Friday Reflection: January 10, 2020

One of the traditions I have come to look forward to and appreciate throughout the liturgical year is the blessing of chalk and subsequent “chalking” of doors on Epiphany Eve or for some, on the first Sunday in Epiphanytide.  We enjoyed this observance and celebration at our cathedral on Sunday evening.  And on Sunday, Canon […]

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Parishes Support First Responders at Christmas

We’re in the last few days of the Christmas season in the Church. Many of your parishes made efforts to reach those who had no place to go for the holiday, and found ways to engage those who needed you most.  For the last 20 years, St. Anne’s, Stockton, has been sponsoring a different type […]

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Building Church Leaders

Calling all NEWLY ELECTED/APPOINTED Wardens/Treasurers!Join Bishop David, Canon Anna, Chancellor Michael, and Diocesan Treasurer Cathy Peck February 7 beginning at 4pm and concluding the afternoon of February 8 at ECCO(Episcopal Conference Center at Oakhurst)for a conference on Episcopal polity, leadership skills, and financial best practices. This will be an opportunity to learn why we do […]

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Deacons: Save the date, August 20-23rd in Phoenix

Our Fragile Island: Protecting God’s Creation | 2020 Deacons from Province VIII Conference As a Deacon, you have been empowered by God and the Church to model our Savior, Jesus Christ’s servant ministry to all people. The time is now as we are facing the most serious problem confronting humanity and life on this planet, […]

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Is your parish in need of an Electronic Organ?

Saint Matthew’s, San Andreas, has an “electronic organ’ (computerized organ in the box, and does play a variety of styles…piano, etc.) that we would like to give to a parish that needs an organ. Please be in touch with the Diocesan office at dioadmin@diosanjoaquin.org or Jack+ at FatherShumaker@hotmail.com for more information. 

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Friday Reflection: December 20, 2019

Christmas Came Closer Last Saturday, Church gathered in a wee church in Nampa, Idaho, specifically, ecclesiastically speaking, in the Episcopal Diocese of Idaho.  And it was then and there that a new deacon was ordained into the Episcopal Church. The Reverend Deacon Angela Lerena was ordained and on that day and in that very moment, […]

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Friday Reflection, December 13, 2019

Rev. Bob Woods I love Advent and Christmas. Yes, I know from seminary that Easter is more important, the “realization of our eschatological hope” and so on. But Advent is a time of joyful, patient expectation leading to the one perfect Gift, the birth of the One who died and rose for us. “Be patient, […]

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Soup Kitchen Needs Christmas Day Donations

Episcopal Church of the Saviour in Hanford seeks out donations for their Soup Kitchen guests for Christmas Day.  For more information on the items needed contact the church at 559-584-7706 or ecosoffice1@gmail.com

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Messiah Sing Along

St James, Sonora Concert Series presents Sing-Along MessiahMusical scores provided for people who don’t have their own. Sunday, December 15th 3:00 pm Admission is free, but donations (food and money) accepted for INTERFAITH. Church of the 49ers, 11155 Jackson St. Columbia, CA

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Friday Reflection, December 6, 2019

By Deacon Terrance Goodpasture and Deacon Nancy Key The 2nd Annual Border Ministries Summit took place last week in Tucson, Arizona at St. Philip’s In the Hills Episcopal Church. The Rev. Canon Anna Carmichael, Deacon Terrance Goodpasture, Deacon Tom Hampson, Deacon Nancy Key, and Cathy Kline all attended this three-day conference.  The Tuscan area of […]

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