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May 7, 2019
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  
Daughters of the King
New members of our Daughters of the King ministry were recently admitted. New members include Genevieve Butenshon, Cheryl Janus and we also welcomed Karen Corey who transferred her membership from the Diocese of Virginia to Christ Church.  Ellenjoy Weber is the
in-coming President of our chapter. All women of the parish are welcome to this ministry. Contact the parish office for more information.

This Week at Christ Church
Mother's Day Love
Honor mothers this Sunday
You will make a difference in a child's life
Over 85 people enjoyed a festive evening last Saturday, for our annual celebration of the ministry of Vida Joven de Mexico. Guests were treated to a delicious dinner thanks to the Service Ministry committee and luscious libations. Thanks to everyone's amazing generosity over $6,000 was raised for the kids.

If you were unable to attend perhaps you might consider  honoring the mothers in your life, this Mother's Day, by making a contribution  to Vida Joven. This organization is dedicated to "mothering" children who have been abandoned and abused, by providing a safe haven and stable environment in which to grow and flourish.

You may make a donation directly to Vida Joven via credit credit card or drop a check in this Sunday's plate, look for envelopes at the Welcome Table. Please make your check out to Christ Church and  indicate that your contribution is for Vida Joven. Your mother will be pleased!

Give Livestream a Try
Enjoy Christ Church events online
As you may know, Sunday services are available, in real time, on your computer or tablet.  On any given Sunday individuals from all over the continent and beyond  join Christ Church in worship online

If you've not yet used the livestream service you might like to give it a try this Thursday evening, May 9 at 6:00 p.m., to enjoy Christ Church Day School's annual Spring Sing. This year's title is In the Jungle  so expect a wild time! Log on to the livestream page  on the parish website just before the performance begins and click Christ Church Livestream - t hat's it. Let us know what you think.

Mark Your Calendar
Day School Sunday/Art Exhibit
Sunday, May 19
Day school students and families will join us  Sunday, May 19 at 10:00 a.m. for our annual  Day School Sunday worship 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 over sixty years. Day School students and alumni will serve as our lectors, intercessors and ushers. Welcome to all CCDS families! 
Don't forget to pop into Hinde Hall to experience the ever-popular  CCDS Art Show, open 9:00-11:30 a.m. Plan to spend time browsing the exhibit and talk with the student docents. Our students' creativity under the tutelage of art instructor, Leslie Koshland, never cease to amaze us! 

Parish News
Let's Celebrate on Pentecost
Baptisms and Graduations - June 9
Pentecost is a rich and full Sunday at Christ Church. There will be  baptisms - it's not too late to be included - c ontact the  parish office  for details. W e'll also  celebrate recent graduates,  so  send us the names and particulars of you and/or your family members' matriculation.

Oh, and we'll also have a yummy BBQ lunch for one and all. Wear your best red outfit and we'll see you there!

Camp Create!
July 15-18, 2019
Camp Create! will be back for its third summer with four full days of art, drama, music and FUN! This year will focus on Praise. Camp Create is open to youth entering grades 2-5. Siblings of age-appropriate campers who are entering 1st grade will be considered based on availability.  The program cost is $75 for the first child and $60 for each additional family member How will you make a joyful noise this summer??

Yoga at Christ Church
Relax at the end of the day
Christ Church features two yoga practices in April and May. Weekly on Tuesday evenings at 5:00 p.m., Rebecca Nagorksi leads a faithful group. In addition, Nereyda Varias is back for  restorative yoga class,  Thursday - May 30 at 4:30 p.m. (note time change for this class.)   Both classes meet in Hinde Hall - a $5.00 donation is requested.  

Hey - Join the Club!
Become a member of Service Ministry
Volunteer hands
Want to join the Service Ministry team?
Service ministry is one of the parish's most active groups living into our theme of  Bridging Love and Service.  If outreach is your thing, these are your peeps. Service Ministry's meeting are switching back to the second Tuesday of each month, at 6:00 p.m. in Clare's Cottage (919 C Avenue), the  next get together is Tuesday, May 14 . Drop in, all are welcome, to find out what great plans are in the works.
Food Collection - St. Mark's
Neighborhood Food Pantry
beans and rice
May is rice
St. Mark's has designated a specific food item for collection each month this year. May's food item is rice.

You may access the entire year's list on St. Mark's Outreach page. Of course, basic non-perishable items are always needed such as: soup/stews, cereal and oatmeal, granola bars, peanut butter, pasta and sauce, rice, canned protein, canned vegetables and fruit, and single-serve items for their unhoused visitors. Bring your contributions on Sundays or to the parish office Monday-Thursday. 

The Diocese and Beyond
Ordination and Consecration of our Fifth Bishop
Saturday, June 15 - 11:00 a.m.
Bishop-elect the Rev. Canon Susan Brown Snook
Please save the date and plan to attend the service of  ordination  and consecration for the fifth bishop of the Diocese of San Diego. All are welcome and encouraged to participate.

St. Paul's Cathedral, 2728 Sixth Avenue, San Diego. A festive reception follows at The Abbey, 2825 Fifth Avenue, San Diego.   

Bishop Transition Information
Help welcome our new bishop
Help welcome the Rev. Canon Susan Brown Snook to our diocese by making a financial contribution toward a gift for her. There are many things that a new bishop requires - a mitre, a cope, a crozier, rochet and chimere, a tippet, an episcopal ring, purple vestments. The diocese is being asked to raise funds towards a bishop's cassock and cincture, a white mitre and a traveling case for the mitre. We are extending the invitation to all members of the Diocese to make a contribution toward these gifts. You may donate electronically using this link or you may send a check payable to "EDSD," with "Bishop-elect gift" in the memo line. Please mail them to: EDSD, 2083 Sunset Cliffs Blvd., San Diego, CA 92107.

Help thank and bid farewell to Assisting Bishop Katharine Jefferts-Schori
The diocese is putting together a photo memory book for Bishop Katharine (shhh! It's a surprise!) and they would like to include words of gratitude from people around the diocese. Please include your sentiments via an email of 150 words or fewer submitted via email to Hannah Wilder  by May 15. Your submissions will be incorporated into the memory book that will be given to Bishop Katharine as a farewell in June.

Precious in God's Sight
Sunday, May 19 - 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Precious in God's Sight is a gospel spiritual program of worship with music and spoken word. The program includes an African American praise choir, gospel soloists, poetry interpretation, gospel/spiritual sounds from Westwind Brass, and the nationally renowned jazz saxophonist, Jay Boykins.   Husband-wife emcees, ABC News National Investigative Correspondent Kyra Phillips and FOX News White House Correspondent John Roberts, will lead this cast of amazing talent. The program venue is First United Methodist Church of San Diego, 2111 Camino del Rio South in Mission Valley. A soul food lunch will be offered prior to the event from 12:00 noon - 1:30 p.m. at a cost of $7/person.  Buy your lunch tickets online.  

What's Happening...

Mark Your Calendar 

May 14
Service Ministry meeting

May 16
Altar Guild meeting/luncheon at Rectory

May 19
Day School Sunday
CCDS Art Show

May 27
Memorial Day - Parish office closed

May 31 - June 1
Vestry Retreat

June 7 
CCDS Closing Chapel - last day of school!

June 9
Pentecost Celebration - Parish Picnic and more!

June 15
Ordination and Consecration of Bishop Susan Brown Snook

June 16 
Father's Day - Pie Social to benefit Refugee Net

Weekly Events

Tuesday evenings @5:00 p.m.
Hinde Hall 

Men's Bible Study
Tuesday mornings @6:30  a.m. Hinde Hall  

Thursday @ 10:00 a.m.
Healing Service  

Friday evenings @6:00 p.m.
Hinde Hall


Serving This Sunday...
8:00 a.m. - Carla Fargo
10:00 a.m. - Andrew Larratt, Steven Glorieux, Parker Freeman

Chalice Bearers
8:00 a.m. -  Carla Fargo, Suzie Heap
10:00 a.m. - Nancy Funk, Meredith Heinecke

8:00 a.m. - Dan Orr

8:00 a.m. - Suzie Heap
10:00 a.m. - Jamie Glorieux, Adrienne McCullough

8:00 a.m.  - Dan Orr, Marty McCullough
10:00 a.m. - Bill Cook, Don McCleary

Welcome Center
Lynn Walsh

8:00 a.m. - Judy Kissell
10:00 a.m. - Donna Otten

Bill Huck, Sam Ward, David Warren

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