Friday Reflection: February 21, 2020

Submitted By: Rev. Lyn Morlan Coming into the Diocese of San Joaquin in 2008, it was apparent that there had been a harmful style of leadership. There was one leader; everyone else was a follower. Dissenters or questioners were vilified and exiled. Lots of people had been wounded by this style. Two things I encountered: […]

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Care Creation Tip: Wait to do Laundry

WAIT UNTIL THE LAUNDRY BASKET IS FULL TO WASH! Only do laundry when the load is full. Not only does this save water and electricity but it also will save you money and time. You can either wait until you have more items to wash, or combine your partial load with your family or housemates.

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Day of Discernment

The Commission on Ministry for the Diocese of San Joaquin invites you to a Day of Discernment on Saturday, March 7 from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Modesto. The day is designed to examine the four types of ministries in the Episcopal Church, to see how these groups work together, and to […]

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Friday Reflection: February 14, 2020

Submitted by: Terry March, Postulant to the Diaconate The world’s way of leadership is about power and manipulation, achieving goals by bending others to your will, and forcing desired outcomes. As Christians, we have remarkable examples of leadership that turns the worldly system of leadership upside down. Our Lord, Jesus Christ, tells us there is […]

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A Letter from Bishop David to St. James Cathedral Regarding Dean Ryan Newman

February 11, 2020 Sisters and Brothers of St. James, Cathedral, I trust by now most of you have heard the news regarding the health of our Cathedral Dean, Ryan Newman. If you are unaware, Ryan fell ill last week at the close of our Clergy Conference at ECCO. Fortunately, Erin, Ryan’s wife was with him. […]

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Care Creation Tip: Cut Your Shower By Five Minutes

Cut five minutes off your shower to save water. According to a study done by Harvard the average american shower uses 2.5 gallons per minute. You will save 12.5 gallons of water if you shorten by just 5 minutes. Or, consider turning the water off while you lather up and only turn it on to […]

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Friday Reflection: February 7, 2020

Submitted BY: Rev. Andy Anderson …God has appointed in the church first apostles, second prophets, third teachers; then deeds of power, then gifts of healing, forms of assistance, forms of leadership, various kinds of tongues.[1] What attributes should a leader exemplify? Integrity, reliability, honesty, forthrightness are just a few of the terms to consider. Many […]

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Care Creation Tip: Unplug Sockets

When appliances are not in use they should be unplugged. The socket draws electricity even when it is off. Some items that are often plugged in when not in use are blow-dryers, phone chargers, electric kettles, and coffee pots. Look around your house and find what can be unplugged.

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Friday Reflection, January 31, 2020

By Canon Anna Carmichael Dear Friends, Last week (Jan 20-24), I had the privilege of flying with Pat Fehling, a leading lay woman from St John’s Lodi to Atlanta, Georgia for the Rooted in Jesus conference. I was doubly privileged to have Dean Ryan of the Cathedral meet us there. San Joaquin was in the […]

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Companions in Franciscan Spirituality for 2020

:Ten-Day Residential Immersion Programs in Franciscan Spirituality offered three times a year for free by The Community of St. Francis at St. Francis House in San Francisco for women over 18.  The program includes studying Franciscan spirituality and living out of that spirituality by sharing in our community life, worship and ministry in the church […]

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