Anti-Racism Training

Diocesan Anti-Racism Training is required for all clergy, Vestry members, Diocesan Convention delegates, and licensed lay ministers (Eucharistic Ministers, Eucharistic Visitors, Lay Preachers, and Healing Ministers). The next available opportunity to take this training will be on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Napa. The training (lunch included) is free, but advance registration is required by April 16, 2018. Contact Jan in the parish office for registration information.

Bishop Search Listening Events: Let Your Voice Be Heard

The feedback received from the upcoming listening events will inform the writing of the diocesan profile, which is incredibly important step in the process. The closest remaining event is in Roseville on March 10 at St. John’s, 2351 Pleasant Grove Blvd. Discussions begin at 9am and end at noon. Light refreshments will be served. There is no cost to attend, but we encourage you to register via the link on the Diocesan website.

Our own parish forum to gather feedback for the Search Committee will be on Sunday, March 18, after the 10 o’clock service. Mark your calendars to participate in this important discussion about the future of our diocese.

Interested in learning more about the Bishop Search process? Visit the Diocesan website for a detailed overview.

The Good Book Club – A Lenten/Easter Journey

The Good Book Club invites all Episcopalians to join in reading the Gospel of Luke and the Book of Acts during Lent and Easter 2018. We will start reading Luke on Sunday, February 11, and read a section of that Gospel every day through the season of Lent. The Good Book Club website lists the daily readings, as well as available resources to support people as they read the scriptures. Resources are available in Spanish, too (click here).

St. Martin’s will host a weekly bible study using the Good Book Club curriculum on Fridays from February 16 until May 18. If you can’t make the time of the bible study, you can still participate via the online resources or just by using the Forward Day by Day booklets, which are available free of charge in the narthex (the church entrance area).

On Sunday, February 11, St. Martin’s will offer a sneak preview of the Good Book Club from 8:45am-9:45am. This includes an excerpt from the ChurchNextTV video class Luke the Liberator. This excerpt gives an introduction to Luke and sets the stage for our Lent & Easter bible study. For more information, contact Jim Schaal, Christian Formation Chair.

Travels with Charlie: Tales and Tastes

On March 3 at 6pm, our own Charlie Bamforth, renowned professor of malting and brewing sciences at UC Davis, will regale us with stories of his travels as we taste offerings from around the world. Funds raised will go to a redesigned nursery playground. Tickets (available only for ages 21+) are $40 and can be purchased at St. Martin’s or online.

If you are unable to join us that night, would you consider buying a ticket or two for someone else? Contact our rector Pamela or our parish administrator Jan if you’re able to buy a ticket that we can give to someone who might otherwise be able to afford to come…and contribute to a worthy cause! Thank you in advance!

Podcast: 28 January 2018 Fourth Sunday After Epiphany

28 January 2018 Fourth Sunday After Epiphany

10am service, and Annual Meeting.  Preacher : The Rev. Pamela Dolan (beginning around 23:15)

service bulletin follows:

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… and then there was the Annual  Meeting itself: