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October 31, 2017

Welcome to the Christ Church e-Communicator. 
This weekly publication is designed to give you the most up-to-date information on events here in the parish. Please feel free to forward it to a friend. If you wish to contribute or have comments about its content, please contact the parish office at  
Turn your clocks back Saturday night or you will be at church very early!
Happenings This Week    
All Saints' Day Events
  Sunday, November 5

Baptism - We will welcome our newest members with the celebration of baptism at our 10:00 a.m. service.


Let Your Light Shine

Stewardship Ingathering - Pledge cards will be blessed at both services. Please return your pledge card or pledge online by November 5.


Fellowship Fare Breakfast @ 9:00 a.m. - Come join your fellow parishioners as we celebrate our stewardship ingathering. Our excellent chef, Tim Nelson, will prepare a mouth-watering breakfast including his special waffles.



No Sunday School so that children may join in the All Saints' Day Celebrations. 

Thanksgiving Food Drive
  Time to get shopping 

Our annual drive continues today. Last year we packed and donated 219 bags! Let's do even more this year. Here's the list of what to bring when:
  • November 5 - cornbread mix & desserts (and yams!)
  • November 12 - $10 grocery gift cards for turkeys
  • Gift cards may be donated at any time.
We have a long way to go to meet our goal of more than 200 bags but we know we can do it!
Here's what we have so far:
Cornbread mix             35
Yams                           94
Cranberry Sauce          38
Mashed potatoes         56
Dressing                      46
Desserts                       13
Gift Cards                    53

All food donations are due by November 10th-- bring to Sunday services, the parish office or day school office. Join us after church Sunday, November 12 to pack bags for families!

Register for Food Packing Event
All volunteers welcome
Everyone is welcome to volunteer at this event, here are the details:


You must register.

To do so, click here and then on "Service Project" in the column on the right-hand side of the page. Then click on the blue "Register" button under the photo. You don't need to fill in your email address and a password; just click on "Register as a guest" and proceed from there.


If you want to carpool, meet at the Christ Church parking lot at 9:45 a.m. Friday, November 10. We will divide into cars and leave for Poway to arrive by 10:30 a.m. for instructions and a brief training session. The shift starts at 11:00 a.m. If you don't wish to carpool, make your way to St. Bart's and look for the Christ Church group. 
Mark Your Calendar    
Advent Angels
Toys for ECS Headstart
Our annual holiday toy drive to benefit low-income families served by ECS's Head Start programs begins Sunday, November 12. 

We are the only church in the Diocese that supports ECS Head Start families with Christmas gifts. 

Look for the Angels on the Hinde Hall porch. Take a card for a girl or boy, ages 3, 4, or 5  from the Angels. Buy a gift for that child and return it unwrapped to Hinde Hall by or on December 3.
Let your light shine this holiday season by taking a card -- or two, or three! -- and supplying some Christmas joy for a preschool-aged boy or girl
CCDS is hosting a book fair in Hinde Hall November 12 -- you can get your shopping done the same day by buying a gift at the book fair. 
Thrift Shop Christmas Boutique
Monday, November 23
We know it seems a little bit early to talk about Christmas, but you won't want to miss the kick-off event of the season. Christ Church Thrift Shop will hold its annual Christmas Boutique Monday, November 23 from 4:00-7:00 p.m.
 It's a not-to-be-missed shopping event for all the best holiday bargains as the store is transformed into a holiday wonderland by our Thrift Shop volunteers. The store will be closed on Friday and Saturday, November 18 and 19 in preparation for the boutique and on Thanksgiving weekend.

St. John's Illuminated Bible Prints 
Exhibit Oct.1-Nov 5
The St. John's Bible is the first completely handwritten and illuminated Bible commissioned by a Benedictine Abbey since the invention of the printing press. It was commissioned by St. John's Abbey, a Benedictine monastery, in 1998 and completed in 2011. The creators of the Bible used a mixture of techniques used in the creation of ancient illuminated manuscripts. A free exhibit of prints from the bible is being held at First United Methodist Church of San Diego, 2111 Camino del Rio South. The exhibit is open October 1 through November 5:  Fridays, 1:00-5:00 p.m., Saturdays, 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. and Sundays, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Service and Outreach 
Weekly Food Collection - St. Mark's
  Donations still needed 
Our Thanksgiving Food Drive is underway, but  remember the Neighborhood Food Pantry needs continue.If you'd like to donate, the basic non-perishable items are always needed - canned vegetables, beans, and fruit, canned protein, pasta sauce and canned tomatoes, peanut butter and jelly, cereals and oatmeal, rice, canned soups, pastas, chili, and cooking oil.

Youth and Family
Thank you
Supplies for fire victims
A huge thank you to all that helped us provide comfort and supplies to victims of the Northern California fires. With your help, we packed three large boxes to send to the victims. We partnered with St. John's, Fallbrook which almost doubled the donation. Thank you for helping to shine our light not just in our community, but in the world around us.
                                             The Youth of Christ Church
Teen Tuesday November 14
For middle and high schoolers

The Middle School group will meet from 4:00-5:00 p.m. in the Youth and Family Ministry Center. We will have snacks, Echo the Story, and time for fellowship. Echo the Story encourages youth to engage scripture through storytelling, creative writing, art, and sharing. 
The High School group will meet at 7:30 p.m. We will have  Thanksgiving dinner.  Charlette  will make the turkey! We will meet in Hinde Hall for our dinner, a conversation about blessing and being blessed, and the joy of each other's company. Please email Charlette, with what you will be bringing to our dinner. Newcomers and friends are always welcome. 

On-Going Events at Christ Church  
Yoga at Christ Church
  Come join us Tuesday evenings
Yoga at Christ Church
Stretching and stress relief are the benefits of yoga at Christ Church. All levels are welcome. the one-hours class begins at 5:00 p.m. in Hinde Hall; $8 donation is requested each session. Candelaria (Candy) Ramirez is our patient instructor who leads us in this life-affirming, gentle exercise. We'll take a break today, so you can trick-or-treat to your heart's content, but will resume on Tuesday, November 7.

Weekly Bible Study
  Weekday mornings
Bible reading guy
Bible study twice a week 
Monday Morning Bible 
Our Monday morning offering remains on hiatus. We'll be sure to let you know when it resumes.

Morning Men's Bible Study 
Tuesdays, 6:30 a.m. - Hinde Hall
Men of all ages come together bright and early each week to study the scriptures for the upcoming Sunday. Hot coffee and lively conversation and all men are invited.

Thursday Morning Bible Study
Thursdays, 11:00 a.m. - Rector's Office 
Join us after the Thursday Healing Service to spend time with the upcoming Sunday's scriptures. Enjoy good company as we prepare our hearts and minds for Sunday worship. 

We Believe Church Can Be Everywhere
  Services are live-streamed each week
We invite everyone to Christ Church, near and far, with our live-streaming service.

Go to, click on Worship, then on Live Stream, and then on the icon.
. Remember, this is a LIVE feed, not a recording, so it is only available during the service time.

Since our services are streamed live, if you don't wish to be seen on camera, please ask an usher for appropriate seating.  

What's Happening...

Serving This Sunday...
8:00  - John O'Brien
10:00 - Calvin Peckham, Louden Esparza, Claire Hurd
Chalice Bearers
8:00 -  Suzie Heap, John O'Brien
10:00 - Bill Sandke, Ken MacLeod

8:00 - Suzie Heap
10:00 - Andrew Larratt, Adrienne                   McCullough
8:00 - Dixon Bridgers

8:00 - Dixon Bridgers, Marty                        McCullough
10:00 - Bill Cook, Cassie Morton

8:00 - Judy Kissell
10:00 - Bonniue Van Vugt, John                     Funk
Welcome Center Ginny                                              Thorkelson

Sunday School
No Sunday School this week
Zachary Reina

Don McCleary, Bear Thorkelson
Mark Your Calendar
November 4
Fall Back
Set your clocks back one hour 

November 5
No Sunday School 
All Saints Day
      Pledge Ingathering
      Fellowship Fare Breakfast

November 10
Food Packing at St. Bart's

November 12
Thanksgiving bag packing

November 12-17
Scholastic Book Fair

November 12
Advent Angels begins

November 23
Thrift Shop Christmas Boutique

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The Diocese and Beyond
Holiday Prayer Breakfast
Join St. Paul's Senior Services
Join us for breakfast from 7:30-9:00 a.m. with prayer, song, reflection and fellowship as we begin this holiday season. The event is hosted by The Honorable Peter Gallagher with Richard Thorn, Esq. as keynote speaker. Seating is limited. RSVP to Kathryn Courter at (619) 239-6900 by November 8. Please call to reserve one of our limited parking spaces. St. Paul's Senior Services is located at 2341 Fourth Avenue, San Diego.