Pentecost and New Member Blessings on Sunday

We bless new members on Pentecost, Sunday, May 28, at both morning services. If you have decided that you are a St. Gregory's member, this is an excellent opportunity to receive a blessing.

At the late service, we will remember the gift of the Holy Spirit by reading the gospel in many different languages, going to the font to give thanks for the gift of baptism, and carrying the light of the Paschal candle with us before putting it away until next Easter.

And since RED is the liturgical color for the feast day, we encourage everyone to wear red to church on Sunday.

Financial Support this Summer
Remember to support us financially this summer. If you are a once-a-year pledger, please consider making your gift over the summer when the need is greatest. If that's not possible, perhaps you can split your pledge into a summer and a year-end installment. If you haven't reviewed your current giving amount in a while (or are sitting on your pledge renewal letter!), summer is a perfect time to think about an increase.
We make church together with joy, music, movement, and deep gratitude! 

Our Shared Life
  • This week we pray for everyone who is in crisis.
  • If you would like to participate in our Sunday Liturgy as a reader in person or on Zoom, you can sign up by contacting Peter; he will share the new sign-up information with you.
  • We are recruiting more deacons, zoom hosts, and camera deacons for our hybrid service. If you'd like to help out, please contact Peter.

Announcements from Friends
and Partners

  • The Food Pantry We give away free food on Saturdays from 11:00 AM to 1:00 pm, come at 9:00 am and help set up.
  • Mission Fusion dance comes to St. Gregory's on Saturday, June 3, from 8:00 pm to 12:00 am. Everyone is welcome to come and share in social dance and great company.

Calendar & Links for Events
Small SGN
Click the event name for the link—all times in PDT.

Every Sunday:
  • The Early Liturgy (8:30 am, in-person). This 45-minute service features creative storytelling using Godly Play, gospel enactment, congregational singing, embodied prayer, and Eucharist. All ages are welcome and encouraged to come.
  • The Adult Forum (9:30 am, hybrid) meets in the downstairs conference room in the Admin Building. You can join the group online here.
  • Youth and Family Ministry (9:30 am, in-person). Join us on our last Narnian adventure before summer as we finish the second half of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
  • Contemplative Prayer (9:30 am, in-person) meets in the chapel, following the early service to pray in silence.
  • The Late Liturgy (10:30 am, hybrid). This 75-minute liturgy highlights song, prayer, reflection, personal sharing, and the Holy Eucharist. All ages are welcome and encouraged to come.
  • Fifteen Good Minutes (following the late service). This is a 15-minute conversation about the Sunday liturgy, specially designed for visitors to learn more about how we make church together.

Every Week:
  • Zoom Morning Prayer (Tuesday-Friday 7:30 am, on Zoom). This 45-minute intimate gathering for prayer and reflection on the day's scripture follows the Book of Common Prayer. Contact Ebba for more information.
  • In-Person Morning Prayer (Monday-Friday 8:00 am, in-person) meets at the church for 30 minutes of song, silence, scripture, and singing.
  • Zoom Bible Study (Wednesdays at Noon). The group is reading through the Sermon on the Mount.
  • Choir Rehearsal (Thursdays, 7:30 - 10:00 pm). Everyone is welcome to come and sing with the choir. There's no audition; the only thing required is a love of singing.

Other Upcoming Events:
  • The Elder Women's Group (Monday, May 22, 11:00 am). This group is for St. Gregory's women over 65 and meets on Zoom. For more information, contact Tonia or Ebba.
  • The Pastoral Caregivers Group (Sunday, June 4, 12:30 - 1:30 pm). If you are involved in giving or receiving pastoral care, join us in the downstairs conference room to check in and share your experience.
  • St. Gregory's at Anchor Taps (Sunday, June 4, at 12:15 pm). Join friends for conversation and beverages and food following the 10:30 service. NOTE: because of the Great Gardening Day, the second Sunday visit is on the FIRST Sunday this month!
  • East Bay Evensong (Thursday, June 8, 6:30 - 8:30 pm). This group meets for Gregorians in the East Bay to share prayer, fellowship, song, and a meal together. For more information about East Bay Evensong or to attend, contact Leesy.
  • The North Bay Group (Saturday, June 10, 2:00 pm, in person). This group is for folks living in the North Bay to connect spiritually with each other, meeting on the 2nd Saturday of the month. Contact Laurie for details.
  • The Great Gardening Day (Sunday, June 11, 12:30 - 5:00 pm). See details below.
  • The Icon Group (Sunday, June 11, 12:30 - 5:00 pm). Join others and share the experience of making icons - or drop by the church and learn more about icons. In the rotunda. For more information, contact Betsy.
  • Zoom Icon Group (Sunday, June 18, 2:00 - 4:00 pm). Connect with icon painters from around the world. For login and other information, contact Betsy.
  • St. Gregory's Vestry (Sunday, June 18) in the downstairs conference room. Everyone is invited to join the meeting in person or on Zoom. Contact Barb for information.
One Last Thing...
Join us on our last Narnian adventure before summer this Sunday as we finish the second half of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader! In addition to celebrating Pentecost, we'll share the story of Caspian's adventure to Goldwater (or "Deathwater") Island, the meeting of the Duffelpuds, and Reepicheep's final voyage over the lillies into Aslan's Country. Don't miss out!

9:30 am in the seating area. See you there!
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