Diocesan Communications

Diocesan Communications (September)
Linda Morris                                                                                                             
  • Jani’s Ordination. By the grace of God, and with the consent of the people, The Rt. Rev. Mary Gray-Reeves will ordain Janet (Jani) Helen Wild to the Sacred Order of Deacons on Wednesday, September 13, at 6:30 pm. The happy event will take place at Trinity Cathedral in San Jose, located at 81 North Second Street. Your prayers and presence are requested. Reception will follow. (Clergy: red stoles)
  • Give to the Hurricane Harvey Fund. Donate to Episcopal Relief & Development's Hurricane Harvey Fund and provide emergency assistance to people recovering from the impact of flooding after this major storm. Your generous support will supply critical necessities for communities immediately and for the long-term as they recover and rebuild. To learn more about ERD’s response, plus resources and additional links see hereYou can donate to ERD through our website at http://saintjudes.org/hurricane-harvey so Brock Carpenter can keep track of donations from St. Jude’s.
  • Countdown to Convention 2017:  Call for Leadership Nominations. Is God nudging you to serve in diocesan leadership? There are openings on the Standing Committee (one lay, one clergy), Board of Trustees (four either lay or clergy) and Commission on Ministry (one lay, one clergy). All terms start on January 1, 2018. Elections will be held at the Diocesan Convention in November; we request that nomination forms be submitted to Mary Beth Powell in the diocesan offices by September 30. You can find the form here. For more information contact Caro Hall, chair of the Nominations Committee at 805-704-5826 or caro@stbenslosos.org.
  • Saturday, September 23, Deanery Meeting to prepare for Convention at St. Timothy’s Church, 2094 Grant Road, Mountain View. (Gathering at 9:00, meeting convenes at 9:30) This meeting is important.  Pre-convention deanery meetings provide a venue for discussion of the budget and resolutions in small groups prior to convention and an informal process for comment and amendments.  Convention this year is scheduled for November 3 and 4, 2018.
  • The Good News Along the King’s Highway, the weekly format for diocesan news, comes in your email as Real Episcopal.  Subscribe to get issues in your Friday email at the bottom of the home page at http://realepiscopal.org/.  Please send news/photos about parish events to our new Communication Specialist, Elrond Lawrence, at elrond@realepiscopal.org.  The deadline is Wednesdays at 6 pm before the Friday issue date.   Elrond Lawrence, editor of Along the King's Highway, is on vacation through August 9. Mary Beth Powell will edit the August 4 and August 11 issues. Send her news at marybeth@realepiscopal.org. Thank you!

For more diocesan or deanery information, contact Linda Morris, St. Jude’s Diocesan Communications Liaison, at communications@saintjudes.org or 408-376-0593.  St. Jude’s website page for Diocesan and Episcopal news is at http://saintjudes.org/beyond-saint-judes.


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