[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)
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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.
Also the Youth Director has a Facebook Page! Click here to access
Aaron Conner has done a study on our ASA and pledging. The ASA numbers are troubling. Please click here to see the study. Click here to download as a word document.
Parishioners to view the draft for the 2017 budget, click here
St. Paul's Office will be closed Jan 23-27 for Re-organization
Message From Tim:
January 22-24 I will be away for the Integrity Retreat at ECCO.
The Integrity retreat is open to everyone. For information, see https://diosanjoaquin.org/integrity-san-joaquin/.
While I’m away, for parish matters, contact Greg (661-319-6633; firstname.lastname@example.org); for office matters, contact Elaine (661-805-5127). For pastoral matters, please feel free to call me at 661-431-9020; I’ll respond as soon as I can.
St. Paul’s Assisting Priest
The Rev. Cindy Voien
The Rev. Cindy Voien was born in Whittier, CA, attended public schools there, and obtained the BA and the C. Phil. in Philosophy from UCLA. She and her husband Chris moved into Cindy's childhood home in 1987, and raised their two children in Whittier. Chris has worked for a small electronics firm for 35 years, and Cindy spent the child-raising years, through 2010, dabbling in philosophy and usually teaching it. In 2005, with some overlap, she began theological studies at Bloy House, and concluded them at Church Divinity School of the Pacific. She was ordained deacon in 2009 and priest in 2010. Cindy served the first six years after ordination at St. Peter's, San Pedro, CA, where her primary responsibilities were youth and family ministries and Christian education. The Voien family enjoys downhill skiing, and three out of four enjoy camping, especially backpacking, together. Kid One works for a newspaper in New York and Kid Two works in “big data” in the Silicon Valley. Chris and Cindy play bridge when victims are available.
Cindy is looking forward to meeting the people of St. Paul's in the New Year. She will be at St. Paul’s once a month and will, if able, cover for Time when he’s on vacation.
She will hold office hours in the clergy office from 12-1 on the Sundays she’s at St. Paul’s. Please contact her if you would like to make an appointment: LHVoien@gmail.com.
Her upcoming dates at St. Paul’s are:
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Coffee Conversation @ Dagny's
Choir/Children's Choir Rehearsal
(choir room) every other Sunday
Sunday School K-6th grade
Child Care available 6 wks-5 yrs
This week at Saint Paul’s
Wednesday, January 18
10 a.m. Morning Book Study
10 a.m. Children’s Chapel
Thursday, January 19
3 p.m. Kitchen Committee
7 p.m. “Violence Divine” video
Friday, January 20
7: 30 a.m. St. Paul’s Breakfast at Tina Marie’s
11 a.m. Tim’s Office Hours
6 p.m. Spanglish Fiesta
Sunday, January 22
Dagny’s Scripture, Coffee, & Conversation
Holy Eucharist, Sunday School, & Childcare
11: 30 a.m.
Coffee & Community Conversation
Food Co-op open
Tuesday, January 24
6 p.m. St. Paul’s Bridge Club Fellowship
6 p.m. Choir rehearsal
January 5-February 23
Violence Divine: Overcoming the Bible’s Betrayal of Its Non-Violent God by John Dominic Crossan. Led by Tim.
Important Upcoming Dates:
January 5th - February 23: Violence Divine: Overcoming the Bible's Betrayal of Its Non-Violent God by John Dominic Cossan. Led By Tim. (See Calendar for more info)
January 20th-22nd - Integrity Retreat
March 2-April 6: Lenten Book Study
Led by Cathy Ellenwood Bader
Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life
by Richard Rohr (See Calendar for info)
FOOD CO-OP SHOPPING LIST
Thanks to all for your support of this vital ministry! Please keep us on your shopping list to restock our shelves. Everyone bringing a few items makes a huge difference
Progresso/Chunky Soups (10)
Peanut butter (15)
Pasta Sauce (10)
Mac & Cheese (10)
Chef Boyardee products (10)
(would also appreciate)
This week at
Wednesday, January 18
Friday, January 20
We Welcome St. Paul's youngest member Ryan Fierro!
Sunday January 22, 2017
for January 22
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Volunteers Needed! Calling Volunteers for a St. Paul's workday on Sat. Jan. 28th!
As projects are slow with Habitat for Humanity right now, we are able to focus some volunteer hours on our own parish, which is sorely in need of some TLC.
Please consider setting aside 4 hours on Saturday morning, Jan. 28, to help with some urgently needed tasks at St. Paul’s.
John Eastridge is providing leadership and direction for this parish workday. The two main tasks are to clear debris from the rain gutters and to assemble storage shelving in the kitchen basement.
These jobs require young and not-so-young parishioners. Younger folks comfortable on a ladder are needed to clear gutters and help install leaf guards. John will provide sturdy rubber gloves for this work. Please wear work clothes and shoes for this job. Those less comfortable atop a ladder can help stabilize the ladders. At LEAST 6 people are needed for the work on the gutters.
For the shelving, John would like at least 6 people as well. The primary goal here is to organize what items are down in the kitchen basement and get them off the floor. Workers on this job might like to bring either cloth or leather gloves, especially if assembling the shelves. According to John, "Make sure the gloves are snug on the hand because manual dexterity is a necessity as well as skin protection.”
Please arrive between 7:30 and 7:40am. There’ll be coffee and other goodies, and work will begin at 8am, after John has provided instructions.
Please email Miriam (email@example.com) to let her know you can help, as we need to ensure we will have a full complement of workers on Jan. 28.
Thanks for helping with this important maintenance on our church home!
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