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NEXT WEEK’S READINGS

Exodus 17:1-7,  Psalm 95, Romans 5:1-11, John 4:5-42.  If you would like to receive the readings on a weekly basis, please contact Cathy Witkay in the office.

 LENTEN SERIES 2020:  ONE BODY: RESPECTING NEIGHBORS OF EVERY RACE AND ETHNICITY

The 2020 Lenten Series (March 3,10, 17 & 24) provides an opportunity to explore issues of race and ethnicity in the lives of St. Anselm’s members and members of our broader community.  How can we understand and fully empathize with people who navigate issues of race and ethnicity in ways we have not experienced?  How does diversity offer an opportunity for growth as we live into our faith?

We will welcome speakers from beyond and within the St. Anselm’s community and will incorporate opportunities for reflection and small group discussion.  Our speakers include:

  • March 3:  Reverend Eric Metoyer, Diocese of California
  • March 10:  Leta Seletzky, St. Anselm’s parishioner and author
  • March 17:  Gabe Slavitt, leader within Acalanes High School’s “Integrating all nationalities and helping others” student club
  • March 24:  Additional perspectives and group-wide discussion

Each evening a simple soup and salad supper will be served at 6:30 p.m., followed by a program that starts promptly at 7 and ends at 8:30. Free-will donations benefit the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano Counties.  A sign-up sheet in Jackson Hall will help with attendance planning.  Volunteers are needed to provide soup or bread and salad.  For more information see Marian Mulkey, marianmulkey@comcast.net or 510-393-5997, or Anne Brown, annechalfantbrown@gmail.com.

LENTEN SOCK COLLECTION

Once again, Deacon Naomi is collecting NEW, WHITE sport socks during Lent to be given to Trinity Center.  There is a basket next to the front doors of the Church for donations through Palm Sunday, April 5th.  Thank you!

EASTER LILIES

Help decorate the sanctuary for Easter Sunday by donating an Easter Lily.  The order/dedication forms are inserted in today’s bulletin.  Please complete the form and make your check out to the St. Anselm’s Altar Guild.

THANK YOU TO ALL WHO DONATED TO SOUPER BOWL SUNDAY COLLECTION!

We were able to send $2,184 to the Food Bank of Contra Costa & Solano Counties with your help.  Throughout the United States, youth in congregations of faith raised over $9.8 million dollars for our hungry neighbors.  Thank you!

BOOK LOVERS OF ST. ANSELM’S

Deacon Naomi would like to invite members of St. Anselm’s to a gathering on Sunday, March 22nd, following the 10:00 service, in the Jackson Hall conference room to discuss interest in starting a Book Club.  Naomi has never belonged to a Book Club, so she is seeking input on what members might like to have.  She is tentatively planning to meet once a month at the Church on a weekday afternoon.  Her one request is that any book chosen by the group have an audio version available so that everyone can take part in reading/listening to the book. If you are not available to meet on the 22nd but are interested, please send Naomi an email at orchidsnrch@att.net.

EMERGENCY INFORMATION

If you would like to have an emergency contact registered with St. Anselm’s, please contact Cathy Witkay in the office with their information and we will keep it on file.

Altar Flowers

The 2020 altar flower donation chart is now available.  Each week the Altar Guild provides beautiful flowers for our church.  By making a donation you can have these flowers dedicated to the memory of a loved one, in honor of a family member or simply to the glory of God.  The signup chart and donation cards are located near the side door of the church (toward the garden).

FORWARD DAY-BY-DAY

The February-March-April issue of “Forward Day-By-Day is now available.  Please feel free to take one home.

UPCOMING EVENTS
  • 2020 Work Parties:  March 28th, May 30th, August 28th and November 14th

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