St. Joseph's Episcopal Church


In each upcoming issue of The Shavings this year, we will bring you up to date on where we are in the transition process. As a reminder, Rev. Mary’s last Sunday with us will be December 30, 2018, which thus sets into motion a series of steps for our deliberation and decision.

Story Day, June 3
On Sunday, June 3, a number of us participated in our Story Day, which is part of the process 
in compiling our Parish Profile. Story Day followed a service of Holy Eucharist in the Parish Hall, with Rev. Mary presiding. Then, the Rev. Tom Quijada-Discavage, from the Diocesan Office of Formation and Transitions, facilitated the Story Day program. We had very productive and lively discussions as we explored our past and looked toward our future. Jennifer Turner took copious notes to remind us of what we discussed during this time. The Transition Committee will review these notes and compose a summary.
The next step 
on our journey is the Parish Survey. The Survey Committee will review the Survey template supplied by the Diocese and tailor it to our needs. We then will set a date for the parish to take the survey. Pat Jebens, Janeane Dimpel and Dianne McCarley have agreed to serve on a Survey Committee. We are continuing to work toward completing the Parish Profile and will keep you informed as we complete the necessary tasks.
Compensation Committee
A reminder: Based on the recommendation from the Compensation Committee, on April 17 the Vestry authorized funding for a half-time priest.
Yours in Christ,
Betty Racich
Transition Senior Warden


Our parish is part of the Episcopal Church, the Diocese of Los Angeles and the worldwide Anglican Communion. The worship of God forms our foundation for spiritual growth, community, and outreach to the needs of the world.

This church opens wide her doors to ALL and offers her welcome to ALL in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Persons of all faiths and backgrounds are welcome here. We are a community of seekers.

We hope that you'll take a few minutes to explore our website. It will give you a feel for this community of faith, its many ministries, and the warmth and love of the people here. We also hope you will visit the parish -- whether you're new to the area, a seeker or just traveling through Buena Park. You'll be welcome here.                  


9:00 am Sundays; 10:30 a.m. Thursdays

(the Thursday service alternates between Holy Eucharist and Morning Prayer)

Office Hours

Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; Fridays, 7:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Closed for major holidays.

To schedule an appointment with the priest:
Telephone 714-828-8950

MISSION STATEMENT: Demonstrating God's Love through Worship,
Faith, Relationships and Outreach.