Benediction Weekly – May 29th

Benediction Weekly – May 29th


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.

Sunday, May 29

  • 8:00 am – Contemplative Communion in-person and Zoom
  • 9:20 am – Bible Conversation in-person
  • 10:30 am – Eucharist in-person and on FB with Healing Prayers

Monday May 30  Rector’s Sabbatical

Tuesday, May 31

  • 9:45 am – Prayers for the Morning (Zoom)
  • 10:15am – Spiritual Conversation (Zoom)
  • 5:30 pm – Vespers in person and on Zoom followed by social time

Wednesday, June 1

  • 6pm – Choir Practice

Saturday, June 4

  • 11:30 People’s Kitchen

Sunday, June 5  PENTECOST

  • 9:20 am – Bible Conversation
  • 10:30 am – Eucharist 

Service leaflets for Sunday services and Vespers are available under the Worship tab on our website:


PEOPLE’S KITCHEN; We serve on June 4. Please let Pat Henry know how you can help (

On June 19 we will welcome Jen Crompton who will be working with us half-time for two years to help us form new relationships in the community especially with younger adults and families. Jen just graduated from seminary, will be ordained deacon in late July or soon after that, and ordained priest in 2023. If you would like to be part of Jen’s prayer and support team please let Caro+ know.

SPIRITUAL CONVERSATION The weekly Spiritual Conversation is talking about Ignatian spirituality.  This week, “God meets you where you are.” 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.

BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK: May 29, Mary Ellen Rico

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-Jaye 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 Louisa Beeler (805 534 2898). If no answer, please leave a message and your call will be returned. Prayer requests may also be emailed at any time to

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: HERE 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 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. 


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  or through our website at

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

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