ON-GOING ACTIVITIES AT ST. BEN’S
ABUNDANCE SHOP– Thrift shop at 2025 9th St. (If you would like to volunteer, please contact at (805) 528-1370)
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 – Morning social gathering, 3rd Saturdays – 9am at Celia’s Garden Cafe.
HEALING SERVICE – FACEBOOK – A time for prayers for healing at the 10:30 service on 5th Sundays.
HOLLISTER INSTITUTE – Opportunities for stimulating discussion and thoughtful exploration on Tuesdays at 10:15am on Zoom.
LAUNDRY LOVE – Helping low-income families with funds, soap, and friendly assistance at Osos Clean Laundry. 11-1pm and 4-6pm on last Wednesdays
PEOPLE’S KITCHEN – Providing and serving lunch at 40 Prado, 1st Saturday of even-numbered months
VESPERS AND CONVERSATION – Zoom – 5:30 pm Tuesdays
VESTRY / PARISH COUNCIL – ZOOM – 3rd Sundays at 12:30pm.
- The Rev. Dr. Caroline Hall, Rector
- Maureen Titus, Presiding Warden
- Lisa Gonzalez, Treasurer
- Pamela Bleisch
- Sandy Fisher
- Cathy Gildea
- Esta Kandarian
- Helen Schnieders
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.
Wednesday, April 27
11am and 4pm – Laundry Love
6pm – Choir Practice
Sunday, May 1
NO 8:00 am
9:20 am – Bible Conversation
10:30 am – Eucharist (in-person and live-streamed on FB)
Service leaflets for Sunday services and Vespers are available under the Worship tab on our website: https://www.stbenslososos.org/category/service-bulletin/
SPIRITUAL CONVERSATION The weekly Spiritual Conversation will start a new conversation on April 26 about Ignatian spirituality. If you want to read the book, it is The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything – Spirituality for a Real Life. On-line via Zoom on Tuesdays at 10:15am. A service of Prayers for the Morning is also available on Tuesdays, starting at 9:45 on Zoom
SPRING RENEWAL: John Horsley will be sharing about the work of Earthcare during lunch on Saturday. To register for the Celebration of Ministry workshop to support John, click here.
RECTOR VACATION: Caro+ will be on vacation April 25 through May 7. If you have needs or concerns during this time please contact the Presiding Warden, Maureen Titus or the People’s Warden, Sandy Fisher.
BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK: April 30 JW
FIRSTFRUITS FARM SLO is a nonprofit organization providing fresh organically grown produce to people experiencing food insecurity in San Luis Obispo County and our Jen Smith is on the board of directors. The farm is hosting their first planting day of the growing season on Saturday, April 30th. The farm has over 10,000 seedlings to transplant into the field, and Jen is inviting everyone to come out to the field and be part of growing high-quality fruits and vegetables for People Helping People Los Osos, Lumina Alliance, the Estero Bay Kindness coalition, and other distribution partners in SLO county. Sign up via the website http://www.FirstfruitsSLO.org.
WAYSIDE CROSS CELEBRATION: Sunday May 1, join other Episcopalians in SLO for a picnic and service near Parkfield. See the notice in the Great Room.
UKRAINIAN REFUGEES in Poland need help. We are sending money to Caro’s sisters church in Nowy Sacz, Poland. Please put “Ukraine” on your check or on-line gift.
OFFICE HOURS:Hannah-Jay is in the office on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 2-5. If you need something at other times please contact Caro+
PERSONAL PRAYER – A member of the Healing Prayer Ministry team is available each week (except the 5th Sunday) after the 10:30 service to pray- with you for special concerns. If you’d like this prayer support during the week, contact Lisa Gonzalez (805-441-3386) . If no answer, please leave a message and your call will be returned. Prayer requests may also be emailed at any time to email@example.com.
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 write them in the bidding book on the stand by the usher’s station as you come into church.
SUNDAY MORNING BIBLE CONVERSATION – is held each week between the two morning services starting at 9:20 in the classroom. Lisa Gonzalez and Lorienne Schwenk will be leading the discussion.
NAME TAGS – We are asking everyone to wear a name tag. Please check the name tag board by the door for yours. If you don’t have one, or if an old one has become too shabby, please ask the office to make one for you. In the meantime, you can fill out an adhesive tag for the day.
DONATIONS – Collection plates are not passed during the service, but you may put your contributions in the plate by the usher’s station before the service, or contribute on-line at: https://www.StBensLosOsos.org/support-us/ or by mail to our PO Box. Thank you for your offerings! We are grateful for God’s financial providence and blessing.
ST. BENEDICT’S CONNECTIONS – Please do not hesitate to reach out to each other to stay in contact, and feel free to contact Caro+ at 805-704-5826 or firstname.lastname@example.org She loves to hear from you. In an emergency, texts are best.
IN-PERSON SERVICE AT ST. BENEDICT’S – To help lessen the chance of spreading Covid – or Flu or colds – please observe the following behaviors when worshipping at St. Ben’s. Thank you.
- Masks are required at all times inside the church, except when putting the communion bread into your mouth, or when reading the lessons or making announcements from the lectern.
- Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer frequently.
- When coming forward for communion, spread out the circle to keep from standing too closely together.
- During communion the consecrated bread will be dropped into your palm for you to consume.
HOW TO FIND OUR SERVICES
Our 8am and 10:30 am Sunday services are Eucharist services, held indoors at the church for anyone wishing to attend in person. Masks are required, and we will continue to ask people to maintain social distancing by having no more than three people per pew.
The 8:00 am service will also be available on Zoom. There is no 8am service on the first Sunday of each month.
The 10:30 am service will also be live-streamed for those who watch remotely — either on Facebook at www.facebook.com/stbenslososos/ or through our website at http://www.stbenslososos.org/facebook-including-live-stream/
Service leaflets for both services are available under the Worship tab on our website: https://www.stbenslososos.org/category/service-bulletin/
Unless otherwise stated, our meetings happen on Zoom:
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