Hello Everyone and Welcome to Thursday (already!)
Here are your short and sweet updates for February 25, 2016:
Passing of Joan Glassey Former parishioner Joan Glassey died earlier this month at the age of 83. Many will remember her for her infectious smile and upbeat spirit. While in Cambria she was active in several organizations and here at St. Paul’s volunteered on the Grounds Patrol and on the Highway team. A local charity has been named for memorial gifts; that and other info can be found in her full obituary, available online at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/sanluisobispo/obituary.aspx?n=joan-glassey&pid=177794375
Brown Bag Speaker Series-Last week’s Saturday brown bag was a major hit. Thank you to Donna Ross for serving as our guest speaker. Join us this Saturday for the next segment in the Brown Bag Series: Our Relationship with Self, featuring Dr. Joseph Morrow, a clinical psychologist practicing in Cambria. The event begins at noon and will be held in the Parish Hall.
Building security-Sometime over this past weekend (Friday to Monday morning) our Parish Hall windows were opened but not closed or secured when the room was vacated. Anyone opening the windows, please also assume responsibility for closing them. That should help. Thanks.
Sunday, February 28th is our last Sunday to donate toward March’s food distribution to the needy. The distribution will occur Thursday March 3rd. Please help where and when you can.
Thank you to our soup supper hosts who have been cooking, or helping with set up and clean up. There are a few Wednesday sessions left. Come enjoy the fellowship and help with hosting is always appreciated. Sign up in the parish hall if interested in helping.
Offerings toward Easter lilies and our music program will be accepted through March 14th. To dedicate your offering to the memory of a loved one, or in thanksgiving to a particular blessing in your life, please submit the form found printed in your bulletin, along with the offering by the deadline date.
Holy Week and Easter schedules are now being developed. We seem to be light when it comes to volunteers willing to serve at the 7 am Easter service. Please let me know ASAP if you can serve, especially at that service.
St. Paul’s Helpers: March helper - Joni Michel, April - Jane Mettee, May-Anne H. Smith, June-Betty Pierce, July-Betty Malone and August-Ann Cichowski.
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Dear Church Family,
What an interesting week of weather! I suggest you take a nice walk around the church grounds if you haven’t done so recently. The intermittent rain and warm days have awakened a variety of bulbs and other blooms, adding lots of color to the landscape!
Here are your updates for the week:
SATURDAY, FEB 20, 12 NOON- Our first Brown Bag Lunch Speaker, The Rev. Donna Ross, will speak on our “Relationship with God”. This presentation complements the Wednesday Lenten study, but is something open to everyone, not just the Wednesday group participants. This is a BRING YOUR OWN LUNCH/BEVERAGE(BYOBB) activity, that will be held in the Parish Hall. Hope to see you there.
CARDS FOR FRAN CONKLIN- We will continue to collect cards until Sunday for mailing early Monday morning. Just bring them to church with you.
CHANGES ARE COMING TO THE PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE Stay tuned for more info from Father Brian soon.
LENTEN WREATH READERS- If you haven’t already done so, please pick up your reading for the Lenten wreath. They are hanging from the bulletin board in the Parish Hall. Note: You will need to bring your copy with you on the day you read. They will not be available in the sanctuary. WE STILL NEED A READER FOR ONE OF THE 10:30 AM SERVICES.
WED. SOUP SUPPERS, STUDY AND COMPLINE- The night begins with soup at 5 pm. We need folks to help with set up and clean up, and meals. Please see the sign-up sheet in the Parish Hall if interested in helping. The Growing a Rule of Life series continues each Wednesday through Lent.
Sunday Bulletin deadlines: Please note that all additions/changes to the bulletins should be reported no later than noon on the preceding Tuesday. Thanks.
Easter offering forms are now printed in the bulletins. Please submit an offerings/tributes no later than March 14th. Please make sure to print clearly. Also please note: in some cases where several people have been listed, or both “In Memory of” and “In Thanksgiving for” have both been filled out, the office may need to abbreviate or shorten for limited space.
Church Leadership list is now posted in the Parish Hall. The list identifies Vestry members, delegates and deanery reps and their contact info.
Next week: Father Brian is at a clergy conference in San Juan Bautista. This info was accidentally omitted from the bulletin’s calendar page, so please note now.
Thanks to the choir for making such a joyful noise on Thursdays during practice in the Library. It is great to be serenaded while I work!
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Good Evening, Saint Paul’s!
Here are your updates for Thursday, February 11, 2016:
Bells of Saint Paul’s- Rehearsal for our new bell ringers group will be held on Sundays, 15 minutes after the last service of the day. So..whether it is a 9:30 service, or 10:30 service that fits that definition on any given Sunday, rehearsal will always start 15 minutes after the service’s conclusion.
Coats for the Homeless- This Sunday will be the last donation opportunity for your gently used coats that will be delivered to the Prado Center in SLO next week. Let’s coat Prado’s clients with love by sharing our coats.
In the Cambrian- St. Paul’s was acknowledged in an article about the new church group meeting on our campus. Check it out.
Soup Suppers begin next Wednesday (Feb 17), at 5 pm. Our Lenten series, Growing a Rule of Life will also begin on Wednesday, and will follow each week’s soup supper. Compline will conclude the activities each Wednesday.
Soup Supper help is still needed. Sign up in the Parish Hall.
Lenten Readers are still needed for two Sundays at the 10:30 service. Sign up in the Parish Hall.
Speaking of 10:30 service- There is a need for a coffee host this Sunday. Contact Carol Schutz if you can help. We’re not picky! No need to provide a fancy spread!
Our newly expanded Lenten activities list is found inside this Sunday’s bulletin. It includes 4 brown bag speaker lunches. Check it out.
Congratulations to Father Brian on the 1st anniversary of his first service at St. Paul’s
(Ash Wednesday, 2015).
Many thanks to the Men of Arnold’s Breakfast Club for a great night of flapjacks and fellowship!
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Dear Church Family…
Lent begins next week and we have lots of wonderful opportunities for spiritual enrichment, renewal and reflection coming up, but first…enjoy Saturday’s event! It should be fun.
Sunday, Feb 7: We will hold one service only, at 9:30 am, with our monthly birthday cake at Coffee Hour.
Ash Wednesday service begins at noon, Feb 10th.
Lenten wreath sign-ups and Soup Supper sign ups are in the Parish Hall. Please help where you can. Note: Lenten wreath readings will be emailed out next week.
Sign-up sheet for the Lenten series is also posted in the Parish Hall.
The full Lenten schedule includes Wednesday Soup Suppers,/Lenten study /Compline; Saturday Brown Bags, Sunday services, and even a retreat day on the day before Palm Sunday. Check this Sunday’s bulletin for further information. Lent schedules will also be available soon.
!!!! Coats for the Needy- Donation Alert! Clean, gently used coats in all sizes are being collected for the homeless clients of the Prado Day Center in SLO. We will collect for 2 Sundays only: this Sunday and Sunday, February 15th. Outreach will then deliver them to the Prado Center on Monday, February 15th. A new, trash-type receptacle will be located in the Parish Hall to collect the coats and jackets. Clean men’s pants are also in demand. Questions? Contact Leonard Kohout: firstname.lastname@example.org
Congratulations to our new Senior Warden Doug Wong, Junior Warden Rosie Behrens and Vestry Clerk Sue Johnson. Best Wishes for a great year and many thanks.
Michelle’s pick for quote of the week:
The world tells us to seek success, power and money; God tells us to seek humility, service and love. –Pope Francis
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