May 17 - May 23, 2024




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This Week at St. Gregory's

Sunday, May 19

Holy Eucharist (spoken) in-person:

8:00 AM.

Sunday School (ages 5 and up) in Room 7: 9:30 AM.

Holy Eucharist (sung) in-person and ONLINE: 10:15 AM.

Bulletin is available HERE.

Tuesday, May 21

Centering Prayer on Zoom: 6:30 PM.

Ordo is available HERE.

Thursday, May 23

Mid-Week Eucharist and Healing Service

in the Chapel: 10:00 AM.

Bible Study in Fireside Room: 11:00 AM.

Choir Rehearsal in the Choir Room:

7:30 PM.

Daily Offices

Morning Prayer: Tuesday through Thursday at 9:00 AM with Mother Sharon Sheffield of St. Thomas of Canterbury ONLINE. Documents for Morning Prayer are:

Morning Prayer Text (BCP)

Psalms for Morning Prayer

Evening Prayer: Tuesday through Thursday at 5:00 PM with Fr. Michael Fincher ONLINE. Documents for Evening Prayer are:

Evening Prayer Text (BCP)

Psalms for Evening Prayer

Outreach Committee May Focus - Women's Month:

During the month of May, we are gathering items for women to donate to Lydia House and St. Luke's Shower Program. Please search your home (or your budget) for any items you could provide that would be of use to the unhoused and under-resourced women of our community. Please consider donating new or gently used clothing jewelry, handbags, wallets, shoes, feminine hygiene supplies, duffel bags, backpacks, etc. Donations can be left in the bin outside the church doors or at the office. Thank you! View the flyer HERE.

On Sunday, May 19th at 4:00 PM, St. Gregory's Music at Four concert series presents a Pentecost Sunday Evensong, featuring David York, Music Director & Organist, the St. Gregory's Episcopal Church Choir, and Winston Bickhardt, Scholarship Recipient Organist.

A free-will offering will be received and a reception will follow the concert.

Roamin’ Gregorians May Outing: 

The Roamin’ Gregorians are going to the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles on May 26th at 2:00 PM. We will carpool to the museum after church and most likely be there for two to three hours. The regular admission fees are Adults $25, Seniors $19, Students 18+ with ID $15, 17 and under are free. There is an additional fee for an exhibit called “The Oscar Experience.” If we have ten or more sign up for this event we can get a group rate. Prices for a group will be announced at a later date. If interested, please sign up near the Greeter’s table or contact Susan or John Mora at (562) 531-1883 / (310) 894-0731 or John at (562) 577-7562.

Mass in the Grass and Parish Picnic:

Our annual Mass in the Grass and Parish Picnic will be Sunday, June 2nd at 10:15. We will be in our usual spot at El Dorado Park (El Dorado West Picnic Areas A and B). As always, be sure to bring your own chairs or blankets for seating. As with last year, this will be a shared event with St. Thomas of Canterbury. The Parish Life Committee will provide hamburgers and hotdogs, and parishioners are asked to provide bottled water, soda (cans), baked beans, chips, cole slaw, brownies, cookies, watermelon, or strawberries. We also ask that you make reservations so we are sure to have enough food. To make reservations, contact Kevin Wood in the Parish Office or sign up outside of church on Sunday! Sign-up sheets for both attendance and the food items will be available after each Sunday service. And for those who may not be interested in or able to attend the Mass in the Grass, there will be an 8:00 service at St. Thomas of Canterbury (5306 E. Arbor Rd., Long Beach).

Altar Flower Donations:

Need a wonderful way to honor or remember a loved one or friend? Make a flower donation. There is a flower donation chart located on the Narthex wall that you can use to sign up for special dates to donate altar flowers. Simply fill out a donation form attached to the bottom of the chart and return the form to the Parish Office. Payment for flowers can be made by check or online at this link. Make sure you specify your donation is for Altar Flowers. The Altar Guild thanks you.

Episcopal News Updates: 

The Diocese provides weekly email updates to help you keep informed about what’s happening all over our six-county diocese. If you want to receive the Episcopal News, visit https://diocesela.org/episcopal-news/contact/ and enter your email address in the box provided.

Feed My Lambs & Food Bank Needs:

THANK YOU for your generosity and your donations.

Here’s the latest news on our parish feeding programs.

  • Feed My Lambs has the following needs: 100 HARDBOILED EGGS; HOMEMADE COOKIES
  • Homemade cookies can be brought to church on any Sunday, in ziplock freezer bags, labeled “Feed My Lambs” to the kitchen.
  • Wednesday, May 29 from 9:00 AM to Noon you can deliver to the office:
  • Hardboiled eggs
  • Homemade Cookies
  • Thursday, May 30 until 11:00 AM you can deliver to the kitchen:
  • Homemade Cookies
  • Hardboiled Eggs
  • Friday, May 31 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM you can deliver to the kitchen:
  • Hardboiled Eggs
  • Our Guests always need white athletic socks and belts! Which you can put in the Feed My Lambs bin outside the church on any Sunday.
  • Volunteers – We need some additional volunteers to help with serving our guests at St. Luke’s on the first Saturday of every month. If you have questions about helping out with Feed My Lambs or dropping off items, contact Tamera Benedict at (tlbenedict4@gmail.com, 562.301.6800).
  • Food Bank – The Food Bank relies on your financial support and appreciates any donations of funds or non-perishable food items.
  • We also welcome any volunteers at our bagging and distribution the third Wednesday of each month from 8:30 to 11:00 AM. Please contact Kevin at the Parish Office (info@stgregoryschurch.com, 562.420.1311) for more information about the Food Bank.

Your continued support of our feeding ministries, through product and monetary contributions, is greatly appreciated!

Gratitude for Your Support of the Parish:

We continue to be humbled and so incredibly grateful for your generosity in supporting our parish and its ministries! While you may not be able to drop your donation in a real offering plate, there are still ways you can make sure your donation gets to the parish:

  • You can mail your check to the parish office.
  • Make donations through our online payment account, accessible through the parish website at http://stgregoryschurch.com/4721-2/.
  • Scan the QR code found in the Sunday bulletin.

And again, THANK YOU for your continued support!

Online Parish Directory:

Our online parish directory is at https://www.instantchurchdirectory.com/. This is a secure site and can be accessed using the email address you had published in the parish directory. You can also download the "Instant Church Directory" on your smart phone. Versions are available for Android, iPhone, iPad, and Kindle.

One Body & One Spirit Annual Appeal:

The Diocese has established an ongoing campaign focused on raising funds to assist congregations, schools, affiliated institutions, and their communities who are faced with unprecedented challenges. We are invited to prayerfully consider making a donation to help others in our Diocese who may have unmet needs. More information is available at https://diocesela.org/annual-appeal/

Forward Day By Day:

For those who use the "Forward Day by Day" booklet for personal devotions and need the newest edition mailed, please contact Kevin: (562) 420-1311 or info@stgregoryschurch.com   

In Case of Emergency...Notify Your Priest! 

With our combined ministry program with St. Thomas of Canterbury comes additional coverage for pastoral emergencies. In the event of a hospital stay, illness, death in the family, or other pastoral emergency, please call Father Michael on his cell phone (909-373-6478) any day except Monday, his Sabbath day. Mother Sharon (562-833-3393) covers emergencies in both communities on Monday, just as Father Michael covers emergencies in both parishes on Friday, Mother Sharon’s Sabbath. And PLEASE, no excuses about not wanting to bother me. That’s why we are here – for YOU!

St. Gregory's Food Bank:

Our monthly Food Bank distribution takes place the first Wednesday of every month. This ministry helps us help our neighbors by providing a supplemental source of groceries. We CANNOT do this without your generosity. CLICK HERE for more information.

This month we served 73 people!   

The Episcopal News
Pastoral Care Note
When you are ill and not able to attend services at church, Clergy would like to know. They will visit you at your home or in the hospital. They will bring Holy Communion and the love of the congregation as well as prayers to your bedside. Please contact the parish office, 562 420 1311.

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Parish Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 9am - 1pm
(562) 420-1311