Fall Contemplative Prayer Series at St. Paul's

Join us for a 5-part series in contemplative prayer this fall! 

Made possible by a grant from the Trust for the Meditation Process, a charitable foundation encouraging meditation, mindfulness, and contemplative prayer


Where: The Upper Room
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
242 E. Alvarado Street
Pomona CA 91767
When: Wednesdays, 7:30 pm-9:00 pm
Who: Free and open to all!

Led by experts in these ancient forms of prayer & contemplation:

Session 1: October 25th “Intro to Centering Prayer” Fr. Mark Hallahan
 Rector of St. Paul’s & Monastic Associate

Session 2: November 1st “The Cave of the Heart” Phyllis Phelps
 C.A.R.A. & Spiritual Director

Session 3: November 8th “Lectio Divina” Bro. Dennis Gibbs
 Community of Divine Love Monastery

Session 4: November 15th “The Jesus Prayer” Sr. Greta Ronningen
 Community of Divine Love Monastery

Session 5: November 29th “The Contemplative Way” Dan Miller
 Human & Holy” & thesacredbraid.com


Questions? Email stpaulspomona@yahoo.com 

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LifeLine Screenings at St. Paul's on July 25th

July 25th: LifeLine Screenings at St. Paul’s: Life Line Screening will be here at St. Paul's on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 offering safe, painless, non-invasive preventive health screenings that are typically not a part of a routine physical.  To be more proactive about your health and to live longer for yourself, your family and your community, please register for these potentially life-saving tests today.  Please refer flyer (in the back of the church) to get more info about how you can sign up while receiving $10 off any package priced above $139. St. Paul’s also has been given 2 complimentary screening vouchers (one free $70 screening, or $55 off the full screening package); call our office (909-622-2015) if you would like to claim one of those vouchers.

Youth Group Planning Meeting this Sunday, July 16th

Sunday, July 16th, 1pm-2pm: Youth Group Planning Meeting: All are invited to help us plan for an exciting year’s worth of events for our growing St. Paul’s youth Group. We will be setting up Wednesday night youth group meetings, monthly service and social opportunities, and more. Please consider joining us even if you don’t know if you can commit to helping with any events.

Requiescat: The Rev. Canon Warren Nyback (Service at St. Paul's on May 20th)

From Bishop J. Jon Bruno:

May 8, 2017

To the Clergy and People of the Diocese:

I am very sorry to inform you that the Rev. Canon Warren Stanley Nyback, rector-emeritus of St. Paul's, Pomona, and a former diocesan chaplain to retired clergy and spouses, died Saturday May 6, at his home in Pilgrim Place, Claremont. He was 77 and had suffered the effects of Alzheimer's disease.

Please join me in prayer for Warren's family, especially his husband, Michael Witmer, and Warren's daughter, the Rev. Dr. Rachel Anne Nyback, rector of St. Cross, Hermosa Beach. Warren is predeceased by his wife, Gretchen, and by their daughter Amy.

Bishop Diane Jardine Bruce and I will share in officiating at Requiem Eucharist at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 20, at St. Paul's Church, 242 E. Alvarado St., Pomona. Clergy are invited to vest in cassock, surplice and white stole, and to walk in procession.

As many of you know, Warren was a close friend and pastor to me and to Mary Bruno at St. Paul's, Pomona, where I assisted and where Mary and I were married in 1984. I was honored when he accepted my invitation to serve, beginning in 2002, as chaplain to the diocese's retired clergy and their spouses.

Born in Los Angeles in August 1939, Warren said he felt called to the priesthood while a junior-high schooler attending summer camp. After graduating from USC and the Church Divinity School of the Pacific, he was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop F. Eric Bloy in 1965. Warren first served as curate at St. Luke's, Long Beach (1964-1967) and then as rector of St. Timothy's, Compton (1967-72) before beginning in 1972 as rector in Pomona, where he served for 29 years. He was a Shakespeare scholar, a master baker, and long active in diocesan ministries, serving on Diocesan Council, as a deputy to General Convention, on the Episcopal News editorial board, and on numerous diocesan bodies, including the Bishop's Commission on LGBT Ministries.

"Pastor's acceptance of others and himself will be his legacy," reads the headline of an L.A. Times feature article published just after Warren's final service in Pomona on Christmas Eve 2001. There, with the support of the St. Paul's after Gretchen Nyback's death in 1992, Warren and Michael, an attorney, began living openly together and eventually were married, advocating for full inclusion of LGBT people in all areas of church and society. Their shared love and witness remains an example to us all.

Rest eternal grant to your servant Warren, O Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon him.

Together in Christ, 

+ J. Jon Bruno

Holy Week & Easter at St. Paul's

Come and journey with us these few days as we accompany Jesus to the cross, the tomb, & the rising!

Palm Sunday, April 9, 10 am Mass/Misa de Ramos, 12 pm
Maundy Thursday/Jueves Santo, April 13  
Mass /Misa + Washing of the Feet/Lavatorio de pies - 7pm
The Watch/Tiempo Vigilar, 8 - 11 pm

Good Friday/Viernes Santo, April 14  
Veneration of the Burial Shroud of Jesus/ Veneración de  la envoltura funeraria de jesús, 12 pm - 6 pm
Stations of the Cross/estaciones de la cruz,  3 pm
Veneration of the Cross/Veneración de La Cruz, 7 pm at St. John’s episcopal church in La Verne.

Holy Saturday/Sábado Santo, April 15, 8 pm
The Great Vigil of Easter/La Gran Vigilia Pascual

Easter Sunday/Domingo de Pascua, April 16
Mass + Easter Egg Hunt,  10 am  
Misa, 12 pm (búsqueda de huevos  a las 11)