The Kinds of Leaders We Are
Greetings!

The kind of leaders that churches need right now are the kind of people that I see showing up, week after week, at St. Gregory's. Leaders are people who offer themselves, their time and talent, for the sake of the larger community. Leaders catch a vision of people's longing and then run with it. I'm so grateful to the scores of leaders that make St. Gregory's into the transformative community that it has always been.

I wrote a piece about leadership a few years ago; you can read more about leadership as a spiritual practice here.

Peace,
Paul
Happening at St. Gregory's
This Sunday, October 20 - Proper 24, the Season after Pentecost
  • Daybreak 8 AM, Liturgy at 8:30 & 11:00 AM.
  • Godly Play & Little Friends of God 9:45 AM in the upstairs classrooms.
  • Bible Study begins "How to Study the Bible" in the Schell Library, 9:45 AM.
  • Contemplative Prayer in the Chapel, 9:45 AM.
  • Adult Forum 9:45 AM in the Seating Area: Paul shares More Lessons from Sabbatical.
  • The Vestry will be meeting at 12:45 PM in the Conference Room.
  • Icon Writer's Group will be painting Icons at 1:30 in the Rotunda. Betsy Porter can be reached by email for more information.
Next Sunday, October 27 - Proper 25, the Season after Pentecost
Our Shared Life
  • This week, we pray for Bill Phillips, recovering from knee replacement surgery, and Caroline Hinshaw who is recovering from shoulder-joint replacement surgery.
  • Help feed the hungry at The Food Pantry or Martin de Porres.
  • Come together for contemplative prayer and prayers for healing every Sunday at 9:45 AM in the chapel.
  • Join us for Tai Chi Chuan class, every Thursday, 6:30 – 7:30 PM.
  • The St Gregory's Choir meets each Thursday at 7:30 in the Rotunda. Newcomers welcome. Contact: Sanford Dole.
Parish Retreat Carpool
The Parish Retreat is next weekend, October 25-27, and it's time to get thinking about how we'll get everyone there. If you can offer a space in your car, or if you need to hitch a ride with someone else, please email me . Be sure to include your phone number and how many seats you have to offer (or need). Also, please include where you will need to be picked up (SF, East Bay, etc.) to help us pair drivers & riders efficiently. And as always, if you need anything don't hesitate to ask. - Peace, Brian
Announcements from Friends and Partners
  • San Francisco Open Studios in the Rotunda. Saturday 9 AM - 6 PM, Sunday 12:30-7 PM.
  • Every Saturday, AA Big Book Meeting 10 AM - 11:30 AM Admin building.
  • Every Wednesday, Calling All Choir is an inclusive, service-based community singing organization. 7:00-9:00 PM in the Rotunda.
  • Every Thursday, NA Meeting, 7:00-8:30 in the Conference Room
One Last Thing...

Are you interested in participating with the Parish Retreat (Oct 25-27) but can't give up the whole weekend? Come visit the Bishop's Ranch for a Saturday day-trip. Single day registration is $20 + $16-18 per meal. Email Brian if you are interested, and don't forget to include which meals you'll be present for and any dietary needs.
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