News for the week of February 8, 2021
EDNC in the News
The Rev. Robin Denney, Rector of St. Mary's, Napa will be a panelist at the CEEP Network's Annual Conference. The title of the presentation is
From Global Mission to Parish Ministry:
A Conversation about Formation. Robin and other panelists will discuss the transformational impact of global mission service on personal formation and discernment, theological education, and practical application in a parish setting.
The Rev. Canon Andrea McMillin, Canon to the Ordinary, was quoted in a Feb. 3 article Pandemic has changed, not stopped, rector search and hiring processes on the Episcopal News Service website. See the full article
The Very Rev. Matthew Woodward, Dean of Trinity Cathedral, was interviewed by a reporter from Fox 40 News on Monday, February 8 about the recent Supreme Court ruling concerning allowing indoor worship. View an excerpt here:
Ash Wednesday is Almost Here!
What is your church planning
for Ash Wednesday?
If you would like to include your Ash Wednesday service time in next week's E*News, please send us details by Friday at 5pm. If you are live-streaming your service, please include a link we can share.
From the Presiding Bishop
Embracing Evangelism Course

A six-part digital course exploring our call to seek, name, and celebrate Jesus’ loving presence in the stories of all people – and then invite everyone to more.

Each session features teachings on Episcopal evangelism, group discussion, and exercises to help Episcopalians understand the ministry and call to evangelism. The full Embracing Evangelism series consists of six video sessions, each under 45 minutes.

Visit The Episcopal Church website for more information.
Lenten Resources
From Trinity Cathedral:

Living Compass: Living Well Through Lent 2021
Discuss the Living Compass theme of Listening With All Your Heart, Soul, Strength, and Mind.

Mondays 1:00 – 2:30 pm | February 15 – March 29
Contact for more information

Sundays 10:15 – 11:00 am | February 21– March 28
Email to register and to request a book via mail.  
Five Days on Jerusalem
Tuesdays 1:00 – 2:00 pm | February 23 – March 23
This Lenten class will look at five days in Jesus’ last week.
Contact for more information
The Center for Bible Study and St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, Rocklin, present:

Finding God in the Midst of Chaos
A five-week journey examining the Biblical book of Ezekiel. A Zoom class taught by Dr. Lindy Williams of Fuller Theological Seminary.
Tuesdays 11:00am | February 23 – March 23

For more information call 916-435-9552 or email
Bishop's Partnership Appeal is a Success
We are pleased to report that the 2020 Bishop's Partnership Annual Appeal was a success!

Thanks to the generosity of 52 donors, participating ministries and institutions throughout the diocese will receive $15,566.32, a nearly 20% increase in giving from 2019!

Thank you to the Episcopal Foundation for their leadership, and to all who gave so generously.
Resources and Links
From the Episcopal Relief and Development

As Lent approaches, we lament. We lament all those whose lives were lost during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our hearts break for all of the people who are no longer with us. We also lament other losses that include jobs and livelihoods, the opportunity to travel to visit loved ones and the ability to worship together in our church buildings. So much was lost, with little or no time to lament that which was lost. Because of the magnitude of these collective losses, we decided to focus on lament as the theme for the 2021 Lenten Meditations.
You are invited to meditate on these reflections daily and to engage the “Four Steps of Lament,” by resting, reflecting, repenting and ultimately being restored to God and to one another. Read more here.
Two new Sacred Ground Dialogue Circles are available

St. John’s Episcopal Church, Roseville, will hold a Sacred Ground Dialogue Circle via Zoom at the beginning of the Lenten season. The bi-weekly ten session program will begin February 18, 2021 and end July 1, 2021. 

Contact, or call (916) 786-6911, by February 11 to register.   

More information can be found here about the Sacred Ground program: Sacred Ground | Episcopal Church.  
Episcopal Relief & Development offers a new digital prayer tool, bringing together prayers from many sources and the opportunity to share prayers with others.
Get Prepared - Whether it’s an earthquake, wildfire, flood, or COVID-19, Listos California wants everyone to get ready and stay safe. Working with you to establish resilient communities and build a new culture of disaster preparedness for all Californians. Listos California offers resources for you and your family. Visit their website here.
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