Welcome to the Christ Church e-Communicator | January 28, 2020
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This Week at Christ Church
Eat a Hamburger for CCDS
Wednesday, January 29
Another night this week that you don't have to cook! Buy your dinner at the Coronado Burger Lounge tomorrow evening, January 29, mention Christ Church Day School, and they will donate 20% of their profits to CCDS. It's that simple and delicious - eat a burger and support the Dolphins!

The Great Kindness Challenge
Kind Coins for Mexico
As part of this week's Great Kindness Challenge at Christ Church Day School, students are collecting  "Kind Coins for Mexico" Collecting change from back packs and couch cushions they will send their collection to Kids for Peace to help build a school and kindness center in Tijuana.

If you would like to add to the coin collection, please bring your spare change to church Sunday, along with your completed Kindness Challenge, and we will add it to the school total!

Christ Church parishioners are doing a great job completing their Kindness Challenge tasks this week. We've witnessed and have been recipients of many acts of kindness. Good work everyone!

Family First this Sunday
Wear your favorite team jersey
Yes, it's Super Bowl Sunday and it's also super Family First Sunday Everyone  is invited to wear their favorite team jersey - Pats, Eagles, Chargers - whoever you support in the NFL. Families, bring your little ones to CCDS room #3 at 9:30 a.m. for, "How SUPER is God!"

We will hear the story of David and Goliath and consider what it means to be the underdog and how we can use our faith to be brave! Children will have the opportunity to create Lego versions of the story, and an awesome take-home piece as well. We will return to church at 10:30 a.m. so that we may have Eucharist together.

Words to Live By - Fr. Michael Tinnon
Good News in Tough Times
But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid; for see—I am bringing you
good news of great joy for all the people."- Luke 2:10, NRSV

Nearly six weeks have passed since our Christmas celebrations at Christ Church. Almost thirty days elapsed since we spoke of the good news of the birth of Christ.
So often, good news seems unpredictable, elusive, and short-lived. You never know when or where you’ll hear about or experience good news. Good news is intangible and when it comes around, it seemingly doesn’t last very long; definitely, not as long as we’d like.

Sometimes, in tough times, it's hard to discover any semblance of good news. We live fast-paced lives in a world replete with wars and rumors of war. We experience political agendas, celebrity failures, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, ecological disasters and the list seems endless.

Yes, oftentimes it's hard to find any "good news" in our midst, but the good news is ...there is always some "good news" to discover. Sometimes, like the proverbial "needle in a haystack" – we must seek to find good news - or maybe – we simply become the good news. Read more...

Mark Your Calendar
Annual Parish Meeting
Sunday, February 23, 2020
  • One service only - 9:00 a.m.
  • Annual Meeting - 10:00 a.m.
  • Brunch - 11:00 a.m.
The morning will begin with combined worship at 9:00 a.m. Then our Annual Meeting provides time to celebrate the past year and plan for the year ahead as a parish family. The morning's festivities culminate in a delicious brunch in Hinde Hall. Your evite will be coming to you the week of February 10.

Ministry heads, thank you for working on your annual report and submitting it on time! Pulling together the comprehensive report is very time consuming and it's Sandy's first time with this. Your assistance is greatly appreciated.

Vestry Nominees
The nominating committee has selected four candidates to be presented at the annual meeting for approval. They are:

  • Chris Ellinger
  • Jo Hunsaker
  • Connie Lawthers
  • Fritz Warmbrodt

Our candidates for delegate are Jamie Glorieux and Cheryl Janus.

Bios on these candidates will be forthcoming soon.

Yoga at Christ Church
Upcoming classes
Weekly classes, with instructor Heather Smith , meet Tuesday evenings in Hinde Hall from 5:00-6:00 p.m .

Restorative yoga class with Nereyda Varias will meet Thursdays, February 6 and 20, March 5 and 19 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in Hinde Hall.

A donation of only $5 is requested. Bring yourself in comfortable clothes and a yoga mat - we even have mats you can borrow.

In addition to weekly offerings Heather will offer a Yin Yoga practice , Full Moon Melt, Sunday, February 9 from 6:30-8:00 p.m.  Space is limited – sign up at www.heathersmithyoga.com

Icon Mother Teresa
Icon Workshop Retreat
Windows into Heaven
Teresa Harrison returns to Christ Church to offer our annual icon retreat February 17-21 . Space is limited to 16 participants , and as always, no previous icon writing experience is necessary. The cost is $435 which includes all supplies, snacks, and a lunch daily. Please email Teresa directly to sign up  tshart2@gmail.com .

CCDS Gala 2020
Let's Party Like Madmen!
The CCDS Gala Committee is already hard at work planning this year's event, Saturday, March 21 at the Coronado Marriott . They are in the process of securing the silent auction items, and are seeking donations of experiences and/or vacation packages to be used in the live auction. If you have auction items you'd like to donate, contact the day school office - (619) 435-6393, cglorieux@ccds.org .
Gala Tickets are already on sale ! You may purchase them  here !  

Parish News
Valentine Cards by Lyman
Sunday, February 9
If you haven't purchased your Valentine cards yet, not to worry. Parishioner Lyman Green will have his custom-made cards available for purchase after services Sunday, February 9th. They are fun and unique!

Healing Service
Thursday, February 6
There will be no Healing Service, Thursday, February 6. Father Michael will be out of town and Deacon Tom is recovering from knee surgery. The service will resume the following week, Thursday, February 13.

Spaghetti Dinner Thanks
A great success...as always
A hearty thank you to all who came to our 13th annual David Hopkins Memorial Spaghetti Dinner to benefit the Neighborhood Pantry at St Mark's. Thank you to our marvelous CCDS wait staff, our kitchen and front-of-house crew, and to all who came and ate and donated nonperishable food. In all, we served 235 dinners , collected 632 items for the pantry, and you generously donated $430 in cash to support the pantry as well. Our Day School Coffee and Dessert room collected $462 to help the 5th grade's project to provide water for the Navajo nation . Thank you, one and all!

Remember, the pantry serves the needs of the community around St. Mark's all year long so your on-going donations of non-perishable items are always welcome. Check their website for each month's particular item, or bring what you feel moved to donate.
Pastoral Care Training
Are you called to serve?
We are called to love our neighbor as ourselves from the time we are born until the time we leave our earthly existence. As a church community, we have a number of our brothers and sisters who are afflicted with ailments ranging from the flu, surgeries, and the onset of one’s final days. We all know the benefit of a warm smile or tender touch and sharing a prayer and the good news of the gospel.

We will be having a training here at Christ Church for those who may be interested in offering pastoral visits and/or Eucharist , sometime late February….please watch for further information. If you have questions, please contact Father Michael or Deacon Tom .

Transition Update
...and the survey says....
Aren't you curious what the survey said about us?

Many of you filled out the Congregational Assessment Tool (CAT) survey -- some overcoming technological and other challenges to do so! Now is your opportunity to hear about the results of the survey. The CAT interpreters will be with the us at the 9:00 a.m. forum Sunday, February 16 to provide us with the highlights of the findings

Please join us for this to learn more about who we are and to support the discernment process for our new rector. 

The Diocese and Beyond
The Hope Gala
Honoring the past, embracing the future
RefugeeNet is an agency committed to the support of refugees in San Diego . The mission of RefugeeNet is to support the education of refugees in San Diego County. RefugeeNet provides programs to equip refugees in our midst, from preschool through adulthood, to become self-reliant, engaged, and contributing citizens of this country. You can support their work by attending this year's Hope Gala . The event will take place Saturday, February 22, 6:00-9:00 p.m ., at the Royal Banquet Hall. Tickets are $125 and proceeds benefit services and programs of RefugeeNet. You may register online at refugee-net.org - please RSVP by February 12. If you have questions you may call Polly Morelli @ (619) 838-2965.

Calendar and Serving Schedule
Not Able to Make it to Church?
3 things to DO....
Some Sundays you just can't make it to church. In that case, here are three things you can do:
  • Watch the Sunday service on our live-stream, both the 8:00 and 10:00 a.m. - via the website
  • Each week's Sunday bulletins for both services are also available on the website "Worship" page.
  • Sermons are usually posted on the homepage of the website, under "News".

Remember, the live-stream is just that, it broadcasts the services in real time, no recording is currently available.
Mark Your Calendar

February 6
NO Healing Service

February 16
CAT Survey Results @ 9:00 a.m. Forum
Sunday Supper

February 17-21
Icon Workshop

February 17
Parish Office closed

February 23
Annual Meeting

Weekly Events

Men's Bible Study
Tuesday mornings @6:30 a.m., Hinde Hall

Tuesday evening @5:00 p.m., Hinde Hall 

Healing Service
Thursday @ 10:00 a.m.

Friday evenings @6:00 p.m., Hinde Hall

Serving This Sunday

8:00 a.m. - John O'Brien
10:00 a.m. - Owen Arnaudy, Elvis Breitenbach, Greyson Glorieux, Zachary Reina

Chalice Bearers
8:00 a.m. John O'Brien, Susan Warmbrodt
10:00 a.m. - Bryn Reina, Bill Sandke

8:00 a.m. - Sandra Vickers
10:00 a.m. - Tony Reina

8:00 a.m. - Brian Dix
10:00 a.m. - Jamie Glorieux, Sam Ward

8:00 a.m. - Paul Andrews, Marty McCullough
10:00 a.m. - Bill Cook, Cindy Elledge

Welcome Center
Lynn Walsh

8:00 a.m. - Judy Kissell
10:00 a.m. - Sue Ward

Steven Glorieux

Glover Ferguson, Don McCleary, Bear Thorkelson
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Almighty God, giver of every good gift: Look graciously on your Church, and guide the minds of those who shall choose a rector for this parish that we may receive a faithful pastor, who will care for your people and equip us for our ministries. Amen

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