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December 21, 2023


Churches must step up to avoid budget shortfall, treasurer tells Diocesan Council at December meeting

By Pat McCaughan

[The Episcopal News – December 21, 2023] It is critical for congregations to maintain – and to catch up with – their Mission Share Fund contributions to avoid an overall diocesan year-end shortfall, Treasurer Canon Andy Tomat reported at the Dec. 14 regular monthly meeting of Diocesan Council.

“MSF receipts were back to budgeted levels of $370,000 per month in October, but we could still end the year with a $240,000 shortfall,” Tomat said. “It’s critical we get the message out to maintain contributions through year end … and pray for generous Christmas offerings.”

Canon to the Ordinary Melissa McCarthy chaired the brief meeting, shortened by an unusually high number of absences because of illness and other obligations. Bishop John Harvey Taylor was away in London, serving as a judge for the Michael Ramsey Prize for contemporary theological writing.

The MSF shortfall has contributed to a deficit of $129,000 through October for core diocesan operations (excluding grant-funded programs), according to Tomat. Through October, among grant-funded ministries of the diocese: the Interfaith Refugee and Immigration Service is experiencing a $62,000 surplus; Seeds of Hope has reduced its deficit to $27,000, down from $60,000; and the Center for Lay Chaplaincy/Prism has a $10,000 shortfall, he said.

Read more here.

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‘The Philadelphia 11’ documentary evokes memories of women’s struggle for equality in the church

By Pat McCaughan

For the Rev. Canon Judy Heffron, grainy 8-millimeter home video footage documenting the “irregular” ordinations of eleven women at the Episcopal Church of the Advocate in Philadelphia nearly 50 years ago, unleashed a flood of emotional memories.

“It was very powerful,” Heffron told The Episcopal News recently. “To see and hear them actually speak about those personal experiences … was very, very moving. As a woman at that time, my heart resonated with what they were experiencing in terms of rejection,” said Heffron, retired dean of Deanery Six, who was ordained a priest in 1982 in the Los Angeles diocese.

Heffron, retired rector of Holy Trinity Church, Covina, joined about 75 others who gathered Dec. 16 at Claremont’s Laemmle Theater to view the film. As the 50th anniversary of those ordinations approaches July 29, 2024, filmmakers Margot Guernsey and Nikki Bramley felt it was a “story for everyone … about how to break down barriers with grace, and be true to oneself in the process,” according to the film website. “And it is about standing up to institutions that do not allow all people to be who they are called to be.”

Deanery Six hosted the screening, according to the Rev. Jennifer Hughes, who serves at St. Peter’s Church in Rialto, and helped organize the event along with the Rev. Jessie Smith, rector of St. Ambrose Church in Claremont.

Read more here.

For clergy, church administrators: Contact updates for Episcopal Church Annual due Dec. 29

[The Episcopal Church - December 15, 2023] The Episcopal Church Annual (The Red Book) is a vital resource for people throughout the Church. The accuracy of the details it contains about Episcopal institutions is essential to The Red Book’s value.

The information in this popular volume is drawn from Church Publishing Group’s systems. By updating your institutions in My Admin Portal (MAP), you play a key role in maintaining the usefulness of The Red Book. For that reason, we ask that you ensure that MAP includes the currently active administrators for your institution. Please enter these changes by December 29, 2023.

Read more here.

NOTE: Regular weekly issues of the Episcopal News Update will resume the week after New Year.

Events & Announcements

Camp Stevens announces first Black Family Camp

Camp Stevens has announced its first-ever Black Family Camp, to be held Jan. 4 - 7 at the diocesan facility in Julian, Calif.

The program is designed by and for Black families to create a safe and inclusive camp experience and to highlight/promote Black culture. The camp will also welcome non-Black parents and children who are part of transracial or multiracial families with Black children. 

According to the camp's announcement, "In an effort to combat the history of Black people in the U.S. being excluded from camping and to increase Black families’ access to outdoor spaces, this extended weekend excursion is designed to give Black families access to camping.

The weekend schedule may include activities such as archery, the climbing wall, garden projects, tie-dye, campfires with s’mores, culinary projects, trivia, family fun games, visits with goats and pigs, beer and wine tasting, and more.

For information, email [email protected]. To register, click here.

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Jan. 6 fiesta, immigration justice forum set for historic Church of the Epiphany, Lincoln Heights

[The Episcopal News] All in the diocese are invited to join the historic Episcopal Church of the Epiphany, Lincoln Heights, in celebrating the congregation’s Jan. 6 feast day and sharing in a strategic immigration justice forum.

Well known as a hub used by activists Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta in organizing the United Farmworkers union, Church of the Epiphany continues its legacy of civil rights work, a central focus for the Saturday-afternoon immigration forum and related community resource street fair.

Organized under the theme “Epiphanies: A Festival of Discovery,” the 2 p.m. forum will include a panel discussion shared by leading local immigration justice advocates.

The congregation’s Mariachi procession and Eucharist for the Feast of the Epiphany will follow at 5 p.m. recalling decades of the congregation’s similar bilingual Latin American observances. Portions of a new gallery exhibit tracing Epiphany’s history will be on view during the fiesta and forum. Traditional foods and beverages of the season will be served.

The Jan. 6 events also will highlight the upcoming launch of the Lydia Lopez Center for Community Empowerment, an initiative honoring the late Canon Lydia Lopez, who was active in neighborhood, diocesan, and international ministries for more than 50 years. Formed to equip new generations, the center will focus on immigration, education, cultural and history resources.

Read more here.

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Li Tim-Oi Center, Our Saviour Parish to mark 80th anniversary of first Anglican woman priest with January, February festivities

[The Episcopal News – December 13, 2023] In 1944, with the world at war, Bishop Ronald Hall of Hong Kong, desperately needing Church of England sacraments to be administered in Macau, ordained Li Florence Tim-Oi, a deaconess, as the first woman priest in the Anglican Communion.

The Li Tim-Oi Center and Church of Our Saviour, San Gabriel, will mark the 80th anniversary of that historic ordination with a series of events, beginning with a fundraising dinner on Jan. 6, 2024 and culminating in a Lunar New Year celebration the weekend of February 10 - 11 with special guests, including the Rt. Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, first woman presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church.

The February celebration will include a panel discussion on women's ordination on Saturday, Feb. 10 at 3:30 p.m. and an exhibit of art depicting women in the Bible by He Qi, renowned artist and member of the parish. The next day, Feb. 11, Church of Our Saviour will host the annual diocesan Lunar New Year Celebration with a 4 p.m. service of Holy Communion celebrating Li Tim-Oi. More information about these events can be found here.

Read more here.

Bloy House continues formation classes for laity


Bloy House, the Episcopal Theological School at Los Angeles, continues to offer formation classes. These courses are designed to meet requirements for the new diocesan lay licensing program, but are of general interest as well, and all are welcome. The fee for each class is $25. Click here for more information and to register.

Introduction to the Bible for Lay Licensing

Tuesdays, January 9, 16, 23, and 30; 7 - 8:30 p.m.

While this course has been designed for the new diocesan lay licensing program, the topic is of general formation interest as well. How did we get the Bible we have today, and how do we best read and interpret it? We will cover the composition and construction of our Hebrew and Christian scriptures and pay close attention to the diverse voices and major themes that we encounter. These discussions will develop tools for interpretation and study of our sacred scripture. Facilitated by the Rev. Jerry Sather of St. John Chrysostom Church, Rancho Santa Margarita, and Linda Allport, dean of Bloy House. This course is required for licensing of lay preachers, evangelists, and pastoral leaders, and recommended for worship leaders and catechists. 

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Three to be ordained to priesthood Jan. 13

Bishop John Harvey Taylor will ordain three transitional deacons to the Sacred Order of Priests at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 13, at St. John's Cathedral in Los Angeles. 

Ordinands are the Rev. Joshua Hing Shing Wong, the Rev. Melvin Maximiano Soriano, and the Rev. Jonathan Timothy Stoner


The prayers and presence of the diocesan community are requested.


The Rev. Ron Byrd to keynote annual MLK celebration on Jan. 14

The Diocese of Los Angeles, through the Program Group on Black Ministries, will present its annual Martin Luther King Day celebration on Sunday, Jan. 14, 4 p.m. at Christ the Good Shepherd Church, Los Angeles.

Featured speaker will be the Rev. Ron Byrd, missioner for African Descent Ministries for The Episcopal Church. 

Byrd, who took part in a panel discussion on new communities at the L.A. diocese's Nov. 10 - 11 annual convention, is a strong proponent of entrepreneurial ministry and leadership development. He worked for 20 years in executive management, including positions at four Fortune 500 companies. He has served as a deputy to General Convention, a design team member for international Black clergy conferences; and as lead consultant for the Episcopal Church Foundation’s newest leadership development program, Vital Teams.

In 2011, Byrd and the congregation of St. Katherine’s Episcopal Church in Williamston, Mich., created and launched Forster Woods Adult Day Center, a facility that ministers to persons living with dementia and other physical and mental impairments.

A soul food reception will follow the service. All are welcome.

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Local screenings, study guides set for ‘Case for Love’ film produced by team based at Beverly Hills parish


By EN Staff


[The Episcopal News – December 13, 2023] Congregations across the Diocese of Los Angeles are invited to rally around the Jan. 23 release of “A Case for Love” – a feature-film documentary inspired by the teachings of Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and produced by Grace-Based Films, a company formed by parishioners of All Saints Episcopal Church, Beverly Hills.

To complement the film’s one-day release in selected AMC/Regal/Century theaters on Jan. 23 (see schedule here), congregations are invited to host screenings on church sites.

Free resources – including discussion guides for adult education and youth groups, communications tools, social media files and posters – can be downloaded here.

An Episcopal News Service story about the film and its production team is below or here.

Read more here.

By Your Side training sessions to begin Jan. 23

By Your Side, a program of Episcopal Communities & Services, will begin its winter training session for end-of-life companions on Tuesday, Jan. 23 and continuing on Tuesdays through Feb. 20, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. 

The sessions will be held at MonteCedro, ECS's senior living facility at 2212 El Molino, Altadena 91001.

Since 2011, the mission of By Your Side has been to support people in times of change and difficulty, particularly in health crisis, and to be at their bedside at the end of their lives as needed. By Your Side has trained more than 500 volunteers to be a compassionate presence.


"We continue to develop teams of people to serve in hospital and long-term care settings, especially in our ECS communities," says By Your Side administrator Susan Brown. "Team members have had the opportunity to deepen their understanding of what it means to really be “with” the residents they support; residents become even more aware of the needs of neighbors having difficulty with changes in their lives, with challenging diagnoses or increasing frailty. In the larger community, individuals and spiritual care teams strengthen their understanding of what being together through the end of life can really look like. We all gain tools for taking care of ourselves while being present for those around us."


There is no obligation to volunteer after training. For further information and to register for the winter training session, contact Brown at [email protected] or 626.403.5424. A fee of $70 (which includes all materials) is due by the second class. Scholarships are available. CE (12 hrs.) for nurses is available for an added $30 under California Board of Registered Nursing Provider CEP 16239.


March discernment event will help church members answer calls to ministry

The Commission on Ministry of the Diocese of Los Angeles invites any Episcopalian who feels a call to lay or ordained ministry to attend a Diocesan Discernment Information Gathering (DIG) on Saturday, March 16, 2024, 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. at St. Paul's Commons, 840 Echo Park Avenue, Los Angeles.

"How is God calling YOU? We’re often surprised that God calls us ... all of us," says the event announcement. "Today’s world pulls us in so many directions that it's sometimes hard to discern. Have you been wondering where God is calling you in your life, your work, your church and beyond? The COM wants to help those seeking answers to these questions. Join us as we explore what answering a call can mean in your life."

Registration will open soon; for now, save the date.



Episcopal Students of UCLA

St. Alban's Episcopal Church

580 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles

Information: [email protected]

We are a group of Christians, looking to further our relationship with God and strengthen our bonds in Christian community. Meeting in the library at St. Alban's Episcopal Church (right near campus), we are a welcoming community whose goal is to live out the truth of the gospel through spiritual growth, community experience, and service. 

FRIDAYS, 6 - 7 p.m.

Vigil for Peace

St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church 

3233 Pacific View Drive, Corona Del Mar, 92625

Information here Zoom Meeting ID: 912 3096 9532; Passcode: 080100

Worship bulletins here

Join us every Friday in the St. Michael’s sanctuary and on Zoom as we pray for peace in our community and around the world.


Christmas Eve Family Service

All Saints Church

132 N. Euclid Avenue, Pasadena 91101

Information here

Experience the Christmas story told by children! Unidad children’s choir offers music. The service will be livestreamed here.


Christmas Eve Festive Eucharist

All Saints Church

132 N. Euclid Avenue, Pasadena 91101

Information here

Trouvères youth choir & Trouvères alumni offer music of Ramsey, Saldaña & Leontovitch. Mark Chase preaches. We invite all children, youth & family alumni. ASL Interpretation will be provided. A festive reception will immediately follow the service. The service will be livestreamed here.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 24, 7:30 p.m.

Christmas Eve Festive Eucharist

All Saints Church

132 N. Euclid Avenue, Pasadena 91101

Information here

Canterbury Choir and Chamber Orchestra offer Mass in C Major, K 337, by Mozart and music of Barnum and Willcocks. Mike Kinman preaches. The service will be livestreamed here.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 24, 10:30 p.m.

Christmas Eve Festive Eucharist

All Saints Church

132 N. Euclid Avenue, Pasadena 91101

Information here

Coventry Choir and Chamber Orchestra offer Coronation Mass in C Major, K 317 by Mozart and music of Forrest. Mike Kinman preaches. The service will be livestreamed here.


Celebration of Life: The Rev. Peter Rood

Holy Nativity Episcopal Church

6700 83rd Street, Westchester (Los Angeles) 90045

Reservations (requested) here

All are invited to a celebration of life for the Rev. Peter Rood (July 29, 1955 - April 20, 2023). A reception will follow the service, music, food, and dedication of the parish garden in Rood's memory. "In honor of Peter's enduring commitment to aiding those in need, we will be collecting blankets and socks for individuals in unhoused communities," according to the announcement. "Additionally, we warmly invite you to share any photos or videos of Peter. These will be used to craft a special slideshow, intended to honor the many lives he has touched throughout his life." Photos or videos may be emailed to [email protected]


Celebration of a New Ministry

St. Bede's Episcopal Church

3590 Grad View Blvd., Los Angeles

Information here

Bishop John Harvey Taylor will install the Rev. Jennifer Wagner Pavia as rector of St. Bede's. The prayers and presence of the diocesan community are invited. Pavia was elected rector after serving as priest-in-charge at Holy Faith, Inglewood, and, prior to ordination, many years of lay ministry at St. Augustine by-the-Sea, Santa Monica. 


Classical Sundays at Six: Los Angeles Virtuosi Orchestra

St. James in-the-City Episcopal Church

3903 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles 90010

Information here

Featuring Vittorio Ponti, piano. Carlo Ponti, conductor. Selections will include Nocturne in B Major, Opus 40, by Antonín Dvořák; Concerto in D Major for String Orchestra by Igor Stravinsky; Keyboard Concerto No. 1 in D Minor, BWV 1052 by Johann Sebastian Bach. The Los Angeles Virtuosi Orchestra is a dynamic ensemble devoted to the advocacy and support of music education. The ensemble was founded in 2013 on the core belief that an orchestra is a unique educational resource. Read more about the artists here.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 11, 12 – 2 p.m.

SAGES Lunch & Speaker Series

All Saints' Episcopal Church

504 N. Camden Drive, Beverly Hills

Reservations: [email protected]

Speaker: Suzi Digby, Baroness Eatwell OBE. A choral music director of considerable reputation for some time, Lady Eatwell has conducted the popular Golden Bridge Concert series at All Saints, where she explores fascinating comparisons of modern and classical composers. Additionally she comes to Los Angeles as a visiting lecturer at USC, where she teaches conducting. She is an extremely dynamic speaker and performer, and we are very fortunate to have her join us! She will share highlights of her career, including her collaboration with All Saints’ own Dr. Craig Phillips. Suggested donation: $15. SAGES is All Saints' fellowship ministry for mature adults. We gather two Thursdays a month for lunch, friendship, prayer and engaging presentations.


Taizé Service

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church

1432 Engracia Avenue, Torrance 90501

Our candlelit evenings of music, meditation, and prayer return for another season! Join us at St. Andrew's on the second Thursday of each month to experience this powerful, spiritual service.  

SUNDAY, JANUARY 14, 4:15 p.m.

Solemn Evensong

St. James in-the-City Episcopal Church

3903 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles 90010

Information here

The Choir of Saint James will perform Responses by William Smith; Gloucester Canticles by Herbert Howells; "Jesu, the Very Thought of Thee" by Paul Halley; and "Ave Maria" by Franz Biebl.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17, 7:30 p.m.

A Service in the style of Taizé

All Saints Episcopal Church

504 North Camden Drive, Beverly Hills 90210

Information here or 310.275.0123 or [email protected]

Begun many years ago at the ecumenical French monastic community called Taizé, these services, with candlelight and singing of chants, are a wonderful way to refresh in the midst of a busy week.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 21, 4 p.m.

Oak Baroque: Baroque Rarities

Church of the Epiphany

5450 Churchwood Drive, Oak Park 91377

Information here or [email protected] or 818.991.4797

The players of Oak Baroque return with a fascinating program of Bach’s Partita in Bb, BWV 825, Telemann’s Gulliver’s Travels Suite for Two Violins, rarities for cello by Domenico Gabrielli and Francesco Maria Zuccari, and American premieres of recently discovered works by Roberto Valentine and an anonymous composer. There will be a simple reception after the concert to greet the artists.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 21, 6 p.m.

Classical Sundays at Six -

International Laureates Organ Series: Ryan Chan

St. James in-the-City Episcopal Church

3903 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles 90010

Information here

Ryan Chan is recognized as a versatile musician who specializes in organ and harpsichord. His passions for both early and contemporary repertoire, performance practice, historic/antique keyboards, experimentation and teaching define his musical identity. As a soloist and a chamber/orchestral player, he has performed in venues across the United States, Europe and Hong Kong. Selections will include: Prelude and Fugue in B Major (from Op. 7) by Marcel Dupré; Hommage à Couperin, Op. 48 & Trumpet Tune, Op. 43, N0. 6 by Rachel Laurin; Fantasie No. 2 in D-flat Major, Op. 101 by Charles-Camille Saint-Saëns; Carmen Fantasy by Edwin Lamare; "Hózhó" by Connor Chee; "Lullaby that releases me from reality" by Hina Sakamoto; "Toccata" (from Suite, Op. 5) by Maurice Duruflé. Read more about this artist here.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 25, 12 – 2 p.m.

SAGES Lunch & Speaker Series

All Saints' Episcopal Church

504 N. Camden Drive, Beverly Hills

Reservations: [email protected]

Curtis Berak/Harpsicord. A master and acclaimed harpsichord maker and hurdy gurdy (we will learn all about this instrument!) player, Curtis promises to inspire us with an introduction to these two instruments invented during the Middle Ages, and which he supplies all over the West Coast for music from the Baroque and Renaissance era. He is an expert in his field and we are so very fortunate to have him join us! Suggested donation: $15. SAGES is All Saints' fellowship ministry for mature adults. We gather two Thursdays a month for lunch, friendship, prayer and engaging presentations.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 28, 5 p.m.

Chamber Music Concert III

All Saints Episcopal Church

504 North Camden Drive, Beverly Hills 90210

Information/tickets here or 310.275.0123 or [email protected]

Music by Beethoven & Bruch, performed by Roger Keller, clarinet; Connie Kupka, viola; David Speltz, cello; and Stephen Manes, piano. This concert features Beethoven’s “Eyeglass Duo” for viola and cello, and “Trio, Op. 11,” and other duos and trios of Max Bruch. Tickets: $20 ($10 students and seniors). Admission free with Music Guilddonor season pass.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 28, 6 p.m.

Classical Sundays at Six: Phillip Levy, violin & Tae Yeon Lim, piano

St. James in-the-City Episcopal Church

3903 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles 90010

Information here

Featuring works by Mozart, Schubert, Schumann, and Kreisler. Hailed by the San Francisco Chronicle as the top classical performer of 1995, violinist Phillip Levy has received worldwide critical acclaim at festivals in Spoleto, Bayreuth, Edinburgh, Israel, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Ojai, Seattle and Aspen. Read more about the artists here.

Events to be included in the online diocesan calendar and the Update may be emailed to [email protected].



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Food Pantry

Our Saviour Center

4368 Santa Anita Avenue, El Monte

With lower pandemic numbers and everyone back at school and work our Food Pantry is in need of volunteers. Lend a hand on Tuesdays and Thursdays and the second and fourth Saturdays of each month from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m., rain or shine, to help us help the neediest families in our community. Volunteers should be age 16 and up. Street parking is available on Santa Anita, McGirk and Lambert avenues. Please wear a mask. All activities are outdoors; dress appropriately and wear close-toed shoes. For information or to sign up (not required), email [email protected].


June 9 - 14, 2024

Aquinas At Orvieto, Italy:

Deepen Your Own Spiritual Journey as Mystic and Prophet

Join Matthew Fox, Meshi Chavez and Claudia Picardi for a five-day workshop at the ancient monastery of St. Ludovico in St. Thomas Aquinas’ hometown. Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274) was a mystic and prophet and one of the greatest geniuses in Western history. Courageous and controversial in his day, he brought science (from Aristotle) into the Christian West. His writings reveal an amazing mind and mystical heart. Matthew Fox, a member of the Dominican order, is a preeminent theologian and internationally acclaimed scholar of Western spirituality. He has written extensively on the wisdom of Aquinas and has translated for the first time in English some of his works. Discover Aquinas where he lived and worked, and experience monastic hospitality during this five-day retreat. More information is here.

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October 7 – 17, 2024

Italy Pilgrimage

Join the Rev. Steve De Muth and the Rev. Barrett Van Buren for an 11-day pilgrimage across Italy. We will visit Venice, Florence, Assisi, and Rome. The tour price includes roundtrip airfare from Los Angeles, first class/select hotels, most meals, professional tour director, comprehensive sightseeing, all hotel service charges and local taxes, porterage and entrance fees. Cost is $4,549 per person from Los Angeles including $520 taxes/airline surcharges. For information, contact Steve De Muth, 100 N. Third Ave., Covina, CA 91723 or 626.967.3939 or [email protected]. A full itinerary is here.


Listings may be sent to [email protected]. There is no charge.

COSTA MESA: Music Minister, St. John the Divine Episcopal Church. Working in conjunction with, and directly reporting to the rector, the Music Minister serves as organist/pianist and choir director. The Music Minister is encouraged to use traditional Episcopal hymns along with contemporary music, using a variety of hymnals, instruments and accommodating the abilities of volunteers. As this is a worship leadership position in our church, the qualified candidate must understand himself, or herself, as first and foremost a person who worships God in spirit and in truth (John 4:23). This is a non benefited part-time job position. A full job description with application information is here.

COSTA MESA: Parish Administrator, Saint John the Divine Episcopal Church. The Parish Administrative Assistant (AA) serves the church working directly with the rector of the parish. The AA is responsible for a wide variety of communication and administrative tasks and is the key contact (with the clergy) for groups using the facility, and visitors. The non-benefited position is approximately 15 hours a week, currently Tuesday-Thursdays, 10 - 3 p.m. A full job description with application information is here.

MANHATTAN BEACH: Choir Section Leaders, Trinity Lutheran Church. Nine month contract – Saturday morning rehearsal 9-11 a.m. Sunday morning 9 a.m. call for 10 a.m. service. Also Christmas, Holy Week, and Easter. Benefits as per California employment law. Compensation is essentially $100 a week on a per-call basis. Solo opportunities as well. Looking for good readers and strong singers to thrive in a vocally healthy and creative environment. For questions, or to set up an audition, please send resume and possible sound clip to Director of Music & Liturgy James Koenig; [email protected] or text 323.309.9532.

TUSTIN: Sexton. St. Paul's Episcopal Church. 25 hours/week. The sexton serves to maintain a high standard of cleanliness and readiness of Church facilities to enable the work and ministry of the congregation and to create a pleasant atmosphere for members, guests, and staff. Job description here. Contact: [email protected].

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