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September 5, 2018
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This Week at Christ Church
Family First Sunday
Begins this Sunday
You're invited!
Join your Christ Church family this Sunday as we kick-off our Family First Sunday programming.  The first Sunday of each month is designated Family First Sunday. We have developed a  special program designed to nurture faith and build connection to your faith and the parish community.  All families meet in the courtyard at 9:30 a.m.

There is an optional activity at 9:00 a.m. -  fun on the playground.* Parents may bring their children for supervised play time, and then cross the street to the church for a cup of coffee, or to attend the   Adult Forum held in Hinde Hall from 9:00-9:40 a.m.  Children from age 4-12 are invited to play on the play structure.

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

 *  The Christ Church playground is located behind Clare's Cottage. Enter through the open white gate at the right of the building.

Sunday Forums Return
9:00 a.m. Hinde Hall
Sunday forums
 are back!
Our Sunday forums have been on a summer hiatus and they have been missed. The forum returns this Sunday, September 9 with.... - The Biblical Way
Got a looney aunt or uncle in your family tree? Did you inherit your grandfather's hairline or your mother's smile? Join us in Hinde Hall and discover who your biblical forebears are and just what you have inherited from them!

Parents drop your children off at the playground behind Clare's Cottage for supervised play, grab a cup of coffee, and come to the forum! 
Sunday Sundae
I scream, you scream....
Who doesn't love ICE CREAM? To
celebrate our Family First Sunday and another "new year" at Christ Church, everyone will have the chance to
build their own sundae after the 10:00 a.m. service. 

ALSO,  we welcome the choir as they return to worship after their summer hiatus.

Quidditch Cup
This Friday
The Quidditch Cup (for middle and high school youth) is a diocesan-sponsored event, Saturday, September 8, at Balboa Park from 12:30-3:30 p.m. At this Harry Potter-themed sporting event, we will be meeting with youth groups from all over the diocese for an afternoon of ridiculous fun, and getting to know one another. We will meet in the Christ Church parking lot at noon to carpool to St. Paul's Cathedral. Drivers are needed for this event. Please RSVP to Charlette Preslar by Friday, September 7 if your youth would like to attend and if you are available to drive.
Mark Your Calendar
Operation Care Package
Sending love to our college students
Pack and send - September 10 @ 7:00 p.m.
Is your child, grandchild, niece or nephew in college? Would you like to connect with other families who have kids in college to  pack and send three care packages a year ? We will meet September, January, and April to pack and send a box of both necessities and niceties to your recipient of choice! If you are interested in being part of this group, please contact Charlette Preslar  to be added to the list.  The first meeting is scheduled for September 10th at 7:00 p.m.

Teen Tuesdays
Meeting next week
Teen Tuesday meets the
second Tuesday of the month in the Youth and Family Ministry Center (YFMC). This month we'll get together on
Tuesday, September 11. The  middle school group meets from  4-5:00 p.m . for a snack and program.
High school youth meet from  7:30-9 p.m. for dinner and program. We explore our faith in community and often end with an intense game of Foosball! For more information contact Charlette Preslar .

CHS Cheer Arts & Crafts Fair
Pick up unique hand-made gifts
Christ Church is pleased to once again host the
Coronado High School Cheer fundraising event,
Saturday, September 22. Vendors of all types will display their wares in the parish courtyard and parking lot from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Sunday Supper
A parish family meal and worship
Sunday Supper September 23
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. 

This Fall, Christ Church is kicking off Sunday Supper, and you are invited! 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!

Flu Shot Clinic
Be a flu fighter!
Just so you know, while it might not feel like it, fall is around the corner; and flu vaccine time will be upon us. We will once again partner with Walgreens,  Sunday, September 30 to provide flu vaccines  at Christ Church. The clinic will be open from
8:30-11:30 a.m. in the Hinde Hall library. Most insurance companies cover the immunization and Walgreens now takes Tri-Care. They will offer the enhanced version as well for those 65+. There was a great turn-out last year, and we hope you'll take advantage of this convenient opportunity. Want more info on the vaccine - check out the facts at the Walgreens website.

Parish News
New Parish Directories
Good News!
Keep track of your Christ Church parish family with the new Christ Church directory. The latest edition will be available at the Welcome Tent this Sunday. Please check your entry and send the parish office an email with any changes that need to be made to our records -
Check the Box Sunday
Sunday, September 30
In the business of life, it is helpful to be able to take care of more than one thing at once. On Sunday, September 30th, you are invited to check some things off your list... while you are at church!

In the courtyard look for:
  • A voter registration table - If you have not already registered to vote in the upcoming November mid-term election, or you have moved, you can complete the necessary forms here. 
  • An altar flower table - you can order Altar flowers for any specific Sunday of the year to honor, commemorate, and give thanks for someone or something special.
  • The Welcome Center - if you do not have a name badge be sure to fill out the form to order one. The cost is $10.
In the Hinde Hall library:
  • We will host our annual flu shot partnership with Walgreens. Most insurance companies cover this immunization, and Walgreens now takes Tri-Care. Those who are 65+ can now receive the enhanced version.
We hope that you will take advantage of this convenient opportunity to check a few things off your list.

Rev. Anne's Sermons
Available on the web
Transcripts of Sunday sermons are posted on the Christ Church web page, when available. We may not have every week and it might take a week to get them posted, but check the news section of the  home page to see if a copy is available.

It's time to do something good for yourself !
Relieve stress, renew, and rejuvenate
Our instructor Rebecca Nagorski brings new practices and disciplines to the popular Tuesday evening sessions. Everyone is welcome - newcomers and longtime practitioners.  Classes are at 5:00 p.m. in Hinde Hall, and a $5.00 donation is requested. 

Outreach/Service Ministry
St. Mark's Neighborhood Food Pantry
Increased need in summer
Bring granola bars and cereal this Sunday
Children are back to school and even though lunch programs may help, the need continues for low-income families, seniors on fixed incomes, and our neighbors on the street. When you grocery shop, please pick up a few extra items for St. Mark's. The food pantry helps supplement when resources are scarce.

Basic non-perishable items are always needed:  canned vegetables, beans (canned and dried, but not green), canned fruit, canned protein, pasta sauce, canned tomatoes, peanut butter and jelly, cereals, oatmeal, rice, canned soups, pastas, chili, cooking oil, and single-serving items for their homeless guests.

You may bring your donations to church on Sunday or drop them by the parish office during the week. 

The Diocese and Beyond
Join the March for Our Environment
Concern for climat e change 
Rise for Climate
On Saturday, September 8, San Diegans will have an opportunity to show their concern for climate change with a Prayer and Meditation service and a march downtown.  Both events are planned to coordinate with the Global Climate Action Summit held in San Francisco from September 12-14.   The Prayer and Meditation for the Earth service, Our Common Home, is sponsored by the Interfaith Coalition for Earth Justice and SanDiego350.   The hour-long event begins 8:30 a.m. at Civic Center Plaza. 

The Rise for Climate! March begins at 10:00 a.m. also at the Civic Center.  Now is the time for action--the world's weather is not waiting!  For more information contact  Phil Petrie .

Godspell at the Cathedral
Inaugural Refugee Benefit Concert
Click image to purchase tickets.
St. Luke's North Park is proud to present a special one-night performance of the musical Godspell as its inaugural Refugee Benefit Concert on Friday, September 7 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Paul's Cathedral (2728 Sixth Ave, San Diego).  All proceeds from this event will benefit St. Luke's job development work with the Sudanese and Congolese refugee communities of San Diego.  Based on the Gospel according to Matthew, Godspell, is the first musical theater offering from composer Stephen Schwartz who went on to write such well-known hits as Wicked, Pippin, and Children of Eden.  Purchase includes a $50 tax-deductible donation to St. Luke's. Purchase tickets at

Daughters of the King
San Diego Fall Assembly
St. Teresa of Avila
All women of the diocese are invited to the fall assembly of the San Diego Chapter of  Daughters of the King at  St. Dunstan's, Saturday, September 22, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. The Rev. Laurel Mathewson will provide the program , "Entering the interior Castle with Teresa of Avila; an approachable introduction to this mystical Spanish saint"

Continental breakfast @ 9:00,  Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori will celebrate Eucharist at 9:30 followed by the program at 10:45 and lunch at noon. Bring a salad or dessert to share.

What's Happening...

Mark Your Calendar 
September 9
Family First Sunday

September 10
Operation Care Package

September 11
Teen Tuesday

September 22
CHS Cheer Arts & Crafts Fair

September 22
DOK Fall Assembly

September 23
Sunday Supper

September 30
Flu shot Clinic

Weekly Events
All in Hinde Hall

Tuesday evenings @5 pm

Men's Bible Study
Tuesday mornings @6:30 am

Thursday @ 10:00 a.m.
Healing Service

Thursday Bible Study
11:00 a.m. - Rector's office

Friday evenings @6 pm

Serving This Sunday...
8:00 - Carla Fargo
10:00 -  Owen Arnaudy, Greyson Glorieux, Andrew Larratt

Chalice Bearers
8:00 - Carla Fargo, Suzie Heap
10:00 - Meredith Heinecke, Kathleen Ireland

8:00 - Dan Orr
10:00 - Tony Reina

8:00 - Suzie Heap
10:00 - Bethany Windle, Andrew Larratt

8:00 - Dixon Bridgers, Fritz Warmbrodt
10:00 - David Brummitt, Cindy Elledge

8:00 - Judy Kissell
10:00 - Donna Otten

Welcome Center 
Bob Koop

Lyman Green, Sam Ward

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