Ordination and Consecration of Our Fifth Bishop
The ordination of a new diocesan bishop is a joyous time! The service will include diverse musical offerings, and participants from all regions. Clergy and bishops from the Episcopal Church, the Anglican Church of Mexico, and our ecumenical partners will participate. The Rev. Canon Scott Gunn, executive director of Forward Movement, will preach. Together, we pray for the Holy Spirit to empower this new season of ministry.
June 15 Details
Saturday, June 15: 10:30 a.m.
St. Paul's Cathedral, 2728 Sixth Ave., San Diego.

Please Note: Processions and musical preludes from around our diocese begin at 10:30 a.m. The liturgy begins at 11 a.m. Please arrive early.

Live Streaming: If you cannot attend in person, be sure to attend online. Tune in here .
Seating: Seating is available in both the Cathedral and the Great Hall. Processions and prelude music will happen live in each space. The Great Hall will be an incense-free location for those who have sensitivities. Both locations will provide a fine opportunity to view and participate in the service. 

Transportation: A bus from the desert, affectionately known as the Desert Consecration Express, as well as shuttles to and from the Cathedral have been arranged. Learn more.
News and Events
Season of Prayer: June 2 - 16
Bishop-Elect Susan Brown Snook asks for your prayers as we enter into a new season of ministry.

Grant Applications Open
Apply now: Diocesan grant applications will close on June 15.

Rest in Peace Judy Anderson
Judy Anderson, longtime parishioner of St. Dunstan's, San Diego, died last month after a bout with pneumonia and sepsis. She was active in Daughters of the King, Cursillo and on the diocesan convention planning team. St. Dunstan’s will host a memorial on Saturday, July 6 at 11 a.m.

May she rest in peace and rise in glory.
Youth Leader Pentecost Bonfire
Sunday, June 9
Fiesta Island, San Diego

Connect with other youth and youth leaders from around our diocese while kicking off the summer. Diocesan Youth Missioner Charlette Preslar organized this opportunity to just hang out and get to know each other better.

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Icon Writing Retreat
Monday - Friday, June 10 - 14
All Souls', Point Loma

Prayerfully recreate one of the most beloved icons of the Christian East, the Christ Pantocrator of Sinai. Kara Nelson will lead participants in writing the icon with acrylic paints and 23-carat gold. No experience necessary.

Transition Roundtable
Saturday, June 29 @ St. Thomas, Temecula
Come meet other leaders of congregations in transition, talk about common issues, and learn best practices within our diocese and the Episcopal Church.

Seating of Our Fifth Bishop
Sunday, June 30, 5 p.m.
St. Paul's Cathedral
Bishop-elect Susan Brown Snook will knock on the doors of our cathedral and be seated as our fifth bishop. This historic event is a rich part of our Anglican heritage. All welcome.
Happy Fourth of July
The office of the bishop will be closed on Thursday, July 4 and will reopen on Friday, July 5. We wish you a safe and fun holiday.

O God, Grant that all people of this land may have grace to maintain our liberties in righteousness and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.
Safety and Security Roundtable
Saturday, July 20, 12 - 2 p.m.
St. Timothy's, Rancho Penasquitos

Learn what others are doing to protect their congregations, and what you can do to provide a safer experience for everyone who sets foot on campus. Lunch provided.

Mission Mexico
August 3 - 9
Youth Mission Trip
to the Diocese of Western Mexico

Diocesan youth in high school will travel to Mexico to explore the concept of "Who is my neighbor?" They will engage in service projects and will build relationships with our Anglican brothers and sisters just south of the border.

Stewardship and Beyond
Saturday, August 3
Good Samaritan, University City

This daylong workshop will explore stewardship as a spiritual practice, and help learners understand fundraising as building connections and drawing people deeper into community.

Quarterly Meeting
Saturday, August 3
St. Mark's, San Diego ~ City Heights

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!

HR Roundtable
Saturday, August 10, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
St. Timothy’s, San Diego

Come to this event if you have questions about HR best practices and laws, and want to learn about how our diocese complies with state regulations regarding workplace sexual harassment.

St. Paul's LUV
Saturday, August 24, 5 p.m.

Enjoy a fun evening supporting St. Paul's Senior Services. Tasting room, karaoke lounge, silent and live auctions, photo booth, music fest and more. Early bird tickets available through July 5.

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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. Our diocesan camp is also a great place for adults to spend time relaxing on retreat. Opportunities for renewal available all year long.

St. Mark's Hosts Tennessee Youth Group

This weekend 15 youth from Lookout Mountain, Tennessee will engage in service projects, a canyon cleanup, mural painting, maintenance projects and participate in the Eucharist at St. Mark's, San Diego ~ City Heights. Leaders from St. Luke's, North Park and Christ Church, Coronado collaborated to support this youth mission trip. Welcome, youth from Lookout Mountain!
Beyond Our Diocese
Missional Voices
June 13 - 15 in 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 worshiping community inside a prison, parishes after natural disasters, and more.

Advocacy Training
June 28-29 in Washington DC

Love God, Love Neighbor: Advocacy in Action is a two-day interactive training that offers messaging practice, direct Congressional advocacy, and networking. Open to clergy and laity, this training is designed for those interested in learning more about the refugee resettlement and asylum systems, gaining advocacy tools, and having an opportunity to directly advocate to members of Congress and their staff about protections for refugees and asylum seekers.

Gun Violence Awareness Day

On National Gun Violence Awareness Day, June 7, gun violence prevention groups across the country will wear orange and speak out for those who have died. Episcopal bishops have spoken out on this issue and are working for change.

First Black Woman Bishop in Colorado

The Rt. Rev. Kim Lucas was ordained as the 11th bishop of the Diocese of Colorado. She is both the Church's first woman bishop and first African-American bishop.

New Podcast with the Presiding Bishop

Weekly conversations featuring Bishop Curry, among others, explore living a life committed to the Way of Love. Hear stories from around the Church as Episcopalians put the Way of Love into practice.

Community Makes New Parish Hall Its Own

[Episcopal News Service] If you’d walked by the corner of Detroit Avenue and West Clifton Boulevard in downtown Lakewood, Ohio, a year ago, you would have seen an impressive but imposing neo-Gothic church attached to a drab brick building with air conditioners sprouting from rusted window frames.