Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Vespers Service

To celebrate the Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, on this week Saturday, May 31, at 7 p.m., Saint Giles’ Episcopal Church will be offering an Anglo-Orthodox Vespers service in the SMC Chapel (in the side Brother's Chapel). The name ‘vespers’ comes from the Greek word espera and the Latin word vesper, meaning ‘evening.’ In the Anglican tradition this service is often referred to as Evening Prayer or Evensong.

Summer Yoga

Summer yoga for faculty and staff is back! We will be resuming on Mondays from noon to 1 pm with Dari Sylvia. For summer we will offer a 10-week series for a total cost of $30 per person on the following dates:

June 2 - Delphine Intercultural Center
June 9 - Delphine
June 16 - Orinda room, Soda Center
July 7 - Orinda room, Soda Center
July 14 - Hagerty Lounge
July 28 - all following dates are in Claeys Lounge, Soda Center
August 4
August 11
August 18
August 25

Summer Bookstore Hours

This week we begin our summer hours of Monday through Friday 9am to 4pm and we are closed most weekends.

The bookstore will be open the following Saturdays during the summer.

5/31/14 11am-3pm (Leadership Orientation)
6/14/14 11am-3pm (Saturday before start of School of Education Summer)
6/28/14 8am-5pm (New Student Orientation)
7/19/14 10am-5pm (Alumni Weekend)

If there is a weekend in which there is an event that you feel we should be open for please email me to discuss. Thanks!

Rogation Sunday at Saint Giles - Blessing the Land & Crops

Rogation Sunday is the day when the Church has traditionally offered prayer for God’s blessings on the fruits of the earth and the labors of those who produce our food. The word “rogation” is from the Latin rogare, “to ask.” Historically, the Rogation Days (the three days before Ascension Day) were a period of fasting and abstinence, beseeching God’s blessing on the crops for a bountiful harvest.

Staff Election Results Are In!

ChapelYou voted, we tallied, and here are the results!  Your newly elected and downright fabulous members of the Staff Council are Susan Swift, Mark Tapiarene, Audrey Freeman, Janet Thys, Patrick Lorenzo, and Latifa Popal.  Their two-year terms begin on July 1, 2014.  Congratulations! 

Last Meal at Oliver Hall

It has been a great year! The last meal served in Oliver Hall will be lunch on Thursday, May 22.

Café Louis will be open for the summer from Monday - Friday, 7:30am to 2pm, and 5pm to 9pm, and Saturday 7:30am – 2pm.

Garden Gleaning May 21, 22, and 23

The garden will be open for spring gleaning of lettuces, greens, and herbs from 4 - 6 pm on Wed May 21, Thurs May 22, and Fri May 23.     Please check in with Julie for available produce and bring your own bags.

Spotlight on Staff: Michael McAlpin

Michael McAlpinThroughout the academic year the Staff Council randomly selects a staff member to celebrate in our Spotlight on Staff.  Our recipient for the month of May is

Questioning Faith Discussion Group - "Why pray?"

Why pray? What or who is prayer for? Does it do anything? What constitutes an answer to prayer?

Questioning Faith is a monthly discussion group for calling faith into question and for nurturing the kind of faith that questions. Join us for this monthly discussion group from 7:00 – 9:00 PM at Residual Sugar Wine Bar located at 1684 Locust Street, Walnut Creek (www.residualsugarwine.com, full menu, wine/beer and non-alcoholic beverages available). 

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