Holy Eucharist - St. Paul`s Episcopal Church


Holy Eucharist - St. Paul`s Episcopal Church
St. Paul’s at Midweek
Whoever you are, and wherever you find yourself on your journey of
Faith, we welcome you to our inclusive faith community.
The Episcopal
Church Welcomes
Sunday May 8, 2016
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2216 17th Street, Bakersfield CA 93301
May 4, 2016
a part of the Anglican
Holy Eucharist
Sunday School & Childcare
This Sunday’s 10am Service:
Celebrant: The Rev. Dr. Tim Vivian
St. Paul’s Preacher: The Rev. Dr. Tim Vivian
Eucharistic Ministers: Michael Truet-Virga, Stef
Donev, & Jan Dunlap
Lectors: Christine Hawks & Pat Hawks
Verger: Eric Barle
Pianist: Jason Sliger
Choir Director: Christopher Borges
Altar Guild: Cortnie Enns & Barb Fleming
Crucifer: Hunter Ross
Torches: Maria Toia & Tony Antongiovanni
Greeters: be boswell & Amanda Gaona
Ushers: Poppy Stewart & Amanda Gaona
April Counters: Elaine Berg, Susan Barle, Marilyn
Acts 16:16-34
Revelation 22:12-14
Saint Paul’s
Episcopal Church,
John 17:20-26
Psalm 97
This week at
Saint Paul’s
Wednesday, May 4
- 10 a.m. Book Study
- 6:30 p.m. First
Communion Class
- 6:30p.m. LGBTQ Bible Study: the Forum
Thursday, May 5
- 8 a.m. Childcare Appreciation Day
- 6:15 p.m. Millennials Potluck
- 7 p.m. Book Study
Friday, May 6
- 7:30 a.m. Breakfast at Tina Marie’s
- 11a.m.-12 p.m. Tim’s Office Hours
Saturday, May 7
- 11:30 a.m. First Communion Class
Sunday, May 8
- 8 a.m. Coffee, Scripture & Conversation;
Dagny's Coffee, 20th & Eye
- 8:30a.m. Chapel Bi-Lingual Service
- 10am Holy Eucharist, Sunday School &
- 1 p.m. Food Pantry
- 6 p.m. Youth Group—EYF
Tuesday, May 3
- 6 p.m. St. Paul’s Bridge Club Fellowship
Wednesday, May 11
- 10a.m. Book Study
- 6:30 p.m. First Communion Class
- 6:30 p.m. LGBTQ Bible Study
CHURCH OFFICE HOURS . . . Monday-Friday from
9am to 1pm. The office phone is 661-869-1630.
For further information on all things “St. Paul’s”, go
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Thoughts in Solitude:
Passages for Reflection
from Tim’s reading
Easter: Dying into Light
From Kenneth Leech, True Prayer
"Christian prayer is living prayer,
prayer which is a sharing in the risen
life of Christ. But that experience of
being risen in Christ comes only
through the experience of dying:
light comes through the sharing of
the darkness. That is the meaning of
dying daily: every day we do ‘die a
little’ and so prepare for the final conflict. True prayer should
help us face, and
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The Poetry of Power:
The Book of Job
Jack Hernandez, friend and supporter of
Saint Paul’s, will speak to us on “The Poetry
of Power: A Literary Reflection on the Book
of Job.”
From Jack’s essay:
“Astounding poetry,” is
Robert Alter’s description of
The Book of Job. Yes, it
certainly is that, and more; it
is a marvelous, major work of
world literature, raising as it does timeless
issues of human existence in a stunning and
memorable way, one that grabs us, shakes
us, and makes us think deeply, indeed
dispute with one another as do Job and his
When: Sunday, June 19th
Time: 11:45
Where: The Forum
Human Trafficking 101
Wednesday May 11, 2016
Wednesday May 19, 2016
This a is FREE training by Kern County Department
of Human Services.
Community Partnership Building
100 E. California Ave.
Email Phil Gazley at [email protected]
Around St. Paul’s:
Grace Hall is the place
to go on Wednesday June 1st for 5 life
scans many of which are not covered
by health insurance and at the price
of only $139 is a great opportunity.
There are only a few appointments
left. If interested call (888)653-6550
and tell them you would like the $10
St. Paul’s discount. More information
is available through the church office.
Attention Sunday
Kids and Parents!
Around the Diocese
Put Sunday May 22 on your calendar
because Sunday School is going to
Rush Air Sports.
Details to follow!
Come west this Friday for a night of fun and
food to support our friends at St. Andrew’s
in Taft. Friday May 6th beginning at 4pm,
doors open with the beginning of the Silent
Auction and 50/50 Raffle. A Basque
Chicken Dinner will be served from 5pm to
8pm. All proceeds go toward kitchen
upgrade. Dinner tickets are $10 each and
you can purchase at the door or from our
own Chris Russell who you see here on
Sundays and working in the church office on
Wednesdays and Fridays.
Volunteers Needed:
If you have some time and would
like to help at your church, we
need Ushers. Details
Halloween Throwback
May Birthday Greetings!
May 2 Laura Ruelas
May 3 Frank Virga
May 7 Jason Sliger
May 10 Stef Donev
May 15 Mariana Fierro
May 21 Anne Giddings
May 23 Marianne Abramson
May 26 Christine Russell
May 31 Penny Sheppard
May 31 Clark Cranston
needs your help!!
Please help us keep the office clean, tidy, and
most of all efficient, by putting your garbage in
the trash, labeling things that are left for others,
and RETURNING office items that you may
have borrowed.
Tim Vivian
Skull, in Obsidian: Reflections
on a Photograph by Matt Woodman
resolve into sand, no khamaseen as familiar.
The bovine skull, seemingly indifferent
to conquest, bears thousands, and more,
of seedlets offering their obsequies and,
lest we forget, all our thanksgivings
Khamsīns (with a variety of transliterations) are severe wind and dust storms in North Africa and the
Middle East.
Matthew Woodman, Bluish Cow skull #3
But I thought that things left
in the desert bleached white
as our bones shorn of ligament,
redress, muscle, and home.
Yom HaShoah
(Holocaust Remembrance Day)
But there is the bull’s skull
cast in obsidian, burnished now
to a sheen it never dared in life.
What does one, unshorn, make of this?
Perhaps, after all, this is why we
breathe. One notes that the bull’s
horns are intact; it’s the casings
that gave birth to soft tissue that
remain long gone: the area around
the nose, the eye sockets, leaving
us a lover’s furrowed brow that bore
for our sins both plow and train track
In the photograph the horns point
through the eremitic grass to estuary.
Not doctrine, but the limits of all art,
including photographs, on silted pages
Temple Beth El and Congregation B’nai Jacob
observed Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance
Day) on May 1st. This Sunday we will join
our Jewish sisters and brothers in it’s
This work of art by a colleague, mortuary
and celebratory, bespeaks archeological
digs in Egypt: we would find a sherd
or, if lucky, two sherds intercalated,
we thought, towards discovery. But
where was the rest of the pot? Its
family lay, beyond our grasp, even
our grasping, and, bent with darkening
we would acknowledge defeat. But each
evening we drank a toast to all our
failings. From such a chancel we could
watch the AK-47s of the Egyptian soldiers
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