Deacons and priests serving in and around the San Gabriel Valley, aka Deanery V, meeting Thursday for lunch at The Church of Our Saviour in San Gabriel, hosted by the rector, the Rev. Jeffrey Stoller Thornberg, and our dean, the Very Rev. Michael A Bamberger. The Rev. Mike Kinman had just left.

Almighty and everlasting God, from whom cometh every good and perfect gift: Send down upon our bishops, deacons, and priests, and upon the congregations committed to their charge, the healthful Spirit of thy grace; and, that they may truly please thee, pour upon them the continual dew of thy blessing. Grant this, O Lord, for the honor of our Advocate and Mediator, Jesus Christ. Amen.

— Book of Common Prayer