Benediction Weekly – Sept 11th

Benediction Weekly – Sept 11th


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
  • Sandy Fisher, People’s Warden
  • Pamela Bleisch
  • 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.


Our Spiritual Conversation on Tuesday at 10:15 on Zoom is about Happiness based on a study described in a TED talk by Robert Waldinger. Please consider joining us for a generous conversation. Next week we will be starting a new conversation on the Bible using novelist Stant Litore’s book Lives of Unforgetting.

There will be a presentation on the Diocesan Budget on Tuesday at 6:30pm. Diocesan delegates are expected to participate – everyone else is welcome.

PERSONAL PRAYER – If you’d like prayer support during the week, contact Helen Schnieders (818-324-2646). If no answer, please leave a message and your call will be returned. Prayer requests may also be emailed at any time to and requests for pastoral care may be sent to

Bishop Lucinda will be visiting on October 9. This is an opportunity to be received into the Episcopal Church or to be confirmed. If you would like more information, please talk to Caro+ It is not too late to join in the Walk in Love class on Wednesday evenings at 7pm on Zoom which offers an introduction to the Episcopal Church.


BIRTHDAYS: 12th Diana Hammerlund; 14th Judith Cadigan; 17th Bryson McKelvey and Joan Hayes
ANNIVERSARY: 15th Brian Spolarich and Alan Kiste.

Sunday Sept 11  Season of Creation 2

  • 8:00a    Contemplative Communion in-person and on Zoom 
  • 10:30a  Eucharist in-person and livestreamed on FB

Tuesday Sept 13

  • 9:45a   Prayers for the Morning  (Zoom)
  • 10:15 Spiritual Conversation – Happiness (Zoom)
  • 5:30p   Vespers  (In-person and Zoom)
  • 6:30p  Diocesan Budget presentation 

Wednesday Sept 14

  • 7:00p   Walk in Love – Intro to the Episcopal Church (Zoom)

Thursday Sept 15

  • 5:30p    Choir Rehearsal

Saturday Sept 16

  • 9:00a    Men’s Breakfast at Celia’s Garden Cafe

Sunday Sept 18 Season of Creation 3

  • 8:00a    Eucharist in-person and Zoom
  • 10:30a  Eucharist in-person and livestreamed on FB
  • 4:00p    Lambeth Q&A with Bishop Lucinda. Zoom Link here

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


A reminder that all organic waste must now be put into a green container not into the trash. Thank you to Ron Thompson for getting us a new compost container – note that it is WHITE. Less organic waste in the landfill means less methane and less global warming. In SLO County green waste means food waste and paper napkins/paper towels that have been used for food waste, flowers and other organic material but NOT items that are labeled compostable like plates, cutlery etc. Thank you for caring for the planet and obeying the law.
The Altar Guild serves each Sunday by setting up and creating sacred space and then putting the vessels and linens away at the end as well as by looking after everything we use in worship. There are openings for two or more people to join the team. If God is calling you to this special ministry please talk to Sarah Chesebro.
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.
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+
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. 
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