JUNE 20, 2017 
Second Career, Second Calling to the Church
 
This is the fourth story in a series of bios on our latest ordinations and installations.
 
By Sophie Smal, Communications Coordinator
 
Since one of his parents was a Mormon and the other an Episcopalian, the Rev. John E. Day had an option of which faith to step into; however, he felt called into the Episcopal Church, which he attended in Salt Lake City growing up.
 
Bishop Barry and the Rev. John Day at Day's installation at Holy Trinity, Ukiah, on May 12 .

Even though he "chose" the Episcopal Church, Day said that the ministry really became "a second career" for him, and now he has "two 20-year careers under (his) belt."
 
Day's first position was as a commercial banker, and after his first 20-year stint at this particular job, Day felt lead to attend seminary in 1988 at CDSP in Berkeley, where he obtained a Master of Divinity in 1991. He was ordained to the priesthood in December of that year.
 
After graduating, Day began his second career in the Diocese of Utah, where he served at the Cathedral Church of St. Mark. A few years later, Day moved to the Diocese of Los Angeles where he held the position of rector for 10 years at St. George's, La CaƱada Flintridge.

In 2010, Day moved into the Diocese of San Joaquin, where he was the priest-in-charge of both the Church of the Saviour, Hanford, and St. John's, Tulare.
 
About a year ago, Day moved into the Diocese of Northern California where he did supply work with the now retired Rev. Bill Adams.  Day said he hopes to pursue "a real focus on congregational development and church growth" at his latest parish of Holy Trinity, Ukiah, where he was installed as priest-in-charge on May 12.
 
In addition to his various positions and two "careers," Day remains an Honorary Canon in the Diocese of Los Angeles and worked as a chaplain in New York after 9/11.
FROM THE OFFICE OF THE BISHOP
June 24: Ordination to Transitional Diaconate 

On Saturday, June 24, at 11 a.m.,  David Gilman Rickert will be ordained to the Sacred Order of Deacons by Bishop Barry Beisner at Trinity Cathedral, Sacramento, at 2620 Capitol Avenue. Your prayers and presence are requested. Clergy: red stoles, please.
Correction: Aurora Clergy e-News

In the Aurora on June 13, 2017, two clergy transitions were incorrectly stated. The rector of Trinity, Sutter Creek, has not yet retired and no interim is in place. The  vestry is considering next steps.  The Rev. Karen F. Siegfriedt will be retiring from her position as rector on Aug. 1, 2017.

At Incarnation, Santa Rosa, the correct announcement is " Priest-in-charge (the Rev. James Richardson) will be departing in March 2018; parish profile underway." 

We apologize for any confusion. Our Diocesan website has been updated to reflect these changes.
Special Clergy Prayer Request

Please join us in prayers for healing of body of the Rev. Diana Turner, priest in our diocese. God grant her courage and peace.
Bishop's Visitation Schedule 

The Bishop will be visiting the following congregations in next few months:
The Bishop's full 2017-2018 visitation schedule is available  here.
FAITH FORMATION
Pathways on Social Media & Prayers Requested 

On Sunday, June 18, about 45 young people and adults from around the Diocese of Northern California embarked on Pathways 2017, the annual diocesan youth pilgrimage now in its second year.  As Episcopalians, we know that God calls us all to be reconcilers, "repairers of the breach" (Isaiah 58:12). With that in mind, the aim of the pilgrimage is to journey together while our diocesan youth learn new things about addressing the many kinds of breaches that need to be repaired right here in our region. 

Building on what was learned last year about reversing our history of racial and ethnic injustices, Pathways 2017 will be focusing on issues of environmental and agricultural justice. The event will be based at the Episcopal Conference Center of Oakhurst (ECCO), with trips to visit Yosemite and important sites of agricultural history in Delano and Allensworth. 

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Please pray for Pathways - that God would ready all attending to learn and be shaped into effective instruments for reconciliation in the world, and for safe travels and a spirit-filled community for the rest of the week. Stay connected as the week progresses through the Pathways Facebook page or through the Pathways Tumblr blog.
Nurse Needed for Camp Galilee

Camp Galilee, on the Nevada shore of Lake Tahoe, is still seeking a registered nurse to volunteer for their Youth Adventure  Session 6, which runs from July 30 - Aug. 5.

Benefits include room and board, as well as one full campership. More information is available  here. For any questions, please contact Chelsea Arcaris at  chelsea@galileetahoe.org.
Summer Camper Scholarships -  Final Deadline June 29

Summer camper scholarships in the amount of $200 are still available to children and youth on a first-come, first-served basis to be used for 
Camp Living Waters, Camp Galilee, Bishop's Ranch and St. Dorothy's Rest.

Congregational leadership members, the form to request a scholarship is available  here. Congregations will be responsible for verifying that each child is eligible and for distributing the scholarships. 

For more information and any questions, please contact Tamoya Bell at  tamoya@norcalepiscopal.org
NEWS & EVENTS IN OUR DIOCESE AND BEYOND
Help Keep Neighborhoods Safe During Our Heat Wave

St. Luke's 'Heat Wave Water Ministry'

As temperatures rise above 100 degrees for consecutive days, St. Luke's, Woodland, will be delivering water to the local parks for individuals who have no place for respite from the heat. On Sunday, St. Luke's provided  iced water bottles to 75 of their homeless neighbors.

If you are out and about today, please consider dropping off a case of bottled water on the rectory porch.  If you are unable to manage a case of water, St. Luke's is accepting donations for ice and to purchase additional water. Ice costs about $11 per day. Checks can be made out to St. Luke's. Please write "Water Ministry" in the memo line.

If you would like to help with deliveries, contact the church office at 530-662-7152 or at secretary@stlukewoodland.org.

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Trinity Cathedral's 'Cooling Center'

Trinity Cathedral has agreed to the City of Sacramento's request that  they become a designated cooling center during the current heat wave. Doors will open from 1-6 p.m, Tuesday - Friday of this week and probably next Monday, June 26, depending upon the weather. If needed, the Cathedral will also be open for cooling on the weekend from 2-6 p.m.  

The city opens cooling centers when the temperature exceeds 105 degrees.  Managing a cooling center is fairly easy. Trinity Cathedral will supply a place (their Great Hall) to sit, drink water and use restroom facilities. If a medical emergency arises, they will call 911. Trinity needs at least one person in a supervisory position in the Great Hall at all times the Center is open. (Bring a book, tablet or laptop, if you wish.)

If you can volunteer for this ministry, please call Trinity's front desk at (916) 446-2513, with your name and contact information.
Flat Jesus Available

The Rev. Kathy Hopner of Trinity Cathedral, Sacramento, would like to encourage people of all ages to bring  Flat Jesus on any summer adventures you may embark on. F or more information on making your own Flat Jesus to color and take with you, visit the Flat Jesus Facebook page.
All Saints' Rector Paul Blanch Moving to England  

Rector Paul Blanch of All Saints', Redding, will be moving back to England in August. Blanch stated that his last day at  All Saints' will be Sunday, Aug. 27, where he will preside and preach at all liturgies. 

The following day, he and his wife Maggie will be flying to the UK, where   Blanch will be serving   as Vicar of the United Benefice of Kirton in Holland, Algarkirk and Fosdyke in the Diocese of Lincoln.

We are grateful to the Rev. Richard Yale, who has accepted Bishop Barry's appointment to serve as the next dean of the Alta California Deanery .
Rector Sara Potter Announces Newest Family Member

The Very Rev. Sara L. Potter, together with her husband Aaron Hohl and  children, Jonah and Miriam, are pleased to share the news of the adoption of their son Michael.  Michael's adoption was finalized on May 23 at the Humboldt County Courthouse, in Eureka. His baptism took place at St. Alban's, Arcata on June 4 - the feast of Pentecost.
World Refugee Day 2017 - Today

"In the name of Mary, Joseph and the Lord Jesus, aid all refugees today, for most of the refugees like the Holy Family themselves, are families, and most are children," said Presiding Bishop Michael Curry in his 2017 World Refugee Day Message. "I invite you to observe June 20 as World Refugee Day to learn more about the crisis and to find ways that you can both pray and help in other ways." The full 2-minute message is available here.

Download an EMM toolkit:

Episcopal Migration Ministries has prepared a toolkit with ideas and guides for individuals and congregations to observe World Refugee Day. The toolkit is available for download here.

More News from the Episcopal Church

Episcopal Church
For Such a Time as This: A Call to Prayer, Fasting, and Advocacy  is the joint statement issued by Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.  Please consider joining us in prayer and fasting on the 21st (Wednesday, June 21, this week) of each month through December 2018, at which time the 115th Congress will conclude. The 21st was selected because 90% of the SNAP (food stamp) benefits across the nation are used up each month by that date.  More ways to help include writing letters and making phone calls to your representatives to request that they support funding for SNAP, Meals on Wheels and school lunch programs. 

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Changes to the  Church Pension Fund are coming on  Jan. 1, 2018 . The changes are designed to "create more modern plans that address the realities of a changing Episcopal Church, while ensuring that each pension plan remains financially sustainable." For the Episcopal News Service's full story, click  here .

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The  Episcopal Church  Advisory Council for the Stewardship of Creation is accepting applications for grants that focus on local faith-based projects for mitigating climate change and safeguarding the integrity of creation.  More information regarding the process and how to submit an application is available  here . The deadline for applications is Aug. 20 .


I f you have a news story or event of interest to others in the diocese, or if you would like assistance with your church or ministry communications, contact Lori Korleski Richardson, Interim Communications Director at lori@norcalepiscopal.org , 916-442-6918, ext. 226.