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Friday Reflection – June 21, 2019

From The Rev. Canon Anna Carmichael My sisters and brothers, Did you know there are 14 references to dancing before or because of God in the Hebrew Scriptures? For example, Ecclesiastes 3:4 reminds us that there is a time to mourn and a time to dance. You may have seen during the Pilgrimage of Hope […]

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Seeking Diocesan Administrator and Bishop’s Executive Secretary

The Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin is searching for its next Diocesan Administrator and Bishop’s Executive Secretary. This person will provide administrative support to the diocesan staff, assist with diocesan communications, support the work of the diocesan treasurer, and assist with general operations of the diocese. Special skills needed for the position include: proficiency in […]

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Friday Reflection – Who Is My Neighbor

From The Rev. Jim McDonald, LCSW When we think about our neighbors, we typically think of our immediate neighbors with whom we often have various characteristics in common, such as income level, ethnicity, age, etc. As we expand our vision of those who are our neighbors into more global perspectives, we think of people who are […]

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The Pilgrimage of Hope: Recap Video

The Pilgrimage of Hope an incredible experience in The Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin. We walk, because they walk. Here is a video recap with Bishop David, Canon Anna & Dean Ryan .

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Friday Refection – June 7, 2019

“Very truly, I tell you, the one who believes in me will also do the works that I do and, in fact, will do greater works than these, because I’m going to the father. I will do whatever you ask in my name so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If in […]

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New Ordinations and Postulants

EDSJ, I am pleased to announce that Tom Hampson has been recommended for Ordination to the Diaconate by Commission on Ministry and Standing Committee.  In addition, Toni Alvarez is now a Postulant to the Priesthood. Cathy Kline and Terry March are now Postulants to the Diaconate.

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Third Annual Interfaith Prayer Supper

In keeping with its vision to bring together people from all faith traditions, Stanislaus County Interfaith Council announces its Third Annual Prayer Supper! Scheduled for Thursday, June 20, the two-hour gathering begins at 6 pm, hosted this year by the Modesto Islamic Center. The Supper will feature appetizers, a halal meal with fish and vegetarian […]

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Latino Ministry in San Joaquin

Curious about Latino Ministry and what it looks like in San Joaquin? Join us at ECCO as we welcome The Rev. Cn. Anthony Guillen and the Hispanic/Latino Ministries Team August 25, 6pm (dinner)-August 29, 4pm We begin each morning at 8am Topics of conversation: History of Latin America Popular Religion & Liturgical Celebrations Scrappy Church […]

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2019 EfM Graduates Retreat

All EfM graduates and EfM mentors with four or more years’ association with EfM are invited to join us at the 2019 EfM Graduates retreat, held at St. Mary’s Sewanee Sept. 22-24. The retreat will focus on The Rev. Dr. Julia Gatta’s recent book, Life in Christ: Practicing Christian Spirituality. During the retreat, Dr. Gatta […]

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Friday Reflection – May 31

From Deacon Greg Masztal St. Paul’s, Modesto   I am sure many of us have had parents or grandparents, or even great-grandparents tell of their journeys in coming to this country. These stories become part of the oral history of our families because they describe the struggles our elders faced and gives the family a vision […]

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