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October 3, 2018
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Bless those who bless us
Thursday, October 4 we will celebrate the Feast Day of St. Francis by blessing our pets. You are invited to either bring your furry friends to the day school blessing in the courtyard at 8:00 a.m. or come by for a "blessing to go" from 12 noon to 1:00 p.m. Rev. Anne will be on Ninth Street at C Avenue.

This Week at Christ Church
The Blessing of Our Animals
St. Francis' Feast Day
Thursday, October 4
Saint Francis is a patron saint for many causes but is best known for his care and concern for animals and the environment. We celebrate this special day by recognizing the important parts pets play in our lives. They are members of our family, and we love them, and this our chance to bestow a blessing upon them.

This year we will combine pet blessing events, parish and day school, Thursday, October 4 at 8:00 a.m. in the church courtyard. If you have not witnessed pet blessings at the day school, you are in for a WONDERFUL treat - i t is marvelous chaos! Bunnies, guinea pigs, snakes, lizards, fish and more join the traditional dogs and cats to be blessed. We will be collecting  Pennies for Paws,  so gather your loose change and bring it along. 

For the  first time we will have an additional offering of noontime  Pet Blessings To Go.  If you're out walking your pet or wish to cycle or drive by for a quick blessing, Rev. Anne will be stationed by the church entrance on Ninth Street from  12 noon-1:00 p.m. We'll have special St. Francis medals for your pet and a treat or two!

Family First Sunday
Sunday, October 7
Our second Family First Sunday
We continue our Family First Sunday program this Sunday. Parents are invited to bring their children for supervised play on the playground behind Clare's Cottage at 9:00 a.m. before the formal program begins.  At 9:30 a.m. in we'll gather together under the blue canopy by the flagpole. We hope parents choose to attend the Adult Forum at 9:00 a.m. in Hinde Hall, before attending the 10:00 a.m. church service. Children will rejoin their families in church for the Eucharist at 10:30 a.m. 

Thanksgiving Food Drive
Begins this Sunday!
Happy Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving help
It's time again for the annual 
Thanksgiving food drive.  Our church and day school have been so generous in years past with helping low income families in our community celebrate the joys of the holiday without stretching their already tight budgets. 

Once again we'll be distributing our bags via St. Mark's, St. Alban's, Uptown Faith, St. Luke's, the Episcopal Church Center, and to military families right here in Coronado. We were able to buy peas and carrots and cranberry sauce in bulk through Feeding San Diego for just 50 cents per can for the vegetables and 57 cents per can for the sauce! We're asking your help to gather the remaining items:
  • October 7 - Cornbread mix
  • October 14 - Mashed potatoes and gravy packets
  • October 21 - Stuffing mix
  • October 28 - Yams
  • November 4 - Desserts
  • November 11 - Grocery gift cards - $10 each

You're Invited....
Stewardship Campaign
It's that time of year again - our annual giving season begins this month. It culminates in a festive Ingathering Celebration on Sunday, November 18 at both services with mimosas and a bagel bar at 9:00 a.m.
Stewardship is about life, the whole of life. It's living the life God invites us to live - living more generously, more boldly and more faithfully. That's why at Christ Church we do not have a stewardship drive - instead we have an annual pledge drive to enable us to answer GOD'S Invitation to join God at Work in the World.
Pledging allows the vestry and staff to anticipate the annual income for 2019 and budget accordingly enabling us to RSVP to the generous GOD whom we worship and serve.  Pledge cards have been mailed and are available in the parish office, at the entry to the church and the Welcome Tent. Online pledging is also an option s imply click the button below...

Thank you  to everyone who has already  submitted their pledge  information. If you pledged online, which quite a few have, please consider returning your blank paper pledge card for us to recycle and reuse.

Rev. Anne's Sermons
Available on the web
Transcripts of Sunday sermons are posted on the Christ Church web page, when available. We may not have every week and it might take a week to get them posted, but check the news section of the  home page to see if a copy is available. Here is the sermon from  Sunday, September 30.

Mark Your Calendar
Wine and Music Lovers Organ Concert
4:00 p.m. Sunday, October 14
Wine, fruit and cheese will follow
Geoffrey Graham, our parish organist, will perform his annual autumn concert with a special tip of the hat to California wines. Four selections from The California Wine Suite, Opus 40, by Hans Uwe Hielscher will be featured. The selections coincide with the performer's four favorite wine varieties. 

The program opens with an extravagant French Baroque Fanfare-Dialogue by Charles Piroye. The concert also includes two tangos, and a minimalist/jazz composition by Dutch composer Ad Wammes, whose pieces have become favorites of the congregation.  A tasting of California wines with fruit and cheese will add a fitting end to the afternoon. Be sure to mark your calendar for this free concert and bring a friend or two!

October Sunday Forums
9:00 a.m. Hinde Hall

"Surely the presence of the Lord..." You can run but you cannot hide! This Family First Sunday, October 7, the forum will be an interactive exploration of how Jacob's story and ours intersect. Ever had a perplexing dream? You're not alone...join us.

  • October 14 - Thankfully, we're on The Way we continue our exploration of what it looks like to be the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement.  
  • October 21 - Money, Money, Money - as a Spiritual Practice  - Jesus frequently talks about money in the gospels, so we will too as we continue our journey as the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement.
  • October 28 - Praying with Beads - A proven prayer practice which we will explore in this session of The Way of Love.  

Outreach/Service Ministry
Service Ministry Meeting
Planning for the upcoming year
Service logo Are you interested in outreach? Do you enjoy working with a great team? Then you might  consider joining the Service Ministry committee; it is one of the most active and vibrant ministries in the parish. Their October meeting will be a time to plan what outreach projects will be considered in 2019. The 
meeting will be held at the Rectory  Tuesday, October 16 at 6:00 p.m. and it's a potluck . Service chair Sarah Shealy Stump will return to town next week. Shoot her an email if you have any questions.

Youth Events
Monday Message
High School Youth
Begins October 8 7:30-9:00 p.m.
High school youth (grades 9-12) meet in the Youth and Family Ministry Center at the back left of the parking lot, at 7:30 p.m. Monday Message is the spiritual- based portion of our program. We will have dinner, and then program time. This fall we are starting the Nooma series by Rob Bell. This is a time to connect with God and each other, a chance to escape from our regular routine and explore what it means to be our true selves.

Next Monday, October 8, our dinner will be tacos - taco meat, flour tortillas and crunch corn tortillas will be provided. RSVP to Charlette that you are attending and what toppings you'll bring for the tacos.
Teen Tuesday
Middle School Youth
Next Teen Tuesday 
October 9th
Teen Tuesday is a time for middle school youth (grades 6-8) to gather and deepen their faith and relationships with friends . It is offered on the second Tuesday of the month. The group meets in the Youth and Family Ministry Center, upstairs behind Clare's Cottage, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. We gather for games, snacks and then our program. 
Youth Service Opportunities
Middle and High school
Volunteer for service
In October the middle school youth have the opportunity to present a craft at the Coronado Retirement Village (October 13). The high school youth have a trip to Vida Joven, Tijuana, planned for October 20. Contact Charlette for details and to RSVP to either event. 

The Diocese and Beyond
Multicultural Fall Children's Festival
Good Samaritan, San Diego 
Bring your children, grandchildren and friends to the Episcopal Asiamerica Ministry's event, the Multicultural Fall Children's Festival. Saturday, October 13, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Good Samaritan. Enjoy a lion dance, music by the St. Luke's band and choir, the Matrida Umoja Band, Filipino Igorot dance, children's programs and an international lunch with food from around the world. $10 adults; $5 children.

Musical Offering at St. Luke's
Saturday, October 27, 6:30 p.m.
Support an up-and-coming Congolese Singer and a Tanzanian Refugee Camp.  Join us as The Matrida Umoja Band joyfully calls for umoja (unity) for all nations and peoples through song and dance. She raises money for her music career and the Nyarugusu Refugee Camp in Tanzania where she has spent most of her life. This will be a night to remember! Purchase the $25 tickets here

What's Happening...

Mark Your Calendar 
October 7
Family First Sunday
Thanksgiving food drive begins

October 8
Columbus Day
Parish Office Closed

October 8
Monday Message - Youth

October 9
Teen Tuesday - Youth

October 14
Fall Organ Concert

October 16
Service Ministry meeting

October 21
Sunday  Supper

Weekly Events
All in Hinde Hall

Tuesday evenings @5:00 p.m.

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

Thursday @ 10:00 a.m.
Healing Service

Thursday Bible Study
11:00 a.m. - Rector's office

Friday evenings @6:00 p.m.

Serving This Sunday...
8:00 - Carla Fargo
10:00 -  Greyson Glorieux, Claire Hurd

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

8:00 - Dave Sweeney
10:00 - Cyndi McCleary

8:00 - Brian Dix
10:00 - Bethany Windle, Bob Ketts

8:00 - Paul Andrews, Dave Sweeney
10:00 - Chris & Jen Ellinger

8:00 - Judy Kissell
10:00 - John Funk

Glover Ferguson, Don McCleary, Bear Thorkelson

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