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January 10, 2018
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The Great Kindness Challenge is coming ...
stay tuned!
Happenings This Week    
Be Our Guest!
Adult Forum 9:00 a.m. - Hinde Hall
Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m.
If you have ever considered being an usher at Christ Church, please join us this Sunday, January 14, for an informative session.  Seasoned and new ushers are invited to join Charlette Preslar, who serves as our 10 a.m. verger, and the clergy, at 9:00 a.m. in the church for forty-five minutes of usher orientation.  Read More 

Next Sunday, January 21 the lectors and intercessors will meet in the church at 9:00 a.m. to brush-up on their duties. Whether you've been reading for years or would like to be added to the rotation, this session will be of great interest.

End of Year Statements
Available upon request
Annual statements ready soon.
We are working hard to have your annual giving statements ready by Sunday, January 21. They will be available for you to pickup before and after services that day. If you require the information prior to that date, contact Christie Tugend and she will send you an email copy. Please notify the parish office if your contact/mailing information has changed as we will be mailing any statements not collected in person.

Upcoming Events
Courtly Noyse
A trip back in time
Courtly Noyse at 
Christ Church January 28
Opulent costumes, hand-crafted musical instruments, and a program of Renaissance music will be celebrated on Sunday, January 28 at 4:oo in the afternoon, as Courtly Noyse pays a visit to Christ Church.

Enjoy an introduction to the world of Early Music, as presented by a long established ensemble in an appealing and entertaining manner. Have you been kept awake at night, pondering the difference between a sackbut and a dudelsack?
Have you felt left out of the the conversation because you have no idea how the hurdy-gurdy functions? Come join us on the last Sunday of January and learn about these instruments, and more!

Annual Meeting
One Service - February 11
There will be one service at 9:00 a.m., February 11, followed by the annual meeting in the church and a festive brunch. This is your chance to learn about Christ Church's plans for 2018 and to reflect on the accomplishments of 2017

The nominating committee has solicited candidates, according to our parish by-laws, to stand for the three vacant vestry seats. Candidate details will be available in next week's bulletin and on our web site. Vestry and Diocesan Convention delegates will also be elected at the annual parish meeting.  

Day School News
CCDS Open House
Help spread the word...
CCDS Open House
Don't miss this opportunity to visit the campus and find out more about our exceptional day school. 

Saturday, January 20, 2018
9:00 a.m. - noon
A community event - all are welcome

Help us spread the word about the phenomenal education for the whole child that takes place every week at Christ Church Day School. Bring your friends and neighbors who might be interested. Check out the school's website!

Enrollment is currently open for the 2018/2019 school year. There are limited spaces in most classes. Preference is given to parish families and tuition assistance is available. Read more

CCDS Auction
Support your school
We are excited to invite you to attend and contribute to our annual fundraising dinner and auction,  Love is in the Air.  This fun-filled evening will feature both live and silent auction items, dining by the bay at the Coronado Community Center, and dancing the night away!  

Friday, February 9, 2018
The Nautilus Room @ the Coronado Community Center
5:30-9:00 p.m.

Invitations are in the mail - look for yours. Tickets and sponsorships may be purchased here or dropped off at the school office. Online bidding for silent auction items begins January 29

Parish News
Vestry Nominees Announced
Make sure to attend the Annual Meeting
At our Annual Meeting Sunday, February 11 the following nominees will be presented for election to the vestry: Patty Cowan, Jamie Glorieux and Cheryl Janus. Each of the candidates will serve a three-year term. Delegates to the 2018 Diocesan Convention will also be presented: Suzanne & David Warren, Janice & David Szumowski; alternates Mike Dabbar and Don McCleary.

Yoga is Returning in the New Year
Join us Tuesday evenings
woman_yoga_back.jpg We are resuming our Tuesday evening yoga practice January 16 at 5:00 p.m. We will welcome a new instructor - Dee Sloan. Dee has taught at various venues in town, and we look forward to her instruction. Bring your mat, blocks, blanket (whatever you use) and a $5 donation. Invite a friend or neighbor who might like to try out a new discipline this new year. 

We're Going Solar!
Good for us, good for the environment
Here comes the sun!
The property committee, with the vestry's approval, has contracted for the i nstallation of solar power at Christ Church. 

Sullivan Solar Power will be the installer, and we hope to conduct the installation the week of 19-23 February, which aligns with the day school's winter break.  In addition to saving money, we will be doing our part to help our earthly home be a bit greener Read more

Weekly Bible Study
Three opportunities
Youth Bible Study
Find a time and group that works for you!
Three times a week we gather to feast on the Word of the Lord through bible study in community. Start your year off right and join us!

Monday Morning Bible Study- 8:00 a.m. Hinde Hall -  Cancelled Monday, January 15, but will resume on the 22nd. The group will be studying 2 Corinthians 4-6.

Tuesday Morning Men's Bible Study -  6:30 a.m. Hinde Hall - Tuesday morning Men's Bible Study meets at 6:30 a.m. to study the scriptures for the upcoming Sunday. All men are invited for coffee and lively conversation.

Thursday Morning Bible Study -  11:00 a.m. Rector's office -  Join us as we spend time with the upcoming Sunday's scriptures. Enjoy enriching conversation and one another's company as we prepare our hearts and minds for Sunday worship.

Service and Outreach 
10th Annual MLK, Jr. Day of Service
Make it a day ON, not a day OFF!
Join Episcopalians and folks from other faith communities throughout San Diego by participating in the Interfaith MLK Day of Service, Monday, January 15 at 9:00 a.m. in Balboa Park. All ages are welcome; however children under 18 need a parental waiver.. All details for the event including what to bring and what to wear can be found here.

When you register and check in, please note that you are from Christ Episcopal Church or The Episcopal Diocese of San Diego. Parking will be easier if you carpool with other Christ Church friends. 

11th Annual Spaghetti Dinner
Benefits St. Mark's Food Pantry
Dorcas House Dinner
Rev. Tom makes a mean spaghetti sauce!
No need to make dinner on Monday, January 29, just bring everyone to the annual Spaghetti Dinner! This yearly event helps to stock the food pantry at St. Mark's, City Heights. The cost of dinner is a donation (or two, or three, or more..) of non-perishable food. 

Last year we served 253 meals, donated two carloads of food, and $520 in cash donations for the pantry. All cash donations at the door go directly to St. Mark's.  Look for your evite - coming soon!

Weekly Food Collection - St. Mark's
Donations are needed through the holidays!
Del Monte veggies
Bring canned vegetables this week
The Neighborhood Food Pantry needs continue. If you'd like to donate, the basic non-perishable items are always needed but here's a weekly list you can follow:

  • January 14 - canned vegetables
  • January 21 - canned protein
  • January 28 - beans (canned and dried)

If you think an injustice is your burden to carry or your calling is only on you, you've missed the point. Part of bearing a cross is learning how to share the journey with others and remember that we carry our crosses together. #love heals

The Rev. Becca Stevens @RevBeccaStevens
What's Happening...

Mark Your Calendar 
January 20
CCDS Open House

January 28
Courtly Noyse Concert

January 29
11th Annual Spaghetti Dinner

February 9
CCDS Auction/Gala

February 11
Annual Meeting - one service

February 19-23
Icon workshop

Serving This Sunday...
8:00  - Carla Fargo
10:00 - Pete Glorieux, Zachary Reina
Chalice Bearers
8:00 -  Carla Fargo, Suzie Heap
10:00 - Steve Crawford, Kathryn Grosnoff

8:00 -   Brian Dix
10:00 - R.G. Head, Carole Hoover
8:00 - Dave Sweeney
10:00 - Rob Bartenstein

8:00 - Paul Andrews, Marty McCullough
10:00 - Arie & Bonnie Van Vugt

8:00 - Judy Kissell
10:00 - Cyndi McCleary, Bob Ketts
Welcome Center 
Lynn Walsh

Sunday School
Karen Ray Nelson, Bryn Reina, Olivia Troyer, Suzanne Warren

Steven Glorieux

Bill Huck, Sam Ward, David Warren, Bob Wilson

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