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January 8, 2019
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We had a great time at Family First Sunday last week, celebrating Epiphany with crowns and stars. Make sure to join us when we meet again on  February 3rd!

This Week at Christ Church
Sunday Supper in January
This Sunday, January 13!
January 13 @5:00 p.m.
One Sunday a month there's a chance for the parish family to come together for a simple supper and to worship in an informal setting. Maybe Sunday morning services are hard for you to make - lots of activities, not a morning person, cranky children - well this is a wonderful way to be together in a relaxed setting (and you don't have to worry about cooking!)

We hope you'll join us on January 13 at 5:00 p.m. in Hinde Hall. A quick RSVP by Thursday morning, January 10 will help us plan for dinner. Just contact the parish office and let us know how many there will be attending.

Adult Forums in January
Praying the Collects
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The new year begins with a new forum series, Praying the Collects in the Book of Common Prayer.(BCP).  This Epiphany we are going to use the 9:00 a.m. forum time to more deeply explore the contents of the BCP. 

Prayer is an essential way by which we are shaped into the very life God sent out "to do the work God has given us to do ." Come and take a closer walk with God; we hope you'll join us.

Mark Your Calendar
Christ Church Day School Open House
Saturday, January 26 
Don't miss this opportunity to visit the campus and find out more about our exceptional day school, Saturday, January 26 from 9:00 a.m. to noon .

Would you like to volunteer to place a CCDS sign in your yard?  Help spread the word about the phenomenal education for the whole child that takes place every week at Christ Church Day School. Bring your friends and neighbors who might be interested. Check out the website at

Service for Christian Unity
Annual event at Christ Church
Each year the Coronado Council of Churches holds a service of prayer for Christian unity. This year Christ Church will host the event on Sunday, January 27 at 6:00 p.m. The service will feature The Rt. Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori as speaker, Michael Morgan as soloist and Geoffrey Graham at the organ. There will be a small reception following the service. 

Annual Meeting
Joining God at work in the world
annual meeting
There will be one service at 9:00 a.m., Sunday, February 24, followed by the annual meeting and a festive brunch. This is your chance to learn about Christ Church's plans for 2019 and to reflect on the accomplishments on 2018. The nominating committee has solicited candidates according to our parish by-laws to stand for the five vacant vestry seats. Vestry and Diocesan Convention delegates will also be elected at the annual parish meeting. Our parish bylaws also encourage nominations made in writing and given to the Nominating Committee Chair, Bob Ketts

Icon Workshop Retreat
Windows into Heaven
Teresa Harrison returns to Christ Church to offer our annual icon retreat February 18-22. Space is limited to 16 participants, and as always, no previous icon writing experience is necessary. The cost is $435 which includes all supplies, snacks, and a lunch daily. Please email Teresa directly to sign up

Join Service Ministry this Year!
Meeting days have changed
Service logoOne of the most active groups in our parish is Service Ministry. An amazing group of guys and gals who are focused on outreach. They meet once a month, now on the third Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. in Clare's Cottage (919 C Avenue) - January 15 this month! All are welcome to participate. So if you're looking to meet new folks and work together on exciting and worthwhile projects, come join the team - just in time to help with the Spaghetti Dinner!
It's Spaghetti Dinner Time!
Mark your January calendar
Dorcas House Dinner
Morelli's famous sauce is amazing!
Support for the annual Spaghetti Dinner - a joint effort by the parish and day school - has always been phenomenal! We hope you'll come for a delicious dinner, prepared by the Service Ministry and served by the 5th and 6th grade CCDS students. The cost is just a donation of non-perishable food (1, 2, 3 or more!) to the St. Mark's Neighborhood Food pantry.

Monday, January 28, 2019 - Hinde Hall
Two seatings - 5:30 and 6:15 p.m.

Your evite will be coming to you via email the week of  January 14,  so keep your eyes peeled and RSVP for your time of choice asap. The place "sells" out in no time!
Food Collection - St. Mark's
Neighborhood Food Pantry
foursoups While we gear up for the big food collection at this month's Spaghetti Supper, we don't want to forget the pantry these next few weeks. The basic non-perishable items they can use are 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.
Parish News
What's Your Resolution?
Embarking on a new you in the new year?
woman_yoga_back.jpg "I'm going to be more fit...less stressed...more focused., but, "I'm uncomfortable at a gym...I'm on a budget...I don't have lots of extra time!" We all have excuses when it comes to looking out for ourselves, but yoga at Christ Church may be the answer. Exercise in a comfortable setting with your peeps; all levels are welcome. Class, with instructor Rebecca Nagorski, meets on Tuesday evenings in Hinde Hall from 5:00-6:00 p.m.; and a donation of only $5 is requested. Bring yourself in comfortable clothes and a yoga mat - we even have mats you can borrow. Give it a try, you're bound to like it!
From the Treasurer's Office
2018 Statements
Your annual statement for donations made in 2018 will be available for pickup on Sunday, January 20. Look for the table in the courtyard to pick up yours! If you'd rather have your's emailed or snail mailed, just let Christie Tugend know; and she'll get it right out to you.

If you are making donations in 2019 via Realm, make sure to update your account with your 2019 pledge information! If you are not using Realm, our church management system, this is the year to get started. We hope to hold a workshop soon to help everyone register. Stay tuned for more info....

The Diocese and Beyond
Walkabout Week
Meet the candidates
Mark your calendars and take advantage of this opportunity to meet the candidates for the fifth bishop of San Diego.

  • Sunday, January 13, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.St. Paul's Cathedral, 2728 Sixth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103
  • Monday, January 14, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. - St. Margaret's, 47535 Highway 74, Palm Desert, CA 92260
  • Tuesday, January 15, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. - St. Peter's, 334 Fourteenth Street, Del Mar, CA 92014
  • Wednesday, January 16, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.St. Philip the Apostle, 2660 Hardy Drive, Lemon Grove, CA 91945
  • Thursday, January 17, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. - St. John's, 760 First Avenue, Chula Vista, CA 91910
  • Friday, January 18, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - St. Bartholomew's, 16275 Pomerado Road, Poway, CA 92024
What's Happening...

Mark Your Calendar 
January 13
Sunday Supper

January 20
Baptism Sunday

January 23
Vestry Meeting

January 26
CCDS Open House

January 27
Ecumenical Service at Christ Church

January 28
Spaghetti Dinner

February 3
Family First Sunday

Weekly Events

Tuesday evenings @5:00 p.m.
Hinde Hall 

Men's Bible Study
Tuesday mornings @6:30  a.m. Hinde Hall  

Thursday @ 10:00 a.m.
Healing Service - 

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

Friday evenings @6:00 p.m.
Hinde Hall

Serving This Sunday...
8:00 - John O'Brien
10:00 -  Claire Hurd, Steven Glorieux

Chalice Bearers
8:00 - John O'Brien, Suzie Heap
10:00  - Rick & Cheryl Wilson

8:00 - John Sturges
10:00 - Tony Reina

8:00  - Suzie Heap
10:00 - Meredith Heinecke, John Funk

8:00 - John Sturges, Fritz Warmbrodt
10:00 - Clara Hoverman, Sean Hill

8:00 - Marti Helmers
10:00 - Bob Koop

Bill Huck, Sam Ward, Bill Sandke

Zach Reina

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