November 21, 2013
Dear Church Family,
Here are some important updates in the life of the church:
-PLEASE HELP! Recently vandalism, drinking and unauthorized use of our trash and recycling receptacles has been a problem on campus. Broken liquor bottles and beer cans have been littering our parking lot and grounds, and damage has occurred to our shrubs and garden handrails. In addition, household trash is now showing up on a regular basis in our dumpster, taking up space that the church needs for its own refuse. We have also learned that our lower parking lot was recently used to access our neighbor to the south’s property in order to steal construction materials. So…please report any suspicious activity, especially in our garden or dumpster area, to the Sheriff’s Office: 9-1-1 or 781-4540.
-TYPHOON AID: Episcopal Relief and Development is receiving donations for the Philippines. Bishop Mary is encouraging everyone to help if they can. Please follow the link: http://www.episcopalrelief.org/what-you-can-do/donate-now/individual-donation. To learn more about the Philippines: http://www.episcopalrelief.org/where-we-work/country/the-philippines. Click HERE for the Home Page: http://www.episcopalrelief.org/. Many thanks to ECW for already donating to the cause.
-DECEMBER’S FOOD DISTRIBUTION will occur December 5th, so Last Chance Sunday will be December 1st in terms of cash or food donations to the program. Many thanks to those who give to this effort.
-ECW CHRISTMAS POTLUCK IS DECEMBER 10: Episcopal Church Women will hold their annual Christmas potluck on Tuesday, December 10th noon in our Library-Chapel. Festivities will include a Christmas sing-along with Dan and Sara Blair Field, and a “white elephant” gift exchange, so warm up those vocal chords and hunt through those closets in search of the perfectly useless, no -onger needed, or funny gift item! All women of our parish are cordially invited including those who may not regularly attend the monthly ECW meetings, or those who attend church here part-time. For further info, please contact Carol Schutz: 995-0830.
-TOYS FOR TOTS COLLECTION: The collection receptacle for Toys for Tots has been delivered and is awaiting your new gifts for children ages 1-18 years.
-CONGRATULATIONS TO STEVE REILLY for his great performance in “Don’t Cry for Me, Margaret Mitchell!” Many thanks to Bill Baker for organizing the theater outing for everyone. GOOD LUCK TO DON DALLMANN who is part of the cast of Miracle on 34th Street, opening Thursday, November 22 in the SLO Little Theater.
-CROAK AND DAGGER: A friendly but very shy frog has adopted St. Paul’s and can be heard serenading the office staff most evenings. For now, the little croaker remains hidden, in true croak (cloak) and dagger style. Help Father Fred and I name our little garden guest. Entries can be submitted through December 3rd.
-OKTOBERFEST FUNDS: St. Paul’s has received a check for $2,000.00 from the Oktoberfest organizers for our Outreach Program. Congratulations and sincerest thanks to parishioners Don and Barbara Dallmann and Barbara Marks and to all of the friends of St. Paul’s, for the wonderful job they have done year in and year out to make this such an enjoyable event. Additional thanks to our parish volunteers that worked the 1-day event back in October.
-CHRISTMAS POINSETTIAS: Info on how to sponsor a poinsettia for our Christmas services will be included in our Sunday bulletins beginning December 1. It also appears below:
Send your offering to the office by 12/16/2013. You can submit your intentions on the form below.
Please apply my offering toward: * Special MusicFlowersIn Memory of: * With Thanksgiving for: * Email * Name * First Last