Get Connected!
Greetings!

St. Gregory’s church directory is getting a makeover! We’ve upgraded to a new phone app called Realm Connect (provided by the same company as our former phone app). Please read, mark and inwardly digest the information below:

We’re ready for you to get CONNECTED using this helpful new tool! This phone app allows you to manage your own contact information as well as get current information on your financial pledge. Most importantly, though, it helps us all keep in touch with one another. At the tap of a finger, you can send a text message or map a visit to folks you know and love from SGN.

What’s especially cool about this app, Connect, is that it includes features that help you deepen your connection to your community. For example, there’s a news feed that we can use for event reminders and prayer requests and an easy sign-up system to join a team or group.

Watch your inbox for an email invitation from Realm!

Would you prefer that your contact information NOT appear in our church directory? Contact me as soon as possible if you are a regular Sunday attender who would like to OPT OUT of Realm Connect. (Far away friends who get this newsletter will not appear in the directory unless you request to be listed.)

Questions? Obstacles? Ideas? Let me know.

Yours in faith (...in God , not in technology, but try the app anyway...),

Kerri
Happening at St. Gregory's
This Sunday, June 2
  • First Sunday Brunch, 9:45 in the Rotunda. Bring your favorite dish to share during this extended, relaxed coffee hour. Help weave a streamer for the presider's cross on Pentecost.
  • Icon Writers Group will be painting Icons at 1:30 in the Rotunda. Betsy Porter can be reached by email for more information.
Next Sunday, June 9
  • Daybreak 8 AM, Liturgy at 8:30 & 11:00 AM. PENTECOST! Welcoming of New Members, Reaffirmation of Baptismal Vows and Kerri's first Sunday as a presider. Wear red!
  • Strawberry Shortcake Breakfast! 9:30 AM in the Rotunda
  • Bible Study in the Schell Library, 9:45 AM.
  • Contemplative Prayer in the Chapel, 9:45 AM.
  • Capitol Projects Committee in the Conference Room, 1:00 PM
Our Shared Life
  • Pray for a full recovery for Barbra Boughton who has been diagnosed with Bell's palsy.
  • 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.
Be the Church this Pentecost:
Contribute your time or treasure
Pentecost is affectionately known as the birthday of the Church. Celebrate with us this year by making a special offering of either money or practical help.

On June 9, on the occasion of Kerri's first Sunday presiding at the Eucharist as an ordained priest, St. Gregory's will take up a special collection to replenish the Pastoral Emergency Fund . This is the fund that Kerri and Paul use to support parishioners and friends facing a crisis. This year, that fund has already been well spent helping SGN folks with medical bills, emergency housing, groceries, transportation and more. Please bring your checkbook and make as generous an offering as you are able. If you can't be at worship on Pentecost, you can still make a contribution online . Indicate in the memo that your gift is for the Pastoral Fund.

Another way to help is by giving your time and energy. There are a couple ways to make Pentecost happen: Come help set up the church in festive red for the feast on Saturday 6/8, or volunteer to help prepare strawberry shortcake. The help we'll appreciate most is with clean up following our coffee hours on June 9. Email Kerri if you would like to give the gift of time next week.
Announcements from Friends and Partners
  • Every Saturday, AA Big Book Meeting 10 AM - 11:30 AM admin building. 
  • Every Wednesday, 6:30-9:30 PM Calling All Choir is an inclusive, service-based community singing organization.
  • June 9, Bay Choral Guild will be performing in the Rotunda at 4:30. This concert, a celebration of BCG's 40th Ruby Anniversary, is a perfect way to wrap up your red-themed celebration of Pentecost. More information can by at BCG's event page.
One Last Thing...

This past month, the Rev. Kyle Oliver preached his first couple Sundays with us. Kyle Oliver  is a media enthusiast, education researcher, and priest specializing in the intersection of storytelling, technology, and faith. Currently he is co-producing the forthcoming podcast  The Way of Love with Bishop Michael Curry  and conducting dissertation research about  media making as a learning activity  in faith and faith-adjacent settings. Kyle moved to San Francisco in September with his wife, Kristin Saylor, who serves as Director of Formation at Grace Cathedral. H e will be returning to preach throughout the summer, so be sure to give him a warm welcome.
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