Our vision is to be a spiritual oasis
where lives are transformed.
Our Vision and Mission Covenant
Our Vision: To be a spiritual oasis where lives are transformed.
Our Mission Covenant: We strive to follow Jesus Christ and his Great Commandment to “love God with all our heart and soul and mind and strength … and love our neighbor as ourselves.” Therefore, to help us continue to mature spiritually as a people and thrive as a faith community, we covenant to:
- Learn to live as disciples of Jesus in the modern world.
- Focus energy and resources to make a greater impact in social justice and outreach.
- Support parishioners through all stages of their lives.
- Strengthen our community by holding courageous conversations within a safe space.
- Deepen our welcome and accessibility to people of various backgrounds, ethnicity, ages, and situations.
- Nurture our volunteers and leaders.
- Joyfully share our abundance.
Read the full Mission Covenant here.
Mission Covenant Prayer:
Gracious, Life giving God, Thank you for the mission covenant that is setting our direction. Help us to hear your call to us, as we participate in various ways. As we continue to engage in these seven areas of our life, bring us life and energy to do the tasks. Keep the vision in front of us and help us to put this covenant into action. Amen.
At our annual parish meeting, we celebrate the prior year and commit ourselves anew to shared mission and ministry in the coming year. Read last year’s Annual Parish Report here.
Our Rector, Wilma Jakobsen, returned to her homeland of South Africa after spending 15 years in the United States, 6 of them as Rector at St. Judes. She expanded our vision of what it means to be Episcopalian in today’s world, and helped us clarify our Mission Covenant.
Our Vestry has Appointed a Search Committee who has launched the search for our next Rector. For more information on our clergy transition, click here. During this period of transition, St. Jude’s continues to be led by the following individuals.
The Vestry is the church’s “Board of Directors”, the elected lay leadership of the parish. It is an integral part of strategic planning and goal setting for the mission of the parish. The vestry is called to support the parish mission by word and deed, to ensure effective organization and planning, and to manage resources and finances.
There are 12 members of St. Jude’s Vestry. Four members are elected each year at the January annual meeting for a three year term of office.
Current Vestry members, by the year that their 3-year term ends:
2019: Liz Mulford, Shanie George, Ken Foot (Junior Warden), Judy Bailey
2020: Lauren Minkel, Scott Rotondo, Kathy Yates (Senior Warden)
2021: Jennifer Shearin, Beth Leonard, Wren Gray-Reneburg, Dan Putler
The Clerk of the Vestry is Elena Lamp, and the Treasurer is Jeffrey Pugh.
The Diocese of El Camino Real Delegates & Alternates St. Jude’s at the Santa Clara Valley Deanery meetings, workshops, and the annual convention. Delegates are elected at St. Jude’s annual meeting and serve a two year term; the first year as an alternate, the second year as a delegate.
Our Worship Together
Fun and Community
Our St. Jude’s community makes new memories every year of our time together. We look forward to creating those memories both with old friends and new friends that will join our community.
Wherever you are on your journey of faith, you are welcome here.
Our Religious Connections
St. Jude’s is part of:
The Diocese of El Camino Real. Our Bishop is the Right Reverend Mary Gray-Reeves. Click here for more information on the Diocese. Bishop Mary will be retiring in 2020, and a new bishop has been elected this year, Rev. Canon Lucinda Ashby. For more information on her consecration in January 2020, click here.
The Episcopal Church and global Anglican Communion. Presiding Bishop Michael Curry is the 27th Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church.
You can reach us at (408) 252-4166, or email the office.
Our office hours are:
Monday to Friday, 9am – 3pm
For pastoral emergencies after regular business hours, please call the office at 408-252-4166 and you will be directed from there.
Our mailing address is:
St. Jude’s Episcopal Church
20920 McClellan Rd.
Cupertino, CA 95014
Click here for our campus map and parking information.
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