Prayer for Vacation
Gracious God, it's hard to shift from a life of busy work
to a period of quiet relaxation.
Help me let go of my need to produce and of my worry over what will happen at work while I am away.
As I give myself to the relaxation of mind and body,
let the activities of my work life silently recede into the background. Let me open my soul to you as if it were
an empty canvas waiting for the creative touch of
the artist's hand.
I ask this for the sake of your love. Amen
CCDS School Year Comes to an End
The school is a buzz...
||2017/2018 year comes to a close
Is there a more exciting time in a child's life than the end of school/beginning of summer vacation? CCDS is no exception and you can feel (and hear) the excitement on the campus. This week is filled with cleaning out desks, last minute presentations, a talent show, school Play Day, closing chapel and graduation. It has been a wonderful year with Mrs. Nancy Funk at the helm; and just as this school year ends, plans begin for the 2018/2019 session that starts in late August.
There are limited openings in some of the grades. Those interested in joining the student body next year should fill out an
inquiry form at the school's website
or call the Admissions Desk at (619) 522-6460.
A Big Thank You to the Choir
Leaving for summer hiatus
big thank you to our choir and choir director; this Sunday will be their last until fall. They're going on a well-deserved break for the summer. Take a moment to thank them for their hard work and inspirational contribution to our worship service each Sunday. Thank you as well to Geoff Graham, our organist who remains on the bench all summer
Blessings in a Bag
Pack a few this Sunday
Christ Church Service Ministry gives us another opportunity this Sunday to pack a bag (or two or three) of non-perishable food items. These
Blessings in a Bag are best kept in your car to hand out to those in need you might encounter during your day. We hope you'll stop by the tables either after the 8:00 or 10:00 a.m. services and participate.
We're Going Solar!
Project begins Monday, June 11
After much research and planning Christ Church Vestry approved a solar plan for the campus and installation begins next week. Sullivan Solar Power will be on-site June 11-15 and plans to complete the entire project in one week. Due to power outages for the electrical upgrades needed, the parish office will be closed next Monday, June 11.
We should be back on the grid and up and running by Tuesday morning. It's an exciting commitment to a passive system that will help save $$ and the environment.
There are only 5 spaces remaining for this summer's Camp Create, July 23-26. Those openings will be publicized community-wide next Monday and will probably be filled right away.
So get your application in soon. Contact
for applications or more information.
The cost is $75 for the first child and $60 for the second child with a cap of $150 per family; lunch and snacks included.
Scholarships are available, and we are happy to provide them as needed.
Camp Create will include children from the parishes of
St. Luke's and St. Mark's.
Camp Create provides a unique experience for most of these children, one that is financially out of reach for most of the families.
If you would like to help with the Camp Create scholarship fund, please use the link below. Make sure to choose "Camp Create" in the drop down menu.
Adult Forums through Summer
The summer months are a time to relax, rest, recuperate, and rejuvenate. While summer church doesn't miss a beat, the Adult Forum educational offering at 9:00 a.m. Sunday mornings will be taking a break. There will be some special events that will be publicized (see keep your eyes open) but on the whole there will be no regular presentations.
Episcopal Night at the Padres
Join the faithful at Petco Park
If you only go to one Padres game this year, the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Friday, July 27, should be the one! Join your fellow Episcopalians in cheering on the home team while enjoying discounted seating and helping out your diocese - a portion of tickets sales will benefit diocesan ministries.
Michael Morgan will conduct a choir of Episcopalians from throughout the diocese singing "The Star Spangled Banner."
Look for the table in the courtyard June 17 to purchase tickets or contact the parish office.
-Toyota Terrace Infield - $35.50
-Toyota Terrace Reserved - $29
-Upper Infield - $17
Pie Social is Around the Corner
This Father's Day, June 17, why not treat dad to a slice, or even a whole pie! Bakers start planning your delicious pies - eaters start saving your pennies to purchase pie! Buy a pie for your Father's Day celebration and/or for your concert in the park picnic that evening. All pie proceeds benefit refugee campers attending Camp Stevens this summer. Pies will be sold after the 8 and 10 o'clock services.
||Yum - bake and/or buy your favorite pie
Campfire Christ Church
Time for s'mores and more
So many wonderful memories are made around campfires. It is a chance to roast marshmallows, sing songs, visit with friends and just relax. Thursday, June 21 at 7:00 p.m. Christ Church will have a campfire in our courtyard. Please bring your camp chair, friends and beverage of choice. Christ Church will provide the fixings for s'mores, the fire and of course the fun. Oh, and if you play a guitar, ukulele or harmonica, feel free to bring it.
Celebrate Our Armed Forces
Sunday, July 1, 2018
In Coronado, when the 4th of July is on a Wednesday, we celebrate all week long! This year our annual celebratory Armed Forces service will take place Sunday, July 1 at 10:00 a.m. Our esteemed Senior Warden, Captain Paul Laedlein will give the sermon. All active and retired military are encouraged to wear their uniforms and everyone else....red, white, and blue, of course!
There will be patriotic music and trumpets to boot, so don't miss this special event that is sure to set the mood for the rest of the exciting week to come.
Parishioner Kathryn Bunch will have her "book fair" wares on display all morning. She always has wonderful titles for one and all.
St. Mark's Neighborhood Food Pantry
Increased need in summer
||Bring canned beans
Summer can be especially hard on low-income families who's children are often provided free breakfast and lunch, even after school snacks, during the school year. The food pantry can provide some help when resources are scarce.
Basic non-perishable items are always needed:
canned vegetables, beans (canned and dried, but not green), canned fruit, canned protein, pasta sauce, canned tomatoes, peanut butter and jelly, cereals, oatmeal, rice, canned soups, pastas, chili, cooking oil, and single serving items for their homeless guests.
You may bring your donations to church on Sunday or drop them by the parish office during the week.
Mark Your Calendar
Solar installation begins
Parish Office CLOSED
Campfire Christ Church
Armed Forces Sunday
All in Hinde Hall
Monday mornings @8 am
Tuesday mornings @6:30 am
Thursday morning @11 am*
(*In Rector's office)
Friday evenings @6 pm
Serving This Sunday...
8:00 - Carla Fargo
10:00 - Katie Larratt
- Carla Fargo, Susan Warmbrodt
10:00 - Nancy Funk, Kathryn Grosnoff
8:00 - John Sturges
10:00 - Bill Huck
8:00 - Susan Warmbrodt
10:00 - Mary Gwen Brummitt, John Funk
- Marty McCullough, John Sturges
10:00 - Arie & Bonnie Van Vugt
8:00 - John Sturges
10:00 - Bonnie Van Vugt
On summer hiatus
Bill Huck, David Warren, Bob Wilson