For Sunday, November 13, 2022

Emergency Preparedness Sunday – November 13th

Following each service, the Emergency Preparedness Team will present and share how St. Paul’s can be prepared for natural disasters, active shooters, medical events, fire, and other unforeseen emergencies.

Access to an online tool specifically created for St. Paul’s will be introduced. The training will take place in the church and will last just 15-20 minutes, so stick around after the services and take advantage of this learning opportunity.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS for the following events!

  • Monday, November 14 – 5:30 PM – Finance Committee Meeting – library
  • Wednesday – November 16 – 6:30 PM – Vestry meeting – library – (after Eucharist)
  • Saturday, November 19 – 6:00 PM – Movie Night on the Lawn – “The Hundred-Foot Journey”
  • Thursday, November 24 – 10:30 AM – Thanksgiving Eucharist – church
  • Saturday, November 26 – 6:00 PM – MOGO Silent Disco Tour
  • Sunday, November 27 (Advent I) – Immediately following the 10:30 service – Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to celebrate the reopening of our kitchen
  • Wednesday, November 30 – 10:00 AM – Social Justice Ministry – Sundries and Clothing Distribution
  • Wednesday, November 30 – 6:30 PM – Strategic Core Team meeting – library

Download our Fall 2022 Church calendar! (PDF)

Movie night on the church lawn!

Saturday November 19, 2022
6:00 PM

The Hundred-Foot Journey

The Hundred-Foot Journey is about how the hundred-foot distance between a new Indian kitchen and a traditional French one can represent the gulf between different cultures and desires.  A testament to the inevitability of destiny, this is a fable for the ages – charming, endearing, and compulsively entertaining.

You’re invited to bring a bucket of chicken, pizza, sandwiches, or a hamburger and join friends on the lawn at St. Paul to watch the movie on our large, inflatable movie screen. Bring a camp chair, a blanket to sit on, a blow-up mattress, or your favorite velvet chaise lounge chair to comfortably join in the fun of a movie under the stars. Drinks and popcorn provided! The movie is free, but donations are always welcome to offset the cost of viewing rights.

Fall Patio Parties

The final fall Patio Party (number six in the Strategic Planning series) is scheduled for Tuesday, November 15, 6:00 – 8:00 PM.

Originally advertised as a “Snowbird Patio Party,” this event is now open to anyone while there is still space available (attendance is limited to fifteen guests). The host home will provide drinks, but feel free to bring an appetizer or dessert to share.

Sign up at the church or online at: https://tinyurl.com/Patio-Parties

St. Paul’s Ridesharing

Several St. Paul’s parishioners need an occasional ride to church. If you would like to be part of a team of rotation rideshare drivers, please email

Latino Ministry – Memorial Altar

The Latino Ministry Committee thanks everyone who brought pictures to add to the Memorial Altar last week.  The bilingual services on November 2 were special.  Please collect your pictures on Sunday after the 10:30 service in the garden. Or contact Bonnie Stroock at 760.799.9336 to arrange the return of pictures and any other items you may have left on the altar.

Book Club

The next Book Club meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 15, 2022, at 1:00 PM via Zoom. For November, Book Club has selected Never by Ken Follett. Never is an action-packed, globe-spanning novel set in the present day, full of heroines and villains, false prophets, elite warriors, jaded politicians, and opportunistic revolutionaries. It brims with cautionary wisdom for our times, and delivers a visceral, heart-pounding read to the brink of the unimaginable.Meeting information will follow later.

New members are always welcome at Book Club. For more information, please contact Alan Zimmerman at

Palm Springs Police Officers Association Memorial Ride

Saturday, November 26, 6:00 PM

Don’t know what to do to celebrate the start of the liturgical year???  MOGO Silent Disco Tour is here to help!  Turn up the volume on your headset and take an exhilarating strance (that’s “stroll” and “dance”) through town, boogeying down every block on our own private parade. Put on your wildest New Year’s Eve outfit (kaftans, cowboy hats, boas and sequins are encouraged!) and bust a move in front of some of Palm Springs’ most Instagram-worthy spots; have a random dance with that cute stranger walking by; dust off that slick routine you created in your basement and show it off in front of the beautiful San Jacinto mountains. Join us for a mobile disco you’ll never forget! MOGO Silent Disco covers about 1.25 miles and lasts approximately 60 minutes. All ages are welcome. Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. $20 per person at time of signup.

Join Parish Life and your co-rectors as St. Paul’s boogies down the street! Disco ball drops at the end of the night.

For more information, or to sign up, contact Nancy Antonius

Parish Directory Project

Our new Parish Directory will include member photographs. If you missed the photo shoot on Sunday, October 9, please contact the Parish Office at 760.320.7488 to make alternative arrangements to get your picture in the directory.

Prayers of the Church

For the Anglican Communion, and for the Archbishop of Canterbury, The Most Reverend and Right Honourable Justin Welby; for Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui (the Hong Kong Anglican Church), The Most Reverend Andrew Chan, Archbishop and Primate.

For the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, The Right Reverend Mariann Edgar Budde, Bishop.

For the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego, The Right Reverend Dr. Susan Brown Snook, Bishop; for the faculty and students of the School for Ministry; for those representing St. Paul in the Desert Parish at the Diocesan Convention, November 11-12, including our Co-rectors and delegates: George Holliday, David Weir, Ed Walsh and Br. John Westaway.

For those commended to our prayers: Frank Riviers, Gary Koch, Terri & Judi Miller-Steele, Joe Christopher, Angela Fairbanks, Jody Collins, Bonnie Ong, Jeff Bonnell, John Ketcham, Betty Spencer, Chloe Grace Wilson Barton, Rob Porter, Ralph Humphrey, Paula Davis, Didier,        Tom Lutgen, Brian Nealy; pray for all those for whom no prayers have been said.

For those who have died: Laurine Di Rocco, Richard Johnson, William Allen, Gwendolyn Franklin, Fred Seldin. May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.  Amen.

For those with birthdays: November 14: Tom O’Mara; November 15: Todd Muffatti, Duane Haverkamp; November 16: Michael Howard; November 17: George Smith, Marcus Fuller; November 18:  Roger Donnelly, Jayden Jean Barajas, Manuel Mendivil; November 19: Claire McCleery.

For those celebrating their anniversaries: November 14: Norma Graves & Michael Davidson; November 15: Robert Moon & Robert Hammack; November 16: Michael Sonner & Duane Haverkamp.

For those for whom flowers have been donated: Today’s Altar Flowers are sponsored by Orin Ellingson in loving memory of Mike Porter.

Send us your Prayer Requests via email — You may request prayers, “For those commended to our prayers” or “For those who have died,” by sending requests to Weekly print deadline is Wednesday noon.

For next Sunday’s Lectionary readings, go to www.stpaulsps.org, and click on “This Week’s Scriptures” in the Worship Services box. From the calendar, select November 20, the Last Sunday after Pentecost: Christ the King.

Columbarium Placements – Corrected Listing

We listed the names of all who are interred at St. Paul’s in our All Saints’ bulletin Sunday, October 30th, but it seems some names were missing, and some names were on the list who are still living walking saints among us! Our deepest apologies. The correct list is below. (Thank you for being gracious with our office volunteer who put the list together!) We living saints are messy and imperfect folks, aren’t we? Thank goodness we have each other.

Decedents in the Columbarium

Jim Ahlers  -H2

Ester A. Aiken -Tower A3

Cameron Allen – C2

Sue Allen – Tower

Edgar Anderson – F4

Shelly Atkins -Tower

Sateen Baggesen -E4

Taylor Baird -I9

Henry Baker -G87

Thomas Baxley – L3

Donald w. Bennett -B2

Betty Berryman -B3

Howell Bransford III -Tower

Claude Browning -Tower B1

James Bottomley – C6

Virginia Bottomley -C5

Eileen Borhand – T1

Richard Cadarette -K7

Martin Cano -Tower A1

Betty Carpenter -Tower B2

Jack Carver -Tower A8

Adeline R. Chandrasena -P7

Grant Chapman -I3

Robert Conovar – G4

Gulita Cooper -E8

Phil Covell -D3

Betty Cross – A9

Cecil Cross -A10

Linda Curea -B6

Nick Curea -B5

Rev. Roy Davies -Tower A8

Rita Skirdas Davis Tower A8

David Davis –Tower B3

Lou DeGrado -D6

Dorothy Camacho Defransa -T3

James H. Doyle II -G2

Richard Duffy -B1

Ronald Durkop -D2

Emile Duvernay -F1

Sally Eckdahl -A5

Mneatha Eckenberg -Tower A6

Gary Emerson -!4

Kenneth Feenstra -H9

Mary Lou Feenstra _H10

William A.Fiedler -E6

Steven Forrsenius -Tower A7

Edward Nonnenbruch -D5

Louise Packham -F7

Robert Packham -F8

Thomas Paling -Tower C1

Pete Parnell -T6

Timothy Pavlick -Tower

Joseph Pinto -S3

Michael Porter -T9

Karen Marie Reynolds –

Thomas Ris -Tower A6

Michael Robinson -Tower A3

Gary Rodney -Q3

Frank Ruggiero -D10

Vera Ruggiero –D9

William Sammons -Tower A4

Benjamin San Doval -H4

Stephen Schulz Tower A5

Drew Shankle Jr. -Tower A5

Carol Ann Shelly -Tower

Martha Slowiak -Tower

Rev. Harold David Sox -K2

Douglas Stenzel -T2

Matthew Stewart -P4

Salley Supple-R2

Ronald Thomas -I1

Jane Thompson –Tower B7

Dolores Tipple -Tower A7

Michele Trankina -A6

Jonathan Tufts-Tower A7

Joan Twohey -S8

Jeffrey Uhrig -C2

James Van Shack -E1

Edna Laan Vander -C7

Lucille Fostvedt -C1

Hal Francis -F3

Richard Fregapone -F6

Gustave Frouws -T7

Edward Fry -Tower A3 

Ruth Nadine Frymann – P8

Hampson, Jeffrey – R7

Helen Hartzell -Tower B2

Craig Hulvey -C9

Trey Hunt -S2

Gerald Iovine -Tower A8

Frank Irving -Tower A1

John Jacobsen -Q7

Robert W. James -J1

Austin Jones -Tower I7

Kevin Kailey -H1

Kenneth Keenan F-10

Bertram Klein -Tower B5

Martha Klein -Tower B5

Oswald Kraus -Tower B7

Ruth Kraus -Tower B7

Richard Kubic -G5

Ronald Kubler -B9

James Kyle -O8

Michael Lennon H-5

Jeffrey Ledbetter -Tower B2

James Lien -C10

Michael Lovett -B7

Joseph Lowth -H7

John Macdonald -K5

Marilyn Madsen -J4

Pauline Maes -B4

Julie Martin -Tower B6

Raymond Martinez -H8

Julian Mason -A1

Ok Cha Lee Mason -A2

Richard D. Mauery -M3

Virginia Crosby McCarthy -L7

Jerome McCleery -R3

Wayne McEachem -Tower A7

Barbara Jane Miller -B10

Robert D. Miller -G6

Thomas Milne -G10

Harlen Moore -Tower B4

Anna O’Mara Neve -Tower B4

Thomas Nolloth -C4

John Viggos -Q6

Burney Walls -J5

Susan Ward -J8

Albert Warman -J9

Nelva Welch -S7

James Wetton -Q5

Thomas I. Wilson -D8

Idell Wilson -D7

Evangeline Wood -Tower A5

Harriet Yost -A4

Ray Yost -A3

Louise Young -Tower A5

 

St. Anthony Columbarium

Billie Biladeau

Estelle Vaught Gruwell

Helen Holcomb

John P. Jasper

Mary S. Jasper

Alice B. King

Herbert C Lazenby

James S. Y. Lee

Stefan Lenhardt

Dorothy Frances Morand

Paul F. Morand Sr.

Yong Suk Pak

Bruce Peterson

Helen Grace Peterson

Thomas Henry Potter

Raymond L. Simmons Jr.

Wallace Berton Sineath

Leon Westendorf

Marion Frances Wieland

Mid-week Services

Come worship with us at Evening Prayer or, for select weeks, a simple spoken Mass (Contemplative Eucharist), one or the other, offered Wednesdays at 6:00 PM. The church will be open the hour prior (5:00-6:00 PM) for silent, socially distanced personal prayer. Come and rest.

LiveStreaming Technical Operators Needed

We currently depend upon a small pool of technicians to operate our audiovisual equipment and we’d like to have more volunteers involved in the production of our weekly broadcasts. If you think you might be interested in being trained in this technology, we’d like to talk to you. The work is challenging and there is no prior experience required, but a background in radio, TV, or production will be helpful. (Even if you were an A/V nerd in high school!) We have operators who are available to do the training. Our hope is to get enough trained production assistants so the time commitment for any given individual would be lessened.

Think you might be interested?  Contact Rev. Dan at 760.320.7488 ext. 223 or .

coffee hourCoffee/Social Hour Hospitality

For those wishing to sponsor refreshments for a specific Sunday Coffee Hour, please call or stop by the Parish Office to sign up. All our hospitality procedures and protocols are subject to any CDC guidelines and mandates that Bishop Susan may put into place, depending on prevailing COVID conditions.

The Abundant Life E-List

If you are not a current subscriber to our weekly electronic newsletter, it’s easy to sign up.  Just go to www.stpaulsps.org, scroll down to find “Join Our E-Mail List,” enter your email address – and you’re all set.  You will receive the newsletter each week, usually on Fridays.

If the newsletter ends up in your spam/junk folder, simply add to your email address book.

Sunday Service LiveStreaming

St Paul Streaming Worship Services

We are livestreaming our 10:30 AM Sunday Eucharist every week. The livestream project was made possible through a generous gift from a “snowbird” member from Philadelphia who wintered in Palm Springs for many years and worshiped at St. Paul’s every Sunday. You can view the livestream on our Home Page, YouTube Channel, and Facebook Page.

Missed a service?  Or want to rewatch a liturgy? All our past services are available to watch either on our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/StPaulintheDesert or on our Facebook timeline: https://www.facebook.com/stpaulinthedesert

Episcopal Relief & Development

Episcopal Relief & Development is mobilizing with Anglican agencies and other partners to provide humanitarian assistance to people fleeing the violence in Ukraine. Working through the Action by Churches Together Alliance (ACT Alliance), Episcopal Relief & Development will provide cash, blankets, hygiene supplies and other needed assistance. Please pray for all those affected. To donate directly to Episcopal Relief & Development’s Ukraine Crisis Response Fund, visit  (https://support.episcopalrelief.org/).  If you prefer, you can donate through St. Paul’s Parish.  Be sure to designate “ERD Ukraine” on your check or cash envelope.

Sunday 8:00 AM Service Vaccination/Masking Update

St. Paul’s Vestry recently revised the vaccination/masking requirements for Sunday 8:00 AM Worship and dispensed with the pre-service check-in requirement.  Masks and Vaccines are strongly recommended, but no longer required. Altar ministers, clergy and ushers will continue masking.

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