Sunday, June 28, 2015
The Fifth Sunday After Pentecost
Proper 8/Year B/Daily Office Year 1
Preaching today is The Rev. William Trego
and Presiding today is The Rev. Dr. Jay Emerson Johnson
The Texts This Week:
RCL: 2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27, Psalm 30, 2 Corinthians 8:7-15, Mark 5:21-43
Hymns: 568, 530, 521, 773 (WLP)
Please pray for: Susan Bergmans, Cynthia Morse, The family of Andrea Thompson, Ernest, friend of Joseph Caggiano, for the continued healing of Tony, Tom Slocomb’s grandson, and Jonna, daughter of Alicia Carter, and her family; for the martyrs of Mother Emanuel AME Church in South Carolina, and their families, friends and parishioners, for the Cal Students who died at the Library Garden Apartments.
This quarter’s thank offering recipient is GirlsGo, a program for middle school girls, which offers a Saturday program during the school year and a month-long summer program. The program includes a safe “extended family” group & excursions to broaden horizons.
TODAY – SUNDAY, JUNE 28, 2015:
TODAY WE WELCOME The Rev. William Trego as our preacher. Bill and his family are new members of our flock and comes from the United Methodist Church. Welcome, Bill!
THE Sandwich Ministry (Mondays) and Hot Lunch (Fridays) need a few good volunteers. If you have a morning free, on Monday or Friday, check us out and see if you would enjoy the job. You can also talk to Teddy Knight at coffee hour to learn about this very important ministry to our West Berkeley neighborhood.
LIKE COFFEE HOUR? Many of us do – it’s fellowship as important as our Eucharist. Hopefully we can get a few volunteers to set up and take down coffee hour in the parish hall, so that last week’s absence of fellowship won’t be repeated. It takes no more than 30 minutes to set up, set out the food and brew the coffee, even less time to clean up. If you can spare 30 minutes on a Sunday, please see Ellen or Dan. All we need are four people to take one Sunday a month and you can take set up or clean up.
Bill Countryman has begun a blog at billcountryman.com and he invites your comments and suggestions. One aspect of it is a reprise of the material discussed in our monthly Scripture Class. He’s also writing about gardening and other topics.
PASTORAL CARE NEEDS: The Rev. Anne Jenson will be available for pastoral care and pastoral emergencies from May 22 through July 6. She may be reached at 510-917-3630. Ellen will as always be available by phone at 510-646-1066 or at firstname.lastname@example.org during the evenings.
THE THIRD QUARTER ROTA will be distributed to Liturgical Ministers and Clergy on Sunday evening.
SAVE THESE DATES: UPCOMING EVENTS
AN EVENING WITH CORNEL WEST. July 7, 2015, 7:00 p.m. Join Dr. Cornel West at the Berkeley AME Church at Ashby and Adeline in Berkeley. Dr. West will share his thoughts on race and justice in the San Francisco Bay Area.
SOLO ART SHOW AT NIAD FOR CARLOS R. FERNANDEZ. Carlos Fernandez, Deacon Ellen’s eldest son, will have a solo art show at NIAD Art Center at 551 23rd Street, Richmond, California in July. Carlos has exhibited art work at the California State Capitol in Loni Hancock’s office, at Catholic Charities and other venues. For this show, Carlos will exhibit his watercolors. NIAD is a studio visual art progam for artists with disabilities.
The Rev. Barbara Hill’s memorial will be at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, Albany, California, on Saturday, August 8, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. with a reception to follow. If one wishes, please make donations to St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Barbara’s honor. No flowers per Barbara’s request please.
EQUIPPING THE BELOVED COMMUNITY – ST. CLEMENT’S, AUGUST 29, 2015: Diocesan training for Eucharistic visitors/ministers and other ministries. Please see Este or Ellen if you are interested in attending, especially for Eucharistic ministers. The training for this particular ministry requires some ‘homework’ before the actual meeting in August.
THE MONTHLY FIRST SUNDAY SCRIPTURE CLASS is on a summer hiatus until the fall, returning on October 27, 2015.
WEDNESDAY NOON PRAYER AND LAYING ON OF HANDS continues during Este’s sabbatical. Tom Slocumb and The Rev. Teddy Knight will officiate. The service begins at noon in the church and uses the noon prayer service from the New Zealand Prayer Book. Meditation and laying on of hands for healing are also offered.
BRINGING THE EUCHARIST TO OUR NEIGHBORS. Join us as we bring the Eucharist to Strawberry Creek Lodge at 2:00 p.m. on the first Sunday of the month. The Rev. Teddy Knight, Tom Slocumb and The Rev. Susan Bergmans will officiate at an ecumenical service based on the BCP “Communion Under Special Circumstances.” Bread and wine will be consecrated at our table at the 11:00 a.m. service, and the ministers will be commissioned to bring the sacraments. The Strawberry Creek Lodge is located at 1320 Addison near Acton in Berkeley.