Sundays through February 9: 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; sign up today!
Sunday, January 19: Service of Prayer for Christian Unity—Join your bishop and rector at 5:00 p.m. at St. Angela Merici Church (146 8th Street, Pacific Grove).
Monday: lots of deadlines! Pledges for 2014 and annual reports on 2013 ministries are due. If you’re interested in serving as a diocesan delegate by attending a quarterly meeting locally and representing our parish at an annual meeting in Salinas, please notify the office by tomorrow, also.
Monday and Tuesday: two unique local pilgrimages—On Monday, January 20, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., you’re invited to join guests from our companion dioceses of Gloucester and Western Tanganyika on an excursion to the De Anza National Historic Trail in San Juan Bautista. Tuesday, January 21, will bring a “technology pilgrimage” in Silicon Valley. To RSVP for either event, contact Mary Beth Powell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 831-394-4465.
Monday: The Gospel of Matthew class meets at 7:00 p.m. in the library.
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.
Wednesday: Christian yoga with Beth Lefebvre at 6:30 p.m. in Seccombe Hall.
Next Sunday: Fr. Amirold Lazard, from St. Patrick’s, Haiti, will preach at all three services.
Next Sunday: annual parish meeting, with potluck lunch—Join us on Sunday, January 26, at 11:30 a.m.
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.
Prayers for South Sudan—Fr. Rick has designated February 9 to 16 as a week of prayer for peace in South Sudan and elsewhere. Robin Denney will lead a forum about the conflict on Sunday, February 16, in Seccombe Hall at 9:00 a.m. At that time we also hope to present information about the nationwide relief campaign for South Sudan being spearheaded by Episcopal Relief and Development.
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 email@example.com or 624-3090.