THE NINTH SUNDAY OF PENTECOST THE SEASON OF CREATION
Saturday, August 10 5:00 p.m.
The Rev. Deacon Laura Siriani, preaching
Sunday, August 11 SINGLE SERVICE AT 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
The Rev. Deacon Laura Siriani, preaching
10:00 a.m. - CHURCH SCHOOL Church school children meet at the welcome table
to be walked to the Pavilion for outdoor church school "Eco-Justice: Water" with Steve Holder, Teaching
Child Care is available from 9:45 am - 11:30 am
CAPITAL CAMPAIGN UPDATE: good news!
Yes, it's true: work on our Parish Hall renewal has begun! Cabinets in the kitchen; ceiling in the entire Parish Hall; dividers in the Hall; air conditioner on the roof--all have been taken out! Before we can renew, we need to remove, and that's just what our contractor has been doing during the past few days.
You may notice the temporary fences that block access to the Parish Hall. Please respect them by keeping out. This is a construction area.
During the next few days, our contractor will be replacing the roof on the preschool building, which is not part of the church's capital improvements project. This is timed for completion while the preschool is on summer break over the next 2 weeks.
Thanks for your support of our renewal program. Plans are advancing for significant courtyard repairs and improvements; a new playground in the grassy area between the walkway from the parking lot; and the courtyard and our new office and education building. We'll keep you updated as work progresses.
Now that we're underway, we expect the parish hall construction to take about 12 weeks, with some allowance for permitting details to be worked out along the way.
Please know how much we appreciate your support and encouragement. This is an unprecedented community-wide endeavor; together, we a building a house where love can dwell!
THE WAY OF LOVE WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14 AT 7:00 PM Presiding Bishop Michael Curry invites us to participate in an ongoing spiritual practice known as “The Way of Love”. Through it we examine 7 practices that are meant to help us develop a way of life around those practices. St. Paul’s Way of Love meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at 7:00, in the earth Chapel. We begin our time together with 20 minutes of silent contemplative prayer. This summer we are discussing portions of Seven Thousand Ways to Listen by Mark Nepo. It is a challenging look at the way the spirit moves among us. We end with compline. Our time together includes rich discussion and support for our individual spiritual journeys. Please consider joining us. Our next gathering is Wednesday, August 14. If you have questions or would like copies of next week’s discussion pages, please contact Deacon Laura HERE
SATURDAY AUGUST 17 AT 8:00 AM
Peters Canyon Regional Park
8548 E. Canyon View Ave.
Orange, CA 92869
We meet in the parking lot. Bring water, wear sunscreen, bring a hat and perhaps a snack.
Please let Kay know that you plan to come so we won't leave without you!
LITURGICAL FOCUS FOR AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER
Following the example of many Anglican provinces throughout the world, St. Paul’s will observe a late-summer “Season of Creation”, beginning the first weekend of August and concluding with the Feast of St. Francis, celebrated this year on October 6. The lectionary readings will remain the same, but the prayers, collects, Eucharistic Prayer, blessing, and other liturgical pieces will point our attention to the incredible gift of the earth and our relationship to her.
Matthew Fox, renowned author and speaker, talks in one of his seminal works about “Original Blessing”, his phrase for the Creation as God intended it, with humankind, all creatures, and all environments in a state of perfection and blessed relationship to the Creator. Our Scripture bursts with images of the natural world as our best glimpse of the Divine. Given the current state of our planet, and the human disregard and greed that has does so much damage to her, we want to reclaim the language of blessing, beauty, praise, and reverence for the earth in our liturgies this summer. Please be here for as much of it as possible!
We are planning several activities around this season, too; watch for announcements coming soon!
BACKPACK BLESSING , SUNDAY AUGUST 25
It's time to bless our students and teachers as they begin a new school year. Be sure to bring your kids that day, as they will be invited forward (with their school bags!) to be honored, encouraged, blessed, and reminded that they are supported by this church community. Each child will receive a token of that love to take home. This is a great opportunity to invite your friends and their children. In a season that is clouded by the heaviness of scary events, your neighbors may appreciate a moment of sacred care for their little ones.
SUNDAY SUPPER UPDATE
Thanks for much for your faithful contributions to our Sunday Supper larder. You bless us many times over. The tuna, canned meals, peanut butter & quick meals are perfect. We can also use canned chicken for protein.
And yes, we do take all those travel sized items you get when you travel. Small tubes of toothpaste are great too. Just drop your items in the grey bin. Thank you to the person who donated the sturdy paper plates & cups this week!
Sunday Supper Director
The Sheltering Tree
Hey! Learn to hear my feeble voice.
At the center of the sacred hoop
You have said that I should make the tree to bloom.
With tears running, O Great Spirit, my Grandfather,
With running eyes I must say
The tree has never bloomed
Here I stand, and the tree is withered.
Again, I recall the great vision you gave me.
It may be that some little root of the sacred tree still lives.
Nourish it then
That it may leaf
And fill with singing birds!
Hear me, that the people may once again
Find the good road
And the shielding tree.
- Black Elk
Wisdom to Care for the Earth
Wisdom to Care for the Earthord, grant us the wisdom to care for the earth and till it.
Help us to act now for the good of future generations and all your creatures.
Help us to become instruments of a new creation,
Founded on the covenant of your love.
- The Cry of the Earth
This week, we remember those among us who suffer the pain of illness, fear, or loss especially, Sue, Sylvia, Bob, Kelly, Royce, Jan, Rosemary, Alec, Anna, Debbie, Paul, and Doriel. Give them courage, strength, and healing. Help them to know your love and grace. Amen
THIS WEEK AT ST. PAUL'S
Saturday – August 10, 2019
6:00 am AA Meeting (Daily)
8:30 am Parents’ Al-Anon
10:00 am Citizenship Class 5:00 pm Holy Eucharist Sunday – August 11, 2019 SINGLE SERVICE
10:00 am Holy Eucharist 10:00 am Church School
Monday – August 12, 2019
5:30 pm Buildings and Grounds Committee
7:00 pm Alanon
Tuesday – August 13, 2019
9:00 am New Church Band Rehearsal
10:15 am Staff Meeting
7:00 pm Teen Cafe
Wednesday – August 14, 2019
5:30 pm Finance Committee
7:00 pm The Way of Love
Thursday – August 15, 2019
11:00 am Prayer Group 12:00 pm Holy Eucharist 5:30 pm Carpool leaves for Sisters of St. Joseph
7:00 pm Healing Power In Your Hands
Friday – August 16, 2019 - Parish Office Closed
12:00 pm OA Meeting
7:30 pm AA Meeting
St. Paul’s Staff
The Rev. Kay Sylvester,Rector
The Rev. David Milligan,Associate Pastor
The Rev. Valerie Hart,Assisting Priest
The Rev. Deacon Laura Siriani,
Welcome and Communications
The Rev. Bonnie Brandon,Parish Administrator
Cassie Lewis,Children and Family Minister
Stacey Letteriello,Preschool Director
Debbie Magnussen,Music Associate
Sue Martin,Music Associate
Hilda Hernandez, Sexton
Brad Nickle, Sexton
St. Paul’s Vestry
Sr. Warden: Pat Ash, 952-657- 4009 Jr. Warden: Katrina Miller, 714-943- 2575
Kathy Chai,714-376-1887 Jeff Harlow-Nakano, 626-676- 0446 Doris Longmead, 714-744-1866 Dennis MacDonell, 949-748-9081 Julie McNeely, 714-289-1506 Janet Miles, 714-544-7093 Martin Sancho-Madriz,562-310- 5651 George Turner, 714-241-1227 Adelle Yeaton, 952-657- 4009 Sean Voysey, 949-237-1663