-short-sweet-updates7899109 Happy Thursday, Church Family…
 
Here are your short and sweet updates for the week:
 
The office is closing today at noon so that I can attend a meeting in SLO.
 
Poinsettia forms are now printed in the Sunday bulletins. Please turn in your order and offering by Monday the 18th.
 
Invitations to the Christmas Dinner will also be found in your bulletin on Sunday. Please reply by the 19th with how many are attending in your group, and what side dish you will be bringing.
 
Advent readers: Two of the colors for candles on the volunteer schedule are incorrect. Just go with the instructions on your Advent reading’s text. I will send your Advent reading a few days prior to the Sunday on which you are reading.
 
Blue Christmas service: Wed, Dec 20 at 7 pm
 
Volunteer schedules were sent out on Tuesday. Please make sure to review it ASAP and arrange for any subs,if needed.
 
Thank you to Mary Brockman and Alva Jahnes-Smith who will serve as our torch bearers on Christmas Eve.
 
Take Care,
 
Michelle Costa
Parish Administrator
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
805.927.3239

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<![CDATA[Michelle's Short & Sweet Updates]]>Fri, 01 Dec 2017 02:46:16 GMThttp://stpaulscambria.org/michelles-short-and-sweet-updates/michelles-short-sweet-updates7839532Dear Church Family,
 
A pleasant Thursday to you all! Here are your short and sweet updates for this week:
 
Dec 3: Advent begins! We will transition to Eucharistic Prayer B for the first part of Church Year B. 9:30 am service followed by birthday cake and the monthly Vestry meeting.  Also this is the absolute deadline for cookie referrals.
 
Best Wishes to those with December birthdays: Lillian R, Jeremy B, Donna R, Julian C, and friends Priscilla Cooper, Adair Heard and Doug S.
 
Wreath readers needed. Sign up in the Parish Hall on the bulletin board near the Sunday and coffee hour schedules.
 
Attn: Lectors/Intercessors during Advent- If, on the Sunday you are serving,  you find that no one is listed as wreath reader on the front of the bulletin, please also assume responsibility for reading the text for the wreath and light the wreath when prompted to do so on the sheet. The readings will be available from Father Brian.
 
Attn: Altar Guild during Advent – Please don’t light the previous week’s/weeks’ Advent candles before the service. They will be lit each week by the wreath readers.
 
Tues. Dec. 5- Grief group meets at 11 am
 
Wed. Dec 6 –

                    Women’s Spiritual Journey with The Rev. Donna Ross,
                    2 PM. CLASS IS FULL.

                    Bible study begins at 5:30 pm.
                    It is also the Feast Day of Saint Nicholas, Bishop of Myra.

 
Thurs. Dec 7-
                        Parish Office will close promptly at noon so that our Parish Administrator can attend a meeting in San Luis.

                          Food distribution at Santa Rosa Catholic Church begins at 2:15 pm

 
Friday, Dec 8- Marg. D. is asking for volunteers to help set up the Parish Hall in advance of the Dec. 9th Cookie Outreach Program. Meet at the hall at 1 PM.
 
Sat. Dec. 9-  Cookie Outreach Day. Drop off cookies by 9 am. Packing begins at 9:30 am. ABLE-BODIED DELIVERY ELVES NEEDED. 2-person teams work well and makes the deliveries even more fun! Sign up on Sunday in the Parish Hall.
 
Poinsettia Offering forms will be available next week in the Sunday bulletin.
 
Guess who is celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Dec. 20th?  I’ll give you a hint: Their first initials are J and D.
 
Happy New (Church) Year! 
 
Michelle Costa
Parish Administrator
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
805.927.3239

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