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We read and discuss the Lectionary, that is readings from the Old Testament, the Epistles and the Gospels plus a Psalm, for the upcoming Sunday. There is lively discussion and we sometimes go down interesting and thought provoking avenues. We always look forward to the Sunday sermon, where we learn even more. The study is led by Father Shane Scott-Hamblen and our seminarian Daniel Tate. Currently we are meeting by Zoom. For Zoom link contact Daniel Tate at or 650-799-7084.

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St Ambrose has a wonderful “Contemplative Meditation” community. We meet via Zoom Wednesdays at 10:00 am for about 30 minutes; it is a much needed pause to ease ourselves past the so-called “hump day.”

During this time we share verse, readings and music from a universe of sources ranging from Psalms, the Book of Common Prayer, Bishop Michael Curry and Mary Oliver. We even read from the writings of Thich Nhat Hanh.

Most importantly we share time as a community to remind ourselves to be mindful, compassionate and loving in a world of relentless distraction.

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Each year a series of lectures or talks are given weekly for deeper reflection on what Lent means to each of us. Each talk is followed by a soup meal prepared by volunteers. See the announcements during this time of year for information.

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PROGRAMS AND CLASSES offered at different times of the year:

Introduction to the Episcopal Church – A program to learn about the beliefs of the Episcopal Church and it’s history. Please contact Father Shane for more information.

Baptism and Confirmation – Holy Baptism is full initiation by water and the Holy Spirit into Christ’s Body, the Church. Please contact Father Shane for more information.

Healing Through Prayer – Pray within a small group. Offer your concerns and the ones of others. Meet on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month. For more information contact Nellie and Warren Wong.

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The Bishop’s Ranch is a retreat and conference center nestled among the forests, farms and vineyards of Sonoma County, outside the town of Healdsburg. The Bishop’s Ranch, which is owned by the Episcopal Diocese of California, provides a variety of meeting facilities, comfortable lodging, wholesome meals and recreational activities for non-profit, religious and educational groups of all ages.