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February 6, 2018
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Remember...Only ONE Service this Sunday!

Happenings This Week    
CCDS Gala and Auction
This Friday, February 9
Don't miss your chance to support your school by attending the Christ Church Day School Gala and Auction in the beautiful bay-side Nautilus Room at the Coronado Community Center. The semi-formal event, Friday, February 9, begins at 5:30 p.m. and runs until 11:00 p.m. and features drinks, dinner, live and silent auctions, AND dancing. Purchase your tickets here and you may also participate in the silent auction online. Tickets must be purchased by Thursday, February 8th
Annual Meeting
One Service - February 11
There will be only one service at 9:00 a.m. this Sunday, February 11, followed by the annual meeting in the church and a festive brunch in Hinde Hall. This is your chance to learn about Christ Church's plans for 2018 and to reflect on the accomplishments of 2017

At the Annual Meeting 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. View candidates details here. Delegates to the 2018 Diocesan Convention will also be presented: Suzanne & David Warren, Janice Szumowski,  Don McCleary; alternate Mike Dabbar, as well as nominees to the CCDS school board.

Everyone Deserves to Hear
We now have T-Coil technology!
Christ Church just installed a T-Coil hearing loop in the church to assist those who are hearing impaired. The loop delivers sound from our sound system wirelessly into your hearing aid or assisted listening device if you don't have a hearing aid. It eliminates distracting background noise and provides crystal clear sound. 

Your hearing aid must have Telecoil to pick up the signal from the hearing loop. If you don't know whether or not you have a T-Coil, contact your audiologist or hearing aid dispenser. For those without hearing aids, an assisted listening device will be available. Printed information to share with your audiologist is available in the narthex, at the Welcome Table and in the parish office.

Lent is on the Horizon
Ash Wednesday
Almighty God, you have created us out of the dust of the earth: Grant that these ashes may be to us a sign of our mortality and penitence, that we may remember that it is only by your gracious gift that we are given everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen.   BCP p.265

Ash Wednesday will be upon us next week. It  is always celebrated on a  Wednesday  seven weeks prior to Easter Sunday and it marks the beginning of the six weeks of Lent. Wednesday, February 14 there will be three opportunities to worship:
  • 8:00 a.m. - CCDS Chapel Service
  • 12:00 noon  and 7:00 p.m.
If you have palms from last Palm Sunday please bring them in so they may be transformed into our ashes.

Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.
BCP p. 265

We're Reading The Good Book
Join the book club during Lent
The Good Book Club is an invitation to all Episcopalians to join in reading the Gospel of Luke and the Book of Acts during Lent-Easter 2018. Episcopalians will start reading Luke on Sunday, February 11 and read a section of Luke's Gospel every day through the season of Lent. The entire season of Easter will be devoted to daily readings from the Book of Acts. Already, individuals, congregations, and organizations are committed to being a part of the Good Book Club, and we hope you'll join the journey too!
The Good Book Club website lists the daily readings, as well as available resources to support you as you read the scriptures. Resources also will be available in Spanish at

Wednesdays in Lent
Soup suppers return
Wednesday evenings in Lent we will hold our weekly soup suppers and program. We begin the evening with a simple soup supper in Hinde Hall at 6:30 p.m. followed by our program series Embracing Forgiveness at 7:00 p.m. The first of this series will be Wednesday, February 21 and will feature guest speaker, the assisting bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego, The Rt. Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori.

Mark your calendars for these five evenings - February 21 through March 21. Link to the complete series information here. You'll be glad you did.

Showers of Blessings
2018 Lenten Outreach Project
What a joy it is to jump in a hot shower or bath on a cold winter morning and ready yourself for the day ahead. But what if you didn't have a bath or shower; what if you didn't even have a roof over your head? That is the reality for hundreds of people living on the streets of San Diego. 

Did you know that our Diocese purchased a mobile shower until that travels to several parishes on a weekly basis providing this basic need to our homeless neighbors?

This Lenten season the Service Ministry has chosen the Showers of Blessings ministry at St. Mark's as the recipient of our giving. Heather Smith from St. Mark's, City Heights, will be with us at our Sunday forum on February 18 to talk about this program and its impact at St. Mark's. Stay tuned for more information to come...

Parish News
Baby news!
Congratulations to grandparents Edward and Teresa Harrison who have two new grandchildren - Cora Ruth Harrison born in January to Alison and Austin Harrison AND William Conor Brumfield, new son of Sarah and Conor Brumfield, who arrived early Tuesday morning

Connect with Realm
Hear more at the Annual Meeting!
Christ Church has moved to a new kind of church record keeping solution called RealmĀ®. It primarily serves the administrative needs of the staff, but it also offers some exciting opportunities to support the way parishioners are involved at Christ Church.

Realm will make it easier for our parish family to connect with each other, keep up with what's going on, and grow as a connected faith community. 

Everyone in the parish has a unique profile. Your profile contains everything you want people in our church to know about you. Your profile also enables you to join a small group, RSVP to events, track your giving, update your contact information, change family details, set notification preferences, or replace that outdated family photo.

You can register here and download the Connect app to your phone so you'll have all of your parish information at your fingertips 24/7.

Operation Care Package
Goodies for the college kids
Love to our college students.
Our second gathering for Operation Care Package will be  Monday, February 26th at 7:00 p.m. Operation Care Package is an opportunity for you to join with members of our Christ Church family to send a little love to your favorite college student! We each bring one thing to contribute to each of the boxes (we think there will be 15) for the students. Then we sign cards to go in all of the boxes.
Our theme this box is St. Patrick's Day! Some fun ideas that you could bring: St. Patrick's Day socks, coupons for Shamrock Shakes at McDonalds, canned soup, anything green, St. Patrick's Day room decorations, Lucky Charms cereal and anything else you could think of that would be good for the box! We will be packing in medium size flat rate boxes which measure 11" x 8 1/2" x 5 1/2".
Contact Charlette Preslar to learn more about this event if you have not yet participated.

Yoga at Christ Church
Join us Tuesday evenings
Relax and relieve stress
Christ Church has Tuesday evening yoga practice each week at 5:00 p.m. in Hinde Hall. We're pleased to welcome Dee Sloan, local instructor, to our current sessions. Many of you may know her through classes she teaches in town. Bring your mat, blocks, blanket (whatever you use) and a $5 donation. Invite a friend or neighbor who might enjoy this practice. 

Weekly Bible Study
Three opportunities
Bible reading guy
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. 

Monday Morning Bible Study- 8:00 a.m. Hinde Hall Library 
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.

The Diocese and Beyond
Zydeco Mass
St. Paul's Cathedral
Mardi Gras Tuesday, February 13 St. Paul's Cathedral will hold its legendary Zydeco Mass
This is like no other Mass you have ever been to! There will be costumes and masks, beads will fly, and there will be dancing in the aisles. (Feel free to dress up yourself, though it is certainly not necessary.)

Following Mass, there is a reception in the Great Hall. You will enjoy Cajun food stations, music and theme drinks. The menu will include Chicken jambalaya, jalapeno cornbread, red beans and rice, and shrimp poboys! (Kids will have their own kid-friendly menu).

Tickets to the reception are $20 per person (kids 12 and under are free). Purchase tickets here (they must be purchased in advance, and they will sell out!)

Called to the Wall
February 17 - 12:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Join with immigrants for a Lenten pilgrimage from St. Philip's, Lemon Grove to Friendship Park at the US-Mexico border. This journey expresses solidarity with immigrants and features Stations of the Cross at churches along the drive, culminating with a beach walk to the border fence where Bishop John Taylor will celebrate the Eucharist. Bishop Katharine will celebrate on the Mexican side of the border.

This event is hosted by Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles and The Episcopal Diocese of San Diego. Facebook page with more information - here.
Leadership Academy
Great workshops scheduled
The Diocesan Leadership Academy will be held Saturday, February 24 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at St. Bartholomew's in Poway. Attendance is open to all. Mary Parmer, Keynote Presenter, is a congregational development consultant, speaker and retreat leader. She will share her curriculum to help us: Invite, Welcome, Connect. There are five different tracks; each with a specific focus; Finance & Administration, Healthy Congregations, Stewardship, Invite-Welcome-Connect and Fearless Formation. For more information and to register go here and contact Rev. Anne Bridgers about carpooling.

What's Happening...

Mark Your Calendar 
February 11
Annual Meeting - one service

February 14
Ash Wednesday

February 18
Showers of Blessings Forum

February 19
Office closed - Presidents' Day

February 19-23
Icon workshop

February 24
Diocesan Leadership Academy

Serving This Sunday...
9:00 - Pete Glorieux, Zachary Reina

Chalice Bearers
9:00 - Steve Crawford, Nancy Funk

9:00 - Cyndi McCleary

9:00 - Tony Reina, Sandra Vickers

9:00 - Mike Dabbar, Don McCleary

9:00 - Bob Ketts, Sandra Vickers
Welcome Center 

Sunday School
No Sunday school this Sunday

Steven Glorieux

Bill Huck, Sam Ward, David Warren

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