June 17, 2022
Fathers, whether biological, adopted, or those who have served as father figures, at their best make us feel protected and loved. For the young son, Dad stands for all he wants to be in life “when he grows up”. For the young daughter, Dad is her knight in shining armor with the responsibility to protect her, yet tender enough to shower her with his unconditional love when she needs to know he’s there. For all of you who have offered fatherly love, we celebrate your ministry to the children who have been entrusted to your care. You have provided a beautiful image of the strength and love of God.
We have a lot to celebrate this Sunday at Holy Cross! In addition to celebrating my first Eucharist as a priest, Fr. Steven’s 40th anniversary of ordination, and Father’s Day, Juneteenth also falls on this Sunday! And of course, we continue to celebrate Pride Month throughout June. With all of this going on, it seems quite appropriate that our lectionary would lead us to Paul’s famous declaration in his letter to the Galatians that “there is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus.” (Gal 3:28). We are “all children of God through faith”, and this provides the primary theological imperative for our mission of inclusion and welcome for all people. Our Baptismal Covenant summarizes how we live out this mission, as we “strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being.”

Juneteenth and Pride Month are particularly strong reminders of how that commitment bears itself out in our lives. Juneteenth commemorates the freeing of slaves, but also reminds us of the ongoing struggle against racism and hate that still requires our vigilance. Our liturgy this Sunday will feature a special Collect and Confession for Juneteenth as we bring these struggles before God. And Pride Month highlights our continual need to stand in solidarity with our LGTBQ+ siblings as we loudly proclaim a gospel message that excludes no one. Members of Holy Cross helped to share that message at Pride by the Beach last Saturday, and we’re working on additional ways to expand our relationship with the North County LGBTQ Resource Center to further this ministry. As we work on crafting our strategic plan for Holy Cross’ future, I pray that we will be guided by the Holy Spirit to greater opportunities to live out our commitment to justice, peace, and respect for all in visible and tangible ways.
So this Sunday, let’s all gather together with so much to celebrate – and most of all, to rejoice in God’s unconditional love for all of us, just as we are!

In Christ,

Rev Brian's Ordination to the Priesthood
This Saturday, June 18th - 11am
St. Andrew's Encinitas**

Join us in celebrating the ordination of Brian Petersen, Lilia Mendoza, Katherine Gordon, and Nancy Burnett to the Priesthood this Saturday, June 18, 2022, at 11 am at St. Andrew's, Encinitas. Reception to follow. Overflow parking is available, across the street, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Live Stream will be available on Diocesan Social media channels: Youtube and Facebook.

**This is a diocesan event, proof of vaccination is required for attendance.

Brian's+ First Sunday as Priest!!
This Sunday, June 19th - 9am

Please join for worship on Sunday as Fr. Brian celebrates his first Eucharist!! We will also be celebrating Fr. Steven's 40th anniversary to the diaconate.

Special Congregation Forum
THIS Sunday, June 19th - following Worship

Following worship this Sunday, June 19th, please join in a special Congregational Forum and Listening Session on Discovering and Using Your Gifts. We will meet downstairs for coffee and refreshments and the forum will begin at around 10:15am. During this session, we will form small groups for reflection and discussion on our interests, passions, gifts, and talents and how we might use our gifts to carry on Christ’s work in the world. We will then convene as a full group to share our insights and the areas that we are interested in serving. This will be a great opportunity to learn more about how we can participate in the mission of the church, and to help each other to recognize how God is equipping and calling each of us for ministry! Please contact Rev. Brian with any questions, and we look forward to seeing you there!  
Bible Study

We are looking to resume our Adult Formation programs this summer beginning with a weekly Zoom Bible study on Tuesdays led by Rev. Brian. If you are interested in participating in this study, please click on the button below to indicate your preferred times for the group to meet. Questions? Please email Rev. Brian at pastor@holycrosscarlsbad.org.
June Outreach
Camp Stevens Camperships

Camp Stevens is your diocesan camp! Camp Stevens' mission is to inspire, challenge, and empower personal, social, and environmental transformation. For 70 years, Camp Stevens has provided a welcoming home for retreats, summer camps, and outdoor education in the mountain town of Julian, CA. Our 256 acres serve as a place of healing, adventure, and most importantly community. 

Our June outreach this year will support a vital part of this important diocesan resource: Camp Stevens Campership Fund. Camp Stevens offers a tiered pricing structure that allows families to pay more or less according to their circumstances. Many of the campers need financial assistance to attend. And, this summer, at least 30 refugee campers will attend Camp Stevens - the Camp Stevens goal is to raise $30,000 for the Refugee Campership Fund. Holy Cross has a long partnership with RefugeeNet and supporting the Camp Stevens Campership Fund is one way we can continue that partnership while also supporting our diocesan camp!

Please consider supporting this important diocesan resource: You may do so here (via Faithstreet, be sure to select "General" from the drop down box and note Camp Stevens on the memo line!), drop a check in the Collection Plate on Sunday at church, or by mailing a check to Holy Cross (2647 Gateway Rd Suite 105 #290, Carlsbad, CA 92009) please note on the memo line "Camp Stevens Campership" or send a donation via Zelle to Holy Cross and note "Camp Stevens Campership" on the memo line.

You may also contribute directly to Camp Stevens, here (be sure to select General Campership in the "This Gift is For" drop down box and write Holy Cross's name on the form!).

Thank you to Karen, Allan, Katie & Corbie, Sue, Cathy & Jim, Rev. Brian, and Fr. Steven for your time at our Pride by the Beach booth this past Saturday. We had a great time, met lot's of folks and shared information about Holy Cross and God's love for ALL. It was wonderful to support our LGBTQ+ brothers & sisters and celebrate the event being back after 2 years of hiatus due to the pandemic AND there were more vendors than in the past, including more churches! We were particularly excited to find our diocesan siblings All Saints, Vista and Camp Stevens in attendance. Special shout out to Daniel and the Ho family for the signs they made for the booth!! (Our banners are buried deep in storage and we were unable to locate them). You may see more pictures here.
A Special Message
from Bishop Susan Brown Snook
Dear Friends in Christ,

Grace and peace to you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

I am writing to you today with some difficult news.

We learned last week that the diocese has been named in a lawsuit filed by a man alleging he was sexually abused as a teenaged minor in 1974-1975 by Francis Alan Papworth, who was rector of All Saints’ Vista at the time. All Saints’ has also been named in the suit.

Papworth, who is now deceased, was later convicted of abusing minors outside our diocese in 1987. He was deposed from the priesthood in 1988, and served several years in prison in California.

This is a painful chapter in the church’s history. But as Christians, we are called to hold our institutions to account and learn where they have failed. We also believe that we must be committed to healing for those who may have been harmed. I invite and encourage anyone in our congregations or in the community who might be able to share information about Mr. Papworth or any related situation to contact either Ms. Dawn Stary, dawnstary11@gmail.com, 619-446-7932, or The Rev. Willy Crespo, frcrespo92@gmail.com, 858-354-6799. Information received will be handled sensitively and will help us gain a fuller understanding of this matter. Continue reading here
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Worship at Holy Cross
Second Sunday after Pentecost:
June 19, 2022 at 9:00 AM
YouTube & Online.Church   
*Masks required for unvaccinated.
People who have other high-risk factors are also encouraged to wear a mask
Custom painted Episcopal Shield on Pride background by Kristen Wheeler - modern iconographer, painter, photographer, writer, explorer and postulant to the diaconate of the Episcopal Church. Kristen has graciously offered her artwork to other churches for free use.
We use a screen to project the service bulletin. If you prefer your own worship booklet please download the booklet using the button below to your phone or tablet, or print a copy at home, and bring it with you. Thank you for helping us to be better stewards of God's creation (reducing paper waste).
Video on Demand (VOD): Miss last Sunday's service? All past service video's are available on our YouTube channel here.

Rooted in ancient monastic tradition, this is a perfect way to end the day. Watch for our mid-week check-in newsletter with the service links.

Christian Formation

Adult Formation
Congregation Forum
This Sunday, June 19th

Listening Session on Discovering and Using Your Gifts. Following our service we will meet downstairs for coffee and refreshments and the forum will begin at around 10:15am. During this session, we will form small groups for reflection and discussion on our interests, passions, gifts, and talents and how we might use our gifts to carry on Christ’s work in the world. We will then convene as a full group to share our insights and the areas that we are interested in serving. This will be a great opportunity to learn more about how we can participate in the mission of the church, and to help each other to recognize how God is equipping and calling each of us for ministry!
Calling All Godly Play Kids!

Godly Play is grounded in the Montessori tradition and uses special materials and storytelling that invite the children into scripture and church tradition.

For more information please contact Sue Baas.
Visioning Ministry
Visioning Update

The Visioning Team met Sunday, June 5th, reviewed what remains of our plan to complete the work at hand. Then we spent the remainder of the meeting reviewing the Goals and SMART Objectives subgroups had started work on. In a nutshell, our goals are centered around: financial self-sufficiency, open and constructive communication, spiritual growth and discipleship, and growing our family through outreach and evangelism (especially in South Carlsbad).

We had lively and in depth discussions about the objectives for each goal area and made some very substantial progress. By the end (almost an hour past our scheduled stop time!), we were getting a little brain dead and agreed to have the BC work on crafting action steps for each objective (although we had notes/ideas for several already).

The BC tackled this work at its meeting this past Thursday (June 16th) but still has a bit more to do at another meeting scheduled on June 30th.

After the BC works to craft the action steps, we will have our Goals clearly defined and we will be ready to finalize our Holy Cross Strategic Plan and then the VT will wrap up our almost 10 months of work! As Deacon Brian voiced in his prayers for our meeting's opening, we have been preparing and preparing for "the time" and now we are finding ourselves finally experiencing "the time": finalizing and moving into our new home, publishing this dynamic plan, and starting to gear up for calling a new vicar (which all the work of this team will greatly support). Exciting times!!

Katie Ho, Junior Warden

Location Update

Our Finances were reviewed by the diocesan finance committee and all went well. Our lease negotiations have concluded and the chancellor has approved the lease. The Executive Council passed the lease at their meeting this past weekend and its on to the Standing Committee at their meeting later this month. Unless there are issues that come up we anticipate having approval to finalize the lease towards the end of June. For now we "sit back and wait to hear" the outcome.

Thank you all for your participation throughout this season of discernment -- it's exciting to see how the Holy Spirit works through us when we work together.
Upcoming Ministries & Events
All Saints Cemetery Clean-Up
on hiatus during summer
9:30 am - 10:30
200 Peyri Road in Oceanside,
next to Heritage Park

Our last All Saints Cemetery clean up for the summer happened Tuesday, June 14. Katie was joined by Tom and the cemetery’s most faithful steward, John (from St Michael’s). It was a beautiful day for some work outside and this trio managed to fill a green waste bin with weeds and pruning. Stay tuned for fall when cleanup visits to the cemetery will resume.
Wounded Warrior Battalion West - Camp Pendleton

We deliver healthy snacks to the Wounded Warrior Battalion staff and the Marines and sailors recovering from wounds, injury and illness.

Contact Tom Mauro at 847.989.0305 for more information about this ongoing ministry or for how you might participate.
Giving and Tithing
Thank you to all for your continued pledges and donations. These are integral to our ability to continue our mission, ministries, as well as to stay current on all of our financial obligations.

You may find information about how your pledges and donations support Holy Cross in the Controllers Report published each month in the Bishop's Committee (BC) section of this newsletter. Please don't hesitate to reach out to our Warden's Karen Sanchez and Katie Ho, or any member of the BC if you have questions or would like additional information on our finances or any aspect of Holy Cross.
MAILING ADDRESS: 2647 Gateway Rd Suite 105 #290, Carlsbad, Ca. 92009
Bishop's Committee

Bishop's Committee (BC) meetings are the third Thursday of the month from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm. The next BC meeting is Thursday, June 16, 2022 via Zoom.

If there is something for which you wish to bring to the BC's attention, you may reach out to our Clergy-in-Charge, Brian Petersen, our Wardens, Karen Sanchez and Katie Ho, or any BC member. Their contact information is at the bottom of the newsletter, also in the church roster, or you may reach them at the church office: holycross@holycrosscarlsbad.org.

Meetings are open and anyone may attend. Please reach out to Karen Sanchez for the Zoom link if you wish to attend.

You may read the approved May Minutes here; Controllers Report here; Clergy-in-Charge Report here; and Sr. Warden's Report here.

Pastoral Care
If you have a pastoral emergency and are unable to reach anyone at the church office, 760.930.1270, then always call our Clergy-in-Charge, Brian Petersen, at 442.320.0548, or our Sr Warden, Karen Sanchez, at 808.494.0558.
Please hold all on our prayer list in your prayers:
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.
Prayer for our Interim Clergy-in-Charge:
Brian Petersen, Deacon, who will be be ordained to the priesthood this Saturday (God willing and the people consenting).

Prayers for Thanksgiving
For our hosts at Oceanside Sanctuary, for this community of Holy Cross.

Prayers for Comfort:
Randy Echito, Art Wahl, Tom Andreas, Arlene Cull, Ann Mauro, Paul Vanderpool, Barb Ross, Mia, Sandra Rindge, Mike Collier, George Fern, the Collier family, Joanne Holding, Fr. Vic Krulak, Betty Byrd, Sam Scarpelli, Jan Carr, Vinny McTighe, Fr Steve McPeek & family, all who have been affected by the COVID-19 virus, all who have been affected by gun violence, and those who have no one to pray for them.

Prayers for the Departed
We commend to God all who have died, especially those who have lost their lives to the COVID-19 virus and those who have lost their lives to gun violence.

Prayers for those celebrating Birthdays
none this week

Prayers for those celebrating Anniversaries
Sue & John Baas, Lois & Mike Baxter, Fr. Steven's 40th ordination to the diaconate

Prayers for those Traveling
Mike Collier

The people of Ukraine and Russia; for peace; St. Stephen's and all in the Diocese of Alabama, and all communities affected by gun violence.
Notes of Care
Thinking of you. Humming bird watercolor card illustration
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

Note: If you have lost a member of your family and would like us to include you and your family 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.
Please keep in your thoughts and prayers those who are unable to be with us in worship and reach out to them to let them know they are missed.

Tom Andreas
1930 W San Marcos Blvd Spc 234
San Marcos, CA. 92078

Arlene Cull
4714 Athos Way
Oceanside, Ca 92056

In the Diocese and Beyond
Want to ring in the United States’ newest federal holiday? Rejoice in God’s freedom with 10 meditations sent straight to your inbox every morning, watch a Faith & Freedom documentary on how Juneteenth inspires a faith stronger than suffering, or listen to a podcast on how the legacy of Juneteenth still shapes today. Available here from Voices provided by Our Daily Bread Ministries.
Environmental Summer Film Fest
Grab some popcorn and join the Environmental Summer Film Festival on Wednesday, June 22, July 27, and August 24. More information and to sign up here.
ECS Annual Meeting
On June 22, enjoy an incredible reception and panel discussion about the development and well-being of children with an esteemed group of experts at the ECS Annual Meeting. RSVP here.
Godly Play Training Retreat
In partnership with Christ Church Coronado, the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego is pleased to offer a Godly Play Core Training Retreat on August 19-21. Sign up here.
Summer Camp, Family Camps & Wilderness Trips

Something great for ALL ages at our Diocesan Camp Stevens in Julian! Over 250 acres of forests, trails, gardens, buildings, team-building challenges, and outdoor play areas. Learn more about our unique programs on our website.
Sacred Ground is the Episcopal Church’s film & reading based series which creates space for difficult but respectful and transformative dialogue on race, racism & faith. Information session June 1st, Circle starts June 15th. Register now by emailing jfh@cox.net.
Read all the latest from this weeks diocesan newsletter here
Good News Festival Updates
Have you heard the latest Good news?
The Presiding Bishop Michael Curry will be joined by social justice leader, The Rev. Dr. William Barber! Two of the greatest public speakers in a generation,AND The Voices of Our City choir! You may remember this street choir from America's Got Talent where they were honored with the 'Golden Buzzer' for their performance. Read more here.

Sign up for the Good News Festival and receive VERY EXCITING NEWS about this amazing, upcoming event. Sign Up Here
Staff and Leadership
Our Clergy
Bishop: The Rt. Rev. Susan Brown Snook ***
Clergy-in-Charge: The Rev. Brian Petersen, Deacon - pastor@holycrosscarlsbad.org
Brian's+ is available for Zoom or phone call meetings on Tuesday afternoons, Thursdays, & Friday afternoons and at the office on Sundays. Please schedule at time using this link: https://calendly.com/rev-brian/. If you have a pastoral emergency please email or text him (442.320.0548). If you are unable to reach him please contact Karen Sanchez, our Sr. Warden.

Bookkeeper: Muriel Wahl
Controller: Erin Sacco Pineda, CPA - ESP Accounting
AV Tech Guru: Jack Cater
AV Tech Asst: Finley Dicus
Admin/Communications Coord: Ryan Cagle

Leadership - Bishop's Committee ("BC")
Sr. Warden: Karen Sanchez - seniorwarden@holycrosscarlsbad.org
Jr. Warden: Katie Ho
Members at large: Mike Collier, Allen Zych
Treasurer: Grant Ford
Clerk: Robyn Hill

Contact information:
Church office: 760.930.1270
Mailing address: 2647 Gateway Rd Suite 105 #290, Carlsbad, CA. 92009
To contact any of our staff or BC members that do not have an email address listed above please use the church email address, your message will be forwarded to the individual. If you wish to contact them in confidence please indicate that in your message and we will ask the individual to contact you.

As a reminder, our staff work remotely. The office email and voice mail is monitored regularly. In the event of a pastoral emergency please contact Rev Brian. If you are unable to reach him then please contact Karen Sanchez, our Sr. Warden.

*** To contact the Bishop's office or another member of the diocesan staff ("EDSD"):
EDSD phone: 619-291-5947
EDSD staff directory: https://edsd.org/staff/

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