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May 8, 2018
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Celebrate Mothers!
Honor your mother this Mother's Day by donating a box
of diapers, in her name, to the diaper drive benefiting families helped by Episcopal Community Services.
She'll be proud that you did!

Happenings This Week    
Bike to School and Work
Come for a "ride-by" blessing!
Pedal by for your blessing!
Christ Church and Christ Church Day School will be celebrating this year's
Bike to School Day , Wednesday, May 9, by encouraging students and families to make the trip to and from school on their bicycles. The day school will hold a special all-school assembly that afternoon with Officer Mannello, from the Coronado Police Department, as guest speaker who will provide bicycle safety tips and emphasize good biking behavior.

If your family rides bikes to school or work you are invited to a "ride-by" blessing that morning.
The Rev. Anne Bridgers will be located on the
Ninth Street side of the church from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. and will perform a quick blessing for you and your bicycle as you travel to your destination. All are welcome.

ECS Diaper Drive
A Mother's Day project
Let's help cover these tushies
This Sunday, May 13 is Mother's Day and Episcopal Community Services Day here at Christ Church. Let's shower ECS moms with love on Mother's Day with a diaper drive which will benefit some of the 2,000 moms ECS serves through Head Start and the 250 preschool children helped through ECS Para Las Familias. Drop your diaper donations in the playpen in the courtyard all this week through  Sunday. All sizes are welcome -- newborn to toddler pull-ups!

Deann Rios of Episcopal Community Services will be with us this Sunday, May 13,  to highlight the amazing programs offered by ECS. You may learn more at

Christ Church 101
May 13,2018
Final session
The final session of Christ Church 101 - The What, When, Why and How of being an Episcopalian will take place this Sunday in Hinde Hall @9:00 a.m. Even if you haven't previously attended, you might want to just sit might learn something new about the Episcopal Church!

Parish News
A Generous Celebration
Viva Vida Joven!
Thank you!
Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with us. This annual event benefits the ministry of Vida Joven de Mexico which provides a safe and loving home to nearly 30 children of all ages. Your generous support will enable us to send over $8,000 to Vida Joven for the care and education of their charges.
Mark Your Calendar
Bishop's Visit
Mark your calendar
Jefferts Schori
The Rt. Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori
The Rt. Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, our assisting bishop for the Diocese of San Diego, will visit Christ Church on Sunday, June 3. This annual bishop's visit includes participation at both worship services, baptisms, confirmations, reaffirmations and receptions into the Episcopal Church at the 10:00 a.m. service. She will also speak at the Adult Forum at 9:00 a.m. in Hinde Hall. We hope you'll make it a point to attend this very important service.
Senior Recognitions
Sunday,  June 3 - 10:00 a.m.
All graduates invited
New graduates please plan on attending the 10:00 a.m. service on June 3. Also, please send an email to Charlette Presla r with your graduate's name, plans after graduation and a favorite memory of Christ Church. This can be as simple as attending church at Christmas with your family, or could be a favorite service project. Anything you can think of is good. We will include this information in the bulletin. Whether you attend church every Sunday, or have been here one time, please consider coming this day

Pentecost Celebrations
Sunday, May 20
Pentecost Picnic tradition
The Sunday that is seven weeks (50 days) after Easter Day is the Feast of Pentecost. Pentecost is the day on which we remember the story given to us in the second chapter of the Book of Acts.  Pentecost is the birthday of the church, and all are encouraged to wear red  as a symbol of the power and fire of the Holy Spirit. It will be a full day of celebrations and activities not the least of which is the annual Pentecost Picnic and the "mile-long" banana split (for the little ones.)  

Once again there will be a delicious barbeque  lunch with all the fix-in's  after the 10:00 a.m. service. If you can't stay, you can have a plate to go. A $10 per person or $25 per family donation is requested. This year the food will be provided by Smoke n Aces BBQ
Save the Date
Join the faithful at Petco Park
Padres night
If you only go to one Padres game this year, the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Friday, June 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. Look for information on ticket purchases soon.

Day School and Youth
CCDS Spring Sing
The 60th celebration continues...
Christ Church Day School presents its annual Spring Sing next Thursday, May 17 at 6:00 p.m. as it continues the celebration of the school's 60th anniversary. The program has a fifties theme with the students decked out in the fashions of the era singing all of your favorite hits like
Hound Dog, Yakety Yak, and  Stand by Me.  Everyone is invited; it will be a fun evening.

Day School Sunday on Pentecost
May 20 - 10:00 a.m. service 
We will  celebrate our shared
ministry of Christ Church Day School and the contribution it makes to our community and to the lives of the children and families it has served for 60 years. Day School students and alumni will serve as our lectors, intercessors and ushers.

The wonderful works of art created by Christ Church Day School students, under the tutelage of Mrs. Leslie Koshland, will be on display in Hinde Hall after both church services on Sunday, May 20. Day school docents will be on hand to fill you in on this comprehensive art program. Don't miss out on the exceptional exhibits; schedule time to browse and enjoy the talented children we have in our midst.

Camp Create
Summer fun in July
Camp Create was so much fun last year; we're doing it again this summer - July 23-26, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Camp will focus on Eco Justice and how our faith compels us to care for the Earth and each other. Each day's program will include art, music and drama, as well as time for growing in faith and love. Highlights of the week will include: bucket drumming, singing in multiple languages, mixed media art projects and much, much more. The week will culminate on Thursday afternoon with a fantastic presentation for families and an outrageous play-day complete with water slide!

Camp Create is open to campers entering grade two through five. Youth entering grades six through eight may apply to be junior leaders, and youth in grades nine through twelve may apply to be group leaders.   

The program cost is $75 for the first child and $60 for the second child with a cap of $150 per family; lunch and snacks included. Please do not allow cost to be a factor in determining your ability to attend. Scholarships are available, and we are happy to provide them as needed. There are only 20 places available; don't delay in submitting your application and check. July 6 is the deadline for applications. Contact Charlette Preslar for applications or questions: or (619) 435-4561.

Outreach/Service Ministry
St. Mark's Neighborhood Food Pantry
Weekly collection
Bring cereal this week!
Our support of the food pantry in City Heights is a year-round ministry. You may bring your donations to church on Sunday or drop them by the parish office during the week. 

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 visitors.

The Diocese and Beyond
St. Paul's Senior and Family Resource Fair
Wednesday, May 23, St. Paul's Villa
This free event is for seniors, family members, and caregivers and features more than 35 exhibitors specializing in senior services and a special panel presentation. The panel will give tips and advice on downsizing, how to recognize signs that it might be time to downsize, and the benefits of moving into a community. For more information call Lizette Galindo at 677-3800 or email at

The Little Sweep
Entertainment for the Entire Family
The La Jolla Country Day String Orchestra conducted by Michael Morgan will provide the music in the San Diego premier of  The Little Sweep composed by Benjamin Britten. Presented by Bodhi Tree Concerts , in this morality tale Sam the sweep boy is sold into service and bullied by his elders. This theatrical experience introduces young audiences to the conventions of opera by means of a simple yet affecting story with which they can sympathize and identify. Performances May 19 and 20 at the Performance Annex, City Heights Public Library. Purchase tickets at .
60 minutes of FREE family arts activities before each performance @ 3 and 6 p.m.

Memorial Day Family Camp
Camp Stevens - May 26-28
So many programs to choose from!
At Memorial Day Family Camp, Camp Stevens staff provides delicious meals, comfortable accommodations and a variety of activities for all ages. Choose to participate in as many activities as you like, or just relax by the pool. Activities may include campfires, archery, climbing wall, garden exploration, swimming, cooking & canning projects, folk dancing, singalongs, lawn games, arts & crafts, and exploring nearby Julian.  

General Convention July 2018 - Austin
Volunteer Opportunities
A range of volunteer opportunities are still available at the
Episcopal Church 79th General Convention, Thursday, July 5 to Friday, July 13 at The Austin Convention Center, Austin, Texas (Diocese of Texas).
General Convention along with the Episcopal Church Women who meet concurrently, require the gifts and hospitality of volunteers to operate efficiently.
"Volunteers for the General Convention come together to welcome, assist, and serve the Convention by providing support through hands-on, behind-the-scenes work as an extension of the Office of the General Convention,"  commented Lori Ionnitiu, General Convention Manager. "We encourage and welcome all who are interested and willing to share their time and talents with us."
There are a variety of volunteer opportunities available for many skills and talents. Daily schedules range from half-day to multiple shifts over many days.
To register to volunteer and select shifts that suit your interest and availability, go here:
For more information, contact Anthony Chapple at

What's Happening...

Mark Your Calendar 

May 12
RefugeeNet Gala

May 13
Mother's Day
ECS Day @ Christ Church

May 17
CCDS Spring Sing

May 19
Bea Penniall funeral @ 11 am

May 20
Pentecost Picnic
Day School Sunday
CCDS Art Show

May 23
Vestry Meeting

May 28
Memorial Day - OFFICE CLOSED

June 3
Bishop Jefferts Schori visits

June 8
CCDS Graduation and Closing Chapel

Weekly Events
All in Hinde Hall

Tuesday evenings @5 pm

Bible Study
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 - Pete Glorieux, Zachary Reina

Chalice Bearers
8:00 - Carla Fargo, Suzie Heap
10:00 - Rick & Cheryl Wilson

8:00 - John Sturges

8:00 - Suzie Heap
10:00 - Pat Escher, Bob Ketts

8:00 - Marty McCullough, John Sturges
10:00 - David Brummitt, Cindy Elledge

8:00 - Judy Kissell
10:00 - Bob Ketts

Welcome Center 
Chuck Howe

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

Steven Glorieux

Bill Huck, Sam Ward, David Warren, Bob Wilson 
(Oops, this was incorrect last week - this is the correct info for THIS week.)

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