The Friday Reflection – February 8, 2019

From The Rev. Gail Bernthal, Church of the Saviour, Hanford “I will remove from your body the heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.” (Ezekiel 36:26) “And who is my neighbor?” a lawyer asked Jesus. (Luke 10:29) But, as Jesus has a way of doing, He turns the question around. He challenges […]

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A Day of Discernment Scheduled for March 2, 2019

The Commission on Ministry for the Diocese of San Joaquin invites you to a Day of Discernment on Saturday, March 2 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 groups of ministers in the Episcopal Church, to see how these groups work […]

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Stockton Point in Time Count

St. John’s in Stockton hosted the San Joaquin County Point in Time Count (PIT) for the city of Stockton on January 30th. Over 180 volunteers including the mayor and the entire city council gathered in the Fellowship Hall to organize teams, receive area assignments, and pick up incentives (hats, gloves, toiletries, etc.) used to encourage […]

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The Arts at St. John’s Welcomes Back Debra Cowan

Folksinger Debra Cowan returns to her native California to perform in a series of concerts that will benefit musicians who were victims of the recent fires in Shasta and Butte Counties. Debra is partnering with the California Bluegrass Association to help distribute the money to musicians affected by the fires. Your attendance at this performance will […]

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St. Anne’s Public House, March 1 & 2, 2019

Supporting Lincoln Elementary School Food, drinks, live music, raffle, silent auction, and more! When: March 1st & 2nd, 2019, 6:00 pm-8:30 pm Where: St. Anne’s Public House, 1020 West Lincoln Road Tickets: Adults – $40 Children (12 & under) – $15 For more information, call (209) 473-2313 or visit the St. Anne’s, Stockton Facebook page. Download the […]

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The Friday Reflection – February 1, 2019

From Bishop David Rice Last year following General Convention, we introduced to you The Way of Love, Practices for Jesus-Centered life. And subsequent to said introduction, Canon Anna and I have given voice to and spilled considerable ink regarding what these practices are all about. In fact, recently, Canon Anna occupied this space with thoughts […]

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From St. Paul’s, Visalia

This reflection is from Visalia’s Project Homeless Connect which occurred last Thursday, January 24. This is an annual, one-day event to provide homeless individuals with direct services. Carole Miller, Cynthia Thorburn, Fawn Pender, Barbara Gross and Paula Linihan all volunteered. Following the “Way of Love”, they blessed others while being blessed by those they assisted. […]

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Celtic Journeys – February 15, 2019

The Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist invites you to “Celtic Journeys” on Friday, February 15 at 7:00pm at 1055 S. Lower Sacramento Road, Lodi, California 95242. A Celtic Eucharist in the historic chapel. Potluck snack reception follows. For more information, contact stjohnslodi@sbcglobal.net, (209) 369-3381 or visit stjohnsoflodi.org. Save and print flyer

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The Confirmation Project: Meaningful Formation for Christian Community, March 16

This year, CDSP’s annual Youth Ministry Symposium will examine confirmation and formation practices that support youth, intergenerational groups, and the mission and spiritual growth of congregations. The event, which is open to all, is designed for youth ministers and volunteers, clergy, camp leaders, and directors of education and formation. When: March 16, 2019, 9:30am – […]

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The Friday Reflection – January 25, 2019

The Rev. Dr. Michael Backlund St. James, Sonora Who are our neighbors? What shall we say the Kingdom of God is like? A weary middle-aged dental hygienist inched her hybrid forward to pay for her salted caramel mocha. The window barista told her that the guy in the Subaru ahead of her had paid for […]

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