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Happy Thursday to all of my amazing church friends!
 
Here are  your updates for October 12, 2017
 
Sunday, Oct 15- Beginning this Sunday, will be switching to Eucharistic Prayer A for our 8 am, 9:30 am and 10:30 am services. We will continue to collect pledge cards through November 5.
ALL SAINTS SUNDAY: October 29, 2017-Anyone wishing to have a photo on display, and/or  a name of a loved one read aloud during the service, please have them to the office no later than October 22. Frames must be free-standing and no larger than 8”x 10”.  (5”x7” size is ideal.) Please list the departed’s name and your name, and the departed’s relationship to you, on the back of all photos, or in all emails sent. Thank you.
Sunday, November 5: Annual Brunch after 9:30 am service. Please return your pledges by this date. DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS 2 AM ON THIS DAY, so make sure to turn your clocks back an hour the night before, and savor an extra hour of sleep Sunday morning before arriving at church!
Brunch Busy Bees Needed! Nancy Allen is busy planning another mouth-watering menu for the Nov. 5th brunch, but she needs some assistance, so a sign-up sheet to help with set-up, serving, or clean-up is now posted on the Parish Hall board.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 
Wednesday Bible study- Study sessions are held each Wednesday at 5:30 pm for approximately 1 hour. Light refreshments served.
 
Intercessions’ names: It has become necessary to rotate the names that appear on our prayer list for long periods. A reminder also that  updating your request info when you are able is very helpful, as the office isn’t always aware of the changing conditions of those on the list. Thanks!
 
Our best to Ann C who is recovering from surgery.
 
Praying for the containment of the wildfires, for the safety of those fighting them, and for all who have died, been injured, or who have been rendered homeless because of them….
 
Michelle Costa
Parish Administrator
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
805.927.3239

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<![CDATA[Michelle's Short & Sweet Updates]]>Fri, 06 Oct 2017 05:36:46 GMThttp://stpaulscambria.org/michelles-short-and-sweet-updates/michelles-short-sweet-updates7902745 
Good Afternoon, Church Family.

 
Here are your updates for Thursday, October 5, 2017.
 

The passing of Vivian Russo- Vivian passed away peacefully last Friday. She was
a sweet, bright, kind, woman of faith and one that our church family will
deeply miss. At this time, no service has yet been scheduled, but rest assured
that when that information becomes available, we will share it with all of you. Vivian’s full obituary can be viewed at:

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/sfgate/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=186812941
 


Sunday, October 8: HE services at 8 am and 10:30 am, followed by a Blessing of the Animals at 1215 pm in the Garden Overlook area, lower parking lot. Please leash or crate all pets. ATTN DRIVERS: Please do not move vehicles in/from the lower lot, once the Blessing ceremony begins.

 
Bible Study: Group meets weekly on Wednesdays at 5:30 pm in the Church Library/Chapel, to explore each Sunday’s scriptures.  Light refreshments served.

 

ALL SAINTS SUNDAY: October 29, 2017-Anyone wishing to have a photo on display, and/or  a name of a loved one read aloud during the service, please have them to the office no later than October 22. Frames must be free-standing and no larger than 8”x 10”.  (5”x7” size is ideal.) Please print the departed’s name and your name, and the departed’s relationship to you, on the back of all photos, or in all emails sent. Thank you.

 
Sunday, November 5: Annual Brunch after 9:30 am service. Please return your pledges by this date. DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS 2 AM ON THIS DAY, so make sure to turn your clocks back an hour the night before, and savor an extra hour of sleep Sunday morning before arriving at church!

 
Speaking of pledges: Please note that at this time, volunteers are needed to share their time and talent in a number of areas. We have a special need for coffee hosts, acolytes, readers and ushers, but other areas are also listed on your volunteer pledge cards. So please help where you can and HUGE THANKS to those already serving in multiple roles, in service to our Lord and for the good of the parish. 

 
As always, a big “thank you” to Leonard K. for coordinating the food donations for our monthly food giveaway. A reminder that absolutely no food can be accepted if the item has a) an expired date or b) is perishable. Pop-top cans work well, but traditional topped cans are also accepted. Thanks to all those who support the food drive with their monetary or grocery donations each month.

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

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<![CDATA[Michelle's Short & Sweet Updates]]>Fri, 29 Sep 2017 00:51:14 GMThttp://stpaulscambria.org/michelles-short-and-sweet-updates/michelles-short-sweet-updates4658647Dear Church Family,
 
We have a fun Sunday planned here at church! This Sunday is another Open Pew Sunday, where anyone who wishes to sing during the Offertory, is welcome to do so. Please arrive 25 minutes before the service begins, to do a quick run-through of the hymn. The Offertory hymn selection for all vocalists is Hymn 653 vv. 1 & 5: Dear Lord and Father of Mankind.
***After the 9:30 AM service there will be:
  1. Parish family photo, probably taken outdoors somewhere in the upper parking lot near our heart bush; followed by the
  2. Annual Pie Social, featuring Linn’s Pies, and hosted by Aaron Linn and our Vestry.
ALSO REMEMBER THAT THIS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1ST, IS YOUR LAST CHANCE TO DONATE FOOD BEFORE THURSDAY’S DISTRIBUTION.
Attention All Ushers: For the next few Sundays, please place the ushers’ cart on the porch and encourage people to pick up their “Year-to-date” contributions statement. For this Sunday, the scheduled usher may, or may not, be recuperated enough to serve, so if you see that Frank S, isn’t present, I ask that one of our other ushers pinch hit for him and also take care of the ushers’ cart. Thanks!
Later in the week:
Tuesday, October 3   ​

Wednesday, October 4   

​Thursday,  October 5
 
 
​11 AM    Grief Group

​ 2-3:30:  Women Gathering

2:15 PM   Food distribution at Santa Rosa                    Catholic Church.
​Sunday, October 8: Blessing of the Animals- After the 10:30 service, please gather by 12:15 pm, at the Garden Overlook in the Lower Lot. The Blessing of the Animals is a wonderful event, and a perfect evangelical opportunity, so please invite your friends and neighbors! Remember to leash all dogs and cage all cats. Collar medals will be available as well.

Note to drivers: Once the blessing has begun, please no driving near the blessing area where pedestrians and pets have gathered.
Volunteer Reminder: For switches to be noted in the bulletin (which is preferable), please report your change to the office no later than Tuesday at noon. For last minute switches, please let Father Brian know. His phone # is 310.913.0386.
Major thanks to all of last Saturday’s volunteers! I hope everyone has the opportunity soon to wander through our beautiful grounds and discover the incredible spiritual presence there. Here is our tally (at least as close as we can estimate) for the day: 17 volunteers, 100 large bags of leaf litter and pine needles filled, 12 blisters, 15 lower back aches, 6 flesh wounds, 1 broken (then repaired) water pipe, 0 ticks, 36 hot dogs, 1 great bbq host, and 17 happy, cheerful, non-stop smiles, spanning 4.5 hours! IT WAS AN AWESOME DAY OF DOING THE LORD’S WORK while enjoying amazing fellowship!!!!  A special thanks to our Garden Coordinator Mary B.for inspiring us all and coordinating the event! Thanks also to those who shared their green waste cans with us after the clean-up.
Check out the photo below, featuring Jeff R. and Marg. D taking a quick break between chopping and lopping.
This week’s shout-out goes to Frank S. We hope you feel better soon, Frank!
Enjoy your weekend!
 
Michelle Costa
Parish Administrator
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
805.927.3239

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<![CDATA[Michelle's Short & Sweet Updates]]>Thu, 21 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMThttp://stpaulscambria.org/michelles-short-and-sweet-updates/michelles-short-sweet-updates4218475Hi Everyone,
 
Some important news this week in the life of the church:
Anna Mae will be moving to Virginia this weekend to be closer to her granddaughter. Her new mailing address is 5114 Thackery Ct - Fairfax VA 22032.
​She will really miss her church family back here in Cambria, so please drop her a note of cheer if you get the chance.
Congratulations to Paul Butterfield for placing 4th overall in the annual
AFS-Pinedorado 5K Fun Run held over Labor Day Weekend. Paul is on the
​CUHS Broncos cross country team and together with his parents Loretta and Ken, attends our 10:30 am services. Congrats again Paul!
Saturday, September 23- 9:30 am: Beautification Day
(aka Grounds/Garden Clean up Day).   Thank you to the volunteers who have come forward to help give our lovely grounds some much deserved TLC. Please bring your own rakes, brooms, pruners, loppers or other favorite tools, and water and sunscreen. A hot dog BBQ for all worker bees will be included. Many thanks to the Men of ABC for hosting the BBQ.
Green can volunteers: Many thanks to Van and Alva J.S., Marg. D., Lou Ann C., Stevely A., and Fran C. for offering curbside disposal via their green cans.  
Parish survey deadline extended- We have extended the deadline to this coming Sunday, September 24, so please take the time to fill out the survey if you haven’t already done so, and drop it off in the basket found on the cabinet in the church entry. If you are part of a multi member household, feel free to submit surveys for each member. Attached you will find the survey form to aid you in this task. This survey is for any and all that attend our church.
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Sunday, October 1- 9:30 a.m. service,
             Afterward: Parish Portrait and Pie! 

Immediately after church we will gather for a church family portrait, shot by Sonrisa Photography, and then conclude the day with our Annual Pie Social.  

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Note: Whether you have been attending our church for a week or a decade, whether attending full-time or part-time, we want to include you in the photo!  We are also hoping to have extra copies of the congregational photo available for purchase; however, our contract does not include individual or small group sittings. 

Beginning October 4: Women’s Gathering;  Reading Jesus: The Human Face of God
This ecumenical discussion group, led by the Rev. Donna Ross, will meet on the first Wednesday of each month, starting October 4. We meet in St. Paul's Library, from 2 - 3:30 p.m.  All women of St. Paul’s (and interested friends) are invited to join us as we look at the life and meaning of Jesus through the writing of Jay Parini, Professor of English and Creative Writing at Middlebury College.  To see an interview with Jay Parini on the PBS Newshour (8 minutes) go to  http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/religion-july-dec13-jesus_12-25/   
IMPORTANT NOTE: To register for these discussions (and get a copy of the book) email donnaross@charter.net  or call 927-1989. 

Sunday, October 8: Blessing of the Animals- After the 10:30 service, so please gather by 12:15 pm in the lower parking area, Garden Overlook. Please leash all dogs and cage all cats. 
Volunteer schedules for the 8 am/9:30 group and 10:30 am/9:30 group are also attached. Thanks to those who reported their unavailable dates. For last minute changes that no longer make it onto the bulletin (over the weekend, for example), please let Father Brian know about the change/switch, so he knows each role is covered: 310. 913. 0386.   (Digital Version:  Find schedules posted on the website in the Volunteer Section.)
Have a wonderful weekend and I look forward to snipping, clipping, trimming and grinning with some of you on Saturday!


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

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<![CDATA[Michelle's Short & Sweet Updates]]>Fri, 15 Sep 2017 03:27:31 GMThttp://stpaulscambria.org/michelles-short-and-sweet-updates/michelles-short-sweet-updates5399214​Dear Church Family,
 
I hope everyone is enjoying the cooler weather this week. Here are your updates for September 14, 2017:
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Julian C.  concluded his 105 mile trek along the John Muir Way, arriving in Dunbar Scotland on Monday Sept. 11. A photo of him is attached. Congratulations, Julian, from this side of the Pond.
Parish surveys- If you haven’t already done so, please return them by this Sunday, September 17. Your input is important. Thanks!
This Sunday, September 17 !! A very special Sunday indeed!  During our 2nd service (10:30 am), The Rev. Roger Ferlo, Ph.D., President Emeritus of Bexley-Seabury Seminary, will confer upon Father Brian his doctorate degree. As Roger has emphasized, this is a degree that is also in many ways, one being conferred upon our congregation, since we all participated in Father Brian’s degree program by completing surveys, critiquing sermons, etc. So please plan to attend, or, if attending the early service, please plan to double back for the coffee hour after the 10:30 service, hosted by “Team Nancy”. Speaking of September 17’s Coffee Hour…Nancy Allen will be coordinating this but needs volunteers to help set-up at 11:30 on Saturday, or  clean-up on Sunday. Please call her if you can help: 927-5373. Note: If you have a special recipe/dish that you would like to bring, please call and discuss it with her. Thank you!
Grief Group  meets Tuesday, September 19th at 11 am.
Beautification Day, Saturday, September 23- Please RSVP to Mary Brockman 924-1450 by Monday September 18, if you can help with our Sept 23rd clean-up effort. (We want to make sure there are enough yard bags, water and food for everyone.) We are still in need of some green cans that can be filled at our parishioners’ residences to help reduce dump fees. Please help us give our grounds some much deserved TLC.
Attn. All Sunday volunteers: Please check your volunteer schedules regularly to make sure you are not scheduled to serve. Lately we have had several instances of people forgetting to show up on their assigned date. Thanks.
 
Sunday October 1st:   Say “Cheese” then enjoy pie!  As a gift to Father Brian, we are planning a congregational photo to be taken on October 1, after the 9:30 am service. Immediately after the photo shoot, we will hold the Annual Stewardship Pie Social. So plan to come and say, “Cheese”, then stay for some tasty pie. Note: We are also hoping to have extra copies of the congregational photo available for purchase; however, our contract does not include individual or small group sittings. 

Beginning October 4: Women’s Gathering;  Reading Jesus: The Human Face of God
This ecumenical discussion group, led by the Rev. Donna Ross, will meet on the first Wednesday of each month, starting October 4. We meet in St. Paul's Library, from 2 - 3:30 p.m.  All women of St. Paul’s (and interested friends) are invited to join us as we look at the life and meaning of Jesus through the writing of Jay Parini, Professor of English and Creative Writing at Middlebury College.  To see an interview with Jay Parini on the PBS Newshour (8 minutes) go to  http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/religion-july-dec13-jesus_12-25/   
IMPORTANT NOTE: To register for these discussions (and get a copy of the book) email donnaross@charter.net  or call 927-1989.
600 gallons gone in a flash! Over the past week we lost at least 600 of donated water from our storage tank. Initially it was thought that we had been the latest victims of the water thefts rumored to be occurring around town. Upon further investigation it appears that the loss was caused by operator error. So please note: Anyone using the water from the large tank to water landscaping etc, make sure to remember to close the tank’s main valve completely, and also make sure the two hose nozzles are shut off before you leave. Thanks.
“Notes” from the Music Director–A new approach to Sunday music underway. We are now offering “Open Pew” Sundays, where anyone who enjoys singing can join in the group-singing of an Offertory anthem, on several upcoming Sundays without having to commit to mid-week rehearsals. Just show up a little early on Sunday. Here is the list of "Open Pew" Sundays. If the service is at 10:30 then we will meet at 9:50, or if it is at 9:30 then we will aim to be rehearsing by 8:50.  ALSO: If you are prepared to offer your talents as a soloist, duettist or other..please take note of the dates when we will not be singing and notify me of which would suit you. The sooner I know, the sooner I can prepare the music and meet with you to perform. Thanks. -Kate
"Open Pew" Sundays- Hymn  Numbers

9/17    
711 "Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God"
     (Father Brian will receive his degree at this service) 

10/1    
653 "Dear Lord and Father of Mankind" v.1 & 5

10/22  
"All that we have and all that we offer" - to be handed out.

11/5  
554 "Simple Gifts"

11/19    
288 "Praise to God Immortal Praise"

12/3    
"O Lord What  a Morning"
(from the blue Advent book) - 1st Sunday of Advent
A warm shout-out to Betty and Bob, and Julian!
OK, that’s  it on this fine day!
Michelle Costa
Parish Administrator
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
805.927.3239
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<![CDATA[Michelle's Short & Sweet Updates]]>Wed, 06 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMThttp://stpaulscambria.org/michelles-short-and-sweet-updates/michelles-short-sweet-updates1656397Dear Church Family,
 
What a busy September this is shaping up to be!  Kudos to all of those who volunteered at the Lions Club’s Pinedorado event last weekend, despite record setting temperatures that made us all a little weak in the knees!
 
Sunday, September 10: 2 services, at 8:00 am and 10:30 am.
 
Sunday, September 17: A very special Sunday indeed!  During our 2nd service (10:30 am), The Rev. Roger Ferlo, Ph.D., President Emeritus of Bexley-Seabury Seminary, will confer upon Father Brian his doctorate degree. As Roger has emphasized, this is a degree that is also in many ways, one being conferred upon our congregation, since we all participated in Father Brian’s degree program by completing surveys, critiquing sermons, etc. So please plan to attend, or, if attending the early service, please plan to double back for the coffee hour after the 10:30 service.

Speaking of September 17 Coffee Hour…Nancy Allen will be coordinating this very special coffee hour but is looking for volunteers to help with set-up at 11:30 on Saturday, or  clean-up on Sunday. Please call her to be added to the list of volunteers: 927-5373. Note: If you have a special recipe/dish that you would like to bring, please call and discuss it with her. Thank you!
 
Beautification Day- Please RSVP to Mary Brockman 924-1450, to sign up for our Sept 23rd clean-up effort. We want to make sure there is enough food for everyone. We are still in need of some green cans that can be filled at our parishioners’ residences to help reduce dump fees.
 
Sunday October 1st:  “Cheese” and pie!  As a gift to Father Brian, we are planning a congregational photo to be taken on October 1, after the 9:30 am service. Immediately after the photo shoot, we will hold the Annual Pie Social. So plan to come and say, “Cheese”, then stay for some tasty pie.

Note: We are also hoping to have extra copies of the congregational photo available for purchase; however, our contract does not include individual or small group sittings.
 
Anna Mae is doing MUCH better and would love to hear from you! 543-0210
 
Women’s Gathering Reading Jesus: The Human Face of God
This ecumenical discussion group, led by the Rev. Donna Ross, will meet on the first Wednesday of each month, starting October 4. We meet in St. Paul's Library, from 2 - 3:30 p.m.  All women of St. Paul’s (and interested friends) are invited to join us as we look at the life and meaning of Jesus through the writing of Jay Parini, Professor of English and Creative Writing at Middlebury College.  To see an interview with Jay Parini on the PBS Newshour (8 minutes) go to  http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/religion-july-dec13-jesus_12-25/
   

IMPORTANT NOTE: To register for these discussions (and get a copy of the book) email donnaross@charter.net  or call 927-1989.
 
Mysterious Brown Paper Bags- We are tidying up here and there. The large pile of paper bags that have been left in the choir robing room are now located in the bottom of the choir closet. FYI for whomever has been storing them on top of the choir file cabinet…
 
Your Short and Sweet Updates are publishing a day early this week, as the office will be closed tomorrow, September 7.
 

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


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<![CDATA[Michelle's Short & Sweet Updates]]>Fri, 01 Sep 2017 00:32:26 GMThttp://stpaulscambria.org/michelles-short-and-sweet-updates/michelles-short-sweet-updates3333088​August 31, 2017
 
Hello Everyone,

​Here on the Central Coast, we are grateful for mild temperatures and tame skies/air this week. We pray for our brothers and sisters whose lives, homes, and livelihood have been destroyed or endangered by Hurricane Harvey, and for the disaster workers and public safety personnel on the ground giving aid.
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Hurricane Harvey: Many waters cannot quench love, neither can floods drown it. (Song of Solomon)  Episcopal Relief and Development  invites you to join in prayer and support for communities affected by Hurricane Harvey. Our donations to the Hurricane Harvey Response Fund help ER&D partners provide emergency assistance to victims in the communities impacted by this historical disaster. Pick up a donation form in the sanctuary, visit our website or Facebook page, or visit ER&D directly at www.episcopalrelief.org  Note: According to Charity Navigator ( https://www.charitynavigator.org/ )  which lists the top charities (3 or 4 star ratings) in a variety of categories, the ER& D is rated a 4-star charitable group, with 84% of their funds going directly to their programs, and a low 5.7% going to administrative costs. Other small amounts go to fundraising, etc. Thanks, Bob C. for reminding us how great of an organization it is.

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September 3, 2017: 9:30 am service, followed by Birthday Coffee Hour. It is also the final Sunday to donate non-perishable food for the September food distribution.
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Thursday, September 7 –The office will be closed so I can attend a funeral.
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September 17, 2017: Father Brian and our entire congregation will share in the honors of the conferring of his degree (Yes, we all helped make it happen J)  at the 10:30 am service. Afterward, a reception organized by Nancy Allen. Please plan to join in the celebration as we congratulate Father Brian for completing his degree program.

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September 23, 2017, 9:30 am -Fall Beautification Day:  Volunteers are needed to weed, rake & bag leaf litter/trimmings, prune dead blossoms, and more. Nothing too complicated or strenuous. Please bring your own rakes, gloves, pruning shears, water and sunscreen.  Parishioners living in the Lodge Hill or Marine Terrace neighborhoods can also support the cause by donating space in their green waste cans the week following the clean up, and setting them out for emptying, which would save the church dump fees. A Garden of Eatin’ BBQ, sponsored by the Men of ABC, will be included in the day’s activities; so please commit, in advance, by calling or emailing Mary Brockman: 924-1450 or mary-brockman@att.net

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Say “Cheese”, then Eat Pie!  On Sunday, October 1,  immediately following our 9:30 am service, we will all pose for a group congregational photo. The photo is our gift to Father Brian for receiving his doctorate, and also commemorates his transition from priest-in-charge, to rector. The photographer will not be taking individual photos, as our contract does not include that, however, there will be an opportunity to order the group photo through the church once the proofs have been provided to the office. Following the group photo, we will all kick off Stewardship season with our traditional Pie Social, so please plan to attend all of the haps on October 1.

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Mark your calendars: The Rev. Donna Ross will begin a new series on Wednesday, October 4, that will run monthly on every “first Wednesday” at 2 PM. More info soon!

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The “whole enchilada” on this year’s Canterbury fundraiser: Sunday October 8 at St. Stephen’s. The fundraiser will be an Enchilada Festival, where vendors from around the County will compete for Best Enchilada. There will also be a Silent Auction & Raffle as parts of the fundraiser.
Stay tuned for additional details.

Update on Marian Ross, from D and R Ross: “Our daughter Marian called, after her first follow-up appointment with the surgeon.  The surgeon not only says she's "recovering beautifully" but also that she's "cancer-free". We are overjoyed, and we are so grateful for all your prayers and support over the past weeks. With love and thanks, Donna and Rob”
 
Wishes for a Speedy Recovery to Anne H. Smith who had a fall this week, and to Dick DeLauer who has fractured vertebrae in his back.

Many thanks to Frank Schutz who refinished the top of the table in the administrative office entry, which is now scratch-free.
 
Good luck to Jim Wilson and his fellow Lions as they prepare for this year’s Pinedorado festivities.
Enjoy!
 
Michelle Costa
Parish Administrator
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
805.927.3239

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<![CDATA[Michelle's Short & Sweet Updates]]>Thu, 24 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMThttp://stpaulscambria.org/michelles-short-and-sweet-updates/michelles-short-sweet-updates5493588August 24, 2017 Updates:
 
I hope everyone is having a good week.
 
Vestry meets Sunday, August 27 at noon in the Library.
 
CERT training- In a wide scale disaster, when local public safety personnel resources might become overwhelmed quickly, and be unavailable for extended periods of time, would you know how to take care of yourself and others? Community Emergency Response Team training will be held in September. The classes cover a variety of emergency responses and procedures within a 20-hour course held over 5 evenings. Each class runs from 6 to 9 pm. Days/dates for the course are Mondays and Wednesdays, September 11,13, 18,20,25. The fee is $30.00 for all course materials. To register, send checks and names to CERT Training 2850 Burton Drive, Cambria. For further info, email
cambriacert@gmail.com

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September 16, 2017- Hunger WalkAre you looking for a way to get involved and give back to your community? Do you enjoy being active? Hunger Walk + 5k is a 1 mile walk and 5k fun run coordinated by the Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County. Our goal is to raise $50,000 to support our year round food programs that help low-income individuals and families who face hunger, access nutritious food. All participants further our mission to alleviate food insecurity in SLO County! For more info visit: http://www.slofoodbank.org/events/hungerwalk5k

Sunday, Sept. 17, 10:30 am service: Father Brian’s degree will be conferred. 
September 23, 9:30 AM: -Fall Beautification Day-Volunteers are needed to weed, rake & bag leaf litter/trimmings, prune dead blossoms, and more. Nothing too complicated or strenuous. Please bring your own rakes, gloves, pruning shears, water and sunscreen.  Parishioners living in the Lodge Hill or Marine Terrace neighborhoods can also support the cause by donating space in their green waste cans the week following the clean up, and setting them out for emptying, which would save the church dump fees.
A BBQ, sponsored by the Men of ABC, will be included in the day’s activities; so please commit, in advance, by calling or emailing Mary Brockman: 924-1450 or mary-brockman@att.net
Two Sundays left to donate non-perishable food for the September food distribution. 
Mark your calendars: The Rev. Donna Ross will begin a new series on Wednesday, October 4, that will run monthly on every “first Wednesday” at 2 PM. More info soon!
The “whole enchilada” on this year’s Canterbury fundraiser: Sunday October 8 at St. Stephen’s. The fundraiser will be an Enchilada Festival, where vendors from around the County will compete for Best Enchilada. There will also be a Silent Auction & Raffle as parts of the fundraiser.
Stay tuned for additional detai
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Speaking of food…Nancy Allen was a guest food columnist for last week’s Cambrian. Her article is attached and includes a recipe for a tasty cake that she recently served at St. Paul’s. Great writing, Nancy!
Anna Mae is now at Mission View Care Center (hopefully temporarily). Cards can be sent to 1425 Woodside Drive, SLO CA 93401.
A loving shout out to our dear brother in Christ, Fred Stimson. And Amanda- it was SO nice to see you a few weeks back! Best wishes to you both.
Brain Game- Last week’s Speller Extraordinaire was Nancy Warrick who created 27 words from the word, “Scripture”. This week’s word is FORGIVENESS. Good luck!  
(P.S. If you think the words are getting more and more challenging, you’re correct!)
Making waves- Enjoy these photos (below) from Jane M who recently cruised Alaska, and Ann G./ Marylyn V. who recently returned from a cruise through Eastern Europe.
Interior: Church of the Rising Cross,
​Volokar Croatia            
​Exterior: St. John’s Episcopal Church, Ketchikan, Alaska
Michelle Costa
Parish Administrator
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
805.927.3239


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<![CDATA[Michelle's Short & Sweet Updates]]>Thu, 17 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMThttp://stpaulscambria.org/michelles-short-and-sweet-updates/michelles-short-sweet-updates8346905 
Happy Thursday to you all.
 
Here are your August 17, 2017 updates:
 
No Bible Study next Wednesday. The study resumes Wednesday, August 30th.
 
Correction: Father Brian’s degree is being conferred during the 10:30 service on Sept. 17, not the 15th.
 
Sunday, August 20, 3 PM- Jazz concert at St. Benedict’s. Tickets 25.00 at Boo Boo Records, SLO.
 
Marian Ross- Marian has now developed an infection and is in great pain, so please keep her in your prayers.
 
Watercolors now on display- The needlepoint designs for our sanctuary kneelers were first painted by Priscilla Green, then hand-stitched by many of the dedicated, patient, women of St. Paul’s. Three of the four original watercolors were returned to us by Priscilla’s daughter several years ago; and  are now framed and on display in the church library/chapel area. Stop by and take a peek! A big thank you to Father Brian for framing them.
 
Lost: Old style cell phone, perhaps in sanctuary. Contact the office if found.
 
Key shortage: Those no longer needing /using their assigned keys, please return them to the office. We seem to have a shortage and over time, they become costly to continually replace. Thanks.
 
Sept. 23 Campus Beautification Day, 9:30 AM-Volunteers are needed to weed, rake & bag leaf litter/trimmings, prune dead blossoms, and more. Nothing too complicated or strenuous. Please bring your own rakes, gloves, pruning shears, water and sunscreen.  Parishioners living in the Lodge Hill or Marine Terrace neighborhoods can also support the cause by donating space in their green waste cans the week following the clean up, and setting them out for emptying, which would save the church dump fees.
 
A BBQ, sponsored by the Men of ABC, will be included in the day’s activities; so please commit, in advance, by calling or emailing Mary Brockman: 924-1450 or mary-brockman@att.net
 
Senior Nutrition meals are served 5 days a week in our Parish Hall. Though donations are appreciated, NONE are required to enjoy these hot meals. My favorite pick for next week: Sliced turkey w/ gravy, stuffing, coleslaw, sweet potatoes, fresh pear, coffee and milk, on Thursday, August 24.  Call 927-1268 to reserve any meals, 3 days in advance. The Cambria Community Bus delivers clients to and from our facility, Monday through Friday for lunch, so even those who no longer drive have transportation to the Parish Hall.
 
Brain Game: How many words with four or more letters,  can you make from the word “SCRIPTURE”? The number to beat is 23. How many of them have at least 5 or 6 letters? Last week’s top count went to Sue Johnson, who had well over 30 words made from “Compassionate”. Congrats, Sue !
 
The Embroidered Cross, shown below is the artwork of Georgianne Jackson, who presented it to Father Brian last Sunday. I think it would make a lovely Easter card cover next April!   Enjoy! -MC

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

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<![CDATA[Michelle's Short & Sweet Updates]]>Thu, 10 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMThttp://stpaulscambria.org/michelles-short-and-sweet-updates/michelles-short-sweet-updates6565870​Happy Thursday Everyone.
 
Here are your short and sweet updates for August 10, 2017.
 
St. Benedict’s will hold their 18th Annual Jazz Concert Sunday, August 20. Tickets are 25. 00. Call 602-1240 for more info.
 
Is there a doctor in the house? September 15, 10:30 am service: Roger Ferlo, Dean Emeritus at Bexley Hall-Seabury Seminary will be here to confer Father Brian’s (aka The Rev. Dr. Brian Palmer’s) degree upon him and our congregation. Hope you’ll join us in welcoming Roger and Anne at this special celebration of Father Brian’s degree. And Congrats to all who supported his studies by completing surveys, evaluating sermons, etc. It was a very important process that really helped Father Brian these past few years.
 
Many thanks to our great neighbor, Dave Haddock, who cheerfully removed a HUGE pine branch that was leaning on our fence on the south side of the garden. Lots is changing in this special outdoor space.
 
Speaking of the Garden- Our Fall Beautification Day is planned for Saturday, September 23rd, and will include a “Garden of Eatin’ BBQ”, sponsored by the Men of ABC. So plan to be part of this wonderful effort that will give our garden and grounds a little TLC. Call Mary Brockman for more info: 924-1450.
 
From Marian Ross in Ohio: “ Dear Parish Members of St. Paul’s: Thank you so much for all your prayers and your card of encouragement. God Bless, Marian Ross. Update today from Donna Ross: Marian is now recovering from surgery; it was an extensive procedure but they’re optimistic as they await the pathology report.
 
A BIG THANK YOU  to all who made Betty Pierce’s Memorial Service and Reception run so smoothly last Sunday. Many hands make work light.
 
Prayer List: Please notify the office ASAP if a name can be removed or whether it should be left on. Thanks.
 
Brain Game: High count for last week’s word was 24. Let’s see how you all do with this word: COMPASSIONATE.
 
Praying for Peace,

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

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