Easter Festival of Lessons and Music
The message of Holy Week: Jesus' solidarity with the suffering of humanity and the promise of resurrection, speaks to us with a  new resonance  this year, and offers particular  hope  as we navigate these trying times.  Join with us as we journey toward Easter together- and find hope in Jesus' promise of healing, freedom and new life in Him! 

Easter Festival of Lessons and Music

The Episcopal Diocese of San Diego, and Bishop Susan Brown Snook invite you to join us for an Easter Festival of Lessons and Music on Sunday April 12, at 10:00am. This multilingual service will feature contributions from across the diocese including Easter readings, songs, a virtual choir, and an Easter message from Bishop Susan. The celebration will be broadcast live on Youtube and Facebook , starting at 9:45am with gathering and music, followed by the Easter service at 10:00am. 

The bulletin for the service, offered in English and Spanish , is available for download here.

Worship with your congregation in "Easter Watch Parties!"
In order to foster a sense of celebration in our diocese, and community within our individual congregations, we are suggesting that clergy host a zoom call with their congregation to gather before and after the service. 

Please, invite your congregation to a zoom call before the service; give your community time to interact, say, "Hello," and "Happy Easter." When it is time for the service to begin, right around 10:00 am, ask the parishioners to join you in watching the Easter Festival of Lessons and Music on Facebook or YouTube. Provide the link in the zoom chat or in an email beforehand. 

All are suggested to mute their zoom call and move over to the broadcast of the service on Facebook or YouTube. But do not leave the zoom call. Everyone can stay, through the service, and join-in after for coffee hour. Maybe have a message prepared for your congregation for after the Easter service. 

We want, during this difficult time, more than ever, to be a community. Let's make our best effort to connect with one another this Easter.

Easter Giving  

The Episcopal Diocese of San Diego has made it easy for you to give to your church or to the Bishop's Such a Time as This  fund, specially designed to support those most impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.
Holy Week Resources
In an effort to allow us to participate in the transformational experiences of Holy Week despite the restrictions on gathering in our communities, we are pleased to provide a thoughtfully curated collection of resources for use by adults and families with kids of all ages- all of which can be done from home! Explore resources for Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and Easter Sunday here !
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