Dear Church Family,
Well, what an amazing weather week here! I hope you all were able to enjoy some outdoor time on your deck, on the beach, or just watching the butterflies and hummingbirds work their magic in the garden.
Here’s what is happening just around the corner at St. Paul’s:
- Sunday services will be held this week at 8 am and 10:30 am.
- Bible Study with Father Brian is held each Wednesday, from 6 pm to 7 pm. Come explore the each Sunday’s upcoming scriptures in a casual, open way. Attendance is open; one need not attend each week to participate. This week Deacon Gay Blundell joined us. Won’t you also join us?
- Expanded 8 am volunteer schedules through May 29 are available on this website. 10:30 schedules through May 29 were sent a couple weeks ago. Extra copies of both are in the Parish Hall.
- Precinct Workers needed in Cambria for the June primary! I know some of you in the past have served as paid poll workers, and the County is quite short of workers for the Cambria community. Yesterday they called making their plea. If you wish to learn more about what precinct workers do, or learn about the application process, please visit this link: http://www.slocounty.ca.gov/clerk/Elections/PrecinctWorkerInfo/PrecinctWorkerPrograms.htm
- Photo directory: We’ve had only about 10 people respond that they think a new photo directory is a good idea. If you haven’t let me know your thoughts yet, please do so, via email or phone message, by next Wednesday.
That’s it for this week. A reminder that the office will be closed Tuesday, May 3rd. Enjoy your weekend!
Dear Church Family,
To all of St. Paul’s wonderful, dedicated volunteers….Happy Volunteer Appreciation Week! What would we do without all of you? As they say, “It takes a village”, although, in this case, “It takes a parish!” Many thanks for all you do, winter, spring, summer and fall, month after month! You’re all awesome!
We’ve enjoyed another week of great weather, but it sure would be nice to get a little more rain before summer! In the meantime, it is a splendid time here on campus with lots of colorful blooms and a variety of butterflies including swallowtails and monarchs gracing our garden. Next week, Earth Day is observed (Friday, April 22), so the timing seems perfect to enjoy our very own nature show. Now, on with the news:
-Sunday services will be held at 8 am and 10:30 am this week.
- It is not too late to let me know whether you and yours would like to see the church produce another photo directory, this time through Life Touch, not the parish office or Olin Mills. If the interest isn’t there, we won’t proceed.
-Monday, our Adult Ed series, “The Wisdom Jesus” facilitated by
The Rev. Donna Ross, begins. The sessions will meet Mondays,
through May 23rd, from 1:30 to 3:00 pm, in the Church Library.
Check your Sunday bulletin for additional info.
Call 927-1989 to register.
-SATURDAY, APRIL 23 - Two events:
Presbyterian/Christian Fellowship Church Day of Discernment: 8:15 am to 3:30 pm in our Parish Hall.
Please respect the group’s privacy. Thank you.
ECW Day of Enrichment, Salinas The Episcopal Church Women of the Diocese of El Camino Real invite all the women of the diocese to a DAY OF ENRICHMENT on April 23rd, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Salinas. The Eucharist will be celebrated by The Rev. Barbara Miller, Rector of Saint James, Paso Robles. In the KEYNOTE address From Sidewalks to Cellblocks: Finding Love in All the 'Wrong' Places, Rev. Peggy Bryan will share stories of friendships unabashedly forged in homeless camps, jail yards and gang neighborhoods; how street fellowship merges with Coffee Hour and train tracks hospitality connects to the communion rail. When hostility & suspicion fades, love prevails and where "All Are Welcome" really means ALL. CLASSES -- This day of learning offers workshops for spiritual growth, education, and celebration: Bible Women, Godly Knitting, Social Justice, Speaking Your Values, and Zentangle (art form w/abstract patterns drawn). CHURCH PERIODICAL CLUB Ingathering – The Church Periodical Club supplies books, magazines, tapes, videos and computer programs FREE to those who cannot otherwise obtain them. CPC raises the money to do this. Bring donations from your parish to support this vital ministry. For more information, contact Diocesan ECW President Diane Lovelace at DiLovelace@aol.com or at 408/ 263-8945. Registration deadline is April 18th. Flyer and registration form are available on the parish hall bulletin board.
-A Warm “Welcome Home” to Fran Conklin, who recently returned to town after recuperating from hip surgery for the past couple of months in Desert Hot Springs.
-Save the Dates: May 1: Phyllis and Joe Golowka’s vow renewal at the 9:30 am service. Also- “Sometime in May” we will hold a Grounds Beautification Day.
-Office closures: Tuesday, May 3 and May 24-26.
Enjoy your day,
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Dear Church Family,
Here are you short and sweet updates for this week:
Love is in the Air / Save the Date!: On Sunday, May 1, during our single, 9:30 am service, Joe and Phyllis Golowka will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary by renewing their wedding vows! What a special day that will be for them, their family and for all of us who love them as part of our church family. Please mark your calendars and plan to join us.
Wisdom Jesus Series will begin Monday, April 18th, and meet each Monday from 1:30-3pm, through May 23rd. See your Sunday bulletin for more info, and contact Donna Ross to register: 927-1989 or by email: email@example.com
Good News! This past week was the first week in the last several during which there were no security issues identified on campus! Thanks to everyone for making sure our buildings are locked up tightly after use.
Office Closure: The Parish Administrator will be off Tuesday, May 3rd.
Directory survey: In the past few months I have had 2 conversations with representatives from Life-Touch (not our previous vendor Olin Mills) regarding the possibility of producing a parish photo directory. These meetings were to gather information only, and there has been absolutely no commitment made to have them produce a directory for us. Over the past few years, some of our parishioners have expressed an interest in producing a new photo directory. I would like to hear from you folks on this possibility. Rest assured, they are completely aware of the bad experience we had last time and are committed to making any future experience a positive one. So please share your thoughts, preferably by email. Thanks!
Have you been in our garden lately? What a gift it is, as are those who tend to it so lovingly: Mary Brockman, Bob Sfarzo, Joni and Frank Michel, Jeff Rodriguez, Jane Mettee, Marg. Davy, and Sue and Frank Johnson. Also thanks to Doug Wong for helping with tree trimming. ( My apologies if I’ve left anyone out.)
Here is a link to a recent garden photo: http://www.stpaulscambria.org/the-garden.html
10:30 Volunteer Schedule can be found at this link.
Quote for the week: Things don’t need to be perfect to be wonderful.
(Seen on a sign recently.)
Have a wonderful weekend.
St. Paul's Episcopal Church