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What's Happening
at St. Wilfrid's Episcopal Church and School
June 17, 2022 to June 23, 2022
St. Wilfrid's is a Christian community seeking to know and unconditionally share God's unfailing love.
This Sunday, June 19, 2022
The Second Sunday after Pentecost
In-Person Services at
8:30 and 10:30 am

GODLY PLAY BEGINS AT 8:30 and 10:30 am
Room 9
  • Ages 4 years to 5th grade
  • Visiting children are welcome
  • Montessori based
  • Bible story, art and prayers
  • The children will join families for the Eucharist

On summer hiatus. Godly Play will resume after Labor Day. Families with young children are reminded that the Cry Room is available.
Celebrating transitions in life is important. At the time of year, the most common celebration, is the celebration of graduation. The skeptic might think that graduations only involve showing up and minimal amounts of work, but I think that this line of thinking underestimates how important it is to see things through to completion. We, at St. Wilfrids with our preschool, have a unique opportunity to celebrate a child’s first graduation. We get to celebrate with them one of their first milestones in their lives, which is why each of you are invited to our Preschool Graduation Service on Friday, June 24th at 11am in the church Sanctuary. This ceremony will be filled with the children performing and receiving their first graduation certificates. If you are able to attend this service, I think that you will find your heart touched at this joyful occasion.
Then, the following Sunday, June 26th, between the 8:30am service and the 10:30am service, we have our preschool’s Japanese Dance performance. Come and join us in Sacquety Hall for a pancake breakfast and watch our preschoolers’ performance of Japanese dance. It will be a lot of fun, so I hope that you will come between services. I know that I am looking forward to it! 
This Sunday, in the early morning, our Youth Mission Trip to Navajoland began for a week-long trip that is designed to broaden their understanding of Native American culture and offer the community actions of service. Please keep this group in your prayers as they open themselves up other cultures and God’s work.
One last thing, you may have noticed that the fountain in our rose garden, near the entrance to the church office, and the fountain in the Memorial Garden are dry. In an effort to conserve water and do our part to reduce water use during the drought, we have temporarily turned off our fountains. We are looking forward to the day when the state’s water restrictions have been lifted and can once again enjoy hearing the sounds of flowing water on our church grounds.
God’s blessing be upon you,
Fr. Nathan Biornstad+
  • Saturday, June 18th:
Celebration of Wisdom Lunch, 11:30 am in Sacquety Hall.
  • Sunday, June 19th:
Youth Mission Trip to Navajo Land (returns Sunday, June 26th)
Happy Father's Day!
Summer choir begins, 9:45 am in the sanctuary.
  • Monday, June 20th:
June Nineteenth Holiday, Church Office Closed.
  • Tuesday, June 21st:
Grief Meeting, 9:30 am in Sacquety Hall.
Rector's Bible Study, 11:00 am in Sacquety Hall.
Preschool Commission Meeting, 5:00 pm in Father Nathan's Office.
  • Thursday, June 23rd:
Finance Commission Meeting @ 6:00 pm in Father Nathan's Office.
  • Saturday, June 25th:
Orange County Pride Event. The Parade begins at 10:00 am, the Festival at 11:30 am, Santa Ana Historical District (please see below)
  • Sunday, June 26th:
Pancake Breakfast and Japanese Class Dance Performance, 9:30 am in Courtyard.
Newcomer Lunch, 12:00 noon in the Youth Center. (please see below)
  • Sunday, June 26th:
Healing Ministry Team Meeting, 9:30 am in Sacquety Hall.
  • Monday, June 27th:
Vestry Meeting, 6:00 pm in Sacquety Hall.
  • Tuesday, June 28th:
Rector's Bible Study, 11:00 am in Sacquety Hall.

Episcopal Night at Dodger Stadium to return Sept. 23

After a two-year Covid pandemic-imposed hiatus, Episcopal Night at Dodger Stadium will be back on Friday, Sept. 23. Game time is 7:10 p.m. The home team will play the St. Louis Cardinals, and the game, win or lose, will be followed by fireworks.

Ticket sales will be handled by congregational representatives. Watch here for more information, and save the date.
Saturday, June 25th
Parade starts at 10:30 am
Festival starts at 11:30 am
Santa Ana Historical District

The Blaze It Forward Pride Parade steps off on Saturday, June 25th at 10:30 AM from N Ross Street, going down W. 3rd and wrapping up at the entrance to the Love Out Loud! Pride Festival on N Bush in Downtown Santa Ana.

The Festival takes place in Downtown Santa Ana between 3rd and 4th streets centered in front of the historic Yost Theater. 

St. Paul's Tustin is looking for volunteers to help at the Episcopal Church's booth at this year's O.C. Pride Festival. Currently, they could use 2 people for 1-3, 1 person for for 3-5, 2 people for 5-7, and 2 or 3 people for 7-closing. They have asked for permission not to stay until the bitter end, so if it seems reasonable to tear down at 7, go for it. They really need someone to take the lead on closing, in particular. Please let Rev. Kay Sylvester know if you can They have clergy from opening through 5 p.m.
T-shirts are due this week; they're $20 each. If you have an Episcopal Church Pride shirt from a prior year, you can wear that if you like.
Thanks, all! I hope we can pull this off with some love and joy!
Newcomers' Lunch
Sunday, June 26th @ 12:00pm
Children are welcome.
Please RSVP by Monday, June 20th by calling Terry (714) 962-7512 #201
The Wednesday Morning Prayer at 7:15 a.m. in the main sanctuary, is an opportunity to connect with God and others to be spiritually nourished mid-week.
A welcoming time of worship, the service begins with a thoughtful exploration of Holy Scripture, Eucharist and concludes with a meaningful time of prayers of intercession for God's people.
We are in need of volunteers for the following ministries:
  • HOSPITALITY CREW - we are in desperate need of volunteers on Sunday mornings to help serve refreshments after services. If interested,please contact Marcia Cray @
  • BAKERS: Do you enjoy baking? If so, please consider baking some goodies for our fellowship hour. Coffee cake, cookies etc. are always welcome. Or, if you are not a baker, please consider offering to bring donuts. Please contact Marci Cray to sign-up
What is this “SCRIP” program?
After each service you might notice people around a table buying scrip.

How does this help the church? 

St. Wilfrids can buy gift cards at a reduced rate. A $100 gift card for Walmart, Arco, Amazon, and many others costs the church less than the $100, some cards 2% less, some cards 9% less. Then the church pockets the difference.

I believe that most of us shop without using cash these days. Then at the end of the month you pay off cards through the bank. You can buy your groceries, your fast food, your gasoline with the scrip cards from St. Wilfrids.

We have dozens of different cards. Please come over to the table and talk to us. Buy some cards and see how easy it is to give money to the church at no cost to yourself.

We look forward to seeing you soon. Thanks.
Roger Leachman
Donation Checks
Donation checks will be deposited on the 15th and 31st day of the month. If these days fall on a weekend or holiday, the checks will be deposited on the following business day. The next deposit date will be on Thursday, June 30th.
      As we move into summer, keep your eyes on the COVID numbers and maintain your preventive health options to protect yourselves from the spread of this disease. There has been a general increase in the number of reported COVID cases over the past 2 months, so it’s important to remain vigilant. 
We'd love to hear from you!

Email The Rev. Nathan A. Biornstad, Rector

Email The Rev. Wiliiam E. Wells, Associate & Minister of Music

Email the Rev. Steven P. Swartzell, Associate Rector

Email Terry Roberts, Parish Administrator

Email the Preschool office here:

Include your announcement in the Sunday Times:

Reach out for Pastoral Care here:

Submit your prayer request here:

Be a part of St. Wilfrid's growth in 2022: