Dear Church Family,
Here are some important news items in the life of our parish and beyond:
Heartfelt Condolences to Mary Brockman, whose brother John Mosby died last week. This is the second loss for Mary in less than 1 month. Please keep Mary and family in your prayers.
CHANGE YOUR CLOCKS, CHANGE YOUR BATTERIES! Please make sure to adjust your clocks back 1 hour before going to bed Saturday night or you’ll be an hour early for the service on Sunday!
Saturday, Nov 1 at 1 PM- Prayer Service for the Departed in the Memorial Garden Officiant: The Rev. Don Dallmann (Please no walking on the recently planted dymondia in the fountain area.) In the event of rain, the service will take place in the Chapel/Library.
Sunday, Nov 2 9:30 AM- All Saints Sunday w/Rite of Commemoration of the Dead. It is also Birthday Sunday and Last Chance Sunday for the November Food Distribution (the last opportunity to give before Thanksgiving). Celebrant: The Rev. Carl Hansen Note: For those who couldn’t/didn’t submit names in time to have them printed in the bulletin, have no fear, there will be an opportunity during the service for parishioners to state additional names aloud once asked to do so by the Celebrant.
November calendar- Attached please find a November calendar published in 2 different forms for those with various computer capabilities. There is also one posted in the Parish Hall.
Watering of Grounds- “E malama I ka wai”: (Hawaiian for “Cherish the water.”)
A water fund is being established to offset the cost of watering our beautiful grounds. There are 3 ways to support this effort: 1) Make financial contributions to the fund by writing checks to St. Paul’s, memo line: water fund, 2) hauling water to the campus or 3) paying a water vendor directly to haul water to campus. Options 2 and 3 require listing your name on a sign-up sheet in the parish hall and coordinating the deliveries with Barbara Hagiwara; so option 1 is preferred. Here is the current list of water vendors: http://www.cambriacsd.org/Library/PDFs/WATER%20WASTEWATER/CONSERVATION/List%20of%20Non%20potable%20vendors%20revised%207%202%2014.pdf In addition, sign- ups for those wishing to help with the actual physical watering of the grounds are underway (See Parish Hall board.) Contact Barbara for further info regarding how to provide water or how to become a watering volunteer.
Building security: Found unlocked. Recently the side door to the parish hall (near the restrooms) was discovered unlocked. Please make sure to check all doors upon vacating any campus building.
December and January Volunteer Schedules are now being developed. Please email any unavailable dates to Michelle and, if you are a 10:30 am volunteer also send the info to Carol Schutz firstname.lastname@example.org , ASAP. Please include the word “Unavailable” on the subject line of your email. Thanks.
Cookie Outreach Referrals Sought- Do you know someone-a neighbor, co-worker or friend that could use a little dose of holiday cheer this year? Perhaps they’re grieving the loss of someone dear, homebound, or just need some encouragement from our loving Cookie Outreach elves. The Cookie Outreach team is accepting referrals for this year’s cookie project. Please send names and a brief explanation of what compelled you to refer them (so their card can be as personal as possible) to the office and we will make sure the Cookie elves get the info. (You can also call Marg. Davy at 927-1737 and give her the info.)
Cookie Outreach Saturday is December 13, so folks it’s time to start gearing up for baking!
Christmas Project: Scrabble tiles wanted- I am needing traditional wooden Scrabble tiles for an art project my grandchildren and I are undertaking. I will pay 10 cents a tile. I do not need a complete set, so if you’ve lost several tiles and are wondering what to do with the remaining ones, this is your answer!
Ahoy Mateys! Check the Parish Hall bulletin board for a post card and message from Bill and Richard.
November 16- 9:30 AM (Special time!) followed by Stewardship Pie Social
Note to Nov. 16th worship volunteers: Now that we are only holding one service on November 16th, I have revised the volunteer schedule accordingly. The following people are now the only ones scheduled to serve on the 16th: Betty Malone, Acolyte and Chalice; Louise Windisch, Lector/Intercessor; Jim Wilson, Healing Prayers; and Frank Schutz, Usher.
November 23-Giving Thanks Sunday. Please return coin cups on that day. (If you need a cup, contact Leonard Kohout: 203-5187.)
Deanery and California News
Bishop Mary visits SLO November 5
Bishop Mary will be at St. Stephen's on November 5 to meet with clergy. She will officiate at St. Stephen's regular 11:30 Healing Service, to which everyone is welcome.
Transforming Church – Bringing it Home Nov 6, 13, 20 and Dec 4 7-9pm
What will the small church of the future look like? How will new models of leadership develop? Join Matt Conrad and Caro Hall for a four week conversation about different models of church leadership and ministry. We'll talk about the role of clergy and the ministry of the baptized. We'll play with ideas and dream a little about what might be, all the time listening for the voice of the Holy Spirit. And then we'll see if there's a class or a book study or another gift we can take back to our parishes. Participants will meet at St Benedict’s on November 6 and 20 and St Luke’s on November 13 and December 4
Next SLO Deanery meeting. Sunday, November 9, at 2 pm., in SAN ARDO at ST. MATTHEW’S— leave plenty of time to get there!
Bishop’s Ranch- Please check the Parish Hall bulletin board for two programs offered in January at the Bishop’s Ranch in northern California. For a complete list of offerings visit: http://www.bishopsranch.org/programs-retreats/upcoming-events/ In addition, a limited number of printed programs are available in the office.
Peace to you all,
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
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