Benediction Weekly, June 27, 2021

Benediction Weekly, June 27, 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 3rd Wednesdays 3pm. Discussion/action group seeking spiritual and practical solutions to environmental concerns. MEN’S GROUP – 3rd Saturday of the month, 9am at the Budget Cafe in SLO. Contact John Horsley 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: “Beauty” Tuesdays at 10:15 and Renewing the Process of Creation, Thurs at 10am 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

July 3       Ginny Conrow’s birthday

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

Unless otherwise stated, our meetings happen on Zoom: Passcode is: 93402

Starting this week the 10:30 am Sunday service will be returning INDOORS for anyone wishing to attend in person.  Masks are still required, and we will continue to ask people to maintain social distancing by having no more than three people per pew.   Communion will be distributed in bread only. The service will also be live-streamed for those who watch remotely — either on Facebook at  or through our website at

Service leaflets are available under the Worship tab on our website:

This Week at St. Benedict’s

 Sunday, June 27

  • 8:00 am – In-person and Online Worship service (Zoom)
  • 10:30 am – Eucharist indoor in-person, and online on Facebook
  • 11:30 Zoom room open for conversation
  • 2:00 SLO Deanery (in Deanery Zoom room)

Monday, June 28 RECTOR’S SABBATH (Rector is away Tuesday thru Saturday.)

Tuesday, June 29

  • 9:45 am – Prayers for the Morning Zoom
  • 5:30 pm – Vespers in-person in the church/ or join online on Zoom

Wednesday June 30

  • 1pm and 5pm Laundry Love at Los Osos Clean Laundry

Thursday July 1

  • 10:00 Earthcare Meeting on Zoom
  • 4:30 pm Community Dinner at South Bay Community Center.

Sunday, July 4

  • 8:00 am – Worship service (Zoom)
  • 10:30 am – Eucharist indoor in-person, and online on Facebook

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IT’S ABOUT TIME!  (full time, that is) – We are delighted to report that the Parish Council has voted to raise our Rector’s compensation from three-quarter status to full-time beginning July 1st.  We are deeply grateful to God for Caro+’s ministry and for the abundance which makes this adjustment possible.

RECTOR’S VACATION – Caro+ will be away on a short vacation from Tuesday, June 29th through Saturday, July 3rd.  In her absence, the wardens will handle church business. 

EARTHCARE – There will be a special meeting of Earthcare, St. Ben’s  environmental advocacy group, on Thursday at 10am to work on completing the Study Guide. (Zoom).

LAUNDRY LOVE – Our monthly laundry assistance program is held at Osos Clean Laundry on the last Wednesday of each month at 11am and 4pm.

CASH CONTRIBUTIONS – This being the last Sunday of the month the loose cash in the plate offering will be designated for the Rector’s Discretionary Fund, to help those in the parish or the wider community in need of emergency assistance.  You may also contribute by check to St. Ben’s with “RDF” in the memo line.  Thank you for your generosity.

LOVE IS THE WAY  [Note change of starting date!] – Starting July 6th we will base our Tuesday morning Spiritual Conversation on Love is the Way” by Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, reading three chapters each week for four weeks. Bishop Michael shares many stories which highlight the power of love – radical love which engages with the racism and oppression of our times.  As usual you are welcome to join in whether or not you read the book!   Tuesdays at 10:15 on Zoom, following Prayers for the Morning at 9:45.

 VESPERS SERVICE CHANGE – Our Tuesday night Vespers service has returned to the church, but in order for people to still be able to participate from home we are experimenting with a hybrid format of both a zoom and in-person gathering.   We hope you will join us – one way or the other – any Tuesday at 5:30.

FORWARD DAY BY DAY  – The Jul/Aug/Sep issue of Forward Day by Day, a booklet of daily meditations, has arrived.  You may pick one up from the usher’s table at chruch, or else email Jay at and ask him to mail one to you.  The meditations are also available on-line at

VIRTUAL COFFEE HOUR –For those watching at home, the Zoom room is available between 11:30-12:30 on Sundays for informal no-host conversations. 

DAILY PAUSINGS Join us for Pausings – a few minutes of reflection with Caro+ posted most 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.

BIDDING BOOK PRAYERS   If you’d like to request prayers for someone to have their names read out during the worship services on Sunday, please submit their names to during the week.

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 Louise Beeler at (805) 543-2898. If no answer, please leave a message and your call will be returned.

DONATIONS  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 at:       Thank you!

BENEDICT’S CONNECTIONS Please do not hesitate to reach out to each other to stay in contact, and feel free to call Caro+ at 805-544-2895 She loves to hear from you. In an emergency, texts are best. 

Be well, be safe, and stay in touch.