Highlights inside

  • Spring Renewal Updates
  • Updates from the House of Bishops 
  • Small Church Day
  • Episcopal Youth Event 23 Details
  • Updated Bishop's Schedule
  • And more...

March 16, 2023

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Have you registered for Spring Renewal?

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

We are continuing to prepare for Spring Renewal in April. Do you know someone who would like to come, but is not technologically inclined? We have a paper flyer and sign up form they can fill out and mail with their check to attend. Click HERE to download the flyer. Please feel free to share it with whoever you'd like to invite!

The website will have updates as they come out, so please check back at for the most up to date information.

Come and Enjoy our Spring Renewal, 2023 at Sherwood Hall, Salinas!

Friday April 28, 5 pm to 8 pm:

  • Gathering and Social Hour
  • Banquet and Honors
  • Keynote with Bishop Diana Akiyama
  • Compline

Saturday April 29, 8 am to 5 pm:

  • Morning Prayer
  • Session I with Bishop Diana “Courage in the Wilderness”
  • Table conversation
  • Session II with Bishop Diana & Bishop Lucinda “Personal Wilderness”
  • Lunch
  • Session III Take-away into the Wilderness
  • Table conversation
  • Closing Eucharist

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La Renovación de Primavera (Spring Renewal) es una reunión maravillosa para todos nosotros en nuestra diócesis. Este año, en nuestra reunión en persona le damos la bienvenida a Rt. Rev. Diana Akiyama, la Obispa de la Diócesis Episcopal de Oregón, como nuestra oradora principal. Ella nos involucrara más profundamente con nuestro tema del 2023, “Coraje en el desierto”. ¡En Spring Renewal tendremos todos los elementos que extrañas de una convención, sin la parte Administrativa! Adoraremos y compartiremos un banquete en honor a nuestros ministerios, disfrutaremos de las presentaciones, conversaciones, y, sobre todo, simplemente estaremos juntos cono la Diócesis que somos. La Obispa Lucinda espera que usted planee asistir y saludar ala Obispa Diana. La Obispa Lucinda y la Obispa Diana están muy emocionadas de hablar sobre nuestro tema y expandir nuestro fiel viaje en el desierto.

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Viernes por la tarde 5:00 p. m. a 8:00 p. m.:

  • Reunion y hora social
  • Banquete con honores
  • Discurso de apertura con la obispa Diana Akiyama
  • Completas

Sabado 8:00 am a 5:00 pm:

  • Matutina
  • Primera Sesión de la Conferencia con la Obispa Diana “Couraje en el Desierto”
  • Conversación de entre mesa
  • Segunda Sesión de la Conferencia con la obispa Diana y la obispa Lucinda “Desierto Personal”
  • Almuerzo
  • Tercera Sesión "Llévate al Desierto"
  • Conversación de entre mesa
  • La Santa Eucaristía

Updates from the House of Bishops

At The Episcopal Church’s House of Bishops spring gathering, 122 bishops gathered March 8-13 at Camp McDowell in Nauvoo, Alabama, for a time of retreat.

Scheduled events included a day pilgrimage to Montgomery, Alabama, with visits to the Legacy Museum, the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, and conversation with Bryan Stevenson of the Equal Justice Initiative at St. John’s Episcopal Church.

In its March 12 business meeting, the House of Bishops elected the Rev. Ann Ritonia, former Marine Corps major, to the position of bishop suffragan for the Armed Forces and Federal Ministries. 

Also in the business meeting, the House of Bishops confirmed the recommendation of the people of the Navajoland area mission to appoint the Rev. Barry Beisner as their bishop provisional. 

The House of Bishops reaffirmed its commitment to support transgender people and their families in a resolution responding to current legislative actions in 41 states targeting trans people. “We urge all in our church, in all the countries in which The Episcopal Church is found, to create safe spaces and shield all people from harassment based on gender identity, and to join in advocacy to protect them from discriminatory laws,” the resolution states.

The bishops also passed a resolution honoring the life and ministry of the Rt. Rev. Frank T. Griswold III, the 25th presiding bishop of The Episcopal Church, who died on March 5

Click HERE to read the full article.

En la reunión de primavera de la Cámara de Obispos de la Iglesia Episcopal, 122 obispos se reunieron del 8 al 13 de marzo en Camp McDowell en Nauvoo, Alabama, para un período de retiro.

Los eventos programados incluyeron un día de peregrinación a Montgomery, Alabama, con visitas al Museo del Legado, el Monumento Nacional por la Paz y la Justicia, y una conversación con Bryan Stevenson de la Iniciativa de Igualdad de Justicia en la Iglesia Episcopal de San Juan [St. John].

En su reunión de trabajo del 12 de marzo, la Cámara de Obispos eligió a la Rda. Ann Ritonia, ex mayor del Cuerpo Infantes de Marina, para el cargo de obispa sufragánea de las Fuerzas Armadas y los Ministerios Federales.

También en la reunión de trabajo, la Cámara de Obispos confirmó la recomendación de la gente de la misión del área de Navajolandia de nombrar al Rvdmo. Barry Beisner como su obispo provisional.

Reiterando su declaración de marzo de 2022 de amor y continuo apoyo a las personas transexuales y sus familias, la Cámara de Obispos reafirmó su compromiso en una resolución que responde a las actuales decisiones legislativas en 41 estados dirigidas contra las personas trans. «Instamos a todos en nuestra Iglesia, en todos los países en los que se encuentra la Iglesia Episcopal, a crear espacios seguros y proteger a todas las personas del acoso basado en la identidad de género, y unirse a la defensa para protegerlos de leyes discriminatorias», expresa la resolución.

Los obispos también aprobaron una resolución por la que se honraba la vida y el ministerio del Rvdmo. Frank T. Griswold III, 25º. Obispo Primado de la Iglesia Episcopal, que falleció el 5 de marzo

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Support a Truth and Healing Commission for Indian Boarding Schools! It is time for Congress to act on this critical issue the Church is also addressing institutionally. TAKE ACTION!
Taking Stock of U.S. Engagement in Africa: Join OGR March 21st at 11am Pacific for a special conversation on advocacy and church engagement across the continent. US IN AFRICA
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Episcopal Youth Event (EYE) is this summer, July 4-8, at the University of Maryland, College Park, MD.  Youth (ages 15-19) from around the Episcopal Church will be gathering together.  And you are invited!

With close to 1,500 people in attendance, the Episcopal Youth Event (EYE) focuses on developing leadership skills, spiritual practices, and early stages of vocational discernment. Youth will get to know people who share their Episcopal faith in all of its diversity while having time in worship, presentations, small group discussions, and workshops.

To learn more about EYE, please click here

If you are interested in signing up, please reach out to Canon Martha Korienek at
Yes, March Musical Madness continues as we are hosting the amazing trio, Kalos!  Fiddler Ryan McKasson is one of our all-time faves, and paired with Jeremiah and Eric, this trio will blow your mind with their creative interpretations of traditional Scottish and Irish tunes and songs. See below for the details.
When/Where: Concert is at St. Mary’s By-The-Sea, 146 12th Street and Central Ave., Pacific Grove CA, Friday, March 24th. Show starts at 7 p.m., doors open at 6:30 p.m. This show will be in St. Mary’s gorgeous Victorian sanctuary.  Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at door, and St. Mary’s recognizes Celtic Society discounts.  Buy tickets at  For questions call or text

Bishop Lucinda's Schedule



19   St. Paul's, Cambria
21 & 22   Diocesan Staff Retreat
  St. John’s, Morgan Hill


2   St. Andrew's, Saratoga Visitation - Palm Sunday
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  

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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