Benediction Weekly, February 21, 2021

Benediction Weekly, February 21, 2021


ABUNDANCE SHOP– Thrift shop at 2025 9th St. COMMUNITY DINNER – Providing and serving food at SBCC, on 1st Thursday of odd-numbered months, in conjunction with Los Osos Cares. EARTHCARE – ZOOM –    1st & 3rd Wednesdays 2:30pm. Discussion/action group seeking spiritual and practical solutions to environmental concerns. HEALING SERVICE – FACEBOOK – A time for prayers for healing at the 10:30  service on 5th Sundays HOLLISTER INSTITUTE – ZOOM –Opportunities for stimulating discussion and thoughtful exploration. Currently: “The Nonviolent Life” starts Feb 23 Tuesdays at 10:15; and Bible Study of Romans Thursdays at 11am LAUNDRY LOVE – Helping low-income families with funds, soap, and friendly assistance at Osos Clean Laundry.  4-6pm on last Wednesdays PEOPLE’S KITCHEN – Providing and serving lunch at 40 Prado, 1st  Saturday of even-numbered months SATURDAY EUCHARIST Evening Eucharist on 2nd Saturdays at 5:30pm Zoom and Facebook VESPERS AND CONVERSATION  – ZOOM –  5:30 pm Tuesdays

VESTRY / PARISH COUNCIL – ZOOM –  3rd Sundays at 12:30pm.

  • The Rev. Dr. Caroline Hall, Rector             
  • Stef Shuman, Sr. Warden
  • Jane Wu, Jr. Warden
  • Lisa Gonzalez, Treasurer,     
  • Lorienne Schwenk, Clerk 
  • Esta Kandarian, 
  • Alan Kiste, 
  • Benjamin Nucum
  • Helen Schnieders
  • Barbara Schippers
  • Maureen Titus

Bidding Book Prayers – If you’d like to request prayers for someone and have their names read out during the online worship services on Sunday, please submit their names to during the week (by Friday).   

We are grateful for God’s financial providence and blessing. Thank you for making your offerings by mail to our PO Box, or on-line

This Week at St. Benedict’s  

  • Sunday Feb 21
    • 8:00 am Worship on Zoom
    • 9:30 Outdoor Worship
    •  10:30 am – Live-streamed worship service (FaceBook)
    •  11:30 am – Virtual Coffee Hour (Zoom)
    • 12:30 pm – Parish Council
  • Monday, Feb 22 Rector Sabbath
  • Tuesday, Feb 23  (all Zoom)
    • 9:45 am Prayers in the Morning
    • 10:15 am The Nonviolent Life
    • 5:30 pm Vespers
  • Wednesday, Feb 24
    • 2:30 Earthcare
    • 4 pm – 6 pm Laundry Love
  • Thursday, Feb 25
    • 3:00 Healing Ministry
  • Sunday February 28
    • 8:00 am Worship on Zoom
    • 9:30 am – Outdoor service, weather permitting
    • 10:30 am – Live-streamed worship service (FaceBook)
    • 2pm SLO Deanery Meeting

NEW HOLLISTER INSTITUTE DISCUSSION starts February 23 The Nonviolent Life by John Dear Join us for a conversation about non-violent living based on this book “The Nonviolent Life” in which Dear explores the powerful journey of nonviolence rooted in the Christian vision of love. More information is here.

CHURCH PICNIC – March 7 We will have a brown-bag style picnic on Sunday, March 7th at 2:30pm at the Middle School field, weather permitting.  Bring your own chair, mask, and picnic.  We’ll still need to keep our social-distancing and maintain safety protocols, but will be able to enjoy each other’s company and be together socially.  Join us!

DAILY PAUSINGS Join us for Pausings – a few minutes of reflection with Caro+  posted every day at about 7pm on St. Benedict’s Facebook page.  These few minutes of poetry, psalms, and prayers are a great way to end your day, or access anytime.  

BEN’S BLOG Check out our new blog for insights on each week’s readings, contributed by Benjamin Nucum.  It’s found on our website each week, on the home page or under “Ben’s Blog.”  This week it is Baptism and Covenant


The current issue of Forward Day by Day has arrived.  If you would like a copy of this booklet of daily meditations, please email Jay in the office and he will mail one to you.   The meditations are also available on-line at 

Personal Prayer – A member of the Healing Prayer Ministry team is available each week to pray with you for special concerns.  If you’d like this prayer support this week, contact Helen Schnieders at 818-324-2646 If no answer, please leave a message and your call will be returned.


  • Looking Ahead
  • LO Community Dinner:  Mar 4, 4:00 pm
  • Church Picnic March 7, 2:30pm

St. Benedict’s Connections – Please stay in touch with your St. Benedict’s cloister, and do not hesitate to contact Caro+ at 805-704-5826  She loves to hear from you.   In an emergency, texts are best.

 Be well, be safe, and stay in touch.