Dear Church Family,
Your updates are coming a little early as the office closes promptly at noon today so that I may attend the Parish Administrator’s meeting in SLO this afternoon. Here are your updates:
Where were you in 1945, 1963 and 2001?- Workshop series begins June 22! (Workshop is open to all in the community.)
We’ll help you remember by reflecting on each decade through music, news and entertainment. Then we’ll share our stories with one another. Throughout the series, Father Brian will help you connect the dots in your life to see where God’s hand has been at work, what you have learned along the way, and what experiences and insights you have to share with those you love. The workshop’s goal is to help you write your own spiritual biography. Leave your loved ones the gift of truly knowing you. Come and enjoy hours of reflection and storytelling: Thursdays, June 22– August 10, 1:30-3:00 pm in the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Library. RSVP: email@example.com or 927-3239
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church Choral Evensong-A Celebration of 150 years. Sunday June 18 with the 4 pm Choral Evensong followed at 5 by a reception. 1344 Nipomo St. San Luis Obispo CA Info:543-7212
8 am Sunday Volunteer Coordinator/Scheduler needed- This is something you can do from home. Call Michelle if interested.
Education for Ministry (EfM) is being offered in the SLO Deanery this year, beginning in September. For more information, please see the posting on the Parish Hall bulletin board.
New phone system: Patience requested. Our new phone system has some glitches that still need to be addressed. We ask your patience until everything is up and running. If you leave a message and don’t hear back from the office within a few hours, please call back. Thanks.
2017 World Refugee Day Message: June 20 –A message from Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry
In the late 1930s, as the world was on the verge of being plunged into an apocalyptic Second World War, Episcopalians and the Episcopal Church gathered together and began work to resettle those who were refugees fleeing terror in Europe, helping to resettle families, helping to resettle young people, helping to resettle people in this country in safety and security. Since the 1930s, Episcopalians have been involved in the work of resettling families and people who are refugees, some 80,000.
At that time, in the 1930s there was a poster that depicted Mary, the baby Jesus, and Joseph. Mary was on the donkey. They were clearly on a journey. They were fleeing Palestine. They were seeking to find safety in Egypt. They were refugees. The poster from the 1930s read, “In the name of these refugees, aid all refugees.”
In the name of Mary, Joseph and the Lord Jesus, aid all refugees today, for most of the refugees like the Holy Family themselves, are families, and most are children.
I invite you to observe June 20 as World Refugee Day to learn more about the crisis and to find ways that you can both pray and help in other ways.
God bless you, God keep you, and you keep the faith.
Enjoy your weekend,
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
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