We're nearly a quarter of the way to our goal.
Have you donated yet?
Every little bit helps...$5, $10, $20 or more.
You may donate online via credit card - HERE
or look for the Service Ministry table after church.
This Week at Christ Church
Blessings in a Bag
Sunday, March 24
Take a moment after services on Sunday, March 24 to pack a bag with non-perishable food items. Keep the bag in your car and hand it out the those in need you might encounter during the day. Thank you to Service Ministry for your continued support of this project.
Youth Mission Trip Fundraiser
Rustle Up Some Fun!
You are invited to an evening of fun, laughter, and delicious food for a good cause! Please join us in the Christ Church courtyard from 5:00-8:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 6th. Pardner - $50/Jr. Pardners - $20
This summer, the youth of our diocese will be
traveling to the diocese of Western Mexico. They have been
invited by Bishop Gomez Osnaya to come as his guest! They will have the opportunity to assist the Pame people in the mountains outside of San Luis and to run a children's program in Guadalajara. We are all very excited for this incredible opportunity!
The total expense of
this trip is $600 per person. This barbecue, hosted by Christ Church, will
help ensure that ALL of the youth eligible to be part of the delegation are able to go, regardless of financial means.
The evening's activities include a menu of
Chef Tim's favorite barbecue selections from both north and south of the border,
photo booths, dancing, and a silent auction. Won't you be part of the fun?
Family First Sunday
Celebrating on Palm Sunday
||Palm Sunday - Family First
Family First Sunday
program will take place on
Palm Sunday, April 14
- it's a festive day! There will be youth readers, the day school choir singing, children leading the palm procession, and we have "palm" crafts planned. Meet around the flagpole at 9:30 a.m. - hope to see everyone there.
Sunday Forums in Lent
Mary, Our Lenten Companion
The season of Lent invites those who choose
an intentional journey, a journey which brings us closer to the heart of God. What better
companion than Mary of Nazareth who is recognized as Theotokos, the God-bearer. Mary lived life as it came to her with no more surety than we have but who, regardless, went on in faith.
Our Lenten forums will reflect upon Mary as people have seen her and named her over the ages and who accompanies us along the way in our own day.
Walk the Labyrinth
Wednesdays 4:00-8:00 p.m.
A labyrinth is an ancient symbol that relates to wholeness. It combines the imagery of the circle and the spiral into a meandering but purposeful path. The Labyrinth represents a journey to our own center and back again out into the world. Labyrinths have long been used as meditation and prayer tools. Bring a friend to join you in this holy practice.
Stations of the Cross
Led by the Daughters of the King
The Stations of the Cross is a Lenten devotion that offers witness to Jesus' Passion and Death. At each station we use our senses and our imagination to reflect prayerfully upon Jesus' suffering, Death, and Resurrection, and to simply experience the visual images to reflect on Christ's love for us. Join us Wednesday evenings in Lent at 6:15 p.m. in the church
Maundy Thursday Passover Meal
Thursday, April 18 - 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Instead of our traditional Maundy Thursday service and foot washing, this year we will explore, table by table, the scripture and the traditions that are part of a traditional Passover meal. The inter-generational service and meal answers the question, why is this night different from all other nights. Please reply soon, as our tables are filling up; only 20 spots left -
RSVP HERE -
prepare appropriately for this special evening in Holy Week.
Friday, April 19, 2019
Good Friday Liturgy - 12:00 noon
Full-Moon Hike & Compline - 6:00 p.m.
Meet at the Christ Church lot at 5:00 p.m. or at the Cowles Mountain trail-head at 6:00 p.m. At the top of the mountain, we will have candlelight prayers, hike back down and depart in silence.
Headlamp or flashlight and sturdy shoes are required. RSVP here.
Speakeasy a Roaring Success!
Thanks from CCDS
The Christ Church Day School Gala was a huge success.
Thank you, Christ Church parishioners for all your support of CCDS! We had a marvelous Gala last week, and it was so successful, due in large part, to you - the generous auction items you supplied, your attendance, and the very appreciated donations. On behalf of the School Board, staff, families, and students, I thank you for your continued dedication and support of our school!
Nancy Funk, Head of School
Your Generosity is Appreciated
You do make a difference
U.S. Coast Guard Sector Commander, Captain J. R. Buzzella sent this heartwarming note to Christ Church...
"On behalf of the Coast Guard men, women, and families of Coast Guard Sector San Diego, I wish to extend a heartfelt THANK YOU for the incredible generosity you displayed during the partial shutdown of the United States Government. You went above and beyond by providing much needed assistance to Coast Guard personnel and families during their time of need amplifying why San Diego is the greatest Coast Guard city. The kindness came at pivotal time when our crews were working long hours performing Coast Guard missions despite not receiving pay. Your help allowed Coast Guardsmen to stand watch ensuring continued defense of our homeland and rapid response to save lives. Thank you again for your tremendous support of the United States Coast Guard.
Semper Paratus - Always Ready!"
Remember Loved Ones at Easter
The lovely floral arrangements in the church at Easter are made possible by generous parishioners. It's a wonderful way to remember a loved one, give thanks for family and friends, or celebrate the season. If you wish to make a donation, the easiest way is to pay online by credit card. Please note in the memo line for whom the flowers are given.
Donation forms are also available at the Welcome Center and in the parish office. Please submit your donations no later than Wednesday, April 10 to ensure that the information will appear in our Easter bulletin.
Yoga at Christ Church
Relax at the end of the day
Christ Church will feature two yoga practices in March. Weekly on
Tuesday evenings at 5:00 p.m., Rebecca Nagorksi
leads a faithful group. In addition,
will be back for a limited time with a
restorative yoga class,
Thursday, March 28, April 11, and 25 at 4:30 p.m. (note time change for this class.)
Both classes meet in Hinde Hall - a $5.00 donation is requested.
|Lenten Book Drive
Episcopal Community Services
This year's Lenten Drive will benefit children in the Episcopal Community Service's Head Start program. Reading is key to academic success and the earlier children are exposed to books and reading, the better they do in school and in life! There are 2,000 children in ECS's Head Start program who need our help! Read more...
Together we can make a difference in the lives of 2000 of our youngest brothers and sisters right here in San Diego County! You may donate online or after church services, in the courtyard, through Lent.
Dreams for Change
Dinners at the car park
Did you know that the Christ Church
Service Ministry team is supporting the Dreams for Change
organization by providing dinner to participants in the Safe Parking Program. Dreams for Change is a San Diego nonprofit serving homeless and low-income people. The
Safe Parking Program
provides a number of families and individuals whose only shelter is their car, a safe and secure spot to park overnight. Service Ministry members have been
providing dinner once a month
, usually serving about 20 men, women and children. Volunteers have gotten to know not only the Dreams for Change personnel but also the families they are serving.
Food Collection - St. Mark's
Neighborhood Food Pantry
St. Mark's has designated a specific food item for collection each month this year. March is canned protein (tuna, salmon, chicken). This could include single serving containers.
You may access the entire year's list on St. Mark's Outreach page. Of course, basic non-perishable items are always needed such as: soup/stews, cereal and oatmeal, granola bars, peanut butter, pasta and sauce, rice, canned protein, canned vegetables and fruit, and single serve items for their unhoused visitors. Bring your contributions on Sundays or to the parish office Monday-Thursday.
So much to offer....
This Sunday the mission and ministry of Camp Stevens will be celebrated throughout the diocese. Camp Stevens is an Episcopal camp and retreat center serving both the Dioceses of Los Angeles and San Diego on 256 acres in the beautiful mountains near Julian. Whether on a group or youth retreat, a Camp Stevens family camp, a day-long ropes course program, or at summer camp, a Camp Stevens experience is always transformational. Through the core values of openness, connection, gratitude, and wonder, you are welcome! For more information, a tour, or to register
visit their website
or call (760) 765-0028. Camp Stevens flyers will be available at the Welcome Center.
Via Crucis: Called to the Wall
Saturday, April 13
Join this service to lament the plight of immigrants. Episcopalians from the dioceses of San Diego and Los Angeles will travel in solidarity with immigrants along the Way of the Cross, a service of 14 stations commemorating Jesus' walk to his crucifixion. A joint Eucharist on both sides of the border fence with Anglicans present in the US and Mexico, strengthens connections across international divides. The purpose of the event is to share concerns about immigration policies and practices, and to demonstrate shared desire for immigration reform.
Maundy Thursday Foot Washing
Wash the feet of people who are experiencing homelessness, and share the joy of providing new shoes, socks, and connections to services. Foot washing events take place at the following locations this year:
- Episcopal Church Center, 2083 Sunset Cliffs Blvd: Worship, 9 a.m. Foot washing and shoe giveaway, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
- St. Mark's, 4227 Fairmount Ave.: 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. including Showers of Blessings, 12 - 1:30 p.m. foot washing, shoe distribution, blessing bags and lunch
Mark Your Calendar
Blessings in a Bag
Youth Mission Trip Fundraiser
Family First Sunday
Good Friday service
Parish office closed
Tuesday evenings @5:00 p.m.
Men's Bible Study
Tuesday mornings @6:30
a.m. Hinde Hall
Thursday @ 10:00 a.m.
Friday evenings @6:00 p.m.
Serving This Sunday...
8:00 a.m. - Carla Fargo
10:00 a.m. - Calvin Peckham, Louden Esparza, Steven Glorieux
8:00 a.m. - Carla Fargo, Susan Warmbrodt
10:00 a.m. - Patty Cowan, Kathleen Ireland
8:00 a.m. - John Sturges
10:00 a.m. - Dixon Bridgers
8:00 a.m. - Susan Warmbrodt
10:00 a.m. - Ed Morris, Mary Gwen Brummitt
8:00 a.m. - John Sturges, Marty McCullough
10:00 a.m. - Don McCleary, Chris Ellinger
8:00 a.m. - Susy Patterson
10:00 a.m. - Cyndi McCleary
Phil Hunsaker, Russ McKee, Byron Miller