Volume 3 – February 2019
 
The Epistle
The Rev. Canon Megan M. Traquair was elected the eighth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California on Saturday, February 9, at Faith Episcopal Church, Cameron Park.
 
Bishop Barry said, “As one who deeply loves this Diocese, I am personally most grateful to all five candidates for their faithful participation in this very demanding process. By making themselves available to the Holy Spirit in this way, they have given us a great gift. May they all be blessed. And I ask all the people of God to join me in praying God’s blessing upon The Rev. Canon Megan Traquair, our Bishop-Elect. God strengthen and sustain her in this time of profound transition to new ministry, and to an exciting opportunity to serve our Lord in Northern California.”
 
Follow this link to read more about the Rev. Canon Traquair.
 
Treasurer’s Report
 
As a small parish St Paul’s is always faced with the obstacles of community and parish needs that seem insurmountable. Instead of retreating in the face of these hurdles, the parish has continued to show strength and faith; continuing God’s work with full commitment. We finished the annual pledge campaign at the end of 2018 for this coming year. You have stepped up once again to support the work of the church with pledges totaling $75,135 compared to pledge total for last year of $65,850. There is always need for additional support and you can make or change your pledged financial support at any time by speaking to me or any clergy or vestry member.
 
–Doug Clay Treasurer
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Bishop Beisner made his final official visitation to St . Paul’s parish on Sunday February 3. St Paul’s collected $300 in special offering to the Bishop’s Discretionary fund and the vestry matched the individual donations with and additional $300.
 
In his sermon at St Paul’s, Bishop Beisner brought our attention to the extreme needs of hospitals, schools, and the physically and mentally disabled in, Jordan, Palestine, Lebanon, and Israel. The vestry has determined that St Pauls outreach focus for the 2019 Lenten season will be to support “American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem” who addresses the need by “providing financial support to hospitals and schools that serve persons of all religious, economic and ethnic backgrounds”.
I invite you to read about this worthy organization, pray for them, and support our outreach program during the upcoming Lenten season.
Outreach at St. Paul’s
by Dorcas Chung
 
The outreach ministry was once again active this year, providing regular sack lunches for the homeless, and holding a donation drive for those in the Camp Fire area.
 
In 2018 we were able to assemble a total of 2809 sack lunches for those in need. We are deeply grateful for all of the donators, the monthly assemblers, and the weekly distributors. This ministry could not thrive without your help and support!
 
We are also grateful for all who gave to the Camp Fire relief fund. Over the course of four months (August-December) we were able to raise $1214.00. The church also matched that amount, raising the giving total to $2428.00. Please continue to remember in your prayers all those affected by this devastating tragedy.
 
In the upcoming year, the outreach ministry hopes to continue its involvement in the community through various means of giving and service. In addition to the continuing sack lunch outreach, we hope to support Bishop Barry’s work with the Board of American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem (www.afedj.org). More information regarding our upcoming fundraising efforts can be found in Treasurer Doug Clay’s report.
Phyllis Onechyk Memorial
 
The memorial service for Phyllis Onechyk, a long time faithful member of St. Paul’s, will be held on Saturday, February 23rd at 11am. In lieu of flowers, gifts in her memory can be made to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, PO Box 160914, Sacramento, CA 95816 or the Sacramento SPCA 6201 Florin Perkins Rd., Sacramento, CA 95828 or online at https://sspca.salsalabs.org/donations1/index.html .
Annual Meeting
 
St. Paul’s annual meeting will be held following the 10am service on Sunday, February 24th. We will have a potluck dinner and elect delegates to convention as well as fill 3 vacancies on the vestry. To run for any position you must be a member in good standing and have made a financial commitment to St. Paul’s for 2019. Please see Rev. Walker if you are interested in serving St. Paul’s in this manner. Please bring a dish of food to share with others. We will have a brief Vestry Meeting following our meal.
Our next Work Day will be Saturday, March 2nd. We will gather from 9-noon to tackle painting the J St. entrance. Please come in paint clothes! Chris Onechyk is also looking for a couple of people willing to help polish brass. So if painting isn’t you’re long suit, you are in luck! Bring comfortable clothes. Supplies provided.
 
Parking at St. Paul’s
 
Please know that we are currently able to park between the ORANGE CONES and the curb. The best approach is to come south on 15th from I St. and then pull in between the cones to park.
 
There are parking cards in the Sacristy and the Parish Hall that say: This Car Belongs to St. Paul’s. Please pick one up and put it on the dash of your car if you park in the coned off area.
 
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 160914, Sacramento, CA 95816
Phone: 916.446.2620 + Emergency On-Call Phone: 916.214.0382

 
Volume 3.1 – February 22, 2019
 
The Epistle
 
U p c o m i n g E v e n t s
Phyllis Onechyk Memorial
 
Please join us this  Saturday, February 23, 2019,  as we celebrate Phyllis Onechyk’s life at a Memorial Service at St. Paul’s beginning at 11am. All are welcome to come as we pray for her and her family as they entrust Phyllis to God’s loving embrace.
Annual Meeting
 
Sunday, February 24, 2019, is our Annual Meeting immediately following the 10am service.
You are invited to bring a Pot Luck Dish to share with others. We want to be sure to have enough to welcome any newcomers that may be among us that day. We will elect 3 new Vestry members and 3 Diocesan Delegates for the November Convention. Any who wish to run must be members in good standing and be givers of record. Our Vestry is a wonderful body of good people who manage the governance of the Church.
Our next   Work Day will be Saturday, March 2 nd .  We will gather from 9-noon to tackle painting the J St. entrance. Please come in paint clothes! Chris Onechyk is also looking for a couple of people willing to help polish brass. So if painting isn’t you’re long suit, you are in luck! Bring comfortable clothes. Supplies provided.
Ash Wednesday Services  will be held on  Wednesday, March 6 th  at 12:10pm and 7pm.   Join us on this holy occasion as we mark together the beginning of Lent.
 
Parking at St. Paul’s
Please know that we are currently able to park between the ORANGE CONES and the curb. The best approach is to come south on 15th from I St. and then pull in between the cones to park.
There are parking cards in the Sacristy and the Parish Hall that say: This Car Belongs to St. Paul’s. Please pick one up and put it on the dash of your car if you park in the coned off area.
 
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
1430 J Street, Sacramento, California 95814
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 160914, Sacramento, CA 95816
Phone: 916.446.2620 + Emergency On-Call Phone: 916.214.0382