Highlights inside

  • Call for Resolutions and Nominations
  • Lambeth Q&A with the Bishop
  • Season of Creation 2022 Starts September 1st
  • Did you know about the Resource Center?
  • And much more!

August 25, 2022

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The 42nd Convention of El Camino Real is coming up fast! The information page on our website is live and being updated with resources and deadlines. Please go to to see the latest updates.

Don't forget that resolutions need to be submitted by September 6th. If you have any questions about resolutions or nominations, please contact the Diocesan Chancellor, Steve Kottmeier at

It takes a variety of skills and gifts to do the work of the diocese. Are you called to participate? We encourage you to share your time and talent through the governing bodies. There are several positions open. You can nominate yourself or someone else in the diocese.

- Standing Committee
  • (1) Lay, (1) Clergy
- Board of Trustees
  • (2) 3-Year Term Lay or Clergy
  • (1) 1-Year Term Lay or Clergy
- Commission on Ministry
  • (1) Clergy 3-Year Term
  • (1) Lay 3-Year Term
  • (1) Lay 1-Year Term
- Secretary to Convention Lay or Clergy 1-Year Term
- Treasurer Lay or Clergy 1-Year Term
- Deputies to 2024 General Convention
  • (4) Clergy 2-Year Term
  • (4) Lay 2-Year Term
Nominations are due on September 30th. Click the links for the online nomination forms in English and Spanish.

Lambeth Conference Q&A with Bishop Lucinda

Bishop Lucinda has returned from attending and representing our Diocese at the recent 12-day Lambeth Conference and will host an informative question and answer session to share her experiences and insights. This one hour session will be held via Zoom on Sunday, September 18th, and begins at 4:00 pm.

The Lambeth Conference only happens every 10 years and is a gathering of the Anglican Communion of which The Episcopal Church is a member. Please take this opportunity to learn about the conference and the important ministry and mission of our global church.  Join the Bishop for informative slides, pictures and impressions of the work of this larger body. Bishop Lucinda looks forward to seeing you and sharing her experiences. Please click here for the zoom link.

What is your congregation doing to celebrate the Season of Creation (Sep 1 to Oct 4)?

Thursday, September 1 is the World Day of Prayer for Creation. Please take a break at noon to join us in prayer for the healing of our planet by clicking the zoom link below:

This is offered by St Benedict’s Earthcare and other members of the diocese.

One way to observe and share the season is to consider inviting one member of the congregation each week to say a few words to share things they are doing in their own lives, or make suggestions for things that people might try.

You could also introduce (or remind) your congregation about Sustain Island Home – the carbon tracker that lets you see the difference you are making, and the difference we are making as a diocese.

During September there will be regular posts on the ECR Social Justice Facebook page; please let Caro Hall know what your congregation is doing so it can be shared with everyone.

Did you know about the Resource Center at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Sunnyvale?

The Resource Center, located at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Sunnyvale, is available to anyone in the diocese either in person or online via the website. You are welcome to peruse Daily Devotionals, the timely Topic Wall which is thematically focused, and Ministry Resources. The latest books are listed on the "New Book" tab.
If you would like more information, contact the
Or leave us a message at the church, 408-736-4155.

Get ready to Vote Faithfully! Use our toolkit to help cast your own votes and encourage your whole community to participate in the 2022 U.S. midterms.
Environmental Advocacy Resources August recess presents a good opportunity to reach out to your Congressional members and see if you can arrange an in-district visit. Many of the advocacy resources here are directed at the environment and climate-focused advocacy, but we hope you find them useful for all issues during this Congressional cycle and for those to come!
Help Prevent Animal-to-Human Disease Outbreaks Zoonotic (animal-to-human) pathogens can bring new diseases into the human population, which can lead to outbreaks of pandemics and cause great harm, as we have seen with COVID-19 and monkeypox. Ask Congress to pass the Global Pandemic Prevention and Biosecurity Act!

Episcopal Relief & Development Partners with The Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe to Aid Ukrainian Refugees

The Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe, the European presence of The Episcopal Church, has a long history of ministry to refugees dating back to before World War I. Since the late 1980s, the Joel Nafuma Refugee Center (JNRC) – based at Saint Paul’s Within the Walls in Rome – has provided direct service to refugees from countless countries, helping them rebuild shattered lives. 

Donations to Episcopal Relief & Development’s Ukraine Crisis Response Fund will help the organization and its partners continue to provide assistance to people displaced by the crisis in Ukraine.
For more information about The Episcopal Migration Ministries and Episcopal Relief and Development programs to help aid Ukraine please click the name of the organization above or go to

Recovering from Addiction - August 27, 2022 at 10:00 am

The Brotherhood of St Andrew’s Recovery Ministry is a small group of men who work to be a conduit of information and resources regarding recovery from addiction. As addiction involves much more than alcohol and drugs it is important to know what addiction is. Also, it is important to know what recovery is. Always keeping in mind with God’s help there is hope.

This workshop includes the experience of a layperson, the strength gained by asking God for help, and the hope for a life filled with joy and peace.
Click here to read more and register for the workshop
Workshop sponsored by Brotherhood of St Andrew and attendance is limited to the first 100 persons who log into the workshop

A Storied Pilgrimage with Race

This is a unique curriculum a approach to exploring issues of race in our diocese. Starting Sundays at 6:30 pm from August 28 - November 13.

Though the in-person sessions are being held at St. Jude's or St. Timothy's in the Bay Area, the Zoom sessions are open to anyone in the diocese to join.

To register for the class and get the zoom link, please contact St. Judes at or St. Timothy's at

Art in the Pastures of Heaven Art Auction and Reception, September 9th at Church of the Good Shepherd & Preschool

The 15th annual Art in the Pastures of Heaven silent art auction is morphing into a hybrid event!  The auction bidding remains online and available the entire weekend, 9/9 through 9/11. And, we’re returning to an Opening Night Reception on September 9th, 6 pm to 9pm at the Church of the Good Shepherd’s Parish Hall allowing a full, personal view of the art while enjoying the evening with hors d’oeuvres and local wines on the deck.
Detailed information & tickets can be found at
Please join us!

Bishop Lucinda's Schedule


28 The Episcopal Church in Almaden
10 to 11 St. Stephen’s, San Luis Obispo
17 Consecration in Utah
18 Lambeth Q&A with Bishop Lucinda
25 St. Stephen’s, Gilroy
2 St. Francis, Willow Glen
9 St, Benedict’s, Los Osos
15 San Pablo, Seaside

Job Opportunities

Saint Timothy’s, Mountain View is calling a Priest-in-Charge.  For further discernment, please review their parish profile, which is available HERE.  To apply, please send your cover letter, resume, and OTM profile to the Rev. Canon Martha Korienek, at  Applications are being receiving through September 30, 2022.

All Saints’, Palo Alto is calling a Priest-in-Charge. For further discernment, please review their parish profile, which is available here.  To apply, please email your cover letter, resume, and OTM profile to the Rev. Canon Martha Korienek, at, as well as your answer to this question: One of the key characteristics in a Priest-in-Charge that All Saints’ is looking for is an embrace of partnered ministry, with the congregation becoming a true partner alongside the priest. Please describe your experience with sharing decision-making and implementation authority with members of a congregation, or equivalent experience working with another organization. What approaches have worked well, and which have not? Please provide specific details. Are there any areas where you feel it is not appropriate for the Priest-in-Charge to consult/partner with parishioners?  Applications are being received through August 31, 2022.

Good Samaritan, San Jose is calling its next part-time Priest-in-Charge.  For further discernment, please review their parish profile, which is available here.  To apply, please email your cover letter, resume, and OTM profile to the Rev. Canon Martha Korienek, at  Applications are being received through August 31, 2022.

St. Luke's, Los Gatos is searching for a part-time music director. Read the job description via the link for the position.

St. Mary’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, Pacific Grove, is seeking a Children, Youth, and Family Minister. Read the job description via the link for the position.

St. Jude’s Episcopal Church, Cupertino, is seeking a new Children and Youth Minister and a new Minister of Musical Arts. Read the job descriptions via the links for each position.
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