[At St. Paul's, clergy and laity] are sharing ministry . . . in a way that should be spotlighted for the rest of the church. The joy and enthusiasm I saw in the congregation truly reflected the signs of the Holy Spirit." - The Rev. Canon Sarah Shofstall, Diocese of Western Massachusetts
We welcome as friends everyone, of any race, gender, creed, denomination, political affiliation, or sexual orientation, for all of us "are one in Christ Jesus" (Galatians 3:28)
All Are Welcome! ¡Todos están Bienvenidos!
St. Paul's Episcopal Church of Bakersfield welcomes you to worship. We invite you to join our inclusive community as we deepen our awareness of the presence of Jesus Christ in us through the Episcopal tradition of inclusivity, worship, and service. We welcome all to share His joy and love with us, rejoicing in the transforming power of the Spirit.
Please register for St. Paul's! We strive to be as digital as we can so all of our communication will go through email.
Click here for the Google Form.
Watch Dee Whitley preach last Sunday! (11/26/17) YouTube video below!
Free Counseling Services Offered at St Paul’s!
In May 2017, Christine Paulsen completed her Master of Social Work from California State University, Bakersfield. She holds her Associate Clinical Social Worker credential and is offering free 50-minute counseling sessions to any St. Paul’s members or other referred persons starting November 14, 2017. Christine is working on obtaining her license in social work. In order to gain hours she is choosing to volunteer her counseling services to any individuals who may be suffering from symptoms of anxiety, depression, needing support, or having difficulties dealing with their daily lives. In lieu of payment, Christine encourages donations be made to St. Paul’s food pantry or the priest’s discretionary fund.
During graduate school, Christine completed internships at Omni Family Health Behavioral Health Department and Bakersfield Memorial Hospital. In 2001, as the Director of Community Outreach and Research, Christine, aided grieving individuals in finding support groups and services nationwide through the National Grief Support Services. Christine has over 8 years of experience working as a Social Service Worker with the aging and disabled population in Kern County. She is currently working on being certified as a sex therapist to assist couples in this area of their relationship. Christine is LGBTQ supportive. All are welcome.
Christine’s goal is to serve the community that has given so much to her throughout her life. Start-up office hours will be from 9am to 3pm in the church office Monday through Friday, and may be subject to change based on need. Please contact Tim or Elaine for more information, or by calling Christine at 661-330-8375 to make an appointment.
Click Below to Read the Assistant Warden's Report for October 2017
Most of you know that that Michael Curry, our Presiding (head) Bishop, will be in the Diocese November 17th-19th. On the 19th he will preach and celebrate at St. Paul’s..
If you plan to attend any of the events, please register online (register for each event you will be attending):
This is especially important for us at St. Paul’s because Elaine got us a great deal from Hodel’s to cater the luncheon, and we need to know how many people will be there.
This is a big day (or days) in our resurrected diocese. We at Grace-St. Paul’s just celebrated our 10th anniversary! Presiding Bishop Katharine came to the Diocese when we were first organizing the new-and-improved diocese. And now Bishop Michael is here to encourage us as we move forward. I hope you will attend.
For further Information, click below:
Do you like kids? Do you want to be part of their Episcopal education? Then St. Paul’s is looking for YOU!! We’re hiring a Sunday school teacher to teach weekly, year round, the 2nd-4th (sometimes 5th) Sundays of every month. Grades 1-6.
The Bishop’s Committee at its last meeting voted to hire a Sunday School teacher. The pay will be $100/month.
This is separate from childcare. We need someone, a Christian, preferably Episcopalian but not required, to work Sunday mornings, including summer. Sunday School runs from the beginning of the service up to the Peace.
The teacher will need to work with Claudia and Diane on the schedule and will need to fill out paperwork with Dave to be an employee of SP’s.
If you’re interested, please contact me: email@example.com.
Advent Potluck Suppers & Program!
A sign-up board is in Grace Hall
This Advent St. Paul’s will continue its annual tradition of Wednesday-night potlucks, program, and Compline from 6-8 in Grace Hall:
*For December only, Bible Study will
move toThursdays, 7-8:30, at Elaine’s.
General Convention Resolutions Target Gun Violence
The Exciting New CSUB Children's Choir! Click Below For Information!
Bible Study at St. Paul's!
Also the Youth Director has a Facebook Page! Click here to access
Plus we have a new Youth Group Facebook page! Click here to access
Yelp us! Please Yelp St. Paul’s! Yelp is visited by many people to find not only a good restaurant but a church as well! Click here to Yelp us!
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Church Office Hours: Monday-Friday from 9am to 1pm.
FOOD CO-OP SHOPPING LIST
We had a busy day on Sunday - 31 clients served. We are in need of restocking! Please put us on your shopping list this week. We are in
particular need of the following items:
Cereal - none on shelf
Peanut butter - none on shelf
Chili - none on shelf
Cup of Soup
Instant Oatmeal - none on shelf
Mac & Cheese boxed
Granola/Snack bars - none on shelf
Chef Boy R Dee
(Our goal is to keep a minimum stock of 20 per each item)
Toiletries: (None on shelf)
Kevin, a long time member of the co-op, has found an apartment. He is in need of furniture. A bed, sofa, etc... Contact Jan Dunlap
(661-201-2630) if you have any items to donate.
Wednesday, November 15
· 7:00 a.m. Zen Meditation
Sunday, November 19
10:00 a.m. Children’s Chapel
November 19th, 2017 10:00 a.m.
This Sunday’s Service:
Celebrant: The Most Rev. Michael Curry
Preacher: The Most Rev. Michael Curry
Priest-in-Charge: The Rev. Dr. Tim Vivian
Eucharistic Ministers: Cathy Henry, Marilyn Metzgar, & Dee Whitley
Lectors: Gabriel Gutierrez & Carl Mallory
Verger: Eric Barle Sound: Eric Barle
Altar Guild: Barbara Fleming & Heather Halka
Crucifer: Hunter Ross & Paige Atkison
Torchbearers: Maria Toia & Hayden Williams
Choir Director: Christopher Borges
Organist: Br. Dunstan Townsend, OSB
Quintet: Aaron Conner, Julia Haney & Leslie Watson
Pianist: Tyrell McKenzie & James
Greeters: Members of St. Paul’s
Ushers: Members of St. Paul’s
Counters: Elaine Berg, Susan Barle, & Marilyn Metzgar
Hospitality: Members of St. Paul’s
for November 19th
(click the links)
1 Thessalonians 5:1-11
The Communion of Saints
(from Holy Women, Holy Men
Check out our Facebook Pages
The Daily Offices On-line
At this web site from Mission St. Clare you can find Morning and Evening Prayer, Noonday Prayer, and Compline (with music, if you wish).
The site supplies the readings and canticles for you. You don’t have to look anything up!
“Questions? Concerns? Hallelujahs?”
At this site you may send anonymous letters to our priest-in-charge, Tim. He will reply directly or in Midweek or both. (He won’t reply in Midweek if you request that he not.)
For The Assistant Warden's Report, please click here
Parishioners to view the draft for the 2017 budget, click here
Bishop Commitee Minutes - September 2017
An Episcopalian, Robin Williams once listed his “Top 10 Reasons to be an Episcopalian”:
10. No snake-handling.
9. You can believe in dinosaurs.
8. Male and female God created them; male and female we ordain them.
7. You don’t have to check your brains at the door.
6. Pew aerobics.
5. Church year is color-coded.
4. Free wine on Sunday.
3. All of the pageantry – none of the guilt.
2. You don’t have to know how to swim to get baptized.
1. No matter what you believe, there’s bound to be at least one other Episcopalian who agrees with you.