Via Crucis: Called to the Wall
Walk the way of love caravan on Saturday, April 13. Join in the pilgrimage at St. Philip's, 2660 Hardy Drive at 10:30 a.m. We anticipate that this year's walk will be bigger than before. Learn how red duct tape, icons and hiking all come together on this day.


Camine por el camino de la caravana del amor el sábado 13 de abril. Únase a la peregrinación en St. Philip's, 2660 Hardy Drive a las 10:30 a.m. Prevemos que la caminata de este año será más grande que antes. Aprenda cómo la cinta roja, los íconos y el senderismo se unen en este día.


Peter Bergstrom Memorial
Remember the life of Canon Peter Bergstrom on Saturday, April 13 at Camp Stevens with singing and folk dancing. The celebration at 3:30 p.m. and supper at 5:30 p.m. are free, but RSVPS are required.


Consecration and Ordination of our Fifth Bishop
All are invited to the consecration and ordination service on Saturday, June 15 at 11 a.m. at St. Paul's Cathedral, 2728 Sixth Ave., San Diego. The Rt. Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori will ordain and consecrate Bishop-elect Brown Snook and she will assume pastoral and administrative oversight of our diocese at that time.
One Book, One Diocese
Our bishop elect, the Rev. Canon Susan Brown Snook, wrote God Gave the Growth: Church Planting in the Episcopal Church . The book takes an honest look at the work required to plant and grow an Episcopal church in the 21st century. Consider reading it during the month of April.


Upcoming Diocesan Events
The Greens' Last Sunday
Sunday, April 7

The Rev. Andrew Green, rector of St. Paul, Palm Springs, and the Rev. Susan Green, deacon, will celebrate their last Sunday this Sunday. Congratulations, good and faithful servants!

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Summer Camp Registration Now Open

Camp Stevens gives kids an opportunity to run free in nature, sleep under the stars, make new friends, and create memories. Registration deadline: June 1 .

Renewal of Vows
Tuesday, April 16, 10:30 a.m.

All are welcome to witness Episcopal and Lutheran clergy members renew their ordination promises at 10:30 a.m. at St. Andrew's, Encinitas. Following the service we will hear a presentation about the joint ministries of St. Andrew's and the nearby Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Clergy: purple stoles, no albs. Luncheon to follow.

Footwashing
Maundy Thursday, April 18
Wash the feet of people experiencing homelessness, and share the joy of providing new shoes, socks, and connections to services.
  • Episcopal Church Center, 2083 Sunset Cliffs Blvd: Worship, 9 a.m. Footwashing and shoe giveaway, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. hot lunch, toiletry kits, haircuts, vet visits, dental and medical clinics, prayers and more
  • St. Mark's, 4227 Fairmount Ave.: 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. including Showers of Blessings, 12 - 1:30 p.m. footwashing, shoe distribution, blessing bags and lunch

Easter Services
Saturday, April 20 & Sunday, April 21
St. Paul's Cathedral, San Diego

The Rt. Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, assisting bishop, will preach at the Easter Vigil at St. Paul's Cathedral on Saturday, April 20, 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. and she will preside on Sunday, April 21 at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. This will be her last Easter as assisting bishop of our diocese.

Small Church Roundtable
Saturday, May 4, 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.
St. Timothy's, Rancho Penasquitos

Small churches, those with an average Sunday attendance of 30 or fewer people, are welcome to attend this casual get-together. We will share best practices, and compare notes as we brainstorm ways to work together to build God’s kingdom. The Rt. Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori will help us strategize and think creatively about about our small church ministry.

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Icon Writing Workshop
Monday - Friday, May 6 - 10
All Souls', Point Loma

Prayerfully recreate one of the most beloved icons of the Christian East, the Virgin of Vladimir. Kara Nelson will lead participants in writing the icon with acrylic paints and 23-carat gold. No experience necessary. Nelson will lead another icon writing retreat on June 10-14.

Quarterly Meeting
Saturday, May 11, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Good Samaritan, UTC

The Diocesan Service and Justice Coalition invites outreach coordinators to share about your church's outreach, learn from others, troubleshoot problems and share in service and justice projects larger than your one church. A guaranteed inspiring dialogue at every meeting. Join us!

UTO Ingathering
Sunday, May 5

All churches in the diocese are encouraged to gather the donations made to United Thank Offering (UTO). These offerings of gratitude support remarkable works of service and ministry throughout the Episcopal Church.

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St. George's Day Evensong
Sunday, May 5, 5 p.m.

Celebrate St. George's Day with St. Paul's Cathedral, bagpipes, Scottish dancers, and music in the grandest style of Anglican worship. Sumptuous high tea follows.

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

Learn the art and history of bringing the Eucharist to people who cannot leave their homes. Lunch included. 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. $15 per person.

Diaconal Ordinations
Saturday, May 18, 10 a.m.
St. Paul's Cathedral, San Diego

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. Clergy: red stoles.

Youth Events
Urban Immersion: middle school mission trip
August 4 - 10
Youth entering grades 7 - 9
Sierra Service Project will host this year's urban immersion trip. We will serve in Imperial Beach with a focus on poverty, immigration and the environment.

Mission Mexico: high school mission trip
August 3 - 11
Youth ages 15 - 18
This trip has reached maximum capacity, but you can support our youth by attending fundraisers around our diocese.

Rustle Up Some Fun Fundraiser for Mission Mexico
Saturday, April 6, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
You're invited to an evening of fun, laughter and delicious food for a good cause! Barbeque selections from both north and south of the border, photo booths, dancing and a silent auction. Help our youth go to Mexico on a mission trip this summer while enjoying 36-hour Tri-Tip, cornbread, adobo grilled vegetables, apple jicama slaw, and vegan baked beans. $50 per adult and $20 per child under 12.
Around Our Diocese
Lenten Taize Service
Saturday, April 6, 5 p.m.
St. David's invites you to this Lenten opportunity. Slow down. Be still. Meditate. Pray. Chant. Walk the labyrinth. Reception to follow. The church is located at 5050 Milton St., San Diego.

Life-Size Tabernacle of Moses
Thursday, April 11- Thursday, April 18

View the life-size replica of the tabernacle of Moses and the Israelites. This replica was built to scale just as described in the book of Exodus. The Moses Tabernacle Open House is open to residents of all faiths. Free. Poway Stake Center

Wonders Never Cease Art Opening
Saturday, April 13, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Meet the artist, Lenore Hughes, who takes viewers on a journey that equates wonder with life. Wonders Never Cease features Hughes' paper weaving collages that combine secular and divine images into icons of thought provoking reality. She is married to our third bishop, the Rt. Rev. Gethin Hughes. The exhibit runs April 13 until May 19.

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Italian Night
Saturday, April 27, 6 - 8 p.m.

St. Thomas, Temecula invites you to a sumptuous Italian dinner. Proceeds support the youth group. Free childcare. Tickets: $15 per person. Children 10 and under are free. Call Monica Walton to reserve tickets: 318-512-0712.

Making Miracles: ECS 2019 Gala
Saturday, April 27, 6 - 11 p.m.
This elegant and fun evening includes a reception, dinner, silent and live auctions and an after-party with dancing on the Harbor Float. The beautiful San Diego skyline provides the background. Join us at Coasterra, 880 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego.

All Souls' Seeks Art & Photographs
Show on Sunday, April 28

Does your art or photography address issues of social justice? Do you want your work to change the world? All Souls', Point Loma is interested in displaying your artwork on Sunday, April 28.

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Discovering Celtic Spirituality
Saturday, May 4, 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
For this year's Daughters of the King spring assembly, the Rev. Rebecca Dinovo will share insights about Celtic spirituality, its impact on our Episcopal Church, its saints and teachings. All women in the diocese are welcome. St. James, 743 Prospect St., La Jolla. Bring a salad or dessert.

Mexican Fiesta
Saturday, May 4, 5 p.m.

St. Mark's invites you to a fun evening of Mexican food, margaritas (non-alcoholic and alcoholic), family entertainment, raffles, silent and live auctions, Aztec dancers, live Mexican music, and a buffet dinner. Suggested donation is $20, which includes a raffle and drink tickets.

Beach Cleanup
Saturday, May 19, 12 - 2 p.m.
Join Holy Cross, Carlsbad for a beach cleanup. Please bring water, sunscreen and gloves. Free parking. Trash bags will be provided. Help this congregation improve its community.

Seasonal Sunday Supper
Sunday, May 5, 6 p.m.

Camp Stevens hosts a community meal once per quarter. It's a way to celebrate each season, our community and the simple joy of sharing a meal with new and old friends. The event is free but RSVPs are requested.

Beyond Our Diocese
[Episcopal News Service] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby’s decision to exclude the same-sex spouses of bishops invited to the 2020 Lambeth Conference has drawn concern in the British Parliament and from students at the university where the bulk of the events will be held.

[Episcopal News Service]  Caring for God’s creation may seem like a daunting task, the Earth being so vast and the threats to the natural world so pervasive, but The Episcopal Church is encouraging Episcopalians during Lent to  pledge to take even the smallest of steps , because those steps together can make a difference.

Study in Rome
Deadline: Friday, April 19

The Russell Berrie fellowship helps students earn a degree in interreligious studies at the Angelicum in Rome. The goal is to build bridges among religious traditions by providing the next generation of religious leaders with a comprehensive understanding of interfaith issues.

June 13 - 15 @ Christ Church Cathedral, New Orleans
2019 Missional Voices brings together church leaders, seminarians, church planters, entrepreneurs, artists, and everyday innovators to discuss innovative ministries and missional communities both within and outside of the traditional church context. This year we'll hear from people leading refugee resettlement agencies, campus ministries, a worshipping community inside a prison, parishes after natural disasters, and more.