October 1, 2023

The flowers on the Altar are given in thanksgiving

for Bitlet who will be arriving soon

ALL ARE WELCOME! Come to Coffee Hour in the Parish Hall following the 10 am service! If you are visiting, please sign the guest register and fill out one of our WELCOME cards found on the back of the pew and place it in the offering plate. We treasure your presence with us.

“Whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.” 2 Corinthians 9:6

As we continue to attend to the stewardship of our beautiful church property, there are a few areas in need of immediate attention. Most pressing are the siding and windows of the Rectory that leak in the rain and must be replaced, and a new roof for the Parish Hall. As always, our goal is to be good stewards of the funds that have been entrusted to us. The Vanderhurst Trust has served as our fund for property upkeep and improvements since the 1970’s, and we wish to avoid depleting it. For this reason, the vestry has voted to have a capital campaign to cover our most urgent projects with a goal of raising $200,000. Stay tuned for more details in the upcoming weeks, and please reach out to Mother Sally, or to Senior Warden Katie Rosson, or Junior Warden Katie Murphy with any questions you may have. Donations should be marked “Building Fund.” Thank you!

TPastoral Care

While Mother Sally is on the Scotland Pilgrimage, September 18 through October 5, Rev. Jim McCammon will be covering for her. If you need to contact him for any pastoral care needs, his phone number is in the church directory.


Kitchen Towel Laundry

We are looking for someone who can help out with laundering of the kitchen dish towels. typically, the towels are picked up every couple of weeks. Call the office if you can help out, 707-433-2107

Coffee Hour Openings

There are lots of opportunities to sign up for a coffee hour! Sign up sheet is available at coffee hour or call the office, 707-433-2107. Keep is simple - something savory and something sweet is just perfect!

 Bible Study

While Mother Sally is on the Scotland Pilgrimage, Bible Study will pause, and resume on Wednesday, October 11 at 3:45 pm via Zoom.

Photo Album of St. Paul's Scotland Pilgrimage
On the front page of our website, click on Photo Album. Then find the album titled Scotland Pilgrimage where you can see photos of our travelers and follow their trip! Keep checking for new photos.

Tuesdays 6:30 – 8:00 pm, St. Paul’s Church

Choir Rehearsal Resumes

While Paul Blanchard is on a two month sabbatical, the choir will be in the very capable hands of

Mark Bruce and Dave Hatt.

Two Sunday Services Resume

Our regular Sunday services resume at both 8:00 am and 10:00 am. The 8:00 am service is Rite I; the 10:00 am service is Rite II and includes organ music and choir.

Sunday, October 8, 5:00 pm, St. Paul’s Driveway

       Blessing of the Animals

Animals of all types are welcome! The service sill include a simple liturgy and treats for the pets. Gather outside on the Church steps.


Monday October 9, 7:00 pm, Linda Maxwell home, 318 Orchard Street

Rainy Day Readers Book Club Meeting

Next book for discussion is Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus. The story is about Elizabeth Zott, a brilliant scientist, who is forced to become a television chef when she finds herself a young, single mother. But Elizabeth “not only teaches women to cook, but is daring them to change the status quo”.

Wednesday, October 11, 5:30 pm

Lectio Divina and Potluck Dinner, Moss Room in Paul Mahder Gallery

This service is a contemplative time of reflection and prayer followed by a potluck dinner. Our service will be led by Paul Mallatt.

Thursday, October 12, 11:30 am, Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, Cloverdale

ECW Meeting and Luncheon

We will be discussing Boutique (!!!) as well as other topics. Please RSVP to church office, 707-433-2107 by Tuesday, October 10. We look forward to seeing you!

Sunday, October 15, 5:00 pm

Organ Concert

The 2023-24 Organ Concert series continues with Mark Bruce. Mark is a local Sonoma County organist who has also been part of the team filling in for Paul Blanchard who is on a two month sabbatical.

Sunday, November 5

All Saints’ Sunday—Names to be Remembered

We will be using a brand new list of names to be read out loud on Sunday, November 5. Form to list names is included with the bulletin or you can pick up one from the office. Please turn in names to office by Sunday, October 29.

Update Emergency Contacts

As part of our emergency preparedness, we would like to have emergency contacts for all our parishioners. Please contact the office to obtain form to either update or to add names, (707) 433-2107.