push pin_announcements_iconEvensong will be offered today at 5:30 p.m.

Monday: The Gospel of Matthew class has its first session at 7:00 p.m. in Seccombe Hall.

Wednesday: Join us for Bible study from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. in Grant Hall as we explore Jesus’ life in a chronological study of the Gospels.

Saturday: Epiphany Lutheran & Episcopal Church (at the corner of California and Carmel in Marina) will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a free dinner beginning with hors d’oeuvres at 5:00 p.m. RSVP at 831-384-6323 or contact@epiphanymarina.org. A special anniversary service and reception will follow on Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m.

Next Sunday: Matthew in the Morning—Breakfast begins at 9:00 a.m. in Seccombe Hall, with class from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. Pancake flippers are needed each week through February 9; sign up today!

Diocesan Winter Conference—The January 18 conference “How Does Our History Inform Our Future” (9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s, Salinas) will feature speakers from our companion dioceses of Gloucester and Western Tanganyika. More information is available at marybeth@edecr.org or 831-394-4465.

Service of Prayer for Christian Unity—Join your bishop and rector at 5:00 p.m. on January 19 at St. Angela Merici Church (146 8th Street, Pacific Grove).

Annual reports on 2013 ministries are due by Monday, January 20.

Candidates for election to the vestry—We are pleased to announce that Frank Graham, Sameera Sharif, Susan Sonnthal, and Susan Stanton have offered to stand for election. Because three vestry members are leaving for personal reasons beyond their control, we are looking for at least two more candidates, one for a two-year term (class of 2015), and one for a one-year term.

Candidates for election to diocesan delegation—If you would like to serve by attending a quarterly meeting locally, and representing our parish at an annual meeting in Salinas, please notify the office by January 20.

Pledges for 2014—Please turn in your pledge by Monday, January 20.

Le Salon des Artistes will not meet in January; our next meeting will be February 10.

Christmas gratitude: Thank you to all who helped decorate the church for Christmas, especially Susan Britton, who organized us. Thank you to Amy Buchanan and Anne Sibley for organizing the pageant, and to the children and parents who helped. Thank you to Kathy Kirkwood, Anne and Pete Sibley, Peter Tuff, Richard Wilson, and all of the musicians for bringing beautiful music to our Christmas liturgies.

Annual parish meeting—Mark your calendar: Sunday, January 26, at 11:30 a.m.

Santa Lucia Mission, Big Sur, is forming a book discussion group. We will read The Four Elements: Reflections on Nature by the late John O’Donahue. Contact Mother Cynthia at 831-667-2310 or 520-260-5158.

Pastoral care transportation help—The pastoral care team is putting together a list of potential drivers for members who need help with transportation, such as for a medical appointment. If you’d be willing to occasionally give a fellow member a lift, please contact Susan Stanton via the office.

Sunday handout deadline—To be included in next Sunday’s handout, your announcement must be submitted by 4:00 p.m. on the preceding Wednesday. Most special parish events are included in the announcements for three weeks before they occur. Contact Andrea Matters at andreamatters@gmail.com or 624-3090.