News of the Presbytery of San Jose
5But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid; I know that you are looking for Jesus who was crucified. 6He is not here; for he has been raised, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay.7Then go quickly and tell his disciples, ‘He has been raised from the dead, and indeed he is going ahead of you to Galilee; there you will see him.’
Matthew 28:5-7
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Presbytery Meeting
Dates for 2023

May 6th
September 23rd
November 18th
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Church School
Administrator Position

Stone Church of Willow Glen is looking for a part-time temporary Church School Administrator.

The job description may be found here:  

 The application form may be viewed here:

To apply please download form to your own computer, complete it and email to the Church Office Manager at

Contact Bob Cole, Stone Church Christian Education Elder at 408-269-1419 for more information.
Presbyterian Women are taking a road trip!

On April 20th, our PW group will be driving to Santa Cruz to tour our local mission projects.

If you'd like to participate, more information may be found on the Presbytery website here:

Remember to visit the Presbytery's Online Events Calendar for information on upcoming meetings and events.

The link may be found here:

The most current copy of the Mid-Council Newsletter may be found here:

The Peace and Justice Working Group will be meeting for a series of lunches this summer to provide a networking opportunity for our churches doing justice work.

If you're interested in being involved, the Presbytery website link may be found here:

Our Presbytery's annual treasurer's training is scheduled for Saturday, April 29th from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm. Pre-registration is required. It's also being offered in a hybrid format this year.

More information about attending in person or online may be found here:

Our denomination is offering webinar training for elders and deacons entitled "Reclaiming Our Calling: Care of Souls" on April 27th from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm EST/4:00 pm to 5:30 pm PST.

The registration deadline is April 19th.

More information may be found here:

Recent Visit from Rev. Ruth Santana-Grace, GA Co-Moderator

The Rev. Ruth Santana-Grace, Co-Moderator of the current General Assembly spent a few days in our Presbytery recently. She spoke a few times and was able to visit places among our churches.

Rev. Deborah Troester attended one of the presentations and was moved by the message. She's provided us with a summary of what was shared.

The link to view Pastor Deb's write-up of Co-Moderator Santana-Grace is here:

Staff Positions Open at Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church

Pastoral Administrative and Administrative Assistant Positions

Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church is looking for a full time Pastoral Administrative Assistant and an Administrative Assistant.

Job descriptions may be found here:

For further inquiries, please contact John Carroll at
Peacemaking Advocate Presbytery Position

Addie has taken a call in Washington state and will no longer be serving as our Presbytery's Peacemaking Advocate. If you're interested in the details of the position, please contact the Executive Presbyter, Rev. Joey Lee at
National Recognition

First Presbyterian Church of Palo Alto has been certified as an Earth Care Congregation by the PC(U.S.A.)'s Presbyterian Hunger Program.  The Earth Care Congregation certification is designed to recognize churches that make the commitment to take seriously God’s charge to “till and keep” the garden.

To become an Earth Care Congregation, this congregation affirmed an Earth Care Pledge to integrate environmental practices and thinking into their worship, education, facilities, and outreach. 

As the Presbytery of San Jose emerges from its wettest winter in recent memory, we cheer on the good people of Westview Presbyterian Church in Watsonville, who rolled up their sleeves to help neighbors in need. A Pajaro river levee broke on March 11, flooding the unincorporated town of Pajaro, just south of Watsonville on the border of Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties.

If you feel called to help those still recovering from the flooding, suggestions for ways to contribute may be found here:

Santa Theresa Hills Presbyterian Church is looking for quilters, knitters, and those who sew. Buea Maternity Clinic in Buea, Cameroon is in need of baby quilts and hats. This is a ministry the church has supported for many years and their services are expanding. Help is needed!

Please contact Pastor Deb for more information at:

Phone: (408) 279-0220 Website: