Banner with New Logo

July 31,  2019
Welcome to the Christ Church e-Communicator.  This weekly publication is designed to give you the most up-to-date information on events here in the parish. Please feel free to forward it to a friend. If you wish to contribute or have comments about its content, please contact the parish office at  
This Week at Christ Church
Rector Transition Update
From the Senior Warden
As we turn to face the next phase of our parish life, calling a new Rector to lead us into the future, this will be a period of challenge but also a period of tremendous opportunity. Many of you have been through this process before; be assured that we will not be adrift. Our course will be steady and straight.
For the next few months, The Rev. Mac Collins, who may be familiar to many of you, will conduct Sunday services, Thursday Healing Services, and provide pastoral care in conjunction with The Rev. Tom Morelli who has pledged his continued support. During this period, the Vestry, in consultation with the Diocesan Director of Transition and the Bishop, will call an Interim Rector who will remain in place until a permanent rector is chosen. We have been advised that it will take approximately 10 weeks to accomplish this.

We will have the stability and continuity that we need to begin a period of initial reflection and discernment; reflection on the past, on who we are and what we believe and discernment of where we are going and of God's will for us going forward. Everyone will have the opportunity to participate in this process.

Paul Laedlein, Senior Warden

For continuing coverage during our transition time you may visit the dedicated page on the parish website.

Yoga at Christ Church
Relax at the end of the day
woman_yoga_back.jpg Christ Church features two yoga practices. Weekly on Tuesday evenings at 5:00 p.m., Rebecca Nagorksi leads a faithful group. 

In addition,  Nereyda Varias will lead restorative yoga, Thursday - August 1, 15 and 29 - at 4:30 p.m.  Both classes meet in Hinde Hall - a $5.00 donation is requested.  

Mark Your Calendar
Summer Family Read-Aloud
A favorite classic
This summer, we invite you to read Charlotte's Web as a family. There are many ways to connect our faith to this wonderful story! Then join us in Hinde Hall on August 15, at 6:00 p.m. for a conversation about our Summer Read-Aloud, Charlotte's Web, and a screening of the movie. Please bring your beach chairs or a blanket. You are welcome to bring a picnic dinner if you would like to. We'll provide the popcorn, water, and a special book-themed snack for everyone in attendance. Oh! And one other perk, Hinde Hall is air conditioned!

Vision Board Workshop
For ages 12-112
Create your vision
Sunday, August 18
Build community while creating a vision for your future, Sunday, August 18, 1:00-3:00 p.m. in Hinde Hall. A vision board, at its core, is a visual representation of all the things that you want to do, be, and have in your life. It will be a blissfully relaxing, creative, and fun afternoon.  Let us know you might attend so we have enough supplies, but an RSVP is not required. Remember to bring your magazines to share!

Parish News
Rev. Anne Sends Her Thanks we bid farewell.
Rev. Anne Bridgers
Dear Friends,
Many of you know that each time the vestry gathers for their monthly meeting an intentional time to share thank yous and appreciations is always at the top of the agenda. Thankfulness begets thankfulness as does generosity of the heart. I will not be at the next meeting of your hard-working vestry, so Dixon and I front load our gratefulness for the amazing send-off we received on Sunday morning. 

The morning's worship saturated with beautiful, glorious music was the prelude to a sumptuous brunch - thank you Chef Tim Nelson! Hundreds of photos dancing in the breeze at each table offered snapshots of the amazing five years we have shared with you all. The gift certificate to the Biltmore in Asheville assures good times when you come to visit us in beautiful Western North Carolina. 

We are also profoundly thankful for the generosity you've shared with the children of Vida Joven. These gifts are tangible reminders that we do "respect the dignity and worth of every human being" as we claim at every baptism and that in the family of God, they too are our children and grandchildren.

May God continue to bless you all in the coming days. You remain in our prayers with great thankfulness and a heartfelt invitation to visit - ALL Y'ALL!


Photos of the event... here.

We Believe Church Can Be Everywhere
Sunday services online
If you're out of town or just can't quite make it to church, take advantage of our live stream.  We live stream both the 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. services each week. Bulletins for each service are also available. Go to the Worship page of the parish website to view Sunday's bulletins and the live stream feed. Remember, this is a LIVE feed, not a recording, so it is only available during the service times.

Traveling Mercies 
Send us your photos
If you're lucky enough to travel this summer, you're bound to find an Episcopal church nearby. We'd love to share in your travel adventures by seeing a photo of you and the family at Episcopal churches throughout the nation. Just snap a pic and email it to Christ Church. We'll feature you in the weekly eCommunicator.

Church Parking at Walgreens
Take the summer shuttle!
Summer is here, the town is busier than ever and parking for church can be tricky. Please note that we no longer have a reciprocal parking arrangement with Walgreens. We encourage you to find parking elsewhere or pay for the time you are in their lot or risk receiving a citation. If you're parking in the church parking lot, we suggest you display a Christ Church sticker on your back window. Stickers are available at the Welcome Center or in the parish office for $1.
OR....think about skipping the parking problem altogether by riding your bike or walking to church. You might even consider taking the free summer shuttle offered by the city.   

The Backpacks Have Left the Building
Thank you to one and all
Thank you, thank you to everyone who so lovingly supported our backpack drive! The packs were loaded into cars this week and delivered to their destinations, just waiting for school to start so they can be handed out to children in need all over San Diego County, including of some of our enlisted military families right here in Coronado.

Thanks to you, we surpassed our $5000 goal! We were able to recoup our 2019 expenses (we have to buy the packs before the drive starts) and have a little head start for 2020. This year, we were able to give 202 filled backpacks plus the equivalent of 62 packs to St Mark's and 31 to St John's for a grand total of 295 backpacks.A. new record!

This was one of Rev. Anne's favorite annual events, so going forward it will be known as The Bridgers Backpack Drive in her honor. 

Food Collection - St. Mark's
Neighborhood Food Pantry
August is beans
St. Mark's has designated a specific food item for collection each month this year. August is beans, canned and/or dried.

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. 

Thank you to everyone who continues to support this very important ministry.

What's Happening...

Mark Your Calendar 

August 4-September 1
Sundays @ 9:00 a.m.

August 15
Charlotte's Web m ovie and discussion  

August 18
Vision Board Workshop
African Team Ministries

August 21
CCDS first day of school

August 25
Acolyte training

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  

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


Serving This Sunday...
9:00 a.m. - Kati & Scotlynn Potter

Chalice Bearers
9:00 a.m. - Kathryn Grosnoff, Jo Hunsaker

9:00 a.m. - Dan Orr

9:00 a.m. - Ed Morris, Suzie Heap

9:00 a.m.  - Bob Ketts, Fritz Warmbrodt

Welcome Center
Ginny Thorkelson

9:00 a.m. - Marti Helmers

Glover Ferguson, Bear Thorkelson, Don McCleary

facebook button

View on Instagram 

Find us on Pinterest


Prayer for a New Rector
Almighty God, giver of every good gift: Look graciously on your Church, and so guide the minds of those who shall choose a rector for this parish, that we may receive a faithful pastor, who will care for your people and equip us for our ministries; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen