Transition: Transformation and Resurrection
A message from Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori
Families who have experienced childbirth know that transition is the most difficult and critical part of the whole process, and entails the most physical and emotional effort.

Transitions in the life of the church are not that radically different. The Body of Christ is a congregation changes from week to week as different members are present or absent, but in many ways the body undergoes a kind of new birth when leadership changes. Clergy changes mean the loss of pastoral relationships and the work of building new ones. Familiar worship leaders and patterns may be lost, bringing both grief and relief, which can both be appropriate.

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News & Notices
Clergy Transitions
We honor the following clergy members for their service:

  • The Rev. Ginna Benson will end supply service at All Saints', Vista
  • The Rev. Susan Latimer will begin as rector of Good Shepherd, Hemet in July
  • The Rev. Mark McKone-Sweet, rector of St. Bartholomew's, Poway, will soon begin sabbatical through mid-August
  • The Rev. Brenda Sol, rector of St. Andrew's, Encinitas, has begun her sabbatical through late July
  • The Rev. Timothy True will depart St. Thomas, Temecula for Imago Dei Middle School in Tucson, Arizona
Clergy Sabbaticals
Thanks to an anonymous donor, funds are available to clergy members of our diocese for the purpose of sabbatical support. For more information, please contact the Rev. Canon Nancy Holland.
One Book, One Diocese
Our bishop elect, the Rev. Canon Susan Brown Snook, co-edited Acts to Action: The New Testament's Guide to Evangelism and Mission. The book features contributors from across the Episcopal Church exploring the concepts of church mission, worship, proclamation, loving, serving, repentance and knowing the community. Consider reading it during the month of May.
Upcoming Events
United Thank Offering Ingathering
Sunday, May 5 @ All Churches

All churches in the diocese are encouraged to hold an ingathering of people's thank offerings. Contact UTO Coordinator Jamie Wood if you need help with any apsect of this.
Diaconal Ordinations
Saturday, May 18, 10 a.m. @ St. Paul's Cathedral

Pending approvals, the Rt. Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori will ordain Chris Craig-Jones and Hannah Wilder to the diaconate. Your presence and prayers are requested at the service and reception following. Red stoles.

Eucharistic Visitor Training
Saturday, May 11 @ St. Thomas, Temecula

A one day training for those who feel called to bring the bread and wine made holy to people who cannot make it to church services. Learn the history and art of this meaningful task.

Clergy Luncheon with our Bishop-elect
Friday, June 14 at St. David's, Clairemont, 11 a.m.

All clergy members of our diocese are invited to attend a clergy luncheon at 11 a.m. the day before the consecration and ordination.

Spouse Luncheon with Richard Schori
Friday, June 14 at St. David's, Clairemont, 11 a.m.

All spouses and partners of clergy in our diocese are invited to attend a clergy spouse luncheon hosted by Richard Schori.

Consecration and Ordination of our Fifth Bishop
Saturday, June 15, 11 a.m. @ St. Paul's Cathedral

Stay tuned for more information about the upcoming consecration and ordination service of Bishop-elect Susan Brown Snook.
Clergy Conference: Save the Dates
September 30 - October 2
Please mark your calendar and plan to attend the annual fall clergy conference. It will take place at Vina de Lestonnac retreat center in Temecula.