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  • Register for Spring Renewal!
  • Responding to Christian Nationalism
  • Board of Trustees Update
  • Updated Bishop's Schedule
  • And more...

March 2, 2023

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Registration is now open for Spring Renewal!

Please click here for more information about our annual event and to register!

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Join us in welcoming the Rt. Rev. Diana Akiyama, who will be our keynote speaker at Spring Renewal this year.  Our theme is “Courage in the Wilderness,” and Bishop Diana will provide additional thoughts from a perspective of the wider church.  Bishop Diana is on high demand as a speaker and facilitator, and we are fortunate to have her join us.  Practical and experienced, Bishop Diana brings clarity and passion to her presentation, with an eye toward bringing forth voices that come from places of wisdom, but are not always heard in their fullness.

Our gathering is for everyone in the Diocese of El Camino Real. Whether you are someone who likes the way things were, or someone who enjoys exploring the way things may become, you are invited and welcome.  Spring Renewal promises to be “Convention without the Business.”  We will begin on Friday evening with Social time and a Banquet, followed by Compline.  On Saturday, there will be morning program, lunch time conversation, take-aways, and closing Eucharist.  Music will be provided by musicians from St. Timothy’s, Mountain View.

Come and Enjoy our Spring Renewal, 2023!

Friday evening:

  • Gathering and Social Hour
  • Banquet and Honors
  • Compline


  • Morning Prayer
  • Session I with Bishop Diana
  • Table conversation
  • Lunch
  • Session II  Forum and Truth-Telling
  • Table conversation
  • Closing Eucharist
Responding to Christian Nationalism - Presiding Bishop Michael Curry says that extreme Christian Nationalism is “an unholy conflation of Christianity and White Supremacy often tinged with Americanism.” To learn more, join our virtual lenten program with the ECR Social Justice Committee to learn about Christian Nationalism - what it is, why it is an urgent threat to our democracy and our faith, and how we can respond to it. The five discussion sessions will be held on Zoom Tuesday evenings at 7:00 pm from Feb 28 through March 28. Please register here.
Christian nationalism seeks to merge Christian and American identities, distorting both the Christian faith and America's constitutional democracy. Christian nationalism demands Christianity be privileged by the State and implies that to be a good American, one must be Christian. It often overlaps with and provides cover for white supremacy and racial subjugation.

Board of Trustees Update

  • Dean Katherine Doar presented to the Board on the recent progress of the West Coast Collaborative, El Camino Real’s school for formation. The first cohort of lay preachers will be licensed in April following the preaching retreat with the Bishop.
  • The Board approved a guarantee of a loan for All Saints’, Palo Alto, to support the purchase of rector housing.
  • The Board received the Audit Report for 2020 and 2021.

Centering Prayer Day Retreat at All Saint's Carmel

This Saturday, March 4th, from 9 am- 3:30 pm All Saint's Centering Prayer Group is hosting an introduction to Centering Prayer Meditation. Centering Prayer is a form of meditation which when practiced daily can lead us on a transformative path to realizing our full union with the divine. The cost of the retreat is a $35 donation which includes lunch.

Please email to register. Click here to download an informative flyer about the event.
Trinity Cathedral will be hosting the annual Freedom Seder together with the JCRC of Jewish Silicon Valley. Click here for more information and to get tickets.
The official summer camp of The Episcopal Diocese of El Camino Real. A Saint Andrew’s tradition since 1977. 
Join us at Camp Saint Andrew’s July 23-29, 2023 for a week of fun outdoor activities, friendship, and personal growth!
Our traditional overnight camp in the Sierra Nevada Mountains is for youth ages 8-15. Activities throughout the week include archery, swimming, fishing, arts & crafts, hikes to the lake, sports & games, campfire songs, skits, and much more!
Woven in with all the summer camp fun, we pride ourselves on providing meaningful opportunities for youth to develop as leaders while emphasizing personal and spiritual growth that is centered in a strong and supportive community.

Learn more about our program at Space is limited, so register today!
One week at camp, a lifetime of memories

Bishop Lucinda's Schedule




5   Good Shepherd, Coral de Tierra
6 to 14   Spring House of Bishops Meeting, Birmingham, AL
19   St. Paul’s, Cambria
21 & 22   Diocesan Staff Retreat
  St. John’s, Morgan Hill


  St. Andrew's, Saratoga Visitation - Palm Sunday
Installation of Rev. Maly Hughes as Rector of Saint Andrews (PM)
9   St. Francis, Willow Glen - Easter
16   St. Matthew's, San Ardo
21 to 23   Preaching Retreat
23 to 26

  Taskforce on Translation and Interpretation, and
Standing Commission for World Mission meetings in
Linthicum Heights, MD
28 & 29   Spring Renewal at Sherwood Hall, Salinas


Job Opportunities

The Episcopal Church in Almaden seeks a Music Director/Organist. Please click here for the job description and instructions on how to apply.

St Benedict's in Los Osos is looking for a Church Musician. Please click here to read the job description.

St. Dunstan’s in Carmel seeks a Director of Music/Organist to establish and maintain a robust and inspiring music program that incorporates corporate worship and invites broad participation by the choir and congregation. Click here to see the job description.

St. Luke’s in Atascadero, is calling a part-time Priest-in-Charge.  This position will be 10 hours/week, and so, would be a great fit for a bivocational priest, or a priest who only wants to work quarter-time.  There is very strong lay leadership, which was especially helpful throughout the pandemic, and which sets the parish up nicely to work with a part-time priest.  For more information, please see their parish profile by clicking HERE.  To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and OTM profile to Canon Martha Korienek at  Applications are being received through Feb. 15, 2023.

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.
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