60th Anniversary Update!

Happy 60th Anniversary EDSJ!!  To help us celebrate our 60th anniversary, please submit photos from across the ages of your church and congregation via email to Canon Anna. A powerpoint of these photos will be shown during convention. All photo submissions were due October 1 but please send pictures no later than October 7.  Reports still needed […]

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Friday Reflection, September 27, 2019

Last week I gathered with colleagues at the Autumn Meeting of the House of Bishops and spouses in Minneapolis. Minnesota. I must say, autumnal conditions it was not as it was unseasonably warm throughout the week.  It was my first experience in the land of Mary Tyler Moore, Vikings, and Golden Gophers (U of Minn […]

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St. James Cathedral Celebrates 100th Anniversary

St. James Cathedral is celebrating 140 years of ministry on October 6th. The Cathedral is hosting an event to mark this day with displays on the Cathedrals history, a children’s area, delicious food, and plans for the future! The event will take place in Zoe Eden Hall following the 10 am service on October 6th!

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Friday Reflection: September 20, 2019

From Deacon Terrance Goodpasture How much do you know about St. Francis? Your parish might bless animals every year around October 4, the feast day of St. Francis, and many of us place his statue in our gardens to remind us that he loved all God’s creatures, as should we. But there is so much […]

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Day of Discernment: Saturday, October 5, 2019

The Commission on Ministry for the Diocese of San Joaquin invites you to a Day of Discernment on Saturday, October 5 from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. at Church of the Saviour in Hanford.  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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Friday Reflection – September 13, 2019

  From Deacon Teri Van Huss  This past March, I lost my middle child….it was not unexpected, as he was profoundly disabled, required 24-hour nursing care, and was 36 years old (a life-span well beyond what might be expected), and yet it was unexpected and it went badly. This is the child who taught me everything […]

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St John the Baptist welcomes The Rev. Peter Ackerman to serve as next Rector!

The Reverend Peter K. Ackerman was born in Southern California, where he lived in the San Fernando Valley section of Greater Los Angeles. A life-long Episcopalian, he was born on Easter Day almost literally inside the All Saints Episcopal sanctuary, where his mother, as an adult, had been baptized just hours before. As the sons […]

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Annual Convention Reminders

Convention Related Deadlines Don’t forget to register!! Registrations MUST be done online and be completed by October 10.Private rooms are sold out! Convention Registration ALL Reports Are Due October 1 – Reports needed: Standing Committee Diocesan Council Commission on Ministry ECCO Commission Immigration Task Force Audit Review Committee Necrology Report   Please bring your church banner […]

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Anniversary Photos Needed

Happy 60th Anniversary EDSJ!! To help us celebrate our 60th anniversary, please submit photos from across the ages of your church and congregation via email to Canon Anna. canonanna@diosanjoaquin.org A PowerPoint of these photos will be shown during convention. All photo submissions are due October 1.

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A Day of Discernment: Saturday, October 5, 2019

The Commission on Ministry for the Diocese of San Joaquin invites you to a Day of Discernment on Saturday, October 5 from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. at Church of the Saviour in Hanford. 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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