Welcome to the Christ Church e-Communicator | October 29, 2019
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This Week at Christ Church
Dia de los Muertos
Sunday, November 3 - All Saints Day
Christ Church will honor  Dia de los Muertos  as part of our All Saints' Day celebration. Celebrating this holiday enriches the body of the church with a renewed understanding of this ancient custom. It reminds us that we are the People of the Resurrection, followers of the Risen Christ. Sunday, November 3rd, there will be a traditional  Dia de los Muertos ofrenda (altar) set in the back of the church .

The Christ Church Middle School Youth Group will be preparing pan de muerto and setting the altar on October 30. All  pictures (4x6 or smaller and in a frame) should be brought to the Christ Church office no later than October 30 .
Contact Charlette Preslar with any questions.
It's Time to Fall Back
Sunday, November 3
Remember to turn your clocks back an hour before you go to bed, Saturday, November 2. If you forget you’ll be at church an hour early!
Family First Sunday
Sunday, November 3
Sunday, November 3 the whole Christ Church family - children, parents and parishioners alike - celebrate All Saints’ Day with our first pumpkin scavenger hunt after the 10:00 a.m. service. Twelve pumpkins will be hidden around the campus, and it’s up to you to find them. Clues will be available for those who need them, but feel free to strike out on your own. There’s a reward for those who find all 12!

Children meet in the CCDS Science Lab - Room #3 - at 9:30 a.m and they will return to church at 10:30 a.m. in time for Eucharist.

From the Pew
Your Christ Church Family
Thank you to everyone who turned out for last week's Adult Forum. We hope you found it interesting and appreciated the chance to get to know Devon and Amy James and plan to attend this week as well.

This Sunday's forum focuses on our upcoming participation in the holiday Interfaith Rotational Shelter. Come learn about this very important ministry we support each December.

  • November 3Scott Helmers and Abigail Shrestha, Manager of the Rotational Shelter for the Interfaith Network. The Interfaith Shelter, who does it serve and how can you help?
  • November 10John Funk, Bob Hope Veterans Support Program – Connecting veterans to what’s next. The importance of helping our veterans transition into life after service.

8 o'clockers stay a little later, 10 o'clockers come a little early! Grab a cup of coffee and join us in Hinde Hall at 9:00 a.m. Note that there is nursery care available in Clare's Cottage.
A Stewardship Reflection
We Are Family
...the main reason for giving to a church has less to do with paying bills and much more to do with cultivating generous hearts. Christ gave himself for us, so too are we asked to give of ourselves for others. The Episcopal Handbook

Our stewardship campaign will conclude Sunday, November 17 with our ingathering celebration. We are currently a little over halfway to our pledge goal of $530,000. Remember, your pledge is an estimate of your giving for the year to come. Your vestry works hard to create a budget within the parameters of our anticipated pledge income.

It's easy to make your pledge. You may bring your completed pledge card to church on Sunday, mail your pledge in the return envelope in your packet, or make your pledge online now!

Questions??? Contact Christie Tugend, Parish Administrator - (619) 435-4561.
Upcoming Events
Advent Angels Arrive
Sunday, November 10
Our annual holiday toy drive to benefit low-income families served by ECS's Head Start programs begins Sunday, November 10. We are the only church in the Diocese that supports ECS Head Start families with Christmas gifts.

Look for the angels on the Hinde Hall porch . Take a card for a girl or boy, ages 3, 4, or 5. Buy a gift ($10-$15) for that child and return it unwrapped to Hinde Hall by or on December 8.

Stewardship Ingathering
Sunday, November 17 - 5:00 p.m.
ingathering ( in -ga th -er-ing)
  1. a gathering in, especially of farm products; harvest.
  2. a gathering together, as of persons; assembly.

Join us for a "family supper" to share the Word, prayers of thanksgiving, and a delicious meal at the ingathering for our annual stewardship campaign. We will celebrate the many blessings we share and give thanks for parishioners commitment to and generosity towards the future of Christ Church's mission and ministries. .

Ministry groups will provide crock pots of yummy chili and warm cornbread along with all the fixings. Our monthly Sunday Supper is the perfect venue for this coming together. Look for the evite coming your way soon and let us know whether we should make room at the table for you and yours.
Thrift Shop Christmas Boutique
Saturday, November 16
Join all the Thrift Shop volunteers and managers at this year's Christmas Boutique, Saturday, November 16, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. It’s the best place in town to start your holiday shopping. There are Christmas decorations, handmade wreaths, and all sorts of holiday gift ideas.

To make room for all the Christmas goodies, the shop will have a mega-sale Saturday, November 9 and Tuesday, November 12, everything will be half price. Wednesday, November 13 is the $1-a-bag closeout. The shop will be closed November 14 and 15 for its transformation into the holiday wonderland that is the Christmas boutique.

NOTE: This year's event is on a Saturday , from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m .

Parish News
Summer Mission Trip
Enjoy the video!
This past summer, youth from our diocese traveled and served with the people of the diocese of western Mexico. Exploring the meaning of, “Quien es mi vecino?” (Who is my neighbor?) they opened there hearts and were gifted with friendship from the incredible xi-uiy people in La Nueva Palma ❤️

Thank you for your support for this mission trip to Mexico and now here's your chance to witness some of the good work, fellowship, and fun they had. View video here
Avenue of Heros
Salute to our own
Our very special parishioner,  Capt. Lloyd F. Cooper, USN Ret. , has been selected by the City of Coronado for the  “Avenue of Heroes” . Please come celebrate his service and show our Christ Church support at the  ceremony this Saturday, November 2, at 10:30 a.m.  in the Coronado High School Theater, 650 “D” Avenue. All are welcome.

New Rector to Join Us December 1
Welcome Father Michael!
The Rev. Michael S. Tinnon has agreed to serve as the interim rector of Christ Church, Coronado beginning December 1. He is the current interim rector of St. David's, San Diego, Clairemont. Since 2010 he has specialized in interim ministry in Episcopal and Lutheran parishes in the dioceses of Hawaii, Colorado, and California.

Interfaith Shelter
December 1-15, 2019
Come to this Sunday's Adult Forum (9:00 a.m. - Hinde Hall) to learn about the Interfaith Rotational Shelter program at  St. Mark's Episcopal Church , City Heights, December 1-15. 

This will be the eighth year that Christ Church has partnered with St. Mark's on this program. Parishioners who have participated found it to be most rewarding.

You can volunteer two ways:
  • Volunteer to serve as a host, spending a night, and/or;
  • Volunteer to make a meal. 

Often friends will team up to host and/or cook. Volunteers spending a night have dinner with the guests, make lunches for the next day, set out breakfast for the next morning, and assist as needed. 

For more details and sign up for overnight host: https://tinyurl.com/y4hf7tbz  

For more details and sign up for meals:

Thank you for your consideration to assist with this wonderful project to help the homeless better themselves.  If you have any questions, please email Marti Helmers  at  marticurry2@gmail.com .

Yoga at Christ Church
Upcoming 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 November.
  • Restorative Yoga with Nereyda at 4:30 p.m. - meeting November 14 and December 12.
  • Yoga with Heather Smith at 4:30 p.m. - Thursday, November 7 and December 5.

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

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.
Thanksgiving Food Drive
Week 3 - green beans
There are less than three weeks left for our Thanksgiving food drive and our numbers are low. Our goal is to pack 250 bags of non-perishable food for a yummy Thanksgiving feast to be delivered to our neighbors in need through our friends at St Mark's, St Alban's, Uptown Community Services Center, and our local schools.

Here's our weekly collection wish list, but feel free to bring any item at anytime!

  • October 13 - cornbread mix
  • October 20 - mashed potatoes and gravy
  • October 27 - canned green beans (we'd like to give at least 2 per bag)
  • November 3 - canned green beans (so we need lots!)
  • November 10 - desserts
  • November 17 - $15 grocery gift cards (welcome any time)

Mark your calendars for November 17 when we'll lovingly pack our 250 bags as a parish family! We can't do it without you!
The Diocese and Beyond
Pet Food Donations at Convention
November 8 - 9, 2019
There will be a pet food ingathering at convention . The Neighbors-4-Neighbors ministry at St. Margaret’s reaches out to huge numbers of people . There isn’t a week that goes by when clients don't ask for pet food. Many are often challenged to make difficult choices such as purchasing food for themselves or for their pets, buying medicine, or paying the electric bill. It shouldn’t have to be that way for anyone, and you can help.

Your donation of pet food to the ingathering at Convention may be dropped off at the parish office or the Sunday service. All donations must be received by Wednesday, November 6. Our delegates will make sure your donations get to the St. Margaret's.
Calendar and Serving Schedule
Mark Your Calendar

 November 8-9
46th Annual Diocesan Convention

November 10
Advent Angels begin

November 11
Office Closed - Veteran's Day

November 17
Thanksgiving bag packing
Sunday Supper - Ingathering

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. - Owen Arnaudy, Elvis Breitenbach, Greyson Glorieux, Andrew Larratt

Chalice Bearers
8:00 a.m. - Carla Fargo, Susan Warmbrodt
10:00 a.m. - Kathryn Grosnoff, Meredith Heinecke

8:00 a.m. - John Sturges

8:00 a.m. - Brian Dix
10:00 a.m. - Jamie Glorieux, Andrew Larratt

8:00 a.m. - Paul Andrews, John Sturges
10:00 a.m. - Cindy Elledge, R.G. Head

Welcome Center
Ginny Thorkelson

8:00 a.m. - Judy Kissell
10:00 a.m. - Bob Koop

Glover Ferguson, Don McCleary, Bear Thorkelson
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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