St. Paul's
at Midweek
June 22, 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

July 3, 2022
The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost:

8am Eucharist
10am Eucharist

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

Monday, July 4
Independence Day
10.00am Food Pantry

Tuesday, July 5
Irenaeus of Lyons,
Bishop and Theologian, c. 202
6.30pm Eucharist

July 10, 2022
The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost:

8am Morning Prayer
10am Morning Prayer

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

Next Bishop's
Committee Meeting:
July 24, 2022
at 11.30am
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"

Getting in Touch

Although mail will be regularly collected, the parish office will be closed until further notice.

However, if you have questions or concerns, you can reach
Fr. Luis by email
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 juice packs, powdered milk, small packages of cookies, and Ritz crackers.
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.
This Week
by Jan Dunlap,
Junior Warden
The “Ides” of 2022…

If there is a lesson learned in in my first six months serving as the St. Paul’s Bishop Committee’s Junior Warden, it is that there is, and always will be, something that is in need of maintenance, repair, or improvement in our physical St. Paul’s church home. Our home is a beautiful and a very demanding space. I find my job as primary caretaker a challenge that is best met by living into the motto I learned as a member of the Daughters of the King.  “I cannot do everything, but I can do something. What I can do, I ought to do. What I ought to do, I will do with God’s help. God, what would you have me do?” 

Over the past six months my primary focus has been on implementing improvements to the irrigation system, addressing maintenance and repair of our HVAC systems, and extending wireless access to the nave for use during worship. 

In May, a Cal Water contractor completed the planned installation of more efficient sprinkler heads to reduce water run-off. Also installed were two replacement “smart” control stations that allow better scheduling of watering zones and, by use of a wireless app, allows remote management and provides for automatic rain delays. A fortunate unplanned benefit of this installation was establishing a relationship with Javier Lesaca (Lesaca Landscape) who performed the Cal Water installation.  We had Lesaca Landscape return and repair a hard to locate broken pipe amid roots in the trees along B Street. That repair eliminated running water in the street and corrected water pressure issues to that side of the grounds at a very reasonable cost. He and his crew were a pleasure to work with. 

While performing the maintenance to transition our HVAC system from winter heating to summer cooling season, we discovered the unit that heats and cools the office areas in the west wing required a very expensive part that made replacement of that 20 year old unit a better option than repair. It was an unplanned expense for the year that was met by drawing from the earnings on our investment account approved by both our Bishop’s Committee and the Diocesan Council. I appreciated the creative assistance of our treasurer Cindy Smith to identify that solution. The new unit has been installed and running since mid-May. 

The concrete construction of the walls in the nave made that space a wireless desert. In order to improve wireless access in the nave, we extended cabling and installed a dedicated wireless access point. The new access point now provides a strong signal and reliable wireless service. Look for login information in the printed bulletin and posted in the narthex.

In closing, a shout out to our Buildings & Grounds Committee, Curt Asher, Mike Dunham, Cindy Smith, and Arcie Toia who provide much needed assistance in the care and feeding of our church home. Any thoughts or observations you have are always welcome and appreciated. You can reach me on Sundays or via email at

Sunday Morning Contemplation Group on Summer Hiatus

The Sunday morning contemplation group is un summer break until September. Watch Midweek for the day it will resume. If you have any questions, contact
Welcome, Deacon Lisa Jacoby
You may have noticed an unknown clergy person in the congregation over the last few months. The Rev. Lisa Jacoby, Deacon, has relocated from the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles to the Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin, and is currently at Dignity Health Mercy Memorial Hospitals in Bakersfield as Director of Mission Integration. She is a vocational deacon, ordained in May of 2016.

Lisa's career has always been around service, be it working as a health educator, juvenile felon substance abuse counselor, school phycologist, or chaplain. Her firm belief is that every single human is made in the image of God - no exceptions.

Although her job keeps her very busy, Deacon Lisa will be joining the clergy team at St. Paul's as Deacon Associate. Please welcome her to our parish and diocese.
An Invitation from Dcn Cathy as Chair of the Community Presence and Engagement Committee
The Bishop’s Committee has recently formed the Community Presence and Engagement Committee. This committee truly defines the call of a deacon. As a deacon, I am called to serve the church by not only taking the church out into the world but to also bring the cares and concerns of the world into the church. This is why I have been asked to lead this committee to not only be a presence in our community but to also be engaged in all the cares and concerns of this community. This however is a huge job and one that cannot be done alone. As asked by our Bishop’s Warden, Martin Brown, in last week’s Midweek, it takes a full congregation or as the famous quote says, it takes a village.

A few months ago, I invited some people in our congregation to join me to help organize and develop the work of this committee and we began to define our community as well as talk about how we can be present and engaged in that community. I would like to invite anyone who may be interested in our future plans for this presence and engagement, to please seek me out during coffee hour and we can talk. We have some great plans for the future of St. Paul’s so please join us in helping carry those out. Blessings, Deacon Cathy.
St. Paul's Book Group resumes
with Lessons in Chemistry
by Bonnie Garmus
Chemist Elizabeth Zott is not your average woman. In fact, Elizabeth Zott would be the first to point out that there is no such thing as an average woman. But it’s the early 1960s and her all-male team at Hastings Research Institute takes a very unscientific view of equality. Except for one: Calvin Evans; the lonely, brilliant, Nobel–prize nominated grudge-holder who falls in love with - of all things - her mind. True chemistry results.

But like science, life is unpredictable. Which is why a few years later Elizabeth Zott finds herself not only a single mother, but the reluctant star of America’s most beloved cooking show Supper at Six. Elizabeth’s unusual approach to cooking (“combine one tablespoon acetic acid with a pinch of sodium chloride”) proves revolutionary. But as her following grows, not everyone is happy. Because as it turns out, Elizabeth Zott isn’t just teaching women to cook. She’s daring them to change the status quo.

Laugh-out-loud funny, shrewdly observant, and studded with a dazzling cast of supporting characters, Lessons in Chemistry is as original and vibrant as its protagonist.

Join us Tuesday afternoons from 3:30 to 4:30 via zoom.
Click here to get join the group.

July 19th         Chapters 1 through 6
July 26th         Chapters 7 through 13   
August 2nd     Chapters 14 through 19
August 9th      Chapters 20 through 25
August 16th    Chapters 26 through 31
August 23rd    Chapters 32 through 37
August 30th    Chapters 38 through 45

If you have any questions contact Deacon Cathy.
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:
Forward Day by Day

The Forward Day by Day devotional booklets for August, September, and October. Many people use this publication as part of their regular prayer life. If you do or would like to be sure to pick one up in the narthex.
Prayer List to be Revised
As we approach the end of the second quarter our parish prayer list will again be revised. This means that all names will be removed at the end of June, and a new list compiled starting July 1. If you would like a name to remain on the list or a name to be added please contact Fr. Luis via email
Most Recent COVID Guidelines
from the Diocese
Bishop David, at the recommendation of the Diocesan COVID Task Force, has issued new guidelines to go into effect Easter. The most salient points of these are:

  1. Masks will now be optional.
  2. The Peace may now be shared physically, but only with one's immediate neighbors in the pews.
  3. Communion will remain in one kind for the time being and clergy must wear masks during its distribution.

Here you can find a video with a more expansive delineation of the new policies. These went into effect at the Easter Vigil.
In Our Prayers...

Almighty God, you have built your Church upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief cornerstone: Grant us so to be joined together in unity of spirit by their teaching, that we may be made a holy temple acceptable to you; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

In Our Prayers
Remember in your prayers Evan, Carey, Ray, Louis, Lisa, Xitlali LoBasso, the LoBasso family, Leila, Jahan, Mahmoud, Kim, and 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, Alan Chidwick, priest; also all those whose year's mind falls at this time.

Monthly Prayer Diary

You can access the
Prayer Diary for June here.

Also, you can access the
Prayer Diary for July here.

June Birthdays
Arcie Toia
Hank Webb
Leeanna Tameny
Brian Whitfield
Dee Whitley
June 4
June 11
June 20
June 28
June 30
Connecting with St. Paul's
and The Episcopal Church

St. Paul's Website

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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