October 20, 2019
Episcopalians aid fire victims
As the Sandalwood fire devastated homes in Calimesa, St. Stephen's Church, Beaumont, and St. Alban's Church, Yucaipa, went to work to help. They combined funds from an Episcopal Relief and Development grant with money raised through a craft sales by St. Stephen's parishioner Nancy Watterson (left) and special offerings from both congregations to purchase gift cards, which St. Stephen's rector, Canon Bill Dunn, and St. Alban's priest-in-charge, C.C. Schroeder, delivered to affected families, including the man in the photo above who lost his home in the blaze. The Local Assistance Center brought together numerous agencies and service providers, according to Dunn, who also is dean of Deanery 7. The Sandalwood fire burned more than 1,000 acres before it was fully contained the evening of Oct. 14. It destroyed 76 homes and other structures, damaged 16 more, and killed two residents.
Diocesan Convention
Friday - Saturday, November 15 - 16 • Riverside Convention Center
Pre-convention meetings to continue this weekend
As Diocesan Convention approaches each year, meetings are held in the deaneries of the diocese. Clergy and convention delegates are expected to attend; all interested Episcopalians are welcome. One or more members of the diocesan leadership team - the bishops, canon to the ordinary, treasurer, finance officer - will attend each gathering. The meetings continue this Saturday and Sunday,and continue through the third and fourth weekends in October.

Deanery 1 met on Oct. 12, and Deaneries 5 and 6 on Oct. 13. Remaining meetings are scheduled for the following dates, locations and times:

Deanery 2
St. Martin in the Fields Church
7136 Winnetka Avenue, Winnetka, CA 91306

Deanery 3
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
St. Thomas the Apostle Church
7501 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles 90046

Deanery 4
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Church of the Magdalene
1011 S. Verdugo Road, Glendale 91205

Deanery 7
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
St. John’s Episcopal Church
526 Magnolia Avenue, Corona 92879

Deanery 8
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20, 3 – 5 p.m.
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
525 E. 7th Street, Long Beach 90813

An invitation from St. Luke's Church: The St. Luke's Brass Rubbing and Medieval Arts Center will open at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 20 to welcome clergy, delegates from Deanery 8, and anyone who's interested in a Brass Rubbing adventure. People are invited to browse, to make a rubbing, or just to snack and wait for the meeting to begin at 3 p.m. If families are looking for a Sunday afternoon outing, family members can hang out at Brass Rubbings while the Convention delegate goes to the meeting.

Deaneries 9 & 10
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
St. James’ Church
3209 Via Lido, Newport Beach 92663
Secretary of Convention corrects number of Corporation of the Diocese directors to be elected
Canon Steve Nishibayashi, secretary of convention, has announced that there has been a change in the number of directors to be elected to the Corporation of the Diocese during Diocesan Convention. "Upon a recent analysis of the composition of the Corporation and a review of Canon XXI, we have discovered that we need to elect one lay person (not two) for a three-year term, and one clergy person for a three-year term (an election not previously listed on the convention website). Clergy persons interested in being nominated for this office, he added, should submit their nomination forms as soon as possible in order to be listed on the tally sheet in the convention booklet.
Nominee information is now appearing on the website
Nominations for diocesan offices are still open. Brief biographies, statements, photos and videos from candidates are now on the convention webpage here. A list of available offices is here, along with nomination forms and instructions.

Canon Steven Nishibayashi, Secretary of Convention, has requested that candidates provide a video — taken on their phones — in which they identify themselves, their congregations, the office for which they are running, and a short statement of their reasons for seeking the office. Links to these videos are being provided along with the usual candidate information (photo, short biography and statement). For instructions for the video, see the July issue of Convention Notes here. A page of instructions for photos, biographies and statements is here. (All submissions are subject to editing; word limits are strictly observed.)

The deadline for nominations for inclusion in the printed tally sheet is Oct. 28; for inclusion on the website prior to Convention, Nov. 4. Nominations may be made from the floor of convention for open offices provided that a copy of the nominations form has been completed and pressed to the Secretary of Convention at the time of nomination.
Camp Convention for young people (ages 8 - 13)
Camp Convention is something completely new for Diocesan Convention 2019, offered in partnership with Camp Stevens. Students ages 8 - 13 are invited to participate in Camp Convention activities happening around the convention center while business is in session. Camp Stevens staff and youth volunteers will lead this program. (High school students who would like to volunteer may sign up here.) For more information about Camp Convention and to register, click here.

Licensed childcare providers will be onsite to care for children ages 0 - 8 during convention. Toys, activities, snacks, and meals will be provided. To register , click here.
Social Enterprise Academy awards to be awarded at convention
For the past six month, six mission church cohorts have been participating in the first ever Social Enterprise Academy put on by Episcopal Enterprises. Bishop John Harvey Taylor has come to see social enterprise as a valuable tool for creating sustainability and funding ministry in our churches. The aim of the Academy is to help churches imagine and identify social enterprise possibilities and earned income strategies in their own context and prepare and equip churches with the knowledge and tools to implement their idea(s) and ensure its success. At the end of the Academy, each cohort will present their social enterprise idea to and be judged by a panel of social enterprise experts. The top three cohorts will then present their ideas from the convention stage where delegates will vote for their favorite, competing for more than $6,000 in prize money. --Reported by the Rev. Canon Jaime Edwards-Acton
Clergy spouses/partners space at convention
Canon Kathy O'Connor and Canon Steve Bruce - spouses of Bishop John Harvey Taylor and Diane Jardine Bruce - have sent the following invitation to clergy spouses and partners:
"If you plan to attend part or all of Diocesan Convention next month (Nov. 15 and 16), please visit our Clergy Spouses and Partners room in the Riverside Convention Center, Ben H. Lewis Hall, Room MR9, main floor. Drop by to visit with old friends and new, grab a cup of coffee and a snack, or just relax in our own private space. Our room opens at 10 a.m. Friday for the day, and will be open on Saturday during regular convention hours. We look forward to seeing you there!"
Convention worship to follow 'Way of Love'
A message from worship committee co-chairs the Rev. Canon Susan Russell and the Rev. Kay Sylvester
The theme of our 2019 Diocesan Convention is the “Lifelong Way of Love” -- focusing on Christian formation and education for all ages. As Episcopalians, prayer and worship are core components of how we come together whenever we gather and so plans are well underway for the liturgies that will shape our time together in Riverside this year. Led by a diverse team of liturgical leaders from around the diocese, “A Two-Day Liturgy Following the Way of Love” will begin with opening prayers as convention is called to order on Friday morning and end with a festival Eucharist on Saturday afternoon. Throughout the convention our prayers and worship services will follow Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s invitation to enter into reflection, discernment and commitment around the practices of Turn – Learn – Pray – Worship – Bless – Rest – Go. For more information visit The Way of Love webpages or contact Canon Susan Russell at srussell@ladiocese.org
Volunteer opportunities at convention
Volunteers are vital to the smooth operation of Diocesan Convention. Adults interested in volunteering should contact samanthawylie@ladiocese.org. High-school age young people who would like to take part in the youth presence at convention will find information here.
Requiescat in pace
The Rev. Magdaleno Bacagan
September 29, 1932 – October 8, 2019
The Rev. Magdaleno Bacagan, retired vicar of Holy Communion Church, Gardena (1983 – 1998), died Oct. 8. He was 87. Service arrangements are pending. Before becoming vicar of Holy Communion Church, Bacagan was assistant treasurer of the diocese for four years. At the same time he began his work at the Gardena church, Bishop Robert C. Rusack named him diocesan vicar for Asian Ministries, assisting then-Archdeacon Terence Lynberg. Bacagan, who spoke Spanish and Chinese in addition to English and Tagalog, was also an active member and secretary of LAD/EAST, a precursor to the Los Angeles branch of Episcopal Asiamerican Ministries. He was appointed by then-Presiding Bishop John Allin as a commissioner of the wider church’s Asian ministries program (EAST). An obituary is here.
Events & Announcements
All Saints, Pasadena, to host conversation on 'Strategic Planning for a Changing Church'
"Where from Here? Strategic Planning for a Changing Church in a Changing World" will be hosted by the CEEP Network and All Saints Church, Pasadena, on Oct. 26, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. The conversation "will help us understand how global problems become national/regional problems, which become church problems," according to the event announcement. "This approach takes into account the interconnectedness between the church and the world. This is not about downloading specific tactics. This is about walking away with tools for creating practical frameworks for decision-making. This is about innovating before decline and demise happens. This is about figuring out how to ask the questions that will take us into the future and help us develop constructive approaches to managing our parishes' futures." The conversation will focus on three major issues. "Three experts will give us the lay of the land on those issues, and then we'll talk about the concept of 'wicked problems' and a different way to conceive of strategic planning. The goal isn't to walk away with answers; the goal is to learn to ask better questions and to experiment." The program will conclude at 2 p.m., followed by drinks, dessert and more conversation. Cost is $25 per person, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. To register, click here. All Saints Church is located at 132 N Euclid Avenue, Pasadena 91101. The CEEP Network, formerly known as the Consortium of Endowed Episcopal Parishes, is the largest group of resourced institutions from across the Episcopal Church. The network’s membership is committed to strengthening leaders for a changing church through connecting, equipping, and diversifying.
Program in Laguna Niguel will provide information on dementia
Is it Alzheimer’s? Is it dementia? Just part of getting old? Donna Velarde, LCSW, of Alzheimer’s Orange County will present an informational program at Faith Episcopal Church, 27802 El Lazo, Laguna Niguel 92677 on Friday, Oct. 25, 6 p.m. In this "Dementia 101" programs, Velarde will separate fact from fiction about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia; provide simple tips for connecting and communicating with people with memory loss, and outline how free services at Alzheimer’s Orange County can help people with dementia. For more information and to register, contact the organization's faith administrator at 949.448.8114 or Marsha Bardwell at 949.813.7912.
Spirituality center in Ontario to offer retreats, weekly programs
The new Center for Spirituality at Christ Church, Ontario, will present several programs in coming months, including two retreats and two weekly programs. Christ Church is located at 1127 N. San Antonio Avenue, Ontario, California 91762. More information about all programs is here.

Retreat: Dreams as a Path to Deep Healing of the Soul, with Peter Fritsch
Early Christian literature bears witness to the spiritual importance of dreams, and in the 20th century the work of Carl Jung has reclaimed for dreams their rightful place in contemporary spirituality. In this workshop, participants will explore the symbolism of their own dreams as a path to healing. Participation in the whole program is expected; exceptions can be made if the participant is able to be present from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday and all day Saturday. Friday, Oct. 25, 5 - 9 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 26, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Retreat: Dreaming our Way to Wholeness, with Kathy Sperling
Are you longing for an ancient and powerful practice to explore spiritual growth and transformation? Dreams are one of the fastest ways to connect to the soul and experience human wholeness, which brings freedom, spaciousness and meaning to our often-distracted lives. Whether or not you have worked with dreams, this will open up new possibilities to develop greater compassion for self and the world around you. Friday, Nov. 22, 5pm to 9pm; Saturday, November 23, 8 am to 3 pm; participation in the whole program is assumed; exceptions can be made if the participant is able to be present from 7pm to 9pm Friday and all day Saturday.

Cost for each of these retreats is $120, including Friday supper, Saturday morning coffee and lunch. Scholarships are available. To enroll, contact Ashanti Smalls at christchurchontariocal@gmail.com. The Center at present does not have facilities to accommodate guests overnight.

Come sit quietly with us. An experience of meditation for beginners. Unplug. Reconnect. Experience inner peace. Thursdays, Oct. 17, 24 and 31 and Nov. 7, 14 and 21, 6 - 6:30 p.m. All are welcome.

Monastery Without Walls
The search for wisdom, self-knowledge and healing are at the core of the monastic experience in every religion. Christian monastics throughout the ages have joined such a search to their faith in Jesus Christ as teacher, healer, and conduit to God. Today, Christians can use the monastic experience without actually living in a monastic community. Participants will learn and practice contemplative prayer, read passages from monastic theology and spirituality, and share their life journeys, discovering awareness, balance, and compassion by spending time together and opening to the Holy Spirit. Tuesdays, Oct. 22 and 29 and Nov. 5, 12 and 19, 9 -10:30 a.m. To register, contact the Rev. Gianluigi Gugliermetto at priest.christchurchont@gmail.com.
From the wider Episcopal Church
'Way of Love' with Bishop Michael Curry podcast continues with season 2
Season 2 of The Episcopal Church’s podcast The Way of Love with Bishop Michael Curry, continues with new episodes every Tuesday through November 5. These weekly conversations, featuring Bishop Curry, podcast hosts Kyle Oliver and Sandy Milien, and a variety of guests, center on ways to live a life committed to living the way of God’s unconditional, unselfish, sacrificial and redemptive love. Each episode of Season 2 focuses on one of the seven Way of Love Practices for a Jesus-Centered Life: turn, learn, pray, worship, bless, go, and rest, with a focus on living these practices every day. Listeners will first hear from Bishop Curry, usually in conversation with a colleague. Faith leaders from around the country will then consider questions about what faith practices might look like outside of church as well as what it may look like to follow Jesus in a diverse and increasingly secular culture. A full list of topics is here. The Way of Love with Bishop Michael Curry is available on most podcast apps and at episcopalchurch.org. Visit the Way of Love podcast webpage to subscribe to the podcast through Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts or Spotify and to sign up for notifications of new seasons and episodes as well as additional featured content.
Video series 'Traveling the Way of Love' to premiere Episode 6: Go
Traveling the Way of Love, Episode 6: Go, the latest installment of the first season of the Way of Love video series from The Episcopal Church Office of Communication, premieres October 29, 3 p.m. EDT on The Episcopal Church website and on The Episcopal Church Facebook page. Hosted by Chris Sikkema, the Office of Communication’s manager for special projects, Traveling the Way of Love shares stories of the ways people across The Episcopal Church practice the Way of Love with each episode highlighting one of the seven Way of Love practices: turn, learn, pray, worship, bless, go, and rest. This sixth episode focuses on Go. Read more here.
Dean Kelly Brown Douglas of Washington National Cathedral to keynote Bishop's Dinner on Nov. 2
Event will honor Joe Costa, executive officer of Hillsides
The third annual Bishop's Dinner will be held on Saturday, Nov. 2 in the nave of St. John's Cathedral, Los Angeles. Keynote speaker will be the Rev. Kelly Brown Douglas, Ph.D., dean of Episcopal Divinity School at Union Theological Seminary, and canon theologian at Washington National Cathedral. The event will honor Joe Costa, president and chief executive officer of Hillsides, a service agency and diocesan institution that works with at-risk children and families. Read more here.
Brass Rubbing Center is open at St. Luke's, Long Beach
What better way to salute that new branch of the royal family, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, than to take oneself to the castle -- no farther than Long Beach -- and indulge in the fun of pairing pageantry with current events when the Brass Rubbing Medieval Arts Center opened Oct. 15 and runs through Nov. 9 at St. Luke's Episcopal Church. Cost is $8 for materials. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday; groups may be booked at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Walk-up visitors are welcome from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays. For more information, email to brass.rubbing.lb@gmail.com. St. Luke's is located at 525 E. Seventh Street, Long Beach. Read more here.
Javier Stauring, advocate for incarcerated youth, will keynote Prism event Oct. 19
Prism, the restorative justice ministry of the diocese that provides chaplaincy services to Los Angeles County facilities, will present "Building Beloved Community: A Vision of Unity," featuring Javier Stauring and guests, on Saturday, Oct. 19, 6 - 9 p.m. at Church of Our Saviour, 535 West Roses Road, San Gabriel. The event, a fundraiser for Prism's jail ministries, will feature a wine reception, dinner and keynote address by Javier Stauring, a founding member of Healing Dialogue and Action. Read more here.
'Womankind' invited to Arcadia parish for time of prayer and refreshment
Episcopal Church Women of Church of the Transfiguration, Arcadia, will present "WOMANKIND 2019," a time for prayer and refreshment, and care for the physical, spiritual, and mental self, on Saturday, Oct. 26, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Read more here.
MASK-erade Ball coming to Redondo Beach
The Mutual Ministry of St. Andrew's Church, Torrance, and Christ Church, Redondo Beach, presents its first annual MASK-erade Ball on Saturday, Oct. 26, 6 - 10 p.m. at Christ Church. There will be dinner, dancing to live music, 50/50 raffle, silent auction, and much more. Event tickets are $50; 50/50 raffle tickets are $10. Sponsorships are available. Participants are invited to wear costumes or bring a mask. Christ Church is located at 408 S. Broadway, Redondo Beach 90277. For information, click here or call 310.540.1722.
Gooden Center announces 2019 'Run for Recovery'
The Gooden Center, an Episcopal Church-related treatment center for men dealing with addiction, will hold its annual "Run for Recovery" fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 26 at Lacy Park in San Marino. The event will include a 5K run, finisher medals, t-shirts, a Halloween costume contest, vendors, food, live music and activities for the whole family. Dogs and strollers are welcome. For information, visit goodencenterrun.com
St. Aidan’s, Malibu, to present 'Rising from the Ashes' outreach fundraiser
St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church will present its 13th annual Harvest of Hope fundraiser, titled 'Rising from the Ashes,' on Sunday, Oct. 27, 3 - 6 p.m., at the parish campus at 28211 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, across from Paradise Cove. The festive afternoon will feature music, wine and food tasting and a silent auction to benefit local charities. Tickets are $45 in advance and $55 at the door(free for children) and can be ordered online here or by contacting the church office at the church office at 310.457.7966 or office@staidanschurch.org.
Author Jim Wallis to discuss new book at All Saints Pasadena
Join All Saints Church for a conversation with renowned theologian, pastor, and bestselling author Jim Wallis, as he talks about his new book, Christ in Crisis: Why We Need to Reclaim Jesus, on Thursday, Oct. 31 at 1 p.m. Through his writing, Wallis offers a path to spiritual healing and solidarity, aimed to mend the divide separating Americans today. With a practical and empathetic approach, Wallis addresses questions of power, truth, fear, and discipleship, applying lessons from the biblical stories to contemporary issues like race, immigration, and political discourse. He offers comfort, compassion, and a constructive field guide for the modern era. All Saints Church is located at 132 N. Euclid Ave, Pasadena.
Reminders from the wider church
United Thank Offering 2020 Annual Grants application process is open
Informational webinars will be offered Oct. 15 and Jan. 14
The United Thank Offering (UTO) board of directors is pleased to announce the availability of their 2020 United Thank Offering Annual Grants. These grants are awarded for projects in The Episcopal Church and throughout the Anglican Communion, each year with a different focus. For 2020, the focus is "Bless: Share faith, practice generosity and compassion, and proclaim the Good News of God in Christ with hope and humility." These awards have supported everything from staff positions, conferences, creation of educational resources, and contributing to building projects. The application process opened Sept. 6, 2019; application information and forms are available here. The deadline for submitting a grant application is March 6, 2020 at 2 p.m. (West Coast time). Read more here.
This week around the diocese
Brass Rubbing Medieval Arts Center
St. Luke’s Church
525 E. Seventh Street, Long Beach
St. Luke’s will open its annual Brass Rubbing Center, where visitors can create and take home traced images made by rubbing colored wax on paper laid over a metal relief. The event will continue until Nov. 9; hours are 9 a.m., 11 a.m., and 1 p.m. by appointment on Tuesday through Saturday. Cost is $8 for materials. Afternoon tea events are also available and can be reserved through email. Walk-up visitors are welcome from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Aging Mastery, Session 2
St. Francis' Church
2200 Via Rosa, Palos Verdes Estates
Information: 310.375.4617
Developed by the National Council on Aging, this program encourages mastery-developing behaviors that will lead to improved health, stronger financial security, and overall well-being. The series of 10 topics combined into five sessions will provide information and techniques on how to live a longer, healthier, safer and well-cared for life as well as how to make and maintain small but impactful changes in health behaviors, financial well-being, and enrichment in later life. This session’s topics are “Healthy Eating and Hydration” and “Falls Prevention.”

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 7 p.m.
Spooky Mystery Night
All Saints Church
504 N Camden Drive, Beverly Hills 90210
Information: 310.275.0123 ext. 113
Teens and ‘tweens are invited to a Spooky Mystery Halloween Night at All Saints’ Church in Beverly Hills. Young people in grades 4 through 6 are welcome at 7 p.m.; those in grades 7 and up can come at 8:30 p.m. Guests are invited to wear costumes and be prepared for games and Halloween fun. Dinner is included; tickets are $15 per person.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Daughters of the King Fall Assembly
St. Columba's Episcopal Church
1251 Las Posas Road, Camarillo 93010
Information: sheilalowerre@gmail.com or 714.335.9629
Registration here
“Women in Spiritual Leadership: Sharing Our Stories – Sharing Our Spirit” will be the theme of the 2019 Daughters of the King Fall Assembly, hosted by the St. Columba’s DOK chapter in Camarillo. Early registration is strongly encouraged; the cost is $15 if paid by October 14, and $20 thereafter and at the door. Continental breakfast is included with admission.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Prism Fundraiser: Building Beloved Community - A Vision of Unity
Church of Our Saviour, 535 West Roses Road, San Gabriel
Information: 626.703.4474 or prismjustice.org
Prism, the restorative justice ministry of the diocese, will present a fundraiser dinner, featuring Javier Stauring, an advocate for incarcerated youth and the first U.S. recipient of the international award from Human Rights Watch, as keynote speaker. Suggested donation is $50. Prism provides chaplaincy services to Los Angeles County facilities.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19, 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Guys & Dolls Fundraiser
St. John’s Church
4745 Wheeler Avenue, La Verne 91750
Information: 909.596.1321 or office@stjohnslaverne.org
St. John’s Church will present its annual fall gala and fundraiser, themed “Guys & Dolls,” which will feature food provided by Euro Café, casino games, a silent auction, raffle, and music by The Secret Jazz Band. Admission is $50 per person; proceeds will benefit the mission and ministries of St. John’s. Tickets can be purchased here. [ www.stjohnslaverne.org/event/annual-gala-fundraiser/]

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Open House at St. Paul’s Commons
St. Paul’s Commons
840 Echo Park Avenue, Los Angeles
Information: 213.482.2040, ext. 240
All in the diocesan community are invited. A short program and a new exhibit of artwork will begin at 10:30 a.m., followed by open house and luncheon on the rooftop terrace. Admission is free, but free-will contributions will be gratefully accepted and benefit the ministry of St. Paul’s Commons. The Commons building adjoins St. Athanasius Church, the oldest continuing Protestant congregation in southern California, was consecrated and opened in 1994 and has served the diocesan community for 25 years.

Refugee Program Discussion
St. Paul’s Church
1221 Wass Street, Tustin
Information: laura@stpauls.org
Joyce Capelle, CEO of Crittenton Services for Children and Families, will lead a discussion of services to refugee children and share the experience of providing a temporary home for them. Crittendon Services is one of two agencies in Orange County authorized by Health and Human Services to receive children who have been separated from their families at the border.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Womankind 2019
Church of the Transfiguration
1881 S. First Avenue, Arcadia 91006
Information here
WOMANKIND, a time for prayer, refreshment, and care of the physical, spiritual, and mental self, will feature a Taize worship service. There will also be a keynote address from the Rev. Canon Ada Wong Nagata and presentations by the Rev. Laurel Coote and Patricia Esslin. Cost is $25 fee, which includes lunch. Register here and purchase tickets here. Childcare will be available at no charge.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
MASK-erade Ball
Christ Church
408 S. Broadway, Redondo Beach 90277
Information: 310.540.1722 or here
The Mutual Ministry of St. Andrew’s Church in Torrance and Christ Church in Redondo Beach presents its first annual MASK-erade Ball, including dinner, dancing to live music, a raffle, a silent auction, and more. Participants are invited to wear costumes or bring a mask. Event tickets are $50; raffle tickets are $10.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26 (all day)
Gooden Center Run for Recovery
Lacy Park
1485 Virginia Road, San Marino 91108
Information here
The Gooden Center, an Episcopal Church-related treatment center for men dealing with addiction, will hold its annual “Run for Recovery” fundraiser, which will include a 5K run, finisher medals, T-shirts, a Halloween costume contest, vendors, food, live music and activities for the whole family. Dogs and strollers are welcome.
This week in liturgy & the arts
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2 p.m.
Wind Ensemble Concert: Harmonie L.A.
St. Bede's Church
3590 Grand View Blvd, Los Angeles 90066
Information: 310.391.5522 or here
The term "harmonie" dates from the mid-18th century and refers to house wind bands for the nobles. HARMONIE L.A. is a contemporary wind ensemble that plays music from all eras for all people. Flutist Patricia Cloud, oboist Michele Forrest, and basoonist William Wood will perform music by Vivaldi, J.S. Bach, Heitor Villa Lobos, Gordon Jacob and Luigi Cherubini. Suggested donation: $15. Ample free parking is available in the church lot.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20, 4 p.m.
Concert: Music of Gabriel Faure
Grace Episcopal Church
555 E. Mountain View Avenue, Glendora
Information: 626.335.3171 or grace@graceglendora.org
Featuring the Parish Choir under the direction of David Aldrete, Susan Scranton (piano), Laurel Myers McKenzie (flute) and Rick England (piano and organ). Music will include Messe Basse, arranged from the 1882 score by Rick England, ASCAP; "Berceuse," op. 56, No. 1; "Sicilianne," op 78; and "Après un Réve," op. 7, No. 1.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20, 4 p.m.
Men's Evensong Invitational
St. Luke's Church
122 S. California Avenue, Monrovia 91016
Information: 626.357.7071
A wine and cheese reception will follow the service. The anthem is Jester Hairston's arrangement of "There Is a Balm in Gilead." The choir will also sing two canticles, the psalm, two hymns, and Jones' TTB Preces and Responses and TTBB "Phos Hilaron."

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20, 5 p.m.
Choral Evensong with Healing Prayer
St. Cross Episcopal Church
1818 Monterey Blvd., Hermosa Beach
Information: 310.376.8989
The Chancel Choir of St. Cross Episcopal Church and the Hermosa Beach Chapter of the Order of St. Luke welcome all for a service of Evensong with hymns, Taize, and healing prayer. This meditative, contemplative service offers respite for the soul, a calming spirit, and the opportunity to light votive candles. Free will offerings support St. Cross’s music ministry. Light refreshments will be served following the service.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20, 8 p.m.
Compline at the Cathedral
St. John's Cathedral
514 W. Adams Blvd., Los Angeles
Information here
Choral Evensong
All Saints’ Church
504 N. Camden Drive, Beverly Hills 90210
310.275.0123 ext.112 or here
Featuring All Saints’ Choir and Parish Choir, with pieces by John Tavener, Bernard Rose, David Willcocks, and Paul Halley. Reception to follow.

Choral Evensong
St. Wilfrid of York Church
18631 Chapel Lane, Huntington Beach 92646-1831
Information: 714.962.7512 or admin@stwilfridschurch.org
Evensong is a magnificent act of worship which provides an opportunity for praise, prayer, reflection and congregational song. This service of scripture and music has been sung daily in many cathedrals and parishes around the world for over 500 years. A reception will follow worship.
Pilgrimage to England and Scotland: Tracing the Roots of the Episcopal Church
November 11 - 21, 2019
An 11-day pilgrimage exploring historic events that helped shape the Episcopal Church. Stops will include a visit to St. Andrew's Cathedral in Aberdeen, Scotland; a luncheon at the Eagle and Child in Oxford, where C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien met with the "Inklings"; exploration of the Scottish and English countryside, shopping, pub visits, afternoon tea and more. Cost is $3,749, which covers roundtrip flight from L.A., four-star hotels, most meals, all ground transportation, guides and drivers, and entrances to everything listed in the itinerary. Led by the Rev. Steve DeMuth, rector of Holy Trinity Church, Covina. A full brochure is here.
Be Transformed by Tanzania
April 25 - May 7, 2020
Christian and Shannon Kassoff will lead a transformational journey to Tanzania in East Africa April 25 - May 7, 2020. This trip will have a school project component, however, the focus will be traveling with intention to meet new people, experience another culture, and to stretch, learn and grow into new ways of being and engaging the world. This will not be a "churchy" trip but we will meet the Holy Spirit everywhere as she expresses herself around East Africa. We will have time for reflection and meditation and optional opportunities for yoga. We will of course visit God's creation on safari in the Serengetti and Ngorongoro Crater. Cost is $3,700, which covers roundtrip flight from LAX. For information visit RoadtoTanzania.com. Questions? Contact Christian at zinchy@gmail.com and 714.726.3673.
Central Europe: Oberammergau Passion Play
September 2 - 14, 2020
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; rector@stbedesla.org. A full itinerary is here.

Listing information may be sent to editor@ladiocese.org. Some documents, such as full job descriptions, are stored in an online Dropbox folder. It is not necessary to have a Dropbox account to download the files: select "Continue download" if the program invites you to create an account.

BEVERLY HILLS: Financial Manager, All Saints Church. Part-time (30 hours/week). To coordinate and execute the congregation's financial business affairs. A full job description is here. Email cover letter and resume to Jody Giles, director of Giving and Engagement, at jgiles@allsaintsbh.org.

LONG BEACH: Music Director and Organist, St. Luke's Episcopal Church; to lead worship, work with the choir, and set a vision for the parish music program. 18 hours per week; salary $33,000-$38,000 commensurate with experience. St. Luke's hopes to fill this position by November, 2019. Full job description and application instructions here.

LOS ANGELES: Senior Accountant. The Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles is seeking an experienced senior accountant who is well versed in fund accounting, budgeting, financial statement preparation, and internal controls. The ideal candidate is a hard worker who can easily navigate new financial accounting software systems, who communicates well, works well in a variety of situations, and who has a servant heart. A full job description is here. Send resume and cover letter to finance@ladiocese.org.

ONTARIO: Parish Assistant, Christ Church, to staff the office Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. For inquires, contact Gianluigi Gugliermetto, priest-in-charge, at priest.christchurchont@gmail.com.

PASADENA: Parish Receptionist at All Saints Church. Full-time. A successful candidate will have an attraction to the mission of All Saints, and some familiarity with church and/or nonprofit work environments. She/he will be the first point of contact for parishioners and visitors, with a friendly and welcoming personality and a desire to help all people. A full job description is here.

PASADENA: Building and grounds manager, All Saints Church. The manager has responsibility for supervision of a staff of eight full-time and part-time employees; for planning, organizing and directing campus maintenance, repairs and major events; and for managing annual budgets for the department. Must be fully bilingual (English and Spanish). Full job description and application instructions are here.

PLACENTIA: Office secretary/Administrative Assistant, Church of the Blessed Sacrament. Experienced church secretary/administrator with strong communication skills, to provide full parish office support. Hours: M-Th 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Fri. 9 a.m. - 12 p..m. Responsibilities include: Computer work; office support and inventory; regular office equipment usage, including daily printing/copying; MSOffice projects as assigned, managing mail, telephone calls, etc. Send resume for immediate consideration to frbarrett1314@gmail.com.

SIERRA MADRE: Ministry Intern at Church of the Ascension. Seeking a driven and organized part-time ministry intern, 5(+) hours/week (Sunday mornings from 7:45-12:45). Job duties include assisting Minister to Young Persons with childcare and various youth service activities. As-needed assistance with various kitchen maintenance duties (including coffee hour duties and kitchen upkeep.) Submit resume and cover letter to: parish@ascension-sierramadre.com, ATTN: The Rev. Canon Michael A. Bamberger.

UPLAND: Kindergarten Aide, part time, at Saint Mark's Episcopal School, a PS-8 school that inspires each child to achieve their highest potential by promoting intellectual, social, physical, and spiritual growth, in a safe and nurturing community. A strong candidate will have a love of children and a desire to support the teacher/school in its mission of education and formation. Bilingual in English and Mandarin a plus. A full job description can be found here. Please submit inquiries to the Rev. Karri Backer at kbacker@stmarks-upland.org.