Highlights inside

  • General Convention concluded on Monday
  • RIP Richard Mueller
  • Jen Crompton to be ordained next week
  • And much more...

July 14, 2022

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The 80th General Convention of The Episcopal Church in Baltimore just ended on Monday. If you missed it, please have a look at our General Convention News page by clicking here.

By the grace of God and with the consent of the people, the Rt. Rev. Lucinda Ashby will ordain Jennifer Crompton to the Sacred Order of Deacons at 5:30pm on Thursday, July 21st at Epiphany Lutheran and Episcopal Church in Marina, CA. We invite your prayers for Jen's ministry.

Saint Paul's Church in Cambria celebrates 60 years!

Bishop Lucinda had the pleasure of joining the members of St. Paul’s as they celebrated this milestone. A proclamation issued by the Chamber of Commerce declared July 1 of 2022 as the Feast of St. Paul’s Parish Day! Click here to read the article.

Richard Otto Mueller 4/10/1938 - 07/03/2022

Richard Mueller died peacefully at home with his loving wife, Rachel, and other family by his side on Sunday night. There will be an announcement in the newsletter next week. Bishop Lucinda called him “a good and faithful servant for many, many years.” His years of loving service to our parish and the diocese only hint of the loving kindness that showed so readily in his perpetual smile. 
Richard Mueller served as the Chair of the Diocesan Finance Committee and a member of the Diocesan Restoration Review Committee for at least 15 years. He also received the Bishop's Cross Award at the 26th Diocesan Convention.
A memorial service is being planned for the end of August. You can send condolences to his widow, Rachel Mueller, at: Rachel Mueller, P.O. Box 22190, Carmel, CA 93922

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Master's Writing Program at St. Mary's College,  1128 Saint Marys Road, Moraga, CA 94575, or to the Michael J. Fox Foundation, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD  21741-5014.

O God, whose mercies cannot be numbered: Accept our prayers on behalf of your servant Richard and grant him an entrance into the land of light and joy, in the fellowship of your saints; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Action Alerts from the Episcopal Office of Government Relations

Urge Congress to End Human Trafficking We call on Congress to move quickly to pass the bipartisan Abolish Human Trafficking Reauthorization Act of 2022. Speak out now!
General Convention Newsletter We are sometimes asked if General Convention resolutions focused on public policy matters, and if anyone in government cares what the 80th General Convention of The Episcopal Church has resolved. We always answer: yes! These resolutions do matter. Read on to learn why.
Tell the Senate to Help Wildlife Recover Supporting the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act of 2021 will allow for threatened wildlife to receive better protection before it is too late. Tell your Senators to pass it now! 

Does your choir need new robes?

All Saints Carmel has some gently used red cassocks and white cottas looking for a new home! There are many different sizes and they are being offered for free to any church that wants them.

If you're interested, please contact Claudia Ward at 831-373-5069.

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

Brusa’s BBQ Chicken Dinner at Church of the Good Shepherd

In celebration of summer and in response to requests, Church of the Good Shepherd is hosting its annual, scrumptious take-out BBQ chicken dinner this Saturday, July 16. Chicken dinner includes ½ chicken, homemade beans, salad and garlic bread.  Pick up is available between 11:00am and 2:00pm on July 16th at 301 Corral De Tierra Road, off Hwy 68 between Monterey and Salinas. Each dinner is $20 and tickets are available in advance at
Questions?  831-484-2153.  Tickets always sell fast!  
Proceeds benefit the missions & outreach of the Church of the Good Shepherd

Silent meditation retreat in July hosted by PCSF

Silent prayer and meditation in the California Redwoods. … If that fits your longing, Pacific Center for Spiritual Formation will be offering their annual silent 5-day Buddhist-Christian meditation retreat, July 17-22, 2022, at Ben Lomond Quaker Center and via Zoom.  In-person and on-line participants will practice together.

For more information and registration, go to the website for PCSF.

Episcopal Church Women’s Annual Mary Lou Thompson Retreat will be held August 19-21, 2022

The title of the presentation of this year’s retreat is: “Reconciliation and Creating Community”

Join the Episcopal church women and Rev. Mary Lou McKinney, our retreat leader this year, for a time of reflection, conversation, and prayer to address some of these topics so pertinent to our lives right now. This year’s retreat is extended to three days for added rest and rejuvenation. You can arrive on August 19 any time after 2:00 PM. The retreat program begins at 4:00 PM with refreshments and social time. It ends on August 21 at 1:00 PM. Registration closes on August 5th.

Click here for more information.

Bishop Lucinda's Visitation Schedule

Ordination of Jen Crompton - Epiphany Lutheran and Episcopal Church, Marina
24 St. Jude’s, Cupertino
25 to 31 The Lambeth Conference (England)
1 to 7 The Lambeth Conference (England)
10 to 21 Vacation

Job Opportunities

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 July 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.

Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Saratoga seeks an organized, self-motivated, Parish administrative manager.  The Parish's administrative manager attends to the many different office and administrative duties of the church including general office management, communications, some light bookkeeping, and coordination with facilities management. Salary is commensurate with experience.   If you have any questions, or would like to apply, please contact Marcel Provencher at

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.

Holy Family Children’s Center, Half Moon Bay, has an opening for a part-time and full-time educator to join our Reggio-inspired learning community. Click here for the job description.
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