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2 Samuel 7:1-14a
Psalm 89:20-37
Ephesians 2:11-22
Mark 6:30-34, 53-56

Relay for Life Walkers and Greeters Needed 

8/3 – 8/4 – St Patrick’s/St Vincent’s High School track – 1500 Benicia Rd Vallejo. 
The St Paul’s Holy Strollers will be participating in the Benicia Vallejo Napa American Canyon Relay for Life fundraising walk to support the American Cancer Society again this year. Opening ceremony and Survivor’s lap at 10 AM Saturday August 3rd; final ceremony and dove release Sunday morning August 4th. In between, we take turns walking so that at least one Holy Stroller is on the track for the entire 24 hours. You can walk a few minutes, or a few hours or you can sit in the shade at our tent/home base and greet cancer survivors with a small gift from the people of St Paul’s. Relay for Life is fun, moving, and hopeful as our community comes together to fight cancer. The money raised goes to support ACS services, research, and more.
St Paul’s will be creating fundraising luminarias at several upcoming coffee hours to honor our loved ones fighting cancer and remember those we have lost. The luminarias will be lit Saturday 8/3 during the walk and light the way for overnight walkers, a glowing recognition of the impact cancer has on our community.

Interested? Come to coffee hour and find out more, or email Laura Peabody-Park [email protected] (preferred) or 925.451.0569 cell.
There are two steps to participate as a walker/runner

  1. Sign up for a time slot to walk or greet survivors on the sheet in the Parish Hall.
  2. Register for the walk online at http://main.acsevents.org/goto/StPaulsBenicia24

Peddlers Fair Street Closure Mailing

The Peddlers Fair needs some intrepid volunteers to help with the annual street closure notification mailing.  This coming Tuesday, July 23, we will gather in the undercroft to fold, stuff, address, stamp and seal letters for the residents and businesses on First Street and affected side streets.  Your assistance would be greatly appreciated.  Talk to Jim Brown at the coffee hour or email [email protected].  

Docent Volunteers Needed

Would you like to volunteer for work during the Peddler’s Fair, but are hesitant due to standing or sitting in the summer heat on First Street? Why not volunteer as a docent and stay inside St. Paul’s? Extensive historical knowledge is not a requirement, only a general friendly attitude and a willingness to welcome people inside.

The most frequently asked questions by visitors are usually A) how old St. Paul’s is and B) who built it (short answers: A) 165 years and B) shipwrights located in Benicia, based on the architectural designs by Julian McAllister, a US Army engineer). Most questions after that are some variants on where restrooms are located, service times, what denomination St. Paul’s is, etc.

Questions and inquiries can be e-mailed to me at: [email protected]. More information will also be provided.

-Tim Markley, St. Paul’s Archivist

TGIFF (Thank Goodness it’s Fourth Friday)

Friday July 26th, from 5:30-7:30 in the undercroft.
Bring an appetizer to share and your favorite beverage (alcoholic or non-alcoholic). Barry & Sally Cunningham are hosting this month.

Community Meal

Volunteer Online Signups
If you would like to volunteer to help at the Community Meal on Mondays or Wednesdays, see the link below for the 2024 sign-up sheet. Please note that we only need one volunteer each day.

Community Meal Sign-Up List

Coffee With Jeff

Have questions? Just want to chat? Join Jeff Jarvis for a drop-in coffee hour on Thursday mornings from 7:30-8:30 at States Coffee!

Party of Parties

Party of Parties proceeds benefit all the programs at St. Paul’s as well as providing lots of fun and fellowship. Please join us! 

  • First Street Scavenger Hunt (9/7/24); $25/team

To sign up for a party, contact the church office at (707) 745-0307 or [email protected].

Sierra Service Project

Are you an early riser? Join us on 7/28 at 6:30 AM to bless & say farewell to our SSP volunteers and thank them for their dedication and hard work! Rev. Cn. Mary will be there for the blessing.

Are you unaware of Sierra Service Project? Well, prepare to be impressed- SSP builds strong connections and resilience among communities, by equipping volunteers in home repair skills and other community-based projects.

Their mission statement: “Build faith & strengthen communities through service to others.”

Please, join us in thanking our volunteers! They are truly making an enormous impact to those in need. For additional information, please visit: www.sierraserviceproject.org.

Air Conditioning in Need of Repair

The church A/C system is broken, we apologize for the inconvenience.
For those of you who are heat sensitive, please dress comfortably in anticipation of the summer heat. We appreciate your patience!

Morning Prayer Weekdays at 9 a.m. in Church and on Zoom

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The deadline for submitting announcements is Wednesday at noon. 
Please e-mail information to: [email protected]  
Office phone: (707) 745-0307 

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