Diocesan News
A Season of Prayer
Participate in a diocesan-wide season of prayer using this prayer guide . ( También disponible en Español ). The season begins Saturday, September 14 and continues through Sunday, September 22 . St. Paul's Cathedral will host a live prayer time on its Facebook page each evening at 5 p.m.
Register for Listening Sessions
Bishop Susan wants to hear your thoughts, dreams, hopes and concerns for our diocese. Join us at a listening session near you. It's free to attend; please register to help us plan.

Rest in Peace: Carroll Levien
With heavy hearts we inform you that Mrs. Carroll Levien, standing committee member, died last week. She was a long-time, active member of St. Dunstan's, San Diego, and she participated fully in the following: Episcopal Community Services (ECS), Cursillo, Daughters of the King, Episcopal Church Women at the church-wide level, diocesan convention planning team, and the general convention deputation. She was instrumental in forming Women Together, a collation of social service agencies, including ECS, Catholic Charities, YWCA, and Rachel’s Center to support women escaping domestic violence in the 80s and 90s. At one point she had coordinated nearly half our diocesan families to donate books to ECS’ Head Start programs. Beyond our diocese, she was active with Adaptive Sports, the parent teacher administration at her kids' school, and she headed up Navy Relief San Diego. Carroll's presence will be greatly missed in our diocesan community and far beyond.

Her service will take place on Saturday, September 21 at 4 p.m. at St. Dunstan's, 6556 Park Ridge Blvd., San Diego, 92120. The family requests guests wear blue. You may send condolences to Hank Levien, 7185 Everglades Ave, San Diego, 92119.

Rest eternal grant to Carroll, O Lord and may light perpetual shine upon her.
May her soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace. Amen.

Employment Opportunities in the Bishop's Office
Bishop Susan has launched a search for three key positions:
Please share these job descriptions with people who may be qualified and pray for discernment as we listen for God's call.

Shine Our Light: Stewardship 2019 Resources
Check out new stewardship resources from The Episcopal Network for Stewardship (TENS). Our diocese provides a membership for all 43 congregations. Visit the TENS website.
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For more ideas, view the Stewardship and Beyond workshop.

Upcoming Events
Latino/Hispanic Heritage Celebration
Saturday, September 14, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Ethnic cuisine, games, bounce house, Mayahuel Mexican tradition and culture group, Colibri Aztec dancers, mariachi, art displays, DJ and more! St. Philip's, 2660 Hardy Drive, Lemon Grove, 91945. Contact the Rev. Carlos Garcia for info.
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Eucharistic Visitor and Pastoral Visitor Training
Saturday, September 14
Learn the art of taking the bread and wine to those who cannot come to church, and learn how to be a pastoral visitor. The Rev. Pam Rieger will facilitate the workshop at St. Margaret's, 47535 Highway 74, Palm Desert, 92260.

Multicultural Children's Festival
Saturday, September 21, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Bring your kids and grandkids and enjoy a Lion Dance, Aztec and Filipino dancers, the St. Luke's choir and other African music. Participate in origami folding, Indian chalk-painting, Vietnamese eggroll-making. Taste food from East Africa, Greece, India, the Philippines and Vietnam. $10 per adult and $5 per child ages 1-7. St. David's, 5050 Milton St., San Diego, 92110. Contact Hanh Tran for details.
Faith & Family Night
Saturday, September 21, 5:40 p.m.
Watch the Padres take on the Diamondbacks with hundreds of other Southern California churches. Post-game Q&A, testimony with Padres players, and a concert with Josh Wilson after the game. For more information, contact Lizzy Tardieu .
Thursday Talks
Thursday , September 26, 2 - 3 p.m.
We will have a discussion about human trafficking, how churches can perk up their ears and eyes and be a part of the solution. If you need help logging into Zoom, contact Hannah Wilder.

Celebration of New Ministry
Good Shepherd, Hemet welcomes the Rev. Susan Latimer as its new rector. The diocese will celebrate new ministry on Saturday, October 12 at 11 a.m. at Good Shepherd, 308 Acacia E. Ave., Hemet, 92543. Welcome, Rev. Latimer!

Diocesan Convention
Register for Diocesan Convention
Please take a moment to register for diocesan convention. Bishop Susan brings a new perspective and new voices to this important annual event. We anticipate hearing from experts around the church in the areas of discipleship, evangelism and service, among others.

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Childcare Available
Childcare is available for free both days of convention, Friday, November 8 and Saturday, November 9 from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Please register by contacting Registrar Alyson Terry, 619-481-5455.
Meet our Nominees
Members of our diocese are putting their names forward for consideration by our diocesan convention. Learn about our nominees for diocesan positions, especially if you are a voting delegate.

News and Notes
Safeguarding God's People: New Modules Due October 31
Please note that California now requires employers to ensure all employees and volunteers complete new sexual harassment prevention training. We encourage all churches to have employees and volunteers complete the training by October 31. Learn more (PDF).
Reminder to Pray for our Clergy during Annual Conference
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Remember to pray for our clergy as they gather for the annual clergy conference September 30 - October 2. This is a time for connection among colleagues, and this year is special: the first conference with our new bishop, the Rt. Rev. Susan Brown Snook. Thank you for supporting this enriching event for our clergy.
Learn a New Skill
Discover how you can use storytelling to raise more money, more easily. This year's conference will cover storytelling in three main areas: fundraising, leadership and communications. October 28-30 in downtown San Diego.

Stay Safe Online
Has your rector, vicar, priest-in-charge, deacon or bishop contacted you lately asking for help in the form of gift cards? Don't fall for the scam! Be wary of any request for funds online or via text. Here is more advice about protecting yourself from these unscrupulous folks.
A Note from our Mission Catalyst on Messy Church
A Way to Reach Out to Families
Have you yearned to reach out to unchurched families but have been unsure how? Alternate times and ways of worshipping can feed the spiritual needs of families with young children. Messy church includes a shared meal, Bible story, songs, and intergenerational crafts. Learn more on Saturday, October 12, 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. at Community United Methodist Church, 6652 Heil Ave., Huntington Beach, 92641. Contact the Rev. Deb Seles with questions.

Visit the Holy Land with Dr. David Moseley
June 20 - July 5
Have you ever wanted to walk in Jesus' footsteps, to visit the land sacred to the three great faiths of Judaism, Christianity and Islam? David Moseley, PhD will lead a trip to the Holy Land of Israel, Palestine and Jordan next summer, and will teach a series of classes to prepare participants for this unforgettable journey. Dr. Moseley holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from Oxford and Cambridge Universities, and has led dozens of international trips. For further information on this tour please contact: David Moseley.
Faith To Go Podcast: Weekly Gospel Reflection
A podcast for busy people, Faith To Go is a weekly production that explores the gospel reading for the week. Birthed at St. Paul's Cathedral, the weekly reflection now comes to you, free, as a resource from our diocese.

Congregational Events
All Saints' Concert
Sunday, October 6, 4 p.m.
625 Pennsylvania Ave., San Diego
Greater San Diego Music Coterie, directed by Dr. Angela Yeung, presents an afternoon chamber concert including: Trio for Trumpet, Violin, and Piano by Eric Ewazen, Seven Scottish Airs by Gustav Holst, Choros No. 2 for Flute and Clarinet by Hector Villa-Lobos, Concerto for Clarinet and Trumpet by Gordon Jacob, and Marcia funebre for piano four-hands from Pleasures of Youth by Anton Diabelli. Reception follows. Parking is available in the church parking lot at the corner of Seventh and Pennsylvania Avenues. Questions? Contact Louise Lawson .
St. Alban's Welcome Church
Sunday, September 22, 3 p.m.
Every month St. Alban's, El Cajon meets at Lindo Lake Park, 12660 Lindo Lane, Lakeside for church with people in the park. They build relationships with people they normally would not encounter. All are welcome. Every Tuesday at 9 a.m. they facilitate a Loads of Love ministry at the El Cajon Laundromat, 143 E. Main St., El Cajon, 92020. This ministry allows people experiencing homelessness to wash clothes. Volunteers also provide assistance in finding medical, dental, employment, emotional and spiritual support. Learn more by contacting the Rev. Dave Madsen.

The Sultan and the Saint
Sunday, September 22, 3 - 5 p.m.

View the movie with Trinity, Escondido. Experience the forgotten story of an interfaith dialogue in the middle of the Crusades. St. Francis of Assisi engaged the Muslim sultan of Egypt in a peace-seeking conversation. Women's Club of Escondido, 751 N. Rose St., Escondido, 92027. Questions? Contact the Rev. Meg Decker.
Creative Corner
September 21 -22, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

St. Andrew's, 4816 Glen St., La Mesa, 91941, invites you to attend its craft fair. Local makers have been working hard to delight your senses! Come check out their offerings and support the ministries of St. Andrew's. If you have questions, please reach out via email or c ontact Widget: 619-851-0338.
Vida Joven Trip
Saturday, October 25, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Join St. Michael's, Carlsbad as they travel to Vida Joven de Mexico to play with the children in the Tijuana orphanage. A valid passport is required. Bring a sack lunch. Consider a $10 donation for transportation.

A Call for
Uncommon Courage
Saturday, December 7, 11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

St. Margaret's, Palm Desert welcomes world renowned author Joan Chittister to share her passion for social justice, God, and life. Her message energizes us to participate in a vision for a world greater than our current one.

Beyond Our Diocese
Walking in God's Love
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Friday - Saturday, September 27 - 28
Hilton Garden Inn, Phoenix
Episcopal Church Women invite you to its annual retreat where participants will hear from the new bishop of Arizona, the Rt. Rev. Jennifer Reddall, enjoy a Taize service, and learn about walking in God's love.

Episcopal Worship Resources

The Bible and Common Prayer Book Society is collaborating with Church Publishing Inc. (CPI)  to widen the net for providing Episcopal worship resources throughout the world. This collaboration will provide complimentary access to CPI’s popular RitePlanning ,  an online worship planning tool that offers a simpler and easier way to plan liturgies and create parish bulletins, to qualified worshiping communities worldwide.

Help Episcopal Relief & Development Respond to Hurricane Dorian
Episcopal Relief & Development is working with Church partners to provide critical support to the most vulnerable communities impacted by Hurricane Dorian. In partnership with many churches and dioceses, Episcopal Relief & Development is giving assistance such as food, water, clothing, shelter and other emergency supplies to individuals and families affected by the storm. The organization is also working through the Anglican Alliance to provide support to the Anglican Diocese of the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos as they continue to assess the needs of communities.