Episcopal News Update

A weekly newsletter serving the Diocese of Los Angeles
May 2, 2021
Requiescat in pace
J. Jon Bruno, diocese’s sixth bishop, dies at 74

by Bob Williams

[The Episcopal News - April 25, 2021] The Rt. Rev. J. Jon Bruno – who as bishop of the six-county Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles from 2002 to 2017 widened the church’s welcome of all people by prophetically narrowing gaps created by race, gender, sexual orientation, and economic disadvantage – died April 23 at his home in La Quinta, Calif. He was 74, and Mary, his wife of 35 years, was at his side as he suddenly succumbed to natural causes, a family statement said.

“Our family and the many others who knew and loved Jon have been blessed with his magnificent life,” Mary Bruno said in the statement. “We are gladdened to know that he has been greeted by St. Peter and is in the loving hands of God. We ask that our family is included in your prayers and our privacy respected in this time of grief.”

Survivors also include Bruno’s daughter, Jonelle; his son, Philip, and his wife, Mary; his stepson, Brent Woodrich, and his wife, Andrea; nine grandchildren; and many friends. He is predeceased by his sister, Toni Rae Bruno Taix, a Los Angeles attorney.

(See article below for service information.)

“I know I speak for hundreds of lay and ordained folk all over our diocese when I say that the sudden loss of our friend, mentor, counselor, teacher, and advocate triggers a grief too deep for words,” Bishop John Harvey Taylor said. “Most of all, I remember Jon’s encouragement, his love, his smile, his twinkle, and his everlasting ‘yes.’ His legacy will continue to light us along the way. These early days and weeks, I know we’ll pray hardest for Mary and their family, who feel this loss most of all.”

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti paid tribute to Bruno as “a pillar of peace and goodwill across our city” noting that “Los Angeles lost an angel of courage and a leader of conscience this week, and I lost a counselor, a confidant, a brother and a dear friend.”

Early in his tenure as a city council member representing Echo Park, Garcetti came to work closely with Bruno, and most recently the two prayed during a weekly phone call shared by clergy active in the mayor’s life. “For nearly two decades, I have held a bible from Bishop Bruno as a source of inspiration; for the past year, I have benefited from his prayers every Friday; and for the rest of my days, I will carry his ‘shepherd’s voice’ with me as a fount of wisdom, healing, and faith,” Garcetti said.

Read more here.
May 1 private family requiem with livestream set to honor Bishop Bruno

A Saturday, May 1, 11 a.m., private family requiem, with online livestream, is planned to give thanks for the life and ministry of the Rt. Rev. J. Jon Bruno, sixth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles, who died April 23.

Later this week the Bruno family will provide the service time and livestream link, which will then be posted in diocesan media.

Once COVID restrictions have eased, an in-person diocesan gathering in late summer or early fall is envisioned to honor Bishop Bruno. Arrangements are pending.

Links to obituaries for Bishop Bruno from the Los Angeles Times and other publications may be found here.
Cathedral welcomes LGBTQ community to COVID vaccination event

By Pat McCaughan

[The Episcopal News - April 28, 2021] Welcome, care and concern for the safety, health and well-being of LGBTQ+, transgender and nonbinary communities felt palpable at a Saturday, April 24 vaccination event hosted by St. John’s Cathedral in Los Angeles.

“When I arrived there, the first thing I saw—you couldn’t miss the beautiful flags,” said James Wen, 51, a transgender man and Cathedral parishioner. “There was the traditional rainbow flag and the progressive pride flag, which has the traditional transgender flag colors blue, pink and white and includes black and brown stripes to represent people of color. The progressive pride flag was flown along with the Episcopal Church flag,”

The event was held in partnership with the Kedren Community Health Center, a historically African American center serving south Los Angeles for 55 years, which has made national headlines for its relentless efforts to reach underserved communities.

“We continue to meet people where they’re at,” Dr. Jerry Abraham, a St. John’s parishioner who heads the Kedren vaccination program, told The Episcopal News recently. “This is similar to our mantra in The Episcopal Church; ‘whoever you are, wherever you are, you are welcome to the church, to the Lord’s Table.’ Our vaccine is your vaccine.”

Roughly 100 people were vaccinated on Saturday, according to Cathedral co-deans, the Very Rev. Canons Dan Ade and Mark Kowalewski.

Ade told The News the event was just the beginning of a greater outreach effort to transgender and nonbinary communities. “We would like to see the Cathedral as a pulpit to, not only reach out to that community, but to be a voice to come alongside that community who have their civil rights under attack.

“St. John’s is a house of prayer for all people, especially people whom part of the culture has discerned as disposable.”

Read more here.
Vigil laments sin of racism, pledges work for justice, reconciliation

By Pat McCaughan

See me walking on the vacant street
What is your first thought?
Black kid up to no good
See me, surrounded by others, my brothers
What is your second thought?
Black kid in some gang …

Allan Williams, a parishioner at St. George’s Church in Laguna Hills, wearing a dark hoodie, covered his head as he read, “Hidden Weapon,” a poem by Jimmy Desire during “Lamentations for Racial Justice,” a multi-media ecumenical and interfaith vigil held April 25 at a hotel in Irvine.

Williams, 67, who is African American, said the poem hearkens to his deepest fears – and to those of Black parents across the United States – should their sons be stopped by police.

“I worry, because my son wears a hoodie,” Williams told The Episcopal News after the vigil. “I fear him ever coming in contact with police. This is my biggest fear. He is the best child you ever want to have, but he’s hearing impaired and if they ever pull him over, they might misconstrue that he’s ignoring them.”

With poetry, prayer, and music and prose, representatives of the three Abrahamic faiths came together to lament the sin of racism and to pledge to work for justice and reconciliation.

Read more here.
Called to the Wall virtual pilgrimage set for May 15 in solidarity with migrants

Three dioceses – Los Angeles, San Diego, and Western Mexico – have united to host the 10th annual “Called to the Wall” via crucis pilgrimage as an online event on Saturday, May 15, 4:30 - 6 p.m. All are welcome, and participants are asked to register here in English or Spanish via the website of the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego.

Los Angeles Bishop Suffragan Diane M. Jardine Bruce, a co-founder and leader of the pilgrimage since its inception, will welcome participants to the online observance, and join Los Angeles Bishop John Harvey Taylor, San Diego Bishop Susan Brown Snook and Western Mexico Bishop Ricardo Gómez Osnaya who will offer reflections during the joint observance. Professor Jennifer Hughes, who proposed the original Called to the Wall observance, is part of a planning team with members from all three dioceses.

Dedicated to building bridges of healing and reconciliation, the Called to the Wall pilgrimage seeks to increase solidarity and awareness around conditions faced by migrants on both sides of the Mexico-U.S. border

Music and video will be interspersed between prayers led by representatives of the three dioceses. The order of worship calls for the Diocese of Western Mexico to lead “Section 1: Stories from the border/ Historias de la Frontera,” the Diocese of Los Angeles to lead “Section 2: Christian Response / La Respuesta Cristiana,” and the Diocese of San Diego to lead “Section 3: What is our Hope? ¿Cuál es nuestra esperanza?”

Among the bishops, Gómez Osnaya will describe conditions that lead people to leave their homes to come to a strange country, and the plight they suffer in migrant camps south of the border while they await their hearings. Taylor will reflect on the theological foundation for this work and the church's role in providing sanctuary and respecting the dignity of every human being, and Snook will outline the issue of unaccompanied migrant children and about ways people can help.

At top: The 2016 Called to the Wall pilgrimage group walks along the beach toward the U.S.-Mexico border. Photo: Susan Forsburg
'A Balm in Gilead' service will remember those lost to COVID-19 in prayer, meditation and song

By Susan Russell

On Pentecost evening, Sunday, May 23, the Diocese of Los Angeles will host "A Balm in Gilead," a memorial service celebrating the souls of unsung heroes throughout our diocesan family who were lost to COVID-19.

The service will include prayers, meditations, and readings shared by various soloists and groups with music drawn from the songs featured in Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s book “Songs My Grandma Sang;” songs of hope, courage, and inspiration in times of pain and peril. The service will begin at 5 p.m. and will be streamed on the diocesan YouTube channel and Facebook page.

Organizers of the service have created a Facebook group as a place to share photos and remembrances of those we love but see no more – a place to share our grief and celebrate their lives. It will provide photos and names for the "Balm in Gilead" service on May 23 and will also stand alone as an ongoing tribute to those we have lost during this global pandemic. You can add your contributions here.

The service is the inspiration of Lisa Naulls, a parishioner at St. John’s Episcopal Church Rancho Santa Margarita. "One Sunday while attending a virtual service at St. John’s I was overcome by the magnitude of two things: the immensity of COVID’s devastating effect on all aspects of our lives, and the power of God‘s love to heal us through our families, our friends, and the comforting words of Jesus," Naulls said. "Our nation's COVID memorial ceremony in January sparked in me a desire to convene with my brothers and sisters to honor those touched by COVID, and to express triumphs and tears together, in a communal and sacred space, with our most precious faith family."

Names and photos may also be forwarded via email to the Rev. Canon Susan Russell, diocesan canon for Engagement Across Difference, at
Servants of the Spirit: Gifts for Ministry
Ministry, financial workshops continue in May, June

The diocese's series of online ministry workshops, titled "Servants of the Spirit: Gifts for Ministry," will continue throughout 2021.

Two workshops will be held each month; one on a ministry topic (usually the first Wednesday of each month, in the evening) and one on a financial topic (second Saturday mornings.) No workshops will be held in July or August.

Upcoming workshops:

WEDNESDAY, MAY 5, 7 - 8 p.m.
Your Church History & Archives: Best Practices for Congregations
Register here
Presenters: Bob Williams, Canon for Common Life, and Diocesan Historian-Archivist, and Kip Lewis, senior risk control consultant for GuideOne Insurance.
From recording oral histories to maintaining archival records, each congregation’s efforts to preserve its shared stories and documents are important to the local church and wider community alike. Zoom in and learn more about best practices for:
  1. protecting and digitizing your congregation’s archives,
  2. documenting and communicating your church’s history, and
  3. retaining records per legal standards and denomination-wide policy of the Episcopal Church Archives.
Drawing from 35 years’ experience in diocesan and parish research, Canon Williams plans to enliven this webinar with anecdotes from the history of the Diocese of Los Angeles, the first convention of which was held 125 years ago this spring.

SATURDAY, MAY 15, 9 a.m.
Cyber Risk Insurance
Register here
Hosted by Jack Rutledge, VP of Client Services for Church Insurance Agency. He’ll cover Cyber Liability and how it affects churches in handling their online presence, data, payments, and communication.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2, 7 - 8 p.m.
Being a Green Congregation
Register here
Presenter: Tim Alderson, Executive Director of Seeds of Hope. Learn more about organizing food distribution efforts, implementing measures to mitigate food waste, and best practices for cultivating wellness for our congregational communities.

SATURDAY, JUNE 12, 9 - 10 a.m.
Training for Treasurers (part 3)
Register here
Presenter: The Rev. Michele Racusin, CFO of the Diocese of California. By popular demand, we’ve added another session to this series of workshops with valuable resources, tools, tips, and best practices for serving as treasurer of your congregation.

Additional information about the workshop series is here. All workshops are livestreamed and recorded, and will be made available for on-demand viewing here.
Events & Announcements
New training programs for lay chaplains, pastoral care providers, beginning in June and September

The Center for Lay Chaplaincy in the Diocese of Los Angeles has several upcoming trainings for lay ministers.

Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) for Lay Pastoral Care Providers is designed to provoke, encourage, and instill the practice of self-reflection in order to support the exploration of how one’s beliefs, attitudes, assumptions, and theological heritage shape one’s pastoral presence.

Two sessions of CPE for Lay Pastoral Care Providers are being offered, one beginning the week of June 6, and the second the week of September 26. These courses include 12 weeks of in-person meetings followed by eight weeks of online sessions. More information is here.

Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) for Youth Ministry is designed to be an introduction to the practice of pastoral care within the context of youth ministry. The class is structured around case studies, drawn from the student’s ministry experiences, with attention to developing the student’s capacity for identifying and then appropriately exercising their personal and pastoral authority. The course is offered through Bloy House, The Episcopal Theology School at Los Angeles, and will meet every other week beginning Aug. 20. To sign up for the course, click here.

The Rev. Jana Milhon-Martin is director of the Center for Lay Chaplaincy. She may be reached at or 909.685.3424.
NYA Scholarship Awards Benefit coming May 8

Neighborhood Youth Association (NYA), an institution of the diocese that provides mentoring and academic support for at-risk young people in the Venice area, will hold its 38th annual Scholarship Awards Benefit, "Help & Hope: Together We Succeed," on Saturday, May 8, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

The virtual celebration will take place via Zoom and will be preceded beginning May 5 with digital giving and preview posts via NYA's website. Viewing the celebration is complimentary, and contributions may be made here to help NYA achieve 100% college placement for its graduating high school seniors.

On May 8, gathering music will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by the program at 5:45 p.m. and concluding remarks at 6:15 p.m.

The Zoom link will be posted soon on NYA's website.
Camp Stevens opens registrations for Summer 2021 sessions

Camp Stevens, the diocesan facility in Julian, has been given the go-ahead by the state of California to open registration for Summer 2021 resident camps, contingent on the COVID-19 rating scale (which must remain below the purple tier). Sessions already are filling up quickly, according to a recent camp Facebook post.

Adventure Session 1 (6 days, Ages 8 – 15): July 11 – 16
Adventure Session 2 (6 days, Ages 8 – 15): July 18 – 23
Adventure Session 3 (6 days, Ages 8 – 15): July 25 – 30
Adventure Session 4 (6 days, Ages 8 – 15): August 1 – 6

The usual Mini Camp, International Odyssey, or Wilderness Adventure sessions will not be offered for Summer 2021. Each week of camp will have a reduced total capacity as well as reduced group sizes. Groups will keep separate from other groups, meals will be primarily outdoors, and there will be health checks and other safety measures in place.

Camp Stevens offers a tiered pricing structure, allowing families to choose the price which best meets their budget. Camp fees are confidential and each camper receives exactly the same experience regardless of price paid.

Register or learn more here.
Openings still available for 'By Your Side' training programs for end-of-life companions

Episcopal Communities and Services still has openings at its final Spring training session for By Your Side Vigil Companions, a program that trains volunteers to be a compassionate presence for those nearing the end of life.

"This year has brought all of us to an acute awareness of life’s fragility, and of the immense value of being companioned," says the course announcement. "The mission of By Your Side, which has always been to be supportive of people in palliative care and to be at the bedside at the end of their lives as needed, has had to adapt to the realities of COVID. We've needed to ask: 'How can we practice presence without proximity?' We have also grappled with the need many of us feel to talk about what we are living through, perhaps to grieve. Together we are exploring being together, in the hospitals, in our communities, over technology or the phone, in whatever ways we can."

The training program will be conducted in 2-hour sessions over five weeks via ZOOM on Tuesday afternoons, May 25 - June 22, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.

There is no obligation to volunteer at the completion of the training. A fee of $70 ( which includes all materials) is due by the second class. Scholarships are available. CE credit (12 hours) for nurses is available for an additional $30.

For more information or to register, contact Susan Brown, By Your Side administrator, at or 818.822.6044. Enrollment is limited to 30 people.
In the congregations
Churches continue blood drives in April, May, June and beyond

Blood supplies are critically low in California, and congregations in the Diocese of Los Angeles have stepped up to help replenish them by hosting blood drives. Currently scheduled events are listed below.

Additional helpful resources from the American Red Cross:

Donors may save up to 15 minutes by completing pre-donation reading and answering health history questions here, rather than filling out forms on the day of donation.

Reservations through the Red Cross are required. All donors and staff will be screened before entering the facilities.

THURSDAY, APRIL 29, 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
St. Alban’s Episcopal Church
12692 Fifth Street, Yucaipa 92399
Register here or call 1.800.RED.CROSS (1.800.733.2767)
Sponsor code: ST ALBANS
Upcoming dates at this location are Mondays; May 24, June 28, July 26, Aug. 23, Sept. 27, Oct. 18, Nov. 22 and Dec. 27.

FRIDAY, APRIL 30, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
St. Mark's Episcopal Parish
330 E 16th Street, Upland 91784
Register here or call 1.800.RED.CROSS (1.800.733.2767)
Sponsor code: stmarks
Upcoming dates at this location are Friday, July 9, Tuesday, Nov. 2
By appointment only. Donors must be healthy and identification is required.

SUNDAY, MAY 2, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Church of the Blessed Sacrament
1314 N. Angelina Drive, Placentia 92870
Register here or call 1.800.RED.CROSS (1.800.733.2767)
Sponsor code: BLESSED
Picture ID required. Please schedule an appointment so we can social distance donors. Only healthy donors will be allowed inside.

THURSDAY, MAY 6, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
100 N. Third Avenue, Covina 91723
Information: 626.967.3939
Reservations here or call 1.800.RED.CROSS (1.800.733.2767)
Sponsor code: HTEC
Holy Trinity will offer a blood drive each month. Upcoming dates are: June 10, July 8, August 5.

THURSDAY, MAY 13, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
St. Francis of Assisi Church
280 Royal Avenue, Simi Valley 930065
Reservations here or call 1.800.RED.CROSS (1.800.733.2767)
Sponsor code: StFrancisSimi
Upcoming dates at this location are: Thursday, June 3; Monday, June 14; Monday, July 12; Thursday, July 22; Thursday, Aug. 5; Thursday, Nov. 18.

MONDAY, MAY 24, 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
St. Alban’s Episcopal Church
12692 Fifth Street, Yucaipa 92399
Reservations here or call 1.800.RED.CROSS (1.800.733.2767)
Sponsor code: ST ALBANS
Upcoming dates at this location are Mondays; June 28, July 26, Aug. 23, Sept. 27, Oct. 18, Nov. 22 and Dec. 27.

THURSDAY, JUNE 3, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
St. Francis of Assisi Church
280 Royal Avenue, Simi Valley 930065
Reservations here or call 1.800.RED.CROSS (1.800.733.2767)
Sponsor code: StFrancisSimi
Upcoming dates at this location are: Monday, June 14; Monday, July 12; Thursday, July 22; Thursday, Aug. 5; Thursday, Nov. 18.

FRIDAY, JUNE 4 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Grace Episcopal Church
555 East Mountain View Avenue, Glendora 91741
Information: Jennifer Bachman, 909-257-9921
Reservations here or call 1.800.RED.CROSS (1.800.733.2767)
Sponsor code: GECG

THURSDAY, JUNE 10, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
100 N. Third Avenue, Covina 91723
Information: 626.967.3939
Reservations here or call 1.800.RED.CROSS (1.800.733.2767)
Sponsor code: HTEC
Holy Trinity will offer a blood drive each month. Upcoming dates are: July 8, August 5.

TUESDAY, JUNE 22, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
All Saints Episcopal Church
132 N. Euclid Avenue, Pasadena 91101.
Reservations here or call 1.800.RED.CROSS (1.800.733.2767)
Sponsor code: ASEC
Upcoming date at this location is Aug. 17.

Will your church host blood drives in 2021? Send the information to for inclusion in the calendar.
From the wider Episcopal Church
Episcopalians share transformative experiences with Sacred Ground racial justice curriculum

By Egan Millard

[Episcopal News Service - April 28, 2021] On April 27, thousands of Episcopalians gathered on Zoom to celebrate two years of the church’s Sacred Ground curriculum, a 10-part discussion series for small groups that traces the history of systemic racism in America, from its roots to its present realities.

“Gathering on Sacred Ground” was the first churchwide Sacred Ground event, hosted by Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and members of his staff. It featured testimony from people who have participated in the series, as well as prayers, music and remarks from Curry. Noting the timeliness of Sacred Ground in the context of the past year’s reckoning on racial injustice in America, Curry thanked everyone who developed and implemented the series for being part of a momentous movement.

“The ground beneath us is shifting,” Curry said. “Something important is happening among us. And the last time somebody was on sacred ground, I think his name was Moses. And when God got finished with him, he set some Hebrew slaves free. When God gets finished with us, Episcopal Church, he’s gonna set some captives free, including us.”

The Rev. Stephanie Spellers, the presiding bishop’s canon for evangelism, reconciliation and stewardship of creation, painted a picture of how widely Sacred Ground has spread across the church since its introduction in 2019. A total of 1,712 circles (or small groups) have registered for the series across 92 dioceses, she said, meaning as many as 13,000 people have participated.

Read more here. The video of the Zoom gathering, from which the screenshot above is taken, is here.
Episcopal Church’s ‘A Year in the Life’ web series explores challenges of past year

[The Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs - April 7, 2021] A Year in the Life is a new web series from The Episcopal Church that documents how Episcopal churches, schools, and ministries have navigated a very contentious and difficult year. New episodes of A Year in the Life will be released every two weeks beginning on April 20. The trailer is available for viewing on The Episcopal Church website here, on Facebook here, and on Instagram TV @theepiscopalchurch.

Filmed using COVID-safe protocols, A Year in the Life covers topics like food insecurity, education, worship through restrictions, clergy calls, and more. Each episode will include reflection materials to help viewers consider how the last year or so has affected them and their neighbors.

Read more here.
In the media
Stained Glass That Breaks All the Rules

By Adam Popescu

[The New York Times - April 21, 2021] In 1893, an itinerant plein-air English painter came to the West Coast to die. At 51, William Lees Judson could look back on a life full of adventure: trans-Atlantic crossings, farming Ontario’s plains, fighting under Ulysses S. Grant in the Civil War, Beaux-Arts immersion at Paris’s Académie Julian. When his wife died suddenly and his own health soured, doctors advised him to take the “California cure” and spend his last days in the Golden State’s hot, dry air.

“Instead, he lived another 35 years, started U.S.C.’s College of Fine Arts in this building, and helped launch the Arts and Crafts movement,” his great-great-grandchild David Judson said recently at the stained glass studio the elder Judson founded in 1897.

From the studio in Highland Park, with its views of the San Gabriel Mountains and Arroyo Seco, its original crown moldings, terra cotta portico, light fixtures and over 500 types of colored glass on display — a palette of sorts for the studio’s artisans to choose from — one can nearly picture Los Angeles as the sleepy cow town it once was.

Read more here. (The web page may be blocked by a paywall.)

Judson Studios has a long history with the Diocese of Los Angeles. Their stained glass windows are found in many Episcopal churches, and a member of the family, the late Rev. Douglas Judson, was a priest of the diocese.
Continuing events
SUNDAYS, 6 p.m.
LACMA Sundays LIVE! Chamber Music concerts
St. James in-the-City Church, Los Angeles
Live-streamed and on demand here

MONDAYS, 5 -6:30 p.m. AND 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Becoming More Human: A Spiritual Exploration
Center for Spirituality in Ontario
Information here
A series of interactive online meetings using Matthew Fox’s book Original Blessing as the springboard for exploration and reflection. The series, which began Oct. 12, is for persons of any age or walk of life, who share an interest in processing their inner journeys. Participants may join at any point, though regular participation is presumed. Sessions are led by the Rev. Gianluigi Gugliermetto, director of the Center for Spirituality. Suggested donation is $7 per session.
Coming up
THURSDAY, MAY 6, 5 - 6:30 p.m.
Writing, Palliative Care, and the Pandemic: A Reading and Conversation with Dr. Sunita Puri
Center for Medical Humanities - University of California Irvine
Via Zoom. For more information and to register, click here.
In this reading and conversation, participants will explore the centrality of language in medicine, the interconnectedness between writing and doctoring, and finding a way to live through and even embrace the beauty and terror of being human. Join us for this special event. Sunita Puri is the medical director of the Palliative Medicine Service at Keck Hospital and Norris Cancer Center of the University of Southern California, where she also serves as chair of the Ethics Committee. Registrants will also have the opportunity to receive a free e-book copy of "That Good Night: Life and Medicine in the Eleventh Hour" by Dr. Puri (as supplies dictate). h/t the Rev. James Lee, director of the Center for Medical Humanities at UCI and assistant at Church of the Messiah, Santa Ana.
SATURDAY, MAY 22, 3 p.m.
Memorial Service: The Rev. Canon Charles Sacquety
St. Wilfrid of York Church, 18631 Chapel Lane, Huntington Beach 92646
Memorial donations may be made to St. Wilfrid's, where Sacquety was rector from 1978 to 1998. Sacquety died on Easter Day, April 4, in hospice care. An obituary is here.
Central Europe: Oberammergau Passion Play
September 2022
Join Bishop Guy Erwin of the ELCA and Canon Jim Newman of the Episcopal Church for a 13-day journey across central Europe to Oberammergau, Germany. The day-long Oberammergau Passion Play is produced every decade and is a four-century “thank you” to God for saving the people of this picturesque Bavarian Alpine village. Experience this spiritual event and look at the culture and religion of Poland (Warsaw, Krakow, Auschwitz and Czestochowa), Hungary (Budapest), Czech Republic (Bratislava), Austria (Vienna & the Salzkammergut) and Germany (Oberammergau & Munich). Cost is $4,899 from Los Angeles including $450 taxes/airline surcharges.) Information: Jim Newman, 3590 Grand View Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90066; 310.391.5522 or 888.802.6722; A full itinerary is here.

ALTADENA: Church Office Administrator, St. Mark's Episcopal Church. Part-time (20-25 hours/week, Monday - Friday). Responsible for church communications, maintenance of office a records, assisting with financial operations, administrative support for the rector and other staff. A full job description is here. Salary is commensurate with experience. Contact: The Rev. Carrie Patterson Grindon, rector, at

BEVERLY HILLS: Administrative Coordinator, All Saints Episcopal Church. Seeking a detail-oriented person to handle a wide range of responsibilities, including financial, calendar, coordinating volunteers, offices support, phone and more. Compensation based on experience. Benefits include health (dental and vision) and pension. Full job description and application information here.

CORONA DEL MAR: Communication Specialist (part time) at St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church. The Communications Specialist supports parish ministries by ensuring that important, engaging, and relevant events in the life of Saint Michael and All Angels are communicated through multiple channels both internally and externally. Through both front-end development of our website, email campaigns, and live-streamed parish events, this role contributes to the church’s total effort to communicate our mission to love God, grow together, and connect with the community. Full job description and application instructions are here.

HOLLYWOOD-LOS ANGELES: Seeds of Hope Food Distribution Associate. Bilingual (English-Spanish). This position will be an essential part of the Seeds of Hope team getting healthy, nutritious food to more families in need in Los Angeles and surrounding counties. Job duties include picking up, sorting, organizing and delivering produce; providing great customer service; documenting quantities and submitting data for reports. Work hours are full time, but variable. Valid Class C driver's license, experience with driving 16-ft or larger truck required. Full job description is here.

LA CRESCENTA: Coordinador(a) de Oficina Parroquial. San Lucas de las Montañas. San Lucas está buscando un(a) Coordinador(a) de Oficina como parte del equipo de esta Misión para apoyar a Dios en lograr su visión para el mundo. Somos un congregación diversa que aspira a estar cada día más unida en Cristo, y con un alto grado de participación de voluntarios comprometidos. Si estás interesado(a) en utilizar tus talentos para una gran causa, aprender, y hacer una diferencia, te invitamos a aplicar. Puedes conseguir aquí la descripción de trabajo e información de cómo aplicar.

LA CRESCENTA: Church Office Coordinator, St. Luke’s of the Mountains. St. Luke’s is looking for a Church Office Coordinator as part of the team of this mission to support God in achieving God’s vision for the world. We are a diverse congregation that aspires to be more united in Christ every day, and with a high degree of participation of committed volunteers. If you are interested in using your talents for a great cause, learning, and making a difference, we invite you to apply. You can get the job description and information on how to apply here.

SANTA ANA: Office Manager, Church of the Messiah. Part-time. The Office Manager will serve as the focal point for parish business operations, and is responsible for a broad range of administrative, specific operational and oversight functions. Bilingual proficiency (English/Spanish) required. More information is here.

TUSTIN: Director of Family Ministries, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Part-time (15-20 hours weekly) Seeking a high-energy leader to direct our church school, plan activities for families, and minister to parents. A more detailed job listing can be found here. St. Paul's hopes to hire someone to begin working alongside its departing director around May 16. Please send resume and cover letter to: the Rev. Kay Sylvester, rector, at

Additional job listings are here. Listings are free: send information to Applications for jobs must be sent to the contact included in the listing.