This Sunday, October 21
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This Week at Christ Church
A Wedding on Sunday?
Brummitt & Elledge say "I do"
The sacramental sign of marriage is the joining of hands, an ancient custom practiced by the Jews, the Greeks and the Romans. For centuries, the joining of hands, and the giving and receiving of rings and the spoken marriage vows were symbols intended to occur during the regular gathering of the community in Sunday worship - most especially within the context of Holy Eucharist.
By the mid-twentieth century in this country, this custom of "Sunday Weddings" had been replaced by the more commercial enterprise of the "wedding industry." Holy Matrimony enacted anywhere and in any place is valid, but this Sunday morning we enthusiastically celebrate the union of David Foran Brummitt and Cindy Karen Elledge as we gather as their village family. All are most welcome to join David and Cindy after the 10:00 a.m. service for a celebratory reception.
October 21 - 5:00 p.m.
You're all invited to the next Sunday Supper! Our very first "supper" in September was a grand success with over 50 people in attendance. We hope you'll plan to join in this month's get-together. We 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. Let us know you're coming... click on the event and register there.
Our annual giving season continues and will culminate in a festive
Ingathering Celebration on Sunday, November 18
at both services with mimosas and a bagel bar at 9:00 a.m. Have you pledged yet? We hope that every parishioner prayerfully considers participating at some level.
Pledging allows the vestry and staff to anticipate the annual income for 2019 and budget accordingly enabling us to RSVP to the generous GOD whom we worship and serve. If you have not already received a pledge card, they are available in the parish office, at the entry to the church and the Welcome Tent. Online pledging is also an easy option, simply click the "Count Me In!" button below. Thank you to the sixty-two families who have committed $245,680 towards the operating expenses in 2019.
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
to see if a copy is available.
|October Sunday Forums
9:00 a.m. Hinde Hall
Money, Money, Money - as a Spiritual Practice - I
t's hard to calculate the importance of money in our lives, the amount of stress it gives us, the ignorance we sometimes feel about it, the untold good it has done in our own or other's lives. Jesus frequently talks about money in the gospels, so we will too as we continue our journey as the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement.
- October 28 - Praying with Beads - A proven prayer practice which we will explore in this session of The Way of Love.
Family Movie Night
Under the stars
Bring your beach chairs and a blanket and get comfortable
for movie night
in the church courtyard.
Friday, November 2
we'll be showing Disney's
a movie for all ages.
Arrive between 5:45 and 6:00 p.m., movie begins at 6:00 p.m.
We will be celebrating Dio de los Muertos on Sunday, November 4 and
will help us get into the spirit!
Daylight Savings ends
Don't forget to turn your clocks back when you go to bed Saturday night, November 3. We know you love coming to church, but if you don't turn the clocks back you'll be an hour early. It's also a good idea to check the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
Dia de los Muertos
November 4, 2019
Christ Church will be honoring
Dia de los Muertos as part of our All Saints Day celebration this year. Celebrating this holiday enriches the body of the church with a renewed understanding of this ancient custom. It reminds us that we are the People of the Resurrection, followers of the Risen Christ.
Sunday, November 4th
, there will be a traditional
Dia de los Muertos ofrenda (altar) set in the Memorial Garden. A traditional altar usually includes pictures of the departed, candles, marigolds, pan de muerto, and many other items. We would like to invite you to bring in
photographs of your departed loved ones to include on the ofrenda. Pictures should be 4 x 6, or smaller, and be in a frame.
The Christ Church Middle School Youth Group will be preparing pan de muerto and setting the altar on November 3. All
pictures should be brought to the Christ Church office no later than November 1st
. Please contact
, with any questions.
Thrift Shop Boutique
A week earlier this year
Put on your holiday spirit early this year with the
Thrift Shop Christmas Boutique
. The shop becomes a wonderland of Christmas cheer with bargains galore open,
November 12 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
To make room for all the Christmas booty the shop has a huge
clearing out sale
November 6 -
8. Items will be priced to move. Then the
shop will be closed Friday, November 9 - Monday, November 12th
as the space is transformed into the Christmas Boutique.
Pledge Balance - Giving Alternatives
2018 and 2019
As you prayerfully consider your pledge to the parish in the upcoming year, you might wonder about this year's pledge. What did I pledge? What have I contributed so far? What would have made giving easier for me?
If you would like a statement of year-to-date giving either by snail mail, email, or just a total over the phone, contact
in the parish office. She can also help you explore some simpler ways to donate such as:
- Automatic withdrawal from checking or savings
- Credit card charge (earn those points!)
- IRA Rollover (for those 70.5 years and up)
- Contribution of stock
These options can be utilized to complete this year's pledge and/or set in motion to satisfy next year's.
Szumowski on Avenue of Heroes
One of our own is honored
David Szumowski has been selected by the Coronado Avenue of the Heroes Committee to be honored with a "Hometown Hero Banner." These banners are displayed along Third and Fourth Streets from Orange Avenue to the Naval Air Station North Island.
A ceremony to honor all nominees will be held on Saturday, November 3, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. at the Coronado High School Auditorium located at 650 D Avenue, Coronado. Everyone is invited to attend.
The doors open at 10 a.m., and the ceremony is from 10:30 a.m. - 12 noon. No RSVP is needed as the Auditorium has plenty of room. Parking is available along the streets in front of and adjacent to the Auditorium.
Thanksgiving Food Drive
Continues this week!
We are receiving donations from both parishioners and day school families; thank you for your generosity. Please remember to bring your items to church on Sunday or to the parish office during the week.
We'll be distributing our bags via
Uptown Faith, St. Luke's
Episcopal Church Center
, and to
right here in Coronado. We were able to buy peas and carrots and cranberry sauce in bulk through
Feeding San Diego
for just 50 cents per can for the vegetables and 57 cents per can for the sauce!
We're asking your help to gather the remaining items
- October 7 - Cornbread mix
- October 14 - mashed potatoes and gravy packets
- October 21 - Stuffing mix
- October 28 - Yams
- November 4 - Desserts
- November 11 - Grocery gift cards - $10 each
Thanksgiving bags will be packed after services on Sunday, November 11, 2018.
Youth at Convention
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit."- Romans 15:13.
Choose Joy is a
one-day workshop for youth in grades 6 - 12, Saturday, November 10, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - cost is $10, scholarships are available. This youth event takes place during the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego's 45th annual convention Friday-Saturday, November 9-10 at St. Dunstan's, 6556 Park Ridge Blvd, San Diego, CA 92120.
The Great California Shake Out
Thursday, October 18
2018 is the 10th Anniversary of ShakeOut, which began in southern California in 2008.
Participating is a great way for
your family or organization
to be prepared to survive and recover quickly from big earthquakes - wherever you live, work, or travel.
Pie and Coffee for RefugeeNet
Yummy fundraiser - November 3
RefugeeNet employees and volunteers continue to assist legal immigrants to San Diego with housing, employment, education and social services information. RefugeeNet will hold its 9th Annual Pie and Coffee fundraiser at Caffe Calabria in North Park, 3933 30th Street, San Diego, 1:30-3:00 p.m.
Come enjoy fresh baked pie and coffee, make a tax deductible donation to RefugeeNet, and/or volunteer to be a tutor. For more information call 619-204-0545 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Friend-To-Friend Art Exhibit
St. James, La Jolla
Art From The Outside,
an exhibition of works by artists from the Friend-to-Friend Clubhouse in the East Village,
will open Friday, November 2, at St. James, La Jolla
. A public reception will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at which many of the artists will be present.
The artists are members of an art therapy class provided by the Clubhouse, and sponsored by St. James.
Christ Church's Thrift Shop will open it's doors to a number of the artists, men and women, to help them select clothing and accessories to wear to the public reception.
Friend-to-Friend Clubhouse is a non-residential outreach and engagement program for homeless individuals with serious mental health issues. It connects homeless adults to social services including housing assistance, food, mental health care, vocational rehabilitation and substance abuse treatment through partnerships with other agencies.
Presented by the Arts Committee of St. James, the exhibition will be open to the public from November 3 through 26, Saturdays 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Sundays, 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. as well as by appointment. The art will be available for purchase. For further information call the church office, 858 459-3421.
Mark Your Calendar
Don Penniall Funeral
CCDS Harvest Festival
FALL BACK - change clocks
Family First Sunday
Advent Angels begin
Thanksgiving Bag Packing
Parish office closed - Veterans Day
All in Hinde Hall
Tuesday evenings @5:00 p.m.
Men's Bible Study
Tuesday mornings @6:30 a.m.
Thursday @ 10:00 a.m.
Thursday Bible Study
11:00 a.m. - Rector's office
Friday evenings @6:00 p.m.
Serving This Sunday...
8:00 - John O'Brien
10:00 - Kati & Scotlyn Potter
- John O'Brien, Suzie Heap
- Kathryn Grosnoff, Sam Ward
8:00 - Dave Sweeney
10:00 - Tony Reina
- Sandra Vickers
10:00 - Sam Ward, Pat Escher
- Dave Sweeney, Fritz Warmbrodt
10:00 - Don McCleary, Dixon Bridgers
8:00 - Sandra Vickers
10:00 - Cyndi McCleary
Bill Cook, Sam Ward