Dear Church Family,
Here are some important announcements:
Office Closure: A reminder that the office is closed tomorrow.
Search update from the Senior Warden: Our Search Committee has finished interviewing 5 candidates and are recommending 2 to the Vestry for further consideration. The Vestry is in the process of arranging interviews with the 2 candidates. More information will be shared soon. -Julian
This Sunday, November 16: One service at 9:30 am followed by our Stewardship Pie Social (Yum!) Please make sure to read through the “Opportunities for Ministry” brochure when you receive it as part of your Stewardship materials. There are some new opportunities for service, including a fall “scarecrew”. There is also a newly revised phone directory…with all of our new attendees listed.
Also this Sunday: 6th annual "Music for the Soul" concert at Studios on the Park (1130 Pine Street, P. Robles),featuring Jazz on the Vine and benefitting Loaves & Fishes, Food Bank and St. James E. Church. Wine and appetizers will be served starting at 5pm, concert at 6pm. Three local restaurants are participating for those interested in a 4-course dinner with wine pairings following the concert. Info on ticket price, etc: Diane Coffin, 238-0819. (Yes, the same Diane Coffin that used to occupy my chair!)
Sunday, November 23: Giving Thanks Sunday-We will be donating our coins to Outreach’s treasure chest. The funds will go to support programs to aid the hungry.
Alva Jahnes-Smith is back home after wrist surgery earlier this week. So far, so good, but she is still resting quite a bit. Please keep her in your prayers.
-Advent Series begins December 1, led by The Rev. Donna Ross.
Listening to the Word: The Prophet Isaiah Speaks to His World and Ours, will be held on three Mondays: Dec.1, 8, 15 from 1:30-3:00 pm, here in our Library/Chapel. Here is Donna’s description of the series:
“On these three Monday afternoons, we will 'listen' - that is, open our hearts - to readings from Isaiah. ‘Listening to the Word’ offers a meditative process for understanding the Scriptures: lectio divina, or 'holy listening', in a group setting. First as individuals, and then together as a group, we will listen to the Word – in the reading and in our own hearts - and then share what we are hearing. Everyone is welcomed to these discussions - men and women, church members and non-members, Christians and non-Christians.” -Donna
Note: RSVP’s for the series are very important. It will help ensure that Donna has enough readings for everyone, so please let her know ASAP if you are planning to attend: firstname.lastname@example.org . Please spread the word and let those without email know that they can RSVP by phone: 927-1989.
Announcing a Harmony Hike, Saturday, December 6th! Come celebrate Holy Eucharist on the cliffs above the Pacific Ocean on Saturday, December 6th. Gather at the Harmony Headlands Trailhead (Highway 1 south of Harmony) at 12:45pm for the 1 pm walk. Along the trail listen to scripture, have a short time of silence, and end with Communion overlooking the ocean. All ages welcome. The moderate trail is somewhat easy, with gentle hills and a wide path. Cost - $3 to park in the parking lot. Sorry, pets are not allowed on the trail. Contact The Rev. Barbara Miller at 712-0650 for more info. (Yes, the same Barbara Miller that used to occupy my chair but now we can call her The Reverend Barbara Miller! How cool is that?!)
Have a good “rest of the week”!
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
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