2022 Stewardship Campaign Timeline
Theme: More Than Enough – Más Que Suficiente
October 11 & 13 – Pledge Campaign Letter from Priest in Charge, and Pledge Cards are sent out by email and snail mail.
1st Reflection – More Than Enough – Más Que Suficiente
Saturday, October 22 – The 1st Reflection is sent by email and posted in the Webpage.
Sunday, October 23 – 2022 Stewardship Campaign is Launched in Worship Service
2nd Reflection – More Than Enough – Más Que Suficiente
Saturday, October 29 – The 2nd Reflection is sent by email and posted in the Webpage.
Sunday, October 30 – Second Sunday of 2022 Stewardship Campaign
November 1 & 3 – Pledge Campaign Letter from Bishop's Committee Wardens is sent out by email and snail mail.
3rd Reflection – All Saints Celebration - More Than Enough – Día de Todos los Santos - Más Que Suficiente
Saturday, November 5 – The 3rd Reflection is sent out by email and posted in the Webpage.
Sunday, November 6 – Third Sunday of 2022 Stewardship Campaign
4th Reflection – More Than Enough – Más Que Suficiente
Saturday, November 12 – The 4th Reflection is sent out by email and posted in the Webpage.
Sunday, November 13 – Fourth Sunday of 2022 Stewardship Campaign
Sunday, November the 27th. – Commitment Sunday. Dateline to bring back Pledge Cards. Special Prayer in Service Bulletin.
Tuesday, December 6 to Thursday, December 8 – Days to prepare the letters or emails of thanks.
Monday, December 12 – Deadline to send letters or email of thanks.
After months of waiting (and have to change from one sign business to another), our church message signs have finally returned.
The wooden signs have been moved from their old location to their new location next to the driveway of the church.
In order for our message signs to have sufficient shade and shelter from the wind, they were installed where our wooden signs used to be.
The long wait for our message signs is finally over, thanks be to God!
8/11/2022 0 Comments
The Creation Care Commission has set up four Zoom sessions in September for Creation Care Month.
Join us each Wednesday in September from 6:30 - 8:00 PM to discuss "This fragile earth, our island home."
After earning his civil engineering degree from the Autonomous University in Puebla, Mexico, he studied business administration, marketing and other subjects at the University of Las Americas, Cholula Puebla Campus.
He began his studies in theology in 2001 at the Anglican Seminary of San Andres and the Theological Community in Mexico City, earning both a bachelor’s degree in theology and a diploma in pastoral psychology with honors. He was ordained a transitory deacon in 2006 at Christ Church Parish in the Anglican Diocese of Mexico and later that year was ordained a priest. In 2007 he was priest-in-charge of a new mission in the state of Puebla, restoring the Anglican church there for the first time in many decades.
After serving two years as non-stipend clergy in the Diocese of Mexico, he was invited to the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles in 2008. He became an American Citizen and served in various parishes in the Diocese of Los Angeles until 2018. From 2018 to 2022, Padre Jorge served as Canon for Congregational Life at Christ Church Cathedral in Hartford.
To a church dedicated to serving the pastoral needs of Ridgecrest he brings broad experience in both secular and religious areas as well as bilingual skills.
Padre Jorge has three adult daughters, Carolina from his first marriage, and Mariana and Patricia with his wife Rosa. His wife was a professional technician in social work in Mexico and in California was a registered assistant nurse.
Said Bruen, "Every 10 years, we have a census that goes into the re-drawing of our congressional districts, our state districts and our board of equalization district." The committee relies on public input and public information such as that provided by Westa-Lusk. Said Bruen, "But I'm not going to shy away from the fact that it has an incredible amount of private lobby interest working throughout the process, and Renee stood up from day one when she sent me an email and asked me if I was going to take care of this... This is somebody that not only fully understands the issue, but was advocating for our community in such an incredible way. There was no way I could say no to her."
Westa-Lusk was credited for providing Bruen a list of who's who and what's what in the process. Said Bruen, "I truly believe that, if she had not given me this information, we would have had a different outcome... I can tell the $3.7 billion worth of reconstruction that is happening on our base right now is the direct result of the relationship that Peggy Breeden, Kevin McCarthy, Senator Diane Feinstein and so many other people had to ensure the protection of this community following the July 2019 earthquakes. And that happens because we work those relationships."
Westa-Lusk was also quoted as telling Bruen, "If you guys don't care, we are going to lose it."
Westa-Lusk praised her husband for standing by her throughout the number of hours she spent watching committee meetings, often times held during the "dinner hours." "I thank Mayor Bruen for making it possible to receive the Key to the City of the Ridgecrest. I also thank all the members of the city council, David Janiek and all the others for their support and giving testimonies for their redistricting hearings."
Westa-Lusk said she was humbled in receiving the key. Said Westa-Lusk, "Receiving this Key to the City makes me so thankful for my work on this redistricting for 18 months has not gone unnoticed."
Westa-Lusk said she was passionate about working on the redistricting project because she realized the valley needed to be in a district that continues to be "the strongest and most advantageous possible on the state and federal levels of government."
Said Westa-Lusk, "I believe in this community and the condition of China Lake, and I will always support you."
On Sunday, June 5 at 10 a.m., St. Michael's will celebrate the Day of Pentecost with an Ante-Communion Service (the liturgy of the word from the eucharist without the Great Thanksgiving or communion of the people). The Rev. Deacon Cathy Kline will preside and preach. The service will be followed by Coffee Hour in the Parish Hall where we will serve cake to celebrate the birthday of the Church.
The term pentecost means “the fiftieth day.” It is used in both the OT and the NT. In the OT it refers to a feast of seven weeks known as the Feast of Weeks. It was apparently an agricultural event that focused on the harvesting of first fruits. The term is used in the NT to refer to the coming of the Spirit on the day of Pentecost (Acts 2:1), shortly after Jesus' death, resurrection, and ascension. Christians came to understand the meaning of Pentecost in terms of the gift of the Spirit. The Pentecost event was the fulfillment of a promise which Jesus gave concerning the return of the Holy Spirit. The speaking in tongues, which was a major effect of having received the Spirit, is interpreted by some to symbolize the church's worldwide preaching. In the Christian tradition, Pentecost is now the seventh Sunday after Easter. It emphasizes that the church is understood as the body of Christ which is drawn together and given life by the Holy Spirit. Some understand Pentecost to be the origin and sending out of the church into the world. The Day of Pentecost is one of the seven principal feasts of the church year in the Episcopal Church (BCP, p. 15). The Day of Pentecost is identified by the BCP as one of the feasts that is “especially appropriate” for baptism (p. 312). The liturgical color for the feast is red.
God Willing and the People Consenting
The Right Reverend David Cappel Rice
Bishop of San Joaquin
José Antonio Álvarez
Luke Aaron Martínez
To the Sacred Order of Deacons in Christ’s One, Holy,
Catholic and Apostolic Church on
Saturday, the Eleventh of June Two Thousand Twenty-Two at
Ten O’clock in the Morning.
St. James Cathedral
4147 E. Dakota Ave.
Fresno, CA 93726
Your prayers and presence are requested
To RSVP: https://www.diosanjoaquin.org/deaconordination
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