Friday Reflection – May 17, 2019

Dear friends, We are well on the way of our 16-day Pilgrimage of Hope. After four months of planning, our amazing team meeting every other week, we thought we had it all figured out. Well friends, the Holy Spirit always does what She does, and takes us into unexpected places. During this pilgrimage we have […]

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Congratulations to Tom Hampson

Congratulations are in order!   Tom Hampson, St. Paul’s, Modesto     graduated from the  School for Deacons, Berkeley, CA Sunday May 12, 2019

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ALF Fellow, The American Leadership Forum

Congratulations go to: Fr. Nick Lorenzetti, St. Paul’s, Modesto regarding the ALF Fellow, The American Leadership Forum. The American Leadership Forum, for which there is a “Great Valley Chapter,” is a nationwide organization that strives to join and strengthen “established leaders” from diverse backgrounds to improve their communities. In our area, that includes the greater […]

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Pentecost in Our Time

The Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist 1055 S. Lower Sacramento Road Lodi, CA 95242 The Day of Pentecost brings the Easter Season to a fitting conclusion as the virtues of Jesus of Nazareth rise in the Disciples of the Risen Lord. Our reflections on Pentecost afford us the opportunity to reflect on the […]

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The Truth About Human Trafficking Event

The Truth About Human Trafficking Event Friday May 31, 2019 2:00 – 4:30 Madera Community College Center Room AM-120 Administration Building 30277 Avenue 12 Questions? Please contact Raeanne Jain at 559-657-7890 or Cynthia Ramos at 559-662-3945 Please join us for a multidimensional look into the truth about human trafficking. Everyday in the Central Valley, youth […]

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Friday Reflection – May 10, 2019

From The Rev. Amy Larsen, Deacon, St. James, Sonora    Who are our neighbors?    The answer to this question changes with one’s perspective.   Growing up in a small town in Vermont where my parents knew everyone, I learned our neighbor was anyone who lived within the same town. As I grew up and my […]

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Pentecost in Our Time at St. John’s Lodi

PENTECOST IN OUR TIME   The Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist 1055 S. Lower Sacramento Road Lodi, CA 95242 (209) 369-3381   The Day of Pentecost brings the Easter Season to a fitting conclusion as the virtues of Jesus of Nazareth rise in the Disciples of the Risen Lord. Our reflections on Pentecost […]

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Friday Reflection – April 26

From The Rev. Nancy Key, Deacon, St. James Cathedral Who are our neighbors? Fresh from Holy Week, I write this Reflection. Holy Week: when we attempt to walk with Jesus as he drinks that cup he is to drink. That cup that, as told in the Gospel, Jesus has some very human hesitation to drink. […]

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Pilgrimage of Hope – We Are in the News

Bishop David C. Rice shared with Jim Grant, of KNXT Catholic TV, the new about the Pilgrimage of Hope which he and 8-10 others participated. He also introduced the KNXT audience to the Diocese of San Joaquin, and then focused on the walk to Sacramento where on May 20th faith communities, immigrants and concerned citizens […]

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Care of Creation Update

We had highest percentage of members who made a Creation Care Pledge. Only two other dioceses had more Pledges overall. 1) Washington – 117 2) Olympia – 109 3) San Joaquin – 64 4) California – 32 Well done, now let’s carry on and acknowledge that the real work begins, “living out our pledge!” Bishop […]

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