February 7, 2020
Next Sunday, February 16th, we will celebrate the artists among us. As part of our celebration we will enjoy a potluck brunch together giving thanks for the food, the wonderful creations on display, and the many blessings we enjoy.

There is nothing more basic to our humanity than sharing a meal together. Jesus was always sitting down and eating with others. Indeed, at the center of our worship is the table where we share in the “bread of life” and “cup of salvation.” In a fragmented world, with so much discord, hurt and pain, and tragedies that take life and property, we celebrate that we are called to gather together, no matter who we are, where we come from, or what our politics/belief's are, in thanksgiving around God’s table each and every week - can anything be more sacred or important?

Your Bishop's Committee, Fr. Edelman, and Deacon Seth
Upcoming Ministries, Special Services, and Events
Faith & Justice Ministry

This Tuesday, February 11th
Faith for the Common Good
6:30 pm at Thomas More Catholic Church
1450 S. Melrose Dr., Oceanside

The San Diego Organizing Project Clergy Gathering (SDOP) is hosting a  Faith for the Common Good  gathering on Tuesday, February 11th, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, at St Thomas More Catholic Church, on S. Melrose Ave in Oceanside.  SDOP is a non-partisan multi-faith network of 29 congregations that are building community power to drive equity and justice forward in San Diego County. As one of the most diverse grassroots organizations in the region, SDOP bridges racial, cultural, and economic divides to work toward the common good. SDOP member congregations represent over 70,000 families. 

There is no cost to attend. Please contact Brian Petersen if you have questions.
Adult Formation Class

Bill Moyers and his guests examine Adam and Eve's tasting of the forbidden fruit and their subsequent expulsion from Eden.
WHEN – Sunday, February 23, 2020, 10:45 a.m.

WHAT – A Showing of “Temptation” (part 1 of PBS’ series, Genesis )

WHERE – Holy Cross Nave

WHY – Preparation for Lent
Genesis was a 10-part series produced to stimulate interfaith dialogue in a democratic spirit. Writers, artists, psychologists, composers, lawyers, college presidents, journalists, translators and Biblical scholars discuss, debate and discover the great stories of Genesis.

The stories in the book of Genesis — creation, humanity’s fall, the flood, Abraham and Isaac, Joseph in Egypt, and more — have intrigued and inspired Jews, Christians, and Muslims alike for millennia. Further showings will be shown after Easter and before Advent.

Join journalist Bill Moyers as he leads some of the most passionate and thoughtful Bible discussions ever conducted. In these lively small-group conversations, dozens of accomplished people from all walks of life and many faith traditions bring their unique perspectives to 10 well-known biblical stories. They share personal insights, challenge ideas, and ultimately learn from each other. At the center of each discussion lies the Genesis story itself- by turns elusive, uplifting, shocking, tragic and poignant, but always endlessly fascinating.

Ministry leader: Bob Meloon
Ongoing Ministries and Services
Mass (Holy Eucharist)
Sundays 9 am  (Godly Play)
Wednesdays Noon -
service on hold until we call our new vicar
Bishop's Committee Meeting
3rd Wednesday of the month
February 19th
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm in Multipurpose Room
All Saints Cemetery
Tuesdays, February 11 & 25
9:30 am - 10:30/11:00 approx
200 Peyri Road in Oceanside,
next to Heritage Park
Contact Katie Ho for more information
Wounded Warrior Battalion West - Camp Pendleton
2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the month
February 12 & 26
contact  Tom Mauro to participate
Coffee Hour
Sundays following Worship
Monthly Birthday Celebration -2nd Sunday
of month (Feb 16th this month)
Sign-up sheet to bring  light  refreshments* is in the Tietge Room.

*Holy Cross provides coffee and juice, we suggest items such as fruit, muffins, bagels, cookies, cheese and crackers. Please know this is not meant to be a full brunch but rather, a simple offering enabling us to sit and break bread together as we visit.

Neighbors in Faith
Next Picnic in the Park February 27th
5 pm - Magee Park in Carlsbad

Neighbors in Faith provides a simple meal to our homeless friends at Potluck in the Park in Magee Park, Carlsbad.

Meal preparation will take place at the church in the afternoon before the meal - this is a great way to get involved with the ministry if you can't make it out to the park. Contact Brian Petersen if you are interested in volunteering, either at the church or at the park. 
Please hold all on our prayer list in your prayers:
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Prayers for Comfort:
Fr. Atwood, Tom & Wayne, Nancy, Arlene, Peter, Mary, Sandy, Charlie, Karen, Tom & Ann, Barbara, Julie, and all who have no one to pray for them.

Prayers for the Departed
We commend to God all who have died, especially Dominic Messina (Cathy & Jim Zolner’s neighbor), and those who have given their lives for freedom’s cause.
If you would like to be added to the Prayers for Comfort, or would like to add someone else (please get their permission first) or add a family member to the Prayers for the Departed , please contact the church office at: email holycross@holycrosscarlsbad.org or 760.930.1270. Please mention 'Prayer List' in the Subject line and include whether the prayer request is for "Comfort" or for the "Departed".

Individuals will remain on the prayer list for 4 weeks. Please contact the office if you wish to have someone added for another 4 weeks.

Note: If you have lost a member of your family and would like us to include your loss in "Notes of Care" please provide the name and relationship of your loved one, the date they entered into glory, and the address of where you would like notes of care sent.
If you would like to be added, or suggest someone to be added (please get their permission first) to Notes of Care please contact the church office at: holycross@holycrosscarlsbad.org or 760.930.1270.
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Eucharistic Visits

This ministry is an extension of our Celebration of the Eucharist each week - bread and wine that has been blessed on Sunday is reserved for our Lay Eucharist Visitors to take to those who are unable to join us.

To arrange for a Lay Eucharistic visit please contact the church office at 760.930.1270. Muriel Wahl, our lay Pastoral Ministry leader, will be notified of your need and she, or a member of the team, will contact you to make arrangements for a visit. Please let the office know if you wish to have a visit on Sunday following worship or another day of the week.
Bishop's Committee

Bishop's Committee meetings are open to anyone who would like to attend. Any church member may ask any BC member to speak on their behalf or on behalf of a proposal they wish to forward. Meetings are held the third Wednesday of the month from 6 pm - 8:30 pm. The next BC meeting is Wednesday, February 19th.
*Ministry and Finance reports are posted on the bulletin board in the kitchen.

Your Bishop's Committee for 2020

Sr. Warden:  Karen Sanchez - email: seniorwarden@holycrosscarlsbad.org
Jr. Warden:  Larry Kucera
Members:  Dennis Baggett, Katie Ho, Bob Meloon, Brian Petersen, Marci Stafford.
Treasurer:   the BC will formally appoint our treasurer at the next meeting
Clerk:   the BC will formally appoint our clerk at the next meeting.
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...................... Search Update

The BC is currently in the discernment process.

Although the process is transparent, the names of ALL candidates and personal information, including gender, location and other items that might identify a candidate, will be kept in strictest confidence by the Search Committee and by the BC. 

A prayer for our interim period and vicar search

Almighty God, giver of every gift we receive:
look graciously on your Church,
and guide those who shall discern
whom God is calling to be vicar of Holy Cross.
Grace us with patience, trust, and hope
through the interim times of doubt and uncertainty.
We pray that we may receive a faithful pastor,
who will care for your people and equip us
to continue, improve, expand, and reach out
with our ministries to all whom we can touch;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Year of Discipleship 2020
Following the Way of Love
Seasonal Focus: Pray
Dates:   Epiphany, Jan. 6 - Feb. 26

The diocese offers resources to help you develop spiritual practices via the link below:
In the Diocese and Wider Community
Leadership Academy
Saturday, February 15, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

All clergy and lay ministers are encouraged to attend the Leadership Academy at held this year at  Good Samaritan , 4321 Eastgate Mall, San Diego - University City. This full day of learning will feature workshops in all the areas of the church’s mission, from evangelism to pragmatic skills for church management. We will have a dynamic keynote speaker, Katrina Browne, who will speak about Sacred Ground, the Episcopal Church’s program for racial reconciliation and healing. Workshops will follow several tracks:
  • Sacred Ground
  • Evangelism
  • Discipleship
  • Transformational Leadership
  • Service & Justice
  • Wardens and Vestries Basics
The full schedule and descriptions will be released soon! Bring your clergy, staff, lay ministers, and vestry or bishop’s committee for the greatest positive impact. Registration is $25, lunch included. Scholarships available. Contact the Rev. Canon   Nancy Holland  .

Keynote Speaker: Katrina Browne

Katrina Browne, creator of the Sacred Ground curriculum for the Episcopal Church, will guide participants through an opening plenary. She will lead a track of workshops over the course of the day for those who wish to delve deeper.   Learn more   about Ms. Browne.
Eucharistic Visitor &
Pastoral Care Visitor Training
Ministries of Healing, Presence and Hope

Saturday, February 22

Session is full and registration is closed - we will share the next date for training.
Summer Camp Registration Now Open

Wonder and adventure await! Through Camp Stevens’s unique  Adventure Group model , which offers a dynamic schedule, dozens of activity options, a 1:3 staff to camper ratio, and unparalleled access to nature (and away from screens!), no week at Camp Stevens is ever the same — and we love it that way! Whether playing a lawn game, on a sunset hike, or taking a shot at archery, every moment is an intentional opportunity to make friends, develop self-esteem and confidence, and safely experience the outdoors. Check out the  daily schedule  and  sample menus , and  be in touch with any questions  about the one-of-a-kind Camp Stevens summer camp experience.

Additional information about camp programs, Camperships (financial assistance) and a link to register are available here.
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