Welcome to the Christ Church e-Communicator | September 3, 2019
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This Week at Christ Church
Family First Sunday
Sunday, September 8
Each month Christ Church specifically focuses on family worship. With families so busy all week long, getting to church each and every Sunday may be a struggle. We know that, and that's how Family First Sunday was conceived. It is one designated Sunday each month that families can set aside and make family worship a priority.

A family-first focus enables Sunday school children to become acquainted with one another through combined lessons, crafts, and activities. Parents and grandparents have the opportunity to socialize and connect. 

This Sunday we'll be making our own clay pots! All families meet in the day school's science lab (Room #3) at 9:30 a.m. - children will return to church at 10:30 a.m.

The professionally- staffed  nursery is open  every Sunday, for children from birth to 3 years, from  7:45 -11:30 a.m . in  Clare's Cottage

Upcoming Events
Teen Tuesday is Back
Tuesday, September 10 - 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Teen Tuesday is a time for youth to gather and deepen their faith and relationships with friends . Do you like laser tag, movies, and rock climbing?! Have you been on retreat to Camp Stevens or been locked in a Cathedral for a giant sleepover with youth from all over the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego? Throughout the year, the youth group will have many opportunities that are just plain fun.Our Middle School group meets on the first and third Tuesday each month. The High School group meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays. We gather in the Youth and Family Ministry center for dinner, conversation, games and programming. There are usually sour gummy worms, and we often finish with foosball !
Organ Crawl
Saturday, September 14
All are welcome to attend the Organ Crawl sponsored by The San Diego Chapter of the American Guild of Organists Saturday, September 14 from 9:00 a.m. to noon in Coronado . Christ Church is the sponsoring church where everyone will meet and then visit four churches on the island, finishing here with a demonstration of our pipe organ.

After meeting over coffee and snacks, the Crawl will head to Resurrection Lutheran Church for a German breakfast and a demonstration of their acquisition of a Baroque-style pipe organ re-purposed from another congregation. We’ll then go to Sacred Heart Catholic Church to hear their dazzling Ruffati organ, built in Padua, Italy. After a visit to Graham Memorial, we’ll conclude in our beautiful church and then retire for a light lunch buffet in Hinde Hall.

We’re looking for some volunteers who might be willing to share some time, along with a golf cart or three, to ferry some of our senior visitors around town during our time together. If you’d like to help, please contact Geoffrey Graham at or 619-990-2903 if you wish to leave a message or a text. 

Sunday Supper Returns
Sunday, September 15 - 5:00 p.m.
Some of the best moments of connection happen around the family dinner table. Deep questions and silly topics provide the opportunity to share pieces of ourselves with each other. Imagine having that same opportunity with your Christ Church Family. We will meet in Hinde Hall at 5:00 p.m. for a delicious meal that is sure to appeal to all ages. We will share the Word and prayers around the table and have communion as part of our time together. This comforting, engaging, and open experience is sure to become something you look forward to all month! Please call the parish office at 435-4561 or contact Charlette Preslar to RSVP.

Kids Praise
A Whole New Song
Beginning Sunday, September 22 and taking place on the 4th Sunday of every month at 10:00 a.m. in Hinde Hall, Kids Praise offers young people an opportunity to explore the how and the why we offer praise in church. While there will be a focus on singing, we will also explore rhythm and movement. Children will join their families in the church at 10:30 a.m. for the Eucharist.

Arts & Crafts Fair
Sponsored by CHS Cheer
It's time for the Coronado Arts & Crafts Fair sponsored by Coronado High School Cheer Team. From 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Saturday, September 28, vendors with hand-crafted goods will take over the Christ Church parking lot at 919 C Avenue. Get your gift and holiday shopping started early and support our high schoolers.

Parish News
Faith to Go
New Podcast for Families
Faith to Go is a podcast  designed to provide families with resources to support their faith discussions at home and on the go.

Following the lectionary, each week's podcast offers three reflections on the Gospel for that week. There are additional resources for birth through age 18 to provide families with opportunities to continue their discussions at home.

Our own Charlette Presla r, Director of Youth and Family Ministries is part of the podcast team. Take a listen.

Yoga at Christ Church
September dates
There are a number of yoga options this month. Dates and times may vary so note the schedules below:
  • Tuesday evenings with Rebecca at 5:00 p.m. - meeting every Tuesday in September.
  • Restorative Yoga with Nereyda at 4:30 p.m.- meeting September 12 and 26.
  • Yoga with Heather Smith at 4:30 p.m. - Thursday, September 19

Classes meet in Hinde Hall, suggested donation is $5.

Helping Fill the Pantry
St. Mark's, City Heights
St. Mark's in City Heights serves a diverse population, one which is often food insecure. The food in their pantry makes a difference for low income seniors, refugee families, and their unhoused visitors. You can support their ministry by bringing non-perishable food to church on Sunday, we transport the donations to St. Mark's. In the month of September they are specifically requesting pasta and pasta sauce.

The Diocese and Beyond
A Season of Prayer and Listening
Join in the novena
Bishop Susan is calling for a Season of Prayer: Seeking God’s Vision for the Diocese. She invites us to join in a novena from September 14 through September 22. A novena is an ancient tradition of Christian devotional prayer, consisting of private or public prayers repeated for nine successive days, often with a special focus or intention. She asks us to pray that God will open to us vibrant possibilities for mission, focused in ministry areas of discipleship, evangelism, and service.

A prayer guide that offers focus scriptures, prayers, and reflection questions for each of the nine days of this Season of Prayer is available at the diocesan website , or printed copies are available at the Welcome Center.

After the novena, Bishop Susan will hold a series of listening sessions around the diocese to hear the hopes, dreams, and visions of the people in our church for the next few years. Click here for dates and times.

Faith & Family Night at the Padres
September 21, 5:40 p.m. Petco Park
Enjoy an evening at the ball park with family, friends, and fans from hundreds of church from around southern California as the Padres take on the Arizona Diamondbacks. Stay after the game for a post-game concert with special guest Josh Wilson and a Q & A with Padres players. There's even a fan give-away. Click here for more information.
Calendar and Serving Schedule
Mark Your Calendar

September 9
Daughters of the King

September 10
Teen Tuesday - High School

September 14
Organ Crawl

September 15
Sunday Supper

September 17
Teen Tuesday - Middle School

September 22
Kids Praise

September 24
Teen Tuesday - High School

September 28
CHS Cheer Arts & Crafts Fair

Weekly Events

Men's Bible Study
Tuesday mornings @6:30 a.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. - Carla Fargo
10:00 a.m. - Andrew Larratt, Greyson Glorieux, Owen Arnaudy

Chalice Bearers
8:00 a.m. - Carla Fargo, Susan Warmbrodt
10:00 a.m. - Bryn Reina, Bill Sandke

8:00 a.m. - Marty McCullough
10:00 a.m. - Bill Huck

8:00 a.m. - Brian Dix
10:00 a.m. - Mary Gwen Brummitt,
Ed Morris

8:00 a.m. - Paul Andrews,
Marty McCullough
10:00 a.m. - Clara Hoverman, Sean Hill

Welcome Center
Bob Koop

8:00 a.m. - Marti Helmers
10:00 a.m. - Donna Otten

Bill Huck, Sam Ward, David Warren
Quick Links

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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