For Sunday, October 30, 2022
All Saints’ Day
Sunday, October 30 (transferred)
All Saints’ Day commemorates all saints, known and unknown. It is one of the seven principal feasts of the church year. The feast was established in the Middle ages when Christians wanted to set aside a day to acknowledge those who have gone before us, to root us into our spiritual family. As we observe this day at St. Paul’s, all are invited to bring photocopies of pictures of departed loved ones. We will speak their names and then process at the conclusion of the service to place the photos on the outdoor altar.
Desert AIDS Walk, October 29, 7:30 AM – 1:00 PM, Ruth Hardy Park
Registration starts at 7:30; the Walk will leave the park at 9:00 AM. Saint Paul’s has supported the Desert AIDS Project for over 30 years, providing donors and board members, and by participating in events. Please join us as part of the Community and register with our team. This year we will also be joined by contingents from St. Margaret’s and St. John’s. Take Action and walk on Saturday, October 29, 2022. Make an Impact by donating or collecting donations for Desert AIDS Project. You can also register at desertaidsproject.org or contact George at . Donations can be made at the information table set up in the Columbarium colonnade outside the church before and after services. Alternatively, you can give online or in the offering plate. AIDS Walk tee shirts are available for purchase from the Desert AIDS Project for $25.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS for the following events!
- Tuesday, November 1st – 6:00 PM – Pride Kickoff at St. Margaret’s
- Wednesday, November 2nd – 12:00 PM – Dia De Los Muertos service (outdoor altar)
- 6:00 PM – All Souls’ Mass (outdoor altar)
- 6:30 PM – Social Justice Ministry (library)
- 6:30 PM – Latino Ministry (conference room)
- Friday, November 4th – 6:30 PM – Pride Shabbat at PS United Methodist Church – Interfaith service of prayer and worship
- Friday, November 11th – 3:30 PM – Veterans Day Parade
Pride weekend (November 5-6) worship service schedule changes
As has been our practice in recent years, we will adjust our normal weekend service schedule so our worshipers can avoid the traffic and congestion created by the Palm Springs Pride Parade here in our neighborhood. Our single weekend worship service (with music) will be 5:00 PM Saturday, November 5th. There will be no services on Sunday, November 6th.
Fall Back – Sunday, November 6, 2022
Daylight Saving Time Ends
If you are still irked about losing that hour of sleep last March when most of the country went on Daylight Saving Time, here’s some good news – you get it back on Sunday, November 6 when DST ends at 2:00 AM. You’ll need to set your clocks back (“fall back”) one hour before going to bed on Saturday. It’s a good idea to REPLACE the batteries in all your smoke and CO2 detectors the same weekend.
Palm Springs Pride Parade, Sunday November 6
Join the three Coachella Valley Episcopal Churches in a unified march in this year’s Pride Parade. Your support and participation in demonstrating who we are as a faith community by our involvement in this public event is greatly appreciated. Walkers, riders, and drivers are needed. Here is the link to the form that will allow volunteers to sign up for the Parade as representatives of their own parishes. https://forms.gle/9MfGncngM51NJ2YCA. There will be some seats available in cars for individuals who need to ride.
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.
Emergency Preparedness Sunday – November 13th
After the 8:00AM and the 10:30AM service, the Emergency Preparedness Team will present and share how St. Paul’s can be prepared for natural disasters (e.g., earthquakes, floods, etc.), active shooters, medical events, fire, and other unforeseen emergencies.
Access to an online tool specifically created for St. Paul’s will be introduced. This tool is useful for outside the church as well and can be shared with family and friends. So, plan to be a church this Sunday and discover how St. Paul’s and YOU can be the best prepared for any emergency.
Fall Patio Parties
Our Strategic Planning Process is off and running and YOU are invited to share your thoughts and meet new parishioners.
Sign up for one of our Patio Parties!
Tues. Nov. 1st (6-8PM) (Rancho Mirage)
Tues. Nov. 8th (4-6PM) (Palm Springs)
Special Snowbirds Patio Party on Tues. Nov. 15th (6-8PM) (Palm Springs)
Located at different parishioners’ homes, each Patio Party will be limited to 15 people.
Led by members of the Strategic Planning Team and joined by our co-rectors, come and be part of dynamic conversations about the future of St. Paul’s!
Host homes will provide drinks. Feel free to bring an appetizer or desert to share.
Sign up at the church or online at: https://tinyurl.com/Patio-Parties
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.
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.
Join Parish Life and your co-rectors as St. Paul’s boogies down the street! Disco ball drops at the end of the night.
Prayers of the Church
For the Anglican Communion, and for the Archbishop of Canterbury, The Most Reverend and Right Honourable Justin Welby; for Iglesia Anglicana de Chile (the Anglican Church of Chile), The Most Reverend Héctor Zavala, Primate and Archbishop.
For the Episcopal Diocese of Southwestern Virginia, The Right Reverend, Mark Allen Bourlakas, Bishop.
For the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego, The Right Reverend Dr. Susan Brown Snook, Bishop; for the clergy and people of All Saints’, Vista; for the children and teachers of All Saints’ Preschool; for the Dioceses of Province VIII: Idaho, Los Angeles, Navajo Land Area Mission, Nevada, Northern California, Olympia; for St. Paul’s delegates and co-rectors as they represent our parish at the Diocesan Convention, November 11-12.
For those commended to our prayers: Jody Collins, Bonnie Ong, Laurine Di Rocco, Jeff Bonnell, John Ketcham, Hal and Twila Heitman, Betty Spencer, Chloe Grace Wilson Barton, Rob Porter, Ralph Humphrey, Paula Davis, Didier, Emma Brown, Dirk Beach-Barrow, Ruth Wylie, Carolyn & Zachary Scott, Roy Cody, Myriam, Liliana, Nuan Pan, Lisa Furlong, Jessie Rodriguez, Josh Brown, Tom Lutgen, Brian Nealy; pray for all those for whom no prayers have been said.
For those who have died: Fred Seldin, Octavious Russell, Alice Sleight. May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
For those with birthdays: October 30: Kaye Ball; October 31: Warren Safley, November 1: Lucinda Hampson, Marcus Scott; November 2: Marilyn Sigerman, John Ellis; November 3: Bruce Blauvelt, Deborah Seles; November 4: Donald Johnson; November 5: Valerie Winters.
For those for whom flowers have been donated: Today’s Altar Flowers are sponsored by Lucinda Hampson in loving memory of Jeff Hampson.
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 6, the Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost.
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.
LiveStream Assistant Trainees Needed
We were unable to livestream the August 28th 10:30 service, as is our usual practice, due to technical limitations. The problems we encountered underscore our need for more volunteers to get involved in the production of our weekly broadcasts. We currently have no depth in the ranks of trained technicians to operate our audiovisual equipment. If you think you might be interested in being trained in this technology, we’d like to talk to you. The work is fun, it’s not difficult, and there is no prior experience required. We have technical experts 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.
Restoring Justice with Love Workshop
Our own parishioner and Migration Missioner of the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego, Troy Elder, will be facilitating a panel at the weekend event.
Coffee/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
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. To date, donations processed through our church have totaled $1,918.
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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