We Have a Bishop-Elect
A message from Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori
On Saturday, this diocese elected the Rev. Canon Susan Brown Snook to be the Fifth Bishop of San Diego. We can now refer to her position as the "bishop-elect." A majority of standing committees and diocesan bishops of the Episcopal Church will need to ratify this election through a consent process that will likely take about two months. I would like to congratulate the Rev. Canon Brown Snook, even as I thank the Rev. Michael Tinnon and the Rev. Roy Hoffman for their faithful response to God's call in their lives. I encourage you to keep all of them in your prayers in this time of transition.

We look forward to Leadership Academy, also at St. Bartholomew's on Saturday, February 23. I hope you will learn more and register today.
News & Notices
February Clericus
Thursday, February 21, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Grace, 1020 Rose Ranch Rd., San Marcos
All clergy members of the diocese are welcome and encouraged to attend this first gathering after our electing convention. Please RSVP to Registrar Alyson Terry.
Leadership Academy
Saturday, February 23, 7:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
St. Bartholomew's, Poway

You are invited to a conversation that will increase understanding, reveal common ground, and find ways forward with those with whom we disagree. Come bridge across issues with Living Room Conversations featuring Gloria Sandvik of Humankind San Diego, Phyllis Olins, conflict mediator, and the Rev. D. Rebecca Dinovo, associate at St. James, La Jolla. Other workshops include: finance, safety,administration, property management, HR, communications, stewardship, youth formation, Godly Play and adult formation.

Theological Book Study Call
All clergy of the diocese are welcome to join us for this virtual theological book study. Our next book will be Saving Paradise: How Christianity Traded Love of This World for Crucifixion and Empire. We will read Part I for Wednesday, February 13, from 2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Phone: 669-900-6833 (meeting ID: 939-535-865)
Deacons' Zoom Call
The Rev. Pamela Rieger, deacon at St. Dunstan's, San Diego, and the Rev. Susan Green, deacon at St. Paul, Palm Springs, are organizing a Zoom call for deacons of the diocese. Contact Pam for dates and Zoom info.

RefugeeNet's Hope Gala is March 2
Saturday, March 2, 6 - 9 p.m. @ Cypress Room, 3655 Park Avenue, San Diego
Join us at The Hope Gala, an elegant evening to support the services and programs provided by  RefugeeNet . This fun evening of music, dinner, silent and live auctions helps raise funds to support new Americans with jobs, household setup, language skills, and much more. Purchase tickets by February 20.

A Prayer of Thanksgiving for a Bishop-Elect
Holy Almighty God, from age to age you call forth and anoint shepherds to tend your flock. We celebrate your calling forth our new bishop, the Rev. Canon Susan Brown Snook, to lead us forward in faith. As we joyfully welcome her as bishop, pour forth the gifts from your Holy Spirit to strengthen her for ministry. Through her faithful response to your call, may she come to know the vibrant faith, love, and support of the people of the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego.

And we give thanks for the ministry and faith of the Rev. Roy Hoffman, DMin, and the Rev. Michael Tinnon, DMin, who offered themselves, their lives and ministries, in discernment for bishop. Continue to pour into them a lively sense of your presence, filling them with your holy spirit, and blessing the fruits of their prayers and the work they do for your people and our Church. We offer these prayers through Christ our Lord; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen