Welcome to the Christ Church eCommunicator | June 15, 2021
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Sunday Worship
Sunday Worship
In the courtyard at 10:00 a.m.
We look forward to seeing you at 10:00 a.m. this Sunday for outdoor worship in the courtyard. Morning Prayer is now online Sundays on Zoom! Grab your Book of Common Prayer and join Deacon Tom Morelli for at 10:00 a.m. We will continue to host Zoom Sunday services through Labor Day.
Parish News
Help with Camp Create
Several ways to help out
If you would like to help with Camp Create!, June 21-24 and June 28-July 1, there are many opportunities:

  • Make a donation to the Camp Create! scholarship fund-online (purple button) or contact the parish office.
  • Help provide hospitality during lunch - service with a smile 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Lend a hand prepping art projects the week before camp.
  • Drop off two dozen homemade cookies for the children (no nuts please).

There are a few specific items we could use for our craft projects. If you can donate the following, we'd be much obliged:

  • Fabric ribbon, all colors and designs (no yarn)
  • Fabric scraps

Donations may be dropped off at the parish office.
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Backpack Drive
Several ways to help out
Our annual backpack drive was truncated last year. Instead of our usual fundraising after church and blessing of our backpacks before they head to North County Lifeline, we quietly bought packs with rollover funds from 2019 and sent them directly to this organization who gives them to kids in need. But we’re back in force this year and the need is even greater with all the job loss from the pandemic for these families that were living on the edge anyway!

We’ve gotten feedback that our more “generic” backpacks from Blusource stood out on the playground. The kids who received them, while grateful, felt different from the other kids and that’s the last thing we want for children facing enough challenges at such a young age. So this year we’re asking for more typical packs – the ones you’d find at Target or Costco and that have a brand name. These packs are more expensive, but aren’t these kids worth it? Our goal is to donate 100 filled backpacks this year (70 for middle/high school and 30 for elementary) and we estimate that the nicer packs plus contents will cost $50 each.

There are three ways to help:
  • Buy a backpack and bring it to church before July 15. You can find a handy wish list of appropriate packs here.
  • Donate funds to our drive and we’ll purchase the backpacks for you! We’re buying the contents in bulk at a discount from Blusource. Look for the table in the courtyard on Sundays June 20 through July 11. You can also donate online here (insert link to donate).
  • There’s something sacramental about buying a backpack and filling it with school supplies. If you’d like to donate a filled pack, look for the list of supplies at the table in the courtyard.

We’ll bless our filled backpacks at church on July 18! You won’t want to miss it!
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Thank You for Your Help
From Ellenjoy Weber
Dear Friends at Christ Church,
So many of you helped me when I broke my wrist I can't name you all individually so I'm thanking you collectively. The rides to and from the doctor, church, and the store were life savers, but the major thanks goes to all of you who provided me with meals for six weeks. So in honor of all of you I have made a $500 donation to St. Mark's food cupboard. Thank you again for all your help, blessings on you all.
Ellenjoy Weber
A Prayer for Rest
To quiet our hearts
The children made these beautiful Rest Prayer bottles during our final Sunday of Children's Chapel. During that week's program we explored what it means to rest and the many ways in which we can allow our hearts to be quiet to make more room for God. 

Below are the instructions for the prayer bottles, and the prayer practice that was attached to them.

Supplies:
  • Small plastic bottles
  • Colored glitter glue
  • Small mirrored glitter (or something similar)
  • small star sequins
  • small shells
  • small heart
  • small cross

For instructions and prayer read more...
Mark Your Calendar
Picnic and Prayers
Family friendly Eucharist
This family friendly Eucharist will take place under the trees in the courtyard on Sunday evenings at 5:00 p.m. Pack your picnic and join us for a joyful worship service. Each evening's service will be followed by children's activities. Come and play with your Christ Church family this summer!
  • June 27 - Cloud Dough
  • July 18 - Paper Airplanes
  • August 15 - Giant Bubbles
Celebrate the 4th at Christ Church
A different celebration in 2021
Plans for the traditional Coronado 4th of July celebrations are looking a little different this year. The majority of events, the parade included, are scheduled to take place on Saturday, July 3rd; fireworks will be on the 4th. For some, such large events may be still be uncomfortable coming off our recent pandemic lifestyle.

Perhaps this is the year to celebrate the 4th with your Christ Church family. Wear your red, white, and blue and bring your family to the 10:00 a.m. service which will be feature patriotic hymns and a guest preacher.

After the service, we will have an old-fashioned church picnic. Pack your own picnic lunch - the church will provide drinks, chips, and dessert!

A few highlights will include bicycle decorating, line dancing, and crafting opportunities. Mark your calendars now and plan to join us for this joyful day!
Peace and Justice Ministry
Celebrating Pride
Film discussion
Join us as we celebrate Pride and move beyond acceptance to advocacy for our LGBTQ+ family. “For They Know Not What They Do” is a documentary which explores the intersections of religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and American politics. We are so fortunate to have Rev. Hannah Wilder facilitate us in a discussion about the film. 

Tuesday, June 22, 2021
6:30 p.m.
Christ Church

The film can be viewed on Amazon Prime (costs related) or through Kanopy with a Coronado Public Library card.
Creation of Juneteenth Feast Day
Diocese of California
(Episcopal News Service)  Juneteenth is recognized by most states as a secular holiday and celebrated in many American communities on June 19. This year, the Diocese of California is taking its Juneteenth commemorations a step further with its inaugural feast day worship service for the holiday, which celebrates the emancipation of American slaves.

The diocese added Juneteenth to its calendar of feasts by a vote of its convention in October 2020. Since then, members of the regional chapter of the Union of Black Episcopalians, or UBE, have worked with the diocese’s Afro-Anglican Commission to develop a Juneteenth liturgy. Read more...
Juneteenth Freedom Day
Support local businesses
June 19th - Juneteenth - also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Liberation Day, Emancipation Day, or Juneteenth Independence Day - commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. In honor of this holiday - and as a great ongoing practice - consider learning about and supporting Black and minority-owned businesses in your local community or online. This can be a fun excuse for trying a new restaurant, brewery, electrician, printer, or donut shop.

Here are a few lists we found online to get you started!

*San Diego Magazine -

*Buy Black San Diego -

The Diocese and Beyond
Social Anxiety After COVID
The Rev. Dr. Suzanne Watson, M.D.
We’ve reached the point where the US is relaxing its COVID-19 precautions. That cases have fallen to the point that this is possible is incredibly good news, the answer to prayer, and a source of great joy. However, I am also seeing a spike in anxiety in my outpatient psychiatric practice. As I recently heard someone say, “it’s like I’ve forgotten how to be human.”

Although the person was joking, there is some truth to the comment. Many of us have been isolated for the last 15+ months. Social interactions have been online, or with masked strangers on the occasional essential trip out of the house. If we interacted with others in person, it was only with a select few and usually with people we knew very well. Read more.
The Good News Festival
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry
On December 3 - 4, 2021, the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego will welcome Presiding Bishop Michael Curry to Southern California for a celebration of good news. With interactive outreach projects, workshops, live discussion panels, youth offerings, and an evening of celebration at the beautiful Town and Country Resort, this is the perfect time to get away and enjoy some good news.

Inviting friends, family, and neighbors to the Good News Festival is an important part of making this event a true celebration of good news. Join us in committing to invite your "One," one person you know who needs to hear the good news of Jesus. You can find materials to help invite "your one" to the Good News Festival on the website.
Weekly Offerings
On-Going Weekly Events
On Campus
  • Men's Bible Study - Tuesday mornings at 6:30 a.m. in Hinde Hall
  • Centering Prayer - On hiatus - look for more information in July
  • Wednesday Bible Study - Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. in the courtyard
  • Healing Service - Thursday mornings at 10:00 a.m. in the church
On-Going Weekly Events
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