May 2016   
Upcoming Events


Work Party at St John's Lakeport
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Work Party for St. John’s Lakeport, Thursday May 5th

Last December, a group of volunteers from St. Luke’s and Grace Church went to St. John’s in Lakeport to provide support for their ministry to victims of the Valley fires. Their food pantry and thrift shop continue to serve the community and would welcome our support. In addition to providing hands to help, they have asked for the following for their thrift store:

• Spring and Summer clothing and shoes for children, women and men
• Housewares
• Food for the pantry*: canned veggies, fruit, soups and spaghetti sauce, rice, boxed milk and cereal.

If you would like to join our caravan to St. John’s and help provide food for a communal lunch on Thursday, May 5th, please contact Deacon Susan Napoliello ( or 415-734-1355). We will leave Calistoga at 9:00 a.m. and return by 4:00 p.m.

*Susan will buy the food for the pantry at Costco. If you would like to donate money for the food, please let her know.


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Leader: Cathryn Keag



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In 2011, Episcopal Relief & Development spent 86% on programs versus 6% on administration and 8% on fundraising. Because of the support they receive from the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society in the form of contributed services, in addition to income from their own investments, at least 90% of every donor dollar goes directly to programs

Lord, when was it that 
We saw you hungry and gave you food?
We saw you thirsty and gave you something to drink?
We saw you a stranger and welcomed you?
We saw you sick and took care of you?
We saw you in prison and visited you?
‘Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.’

—Matthew 25: 37-40 (NRSV)


A tradition of saving lives.

Since 1940, Episcopal Relief & Development has been healing a hurting world. As

the compassionate response of the Episcopal Church to human suffering, the

agency takes its mandate from Jesus’ words found in Matthew 25:30-40. Episcopal

Relief & Development embraces the Episcopal Church’s principles of compassion,

dignity and generosity and helps Episcopalians answer God’s call to serve Christ in

all persons—caring for the sick, feeding the hungry and welcoming the stranger.



Episcopal Relief and Development, last year reached out to more then two million people both here and abroad, to address poverty, hunger, disease and to bring disaster relief.