St. Paul's at Midweek

September 14, 2022

Whoever you are,
and wherever you find yourself on your journey of faith,
we welcome you to our inclusive faith community.

The Coming Week at St. Paul's

September 18, 2022

The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

8am Eucharist

10am Eucharist

11.30am Bishop's Committee Meeting

The 10am service will also be live-streamed via our Facebook page.

Monday, September 19

Theodore of Tarsus, Archbishop of Canterbury, 690

8.30am Morning Prayer

10.00am Food Pantry

Tuesday, September 20

John Coleridge Patteson, Bishop and Campanions, Martyrs, 1871

8.30am Morning Prayer

6.00pm Evening Prayer

Wednesday, September 21

Saint Matthew the Apostle

8.30am Morning Prayer

Thursday, September 22

Philander Chase, Bishop, 1852

8.30am Morning Prayer

6.00pm Evening Prayer (via Zoom)

6.30pm Christian Streams Bible Study (via Zoom)

Friday, September 23

Thecla of Iconium, Proto-Martyr among Women, c. 70

8.30am Morning Prayer

September 25, 2022

The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

8am Eucharist

10am Eucharist

The 10am service is live-streamed via our Facebook page.

No Sunday Coffee Hour

at the Moment

We continue to struggle through the high temperatures and with the temperamental ways of our HVAC system, it has been decided that coffee hour will be cancelled until further notice. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

A Great Way to Support
Episcopal Migration Ministries and The United Thank Offering
The United Thank Offering and Episcopal Migration Ministries are teaming up to form the 3rd Annual Great EpisGOpal Race in September, and Michael Cava will be racing the 10K portion to help raise funds for EMM’s Neighbor to Neighbor Initiative.

Neighbor to Neighbor is a program offered by EMM, which was founded through funding from a UTO grant. Neighbor to Neighbor directly trains and provides support to faith communities who serve as community sponsors for their new refugee and immigrant neighbors that come from over 20 other nations.

Michael's personal goal is to raise $500 for EMM before September 11th and would be honored to partner with anyone willing to be involved in this event. Contact Michael for ways to participate, including how to sign up for various racing modes and distances, forming a local team, fundraising, donating, and challenging other teams nationwide. A sign-up list / contact sheet will be provided in the church narthex for Michael to connect with anyone interested in the race. Any questions? Email or call Michael for more information or check out his racing profile page.

Mobile: 805-801-8421 (call or text; leave a voice message and he’ll return your call at end of workday).

Michael’s Racing Profile:

Below you will find three videos to help you learn how to donate and participate.
Perhaps consider joining the parish team, St Paul's Pacers.

How to Donate
How to Sign Up
to Race
How to Join a Team

This Fragile Earth

Our Island Home

Diocesan Program for the

Season of Creation

The Diocesan Creation Care Commission invites everyone to four presentations during the month of September.  Each presentation will be via Zoom and gather on Wednesdays from 6.30pm to 8pm.  You can join the Zoom room by clicking here.  Details of each evening's presentations are below.  

Beginning in October:

Exploring the Church's Catechism

If Scripture, worship, and the creeds form the bedrock of our faith, it the catechism that explains what we mean by what the Church proclaims, does and prays. Traditionally, the catechism has formed the basis for instruction in the faith, and it was an important feature of the very first Book of Common Prayer fin the 16th century. Our own 1979 Prayer Book continues that practice and includes on pages 845-862, calling it An Outline of the Faith commonly called the Catechism.


For four Thursday evenings beginning October 5, Martin Brown will be leading an in-person course to explore and discuss the Catechism as presented in our Prayer Book. Each session will meet at 6pm and the venue is to be announced. This is will be an opportunity to learn what the Church teaches, but also to explore your own questions about doctrine and theology.  If you have any questions contact Martin.

Prayer List to be Revised

As we approach the end of the third quarter our parish prayer list will again be revised. This means that all names will be removed at the end of September, and a new list compiled starting October 1. If you would like a name to remain on the list or a name to be added please contact Fr. Luis via email

In Our Prayers...

O God, because without you we are not able to please you, mercifully grant that your Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our hearts; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

In Our Prayers

Remember in your prayers Evan, Carey, Ray, Louis, Lisa, Xitlali LoBasso, the LoBasso family, Leila, Jahan, Mahmoud, Kim, Carey, Diane, Sonia, all those living with the effects of COVID-19, and all who are in sorrow, sickness, or any kind of need.

Remember all the recently departed, among them, Elizabeth, Queen of Great Britain; also all those whose year's mind falls at this time, among them, Tim Symonds,

Monthly Prayer Diary

You can also access the

Prayer Diary for September here.

St Paul's Food Pantry

St. Paul's Food Pantry is up and running, and serving those in need on regular basis. Its doors are open on the 1st, 3rd and 5th (if there is one) Monday of every month. If you have any questions are want to find out how you can help contact either Jan Dunlap or Dcn Cathy Kline.

Currently our Food Pantry is need of

spaghetti/ravioli, small bags of rice, toilet paper,

canned chicken, canned potatoes, cup noodles

Daughters of the King

The Order of the Daughters of the King is an order for women whose mission is the extension of Christ’s Kingdom through prayer, service and evangelism. At the St. Paul's the order serves our community through their prayers and acts of service.

Do you have a special concern you'd like the Daughters to pray for? Contact Cathy Henry who heads our parish chapter. You can also contact her for further information on the DOK, or you can visit the Order's website here. The Daughters of the King are also at the front of church during the distribution of communion to pray with you for your needs and concerns.

Finding the Sunday Readings

Did you know you can always find the readings for Sunday by following this link? Did you find two sets of readings for the Sunday? If there are two "tracks", at St. Paul's we are using "Track 2"

The Bishop's Committee meets next on

September 18, 2022 at 11.30am

Connecting with St. Paul's
and The Episcopal Church

St. Paul's Website

St. Paul's Facebook page

Want to Get in Touch?
Church Office
(661) 869-1630

The Rev'd Luis Rodriguez
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Parish Deacon
The Rev'd Cathy Kline

Deacon Associate
The Rev'd Lisa Jacoby
Bishop's Warden
Martin Brown

Junior Warden
Jan Dunlap