[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.
Sisters and Brothers of St Paul’s,
The process for selection of our next Priest-in-Charge is almost completed. Within the last 2 weeks, the BC has interviewed the “short list” via video conversation, spending about an hour with each candidate. As a group, the BC then discussed our impressions of that time with each applicant – their communication style, special gifts, personality and vision for their ministry in Bakersfield. As individuals, we then took several days to prayerfully consider and discern our choice for our next cleric. Our choice was communicated to the Bishop and he, in turn, took time for discernment.
Through Canon Anna, the Bishop conveyed his support for the choice of candidate made by the Bishop’s Committee. The Bishop’s office contacted our selection, who accepted the call to St. Paul’s. Currently, the Bishop’s office and our selected future Priest-in-Charge are settling the details of employment and an expected start date. At the completion of the Letter of Agreement, we will enter a time of silence as we provide our new cleric the opportunity to take their leave from their current congregation. During this time, BC members will not be able to share information about our selection. Soon, the two dioceses, San Joaquin and the current diocese of the new cleric, will coordinate a joyful public announcement after the cleric has announced their plans to their current church home.
Join us in thanksgiving for the progress of our wonderful task and our excitement as we look forward to the coming announcement when we can all begin to become acquainted with our next Priest-in-Charge.
Your Bishop’s Committee of St. Paul’s Episcopal
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followed by Coffee Hour in Grace Hall
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
2216 17th Street
Bakersfield, CA 93301
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This week at St. Paul's
7-8am St. Paul’s Breakfast Bunch @ Tina
Marie’s(Chester & 20th)
1 pm Book Study @ Cathy Bader’s
6-7pm UN Day of Peace @ Sanctuary
10-1pm Southern Deanery Meeting
@ Grace Hall
1-3pm Southern Deanery Meeting
@ Grace Hall
8-9am Sunday Conversation
@ Dagny’s 1600 20th
10-11:30am Holy Eucharist
10-10:50am Sunday School (K-8th)
@ CDC room
11:30-12:30 pm Coffee & Community
@ Grace Hall
12-2pm Food Co-op
• 6-9:30 pm St. Paul’s Bridge Fellowship