Dear Church Family,
Here are your updates for the week.
The 8 am / 9:30 am and 10:30/9:30 am schedules are finished and will be sent out momentarily in a second email. Limited copies also available in the Parish Hall.
Parish Hall in Use! This Saturday, August 30th, the Parish Hall will be occupied from 3 pm to 8 pm, so please do not enter the Hall during those hours. Our parking lot will be used by those using our Hall, as well as by our neighbors for a special party on that day.
Food distribution program now meets the First Thursday from 2:30 pm to 5 pm for prep and giveaway activities; so September’s program will occur next Thursday, on September 4th. Call Doug Spelts (924-1943) for further info. FYI, each month CAN sends us a thank you for our generous donations to this important program.
Attention Embroidery Crafters: We have an opportunity for someone to make their mark in a very special way- embroidering crosses on the linen bags used for the interment of ashes in the Memorial Garden. If you would like to help with this very special project, please contact the office. Many thanks to Pauline Hepworth, Kate’s mum, for lending her talents in the creation of the bags.
Pre-service reflection: Help and Cooperation Needed. Please comply with the request printed on your bulletins each week to respect the tradition of quiet reflection and prayer before the worship service begins.
Episcopal “Kalendars”: Anyone wishing to purchase an Episcopal calendar, please note: The office will be placing an order in late September. The cost per parishioner will be based on how many are ordered, but will range from 3.00 if less than 19 are ordered, 2.50 if at least 25 are ordered, and 2.00 if at least 25 are ordered. If are ordered falls below 15, the price will climb to $5.05. So, if you are interested in purchasing a calendar, let me know and I will start a list, mailing you the anticipated rate as soon as the list/number of interested folks is compiled.
Rector’s farewell activities: The list is growing for the Sept. 11 dinner! We now have 51 guests attending, but we have a few more seats available, so if you haven’t purchased your ticket yet, please do so soon. Spread the word about the free Irish concert on Saturday Sept 13 at 7 pm. That should be great fun.
Warner Family’s Change of Address: The Warner family has moved to Paso Robles! We wish them much happiness as they transition to their new community. Just think of all the wonderful children’s programs, sports and activities Camaryn, Caitlyn and Carson will now be able to access! Their new address is available from the parish office.
Napa Earthquake/ Earthquake safety: Any time there is an earthquake, discussion occurs regarding the safest way to respond. So, here are my two cents from my 21 years of teaching earthquake preparedness. Be prepared to duck, cover and hold on as soon as you hear the shaking or feel the shaking. Do not attempt to travel across a room or run outside. Most injuries occur from falling/overhead objects like light fixtures when people have not sought immediate cover, often when trying to move about their home/office environment or trying to get outside. Attached is a great example of overhead hazards that have the potential for causing the kinds of injuries that are usually sustained. It was taken in the Napa office of USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, which is now non-operational. Check out the light fixture and how low it is hanging. An easy injury during a quake. So remember, Duck, Cover, and Hold On.!
Wishing you the kind of shake that comes in chocolate or vanilla, rather than as a 6.0 richter reading!
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
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