[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.
The Season of Creation embraces the Sundays in October, including the Feast of St. Francis, until Harvest Sunday at the end of November. It is a celebration of the life of the earth and a call for humanity to recognize our relationship with the earth. It is also a recognition that God’s incarnation is found not only in humanity, but in all of the created order. It celebrates God’s presence with us, in the face of the stranger and in the beauty of a flower. It is also a cry of hope that all of humanity will recognize the sacredness of creation and the interconnectedness of everything in the cosmos. It is a religious statement that love of neighbor extends to the entire cosmos.
We will use the Creation Liturgy in October and November.
Please see below about the Revival and Presiding Bishop’s Visit.
If you plan to attend any of the events/services, please register at this link:
For further Information, click below:
General Convention Resolutions Target Gun Violence
Click Below for a message from Tim for an update about Sunday School
The Exciting New CSUB Children's Choir! Click Below For Information!
Bible Study at St. Paul's!
PLEASE NOTE NEW DAY & TIME.
The Rule of Benedict: A Spirituality for the 21st Century 2nd Edition
by Joan Chittiser
Friday Book Study beginning 9/15/17 1 pm in Whitley Gallery
The way of St. Benedict is an honored tradition across religion. His Rule covers many contemporary issues facing society and the human community – stewardship, conversion, communication, reflection, contemplation, humility, obedience, and equality. The Rule of St. Benedict is one of the models used in the College of Congregation Development as a tool for church communities to embrace on their path to health. “An important aspect of the model is that each of the elements influences the other. And so conversion of life is not possible without a listening stance that obedience brings; stability, finding God in the here and now, is not sustainable without a life that seeks to find the new life in Christ that is always coming into being, and so on. (College of Congregational Development, 2017)
**I have created a St. Paul’s Friday Book Club Facebook group. You can find it by searching Facebook with the name of the group. Join the conversation!
For more information contact Cathy Ellenwood Bader at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don't forget! EYF meets this evening tonight in the Forum with special guest speakers Matt and Cathy Bader. If you have questions, please text or call Sean 661-330-4540 or Patty 719-360-6878.
For Information about the 2017 Inquirers Class, click the Information Button
India Comes to Bakersfield
A Muslim Imam who talks about Jesus with other religious leaders, as a way to help them discover a true path for peace. A young American woman, raised as a devout Christian, who meets this Imam and marries him, sharing his life as they live in Hyderabad, India, among Muslim religious leaders.
What is that like? What can we learn from them about better ways of interacting in our own communities, and in our current environment in the USA?
You have an opportunity to come and find out!
Sunday, October 29th at 11:45 in the Forum.
The Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin
58th Annual Diocesan Convention
October 27 and 28, 2017
Episcopal Conference Center, Oakhurst (ECCO)
43803 Highway 41
Oakhurst, CA 93644
This year, the only way to register is online!
Clergy, Delegates, and Alternates: Please promote Annual Convention at your parishes and missions and encourage that all are welcome to attend.
Please highlight the Youth Activities and encourage parents to bring their children.
We are switching our dissemination of quarterly and end-of-year pledge statements to email. To save postage, printing, and envelope costs, we would like to send as many as possible by email. Diane has set up a simple Google form for this; it asks only for your name and email address and takes only a few seconds. Click here for the link to sign up!
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
New Co-op Hours are 12:30pm – 2:00pm
We are in need of restocking. Please put us on your shopping list this
week! We are in particular need of restocking for the following items:
Cup of Soup
(Our goal is to keep a minimum stock of 20 per each item)
Wednesday, October 4
October 8, 2017 10:00 a.m.
This Sunday’s Service:
Celebrant: The Rev. Dr. Vern Hill
Preacher: The Rev. Cindy Voien
Eucharistic Ministers: Kathy Harlan, Sara Chan Pettiford, & Jerry Pettiford
Lectors: Cortnie Enns & Gary Enns
Verger: Eric Barle Sound: Eric Barle
Altar Guild: Barbara Fleming & Warren Green
Crucifer: Paige Atkison
Torchbearers: Maria Toia & Hayden Williams
Choir Director: Christopher Borges
Pianist: James O’Hearn
Greeters: Kathy Harlan & Monique Garvanian
Ushers: Marvin Reyes & Michael Cisneros
Sunday School: Greg Glenn & Jackie Cooper-Glenn
Counters: Patty Wiesner, Jerry Pettiford, & Diane Mangum
Hospitality: Michael Virga
Flowers: Both Arrangements Donated by Anne Giddings in Honor of St. Francis of Assisi & Blessing of the Animals
for September October 8
(click the links)
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
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.