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What's Happening
at St. Wilfrid's Episcopal Church and School
October 8th to October 14th
St. Wilfrid's is a Christian community seeking to know and unconditionally share God's unfailing love.
This Sunday, October 10th
8:30 AND 10:30 AM
The Rector’s Corner

I am so glad that so many of you were able to join us last week as celebrated St. Francis Day, and that so many of you brought the animals that you love or photos of them for a blessing.
This Sunday(October 10th), we are celebrating St. Wilfrid’s Day! Our patron feast day celebration includes an English breakfast and some surprise guests. We will also be kicking off our 2022 stewardship campaign. I am looking forward to celebrating with you on this festive day.
In months ahead, we will have many opportunities for celebration. I am looking forward to celebrating important moments in our lives together. The best is yet to come.
Fr. Nathan Biornstad +
  • 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
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.
Evening Prayer
On Wednesday evenings at 8:00 PM, evening prayer services led by Rev. Nancy will be broadcast on our Facebook page. Services will alternate between Compline and New Zealand Night Prayers each week. Join us virtually on Facebook on October13th, at 8:00 PM, for an online service of Compline.

A Facebook account is not necessary to watch our services. Click here to be directed to our Facebook page.

Can't make it at a specific time? The service was prerecorded and will be available on our website for you to view at your convenience. Click the link below to be directed to our website:
  • Sunday, October 10th:
St. Wilfrid's Patron Feast Day
English Breakfast after both services on the patio
African Team Ministries
  • Monday, October 11th:
Columbus Day/Indigenous People Day Holiday, Parish Office Closed
  • Tuesday, October 12th:
Rector's Bible Study, 11:00 am in Sacquety Hall
  • Wednesday, October 13th:
Laundry Love Ministry, 5:00 pm - offsite
Stewardship Committee Meeting, 6:00 pm in Father Nathan's Office
  • Thursday, October 14th:
St. Wilfrid's Moms Club, 7:00 pm in the courtyard (see below)
  • Saturday, October 16th:
Celebration of Wisdom Lunch, 11:30 am in Sacquety Hall (click here to read the current newsletter)
  • Sunday, October 17th:
Adult Forum "Stump the Associate/Minister of Music" 9:30 am in Sacquety Hall
  • Tuesday, October 19th:
Grief Group, 9:30 am in Sacquety Hall
Rector's Bible Study, 11:00 am in Sacquety Hall
Preschool Commission Meeting, 6:00 pm in Father Nathan's Office
  • Wednesday, October 20th:
Finance & Budget Commission Meeting, 6:00 pm in Father Nathan's Office
  • Friday, October 22nd:
Trunk or Treat, 6:30 pm in Parking Lot (see below)
  • Monday, October 25th:
Vestry Meeting, 6:00 pm in Sacquety Hall
  • Tuesday, October 26th:
Rector's Bible Study, 11:00 am in Sacquety Hall
  • Saturday, October 30th:
Deanery Meeting, 10:00 am, location TBD
Great News! Roger Leachman and Sharan Mercer have graciously volunteered to sell Scrip on Sunday mornings. Please stop by the Scrip table to purchase or order cards. Kathy Catanzaro will continue to order and maintain the inventory. Proceeds from sales benefit building and grounds projects. Thanks for your support!
Donation Checks
Under our COVID protocols, we are only depositing donation checks every two weeks. If you were generous by writing us a check, please be aware that it may take a couple of weeks to clear. Checks sent to the church at this time will be deposited on October 15th and November 1st.
A Third (3rd) shot for Compromised Immune System.
The immune do not always mount an adequate response, still trying to build this.

This should not be confused with a "Booster Shot".
A booster dose is when someone did respond, but in over time that wanes.

Currently on the news is the hope that immediately the Compromised will be taken care of very soon.

Most recently they are working on a 'booster' shot ( 8 months after ) for all people who received their vaccine.

It is important to start advertising our Flu Clinic on Sunday October 3rd.
Absolutely important to receive this shot.
Hoag will also be supplying Senior doses this year.

Your Parish Nurses,
Phyllis, Brenda, Denise

Community COVID-19 Update from Hoag Hospital

Dear Neighbors,

We at Hoag were heartened by the news on Monday that the FDA has fully approved the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for people 16+. We hope this new designation will encourage more people in our community to protect themselves and their loved ones.

In addition to providing inoculations for unvaccinated individuals, Hoag is now also providing an additional dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine (i.e., a third dose) for immunocompromised people in our community. If you received your Pfizer vaccine at a non-Hoag location, you are welcome to schedule an appointment for your third dose with us. Please bring your COVID-19 vaccination card with you at the time of your appointment.

Appointments can be scheduled at two convenient Hoag locations in Newport Beach and Irvine through

At this time, Hoag is not providing the Moderna vaccine. If you received the Moderna vaccine we encourage you to view these resources to receive an additional dose:

If you received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, you will need to wait for the FDA and CDC to provide their recommendations for additional doses. This will likely happen soon.
Full FDA approval takes place when enough data demonstrate the safety and efficacy of the vaccines and when the FDA has had an opportunity to review and approve the whole vaccine manufacturing process and facilities.

We anticipate more vaccines will be granted full approval soon, and we’d like to remind everyone that all three available vaccines are safe and have proven highly effective at protecting against COVID-19. The vaccines have also been found to reduce the severity of illness in “breakthrough” cases.

We hope the FDA approval, and the availability of additional doses for immunocompromised people, will encourage people to take the actions needed to curb the spread of the Delta variant. Vaccines are free, effective and our best chance at protecting ourselves and our loved ones from a disease that has already claimed the lives of 628,000 people in the U.S. alone.

So, please don’t delay. More than 95% of people with COVID-19 who require hospitalization are unvaccinated individuals. We can wrest ourselves free from the clutches of COVID-19, but only if we work together. Please get vaccinated today.


Did you know that we have two Automated External Defibrillators on our campus? These had been donated from Hoag Health Ministries. An AED is a computerized devise that can analyze a person's heart rhythm, then an electrical shock to restore a heartbeat. It is used on an unconscious person who is not breathing.

It is very easy to use. An AED gives directions through voice prompts and visual indicators. It should only be used by a person who has been properly trained and educated by successfully completing a CPR and AED Course. It may also be used by someone at the direction of a 911 dispatcher.

In the event of an emergency, you may be asked to call 911 and/or run to get the AED. One AED is located in the main sanctuary (church), just outside the sound booth in the back of the church. This AED location is signified by a red and white sign that is mounted on the wall.

The second AED is located in the office near the bathrooms.
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 2021:

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