What's Happening
at St. Wilfrid's Episcopal Church and School

January 19 to January 26, 2023

St. Wilfrid's is a Christian community seeking to know and unconditionally share God's unfailing love.

This Sunday, January 22, 2023

3rd Sunday after Epiphany

In-Person Services at 8:30am and 10:30am

The 10:30am service will be live-streamed on our Facebook page.

Click here to download the January 22nd worship bulletin.
Click here to join the live-stream service on Facebook this Sunday morning.
Click here to view the January 22nd recorded service on our website. Services will be posted by 3:00pm each Sunday.

Please note: This recordings on our website only consist of the lessons and the sermon. Due to copyright restrictions, we can no longer post music. The live-stream on Facebook still has the entire service.

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Godly Play begins

at 8:30am in Room 9

  • Ages 4yrs to 5th grade
  • Visiting children are welcome
  • Montessori based
  • Bible stories, art, and prayers
  • Children will rejoin families for the Eucharist

Childcare now available both services!

Are your children younger than our Godly Play attendees? We will now have childcare available for infants to 4-year-old children! Each Sunday, our talented preschool teacher Ms. Duan will be available to engage with your child(ren) or grandchild(ren). Fifteen minutes before the service begins, you can leave your child with Ms. Duan in Room 1. If you need help locating Room 1, please ask one of the ushers when you arrive. 

Rector's Corner

Thankfully, we have many different resources available to help us in our spiritual journey. Because we live in Southern California, we are blessed to have Bloy House, a local Episcopal Theological School at our disposal. Over the past couple of years, Bloy House has been increasingly focusing on equipping all of God’s people a deeper engagement with Scripture and our society. Next month, they are offering an online course that I thought my interest you. Here is how Dr. Mary Tororeiv+ describes her course:

Reading Ruth: The Politics of Identity, Location, and Change

Mondays in February from 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Facilitated by the Rev. Dr. Mary Tororeiy

The book of Ruth is a kind of a Cinderella story. The thing with Cinderella stories is that they have a beautiful ending, something that gives the reader a welcome sigh of relief, a Hollywood ending. But what about the real story? The story before the end? A famine. Migration. Death. Nothingness. A return. Navigating these changes involves negotiating identities, location, and change. No Old Testament book does it better than the story of Ruth. We will examine the story of Ruth whose foreign-ness reshapes the nature of identity in post-exilic Israel. Using the tools of context and authorial intentions, we will carefully read and re-evaluate the narrative by studying its literary function within the Israelite politics of identity and change. Class fee: $25. Register here.

Last year, Mary+ had the opportunity to speak to the clergy of the diocese at Clergy Conference. I wanted to provide you the same opportunity to hear from a fantastic scholar teaching on an interesting Book of the Bible. 

Many blessings,

Fr. Nathan Biornstad+


More about Rev. Dr. Mary Tororeiy

The Rev. Dr. Mary Tororeiy graduated with a PhD in the Hebrew Bible from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. She is the author of Reclaiming Motherhood: An African Woman's Reading of Birthing Imagery In Job, "Voices from the Periphery: Being Church as Women in Kenya" in On Being Church: African Women's Voices and Vision, and "Danger and Threat to Life in The Book of Esther: The Flipside of a Success Story (Esther 2:5-11)" in The Postcolonial Church: Bible, Theology and Mission. She is also Vicar or St. Paul's Episcopal Church and Shepard of the Desert Lutheran Church inn Barstow, California.

Thursday, January 19th

  • Finance Committee Meeting at 6:00pm in Fr. Nathan's Office

Sunday, January 22nd

  • Youth Group Meeting from 4:30pm to 6:00pm in the Youth Center

Monday, January 23rd

  • Vestry meeting at 6:00pm in Sacquety Hall

Wednesday, January 25th

  • Healing Ministry Meeting at 9:00am in Sacquety Hall

Thursday, January 26th

  • Deanery Meeting at 9:30am in the Church

Sunday, January 29th

  • One Service at 9:00am followed by our Annual Parish Meeting

Come join us for a women's night out, filled with fun and time together!

When: Monday, Feb. 6 at 6:30pm

What: Bunco - a social game played with dice

Don't worry if you've never played...easy rules and instructions will be included!

Where: Sacquety Hall

What to bring: $3 donation to cover prizes, a desert or appetizer to share, and your choice of beverage (water and tea provided)

Sign-up Now: Sign up sheet available after services at the SCRIP table or by calling the church office.

If you are interested in learning more about the Healing Ministry and Partners in Prayer, join us the last Wednesday of this month, January 25th, from 9:15am to 10:15am in Sacquety Hall.

~Karen Thornton

The Wednesday Morning Eucharist Service at 7:15 a.m. in the chapel 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.


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