Thursday, May 27, 2021

 

St. John's Mission Statement

St. John's is a Christian community that intentionally gathers 
to experience God's love through Episcopal worship, education, fellowship, and ministry to the wider community.


WORSHIP
The First Sunday after Pentecost: Trinity Sunday

Please join us for our celebration of Holy Eucharist at 9:00 am in the church. No reservation required.

Collect for the First Sunday after Pentecost: Trinity Sunday

Almighty and everlasting God, 
you have given to us your servants grace, 
by the confession of a true faith, to acknowledge the glory 
of the eternal Trinity, and in the power of your divine Majesty 
to worship the Unity: Keep us steadfast in this faith and worship, 
and bring us at last to see you in your one and eternal glory, O Father; who with the Son and the Holy Spirit live and reign, 
one God, for ever and ever. Amen. 

Readings for Sunday, May 30, 2021


If you are not able to attend, please join our livestream service:
Facebook Link for Services: Saint John's Episcopal Church
St. John's website: saint-johns.org

Reflection on the Trinity 

The doctrine of the Trinity, simply stated: There is One God 
and this One God is three "persons," Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The three persons of the Trinity are equally God, 
"co-equal and co-eternal," we say. One is not more divine than another. One is not subordinated to any other.

God is not simply a category with three members. 
Father, Son and Holy Spirit are single substance. They have a single will, a single energy. There are not three Gods, but only one God.
 
The question for us today is: Is the doctrine of the Trinity still important?
 
Perhaps we really ought to look at our scripture readings. Naturally, the passages of Scripture which best relate to the doctrine of the Holy Trinity are those appointed for this feast of Trinity Sunday. For instance, we read in St. Paul's letter to the Romans that when they cry out to God "Abba, Father!" it is the Holy Spirit bearing witness that we are children of God, and joint heirs with the Son of God, the Christ. The Spirit bears witness to our kinship with the Father and our fraternity with the Son.
 
Similarly, our reading from St. John's Gospel combines the Spirit, who births us into the kingdom of God, with the Son of Man who descended from heaven, with the God who loved the world so much that he gave his only Son.
 
The doctrine of the Trinity is still of importance because it has a mystery to reveal to us. First of all, the doctrine states that we believe in a personal God. Yes, we do believe in a personal God, for we believe in God in three persons. The word is carefully chosen. It means, above all, that God is cognizant of us and loves us. And it means that we are able to love God, intensely and wholeheartedly.
 
Second, the doctrine of the Trinity affirms that God does not exist in isolation. God is a social God. Even prior to the creation, God existed in relationship, the relationship of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, one to another. Since we are created in God's image, this means that we are created for relationship as well. We become whole persons only in relationship to one another and to God.
 
Finally, we need to observe the traditional language about the Trinity (and this is from the Athanasian Creed): The three persons are co-equal and co-eternal. They exist in communion, in a mutual sharing of life. The persons of the Trinity do not allow for inequality, or subordination, or domination, or hierarchy. Our Baptism into the Church in the name of the Trinity means that all of us, though irreducibly unique, exist together as equal partners in Christ in a relationship of mutual love.
 
Perhaps that is why St. Paul's prayer that "the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all" flows out of Paul's appeal to the Corinthians to live in peace and to greet one another with a holy kiss. The loving mutuality of the Church has its source in the loving mutuality of the eternal Trinity.
 
So, is the Trinity important - do we still need the Trinity? We might just as well ask: Do we still need mutuality? Do we still need to be in relationship? Do we still need a personal God? Do we still need love? YES!

 
Updated Health Guidelines for In-person Worship

As the coronavirus situation continues to improve in our region, Bishop Susan has adapted our worship guidelines.
  • Temperature assessment and contact tracing are no longer required
  • Hand sanitizer will be place at the entrance and in the pew of the church
  • Face masks are still required (double masking is not required)
  • Social distancing of 6 feet  (entering the church, seating, and one communion line)
  • No physical touch at the sign of peace or passing of the collection plate
  • Communion will be bread only - No common cup
  • Spoken congregational responses are permitted (if masked)
  • Congregational music may be hummed quietly behind masks
  • Provide the best ventilation possible (doors and windows will be open)
  • Worship service may be 60 minutes or less - (One service at 9:00)
  • Attendance allows for 50% of seating capacity of the church capacity (129 people - No reservations required)
  • Services will be live-streamed for those who do not feel comfortable gathering
Altar Flowers

The Altar Flowers are given by Dr. Paul Erickson
in celebration of his 95th birthday
and given by the Women of St. John's
in honor of Rev. Roger's ordination.

Our Altar Flower donations chart for 2021 is available in
the narthex.  If you would like to donate altar flowers in memory of a loved one or in honor of a special occasion please sign up on the chart, or contact Maria at 619-422-4141 or
maria@saint-johns.org


The suggested donation for altar flowers is $40.00.

The following dates are available:

July 4 
August 15 and 22 
October 3, 10, and 31

MEMORIAL DAY
Memorial Day Prayer

We remember and honor the men and women of our military 
who died in the service of our country, particularly those who died in battle.

Heavenly Father, 
on this Memorial Day,
we pray for those who courageously laid down their life 
for the cause of freedom.  
May the example of their sacrifice inspire in us 
the selfless love of your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ.  
Bless the families of our fallen troops,
and fill their homes 
and their lives
with your strength and peace.  
We pray through Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Memorial Day Roll Call

CAPT William Frank Archibald, USN
SPC Tim Attaway, USA
GySgt Robert Bailey, USMC
SSgt Andrew Belury, USAF
SSG Jim Belury, USA
COL Nick Belury, USA
PFC William M. Belury, USMC
Douglas Bolton,
           Canadian Scottish Army
Edward Bolton, RAF, UK
Gordon Bolton,
           Canadian Scottish Army
Phyllis Bolton, WAF, UK
J. Kellogg Burnham, USA
John Butcher, USA
Glen Chalfant, USA
2ndLt Byron H. Chase, USMC
CPT Joseph Chetwin, DMD,
USA Air Corps.
LtCol Stuart T. Clark, USMC
Matthew Cola, USN
Les Cooper, RAF
ENS George Cowan, USN
SGT John Dennehy, USA
HM3 Verna Dennehy, USN
LCDR Chester Ditto, USN
Walter Dudziak, Polish Army
George F. Dukes, USN
PFC Hubert Elsie,
USA Air Corps
CDR Carl Erickson, USN
PO1 Dean McGary Evans, USN
SGT Jack Evans, Sr., USA
CDR Jack Evans, Jr., USN
1LT Robert Warren Evans, USA
CPL Carl Ferguson, USA
RMSA Deborah Field, USN
EN2 John Field, USN
CWO Tom Felts USN
LCDR Ronald W. Foster, USN
CAPT Richard A Gilman, MD,
           Public Health Service
Estle Gollihur, USN
Cpl Joseph Gollihur, USMC
ADSN Robert Gollihur, USN
Gerald H. Graves, USN
MGySgt Philip Grignon, USMC
LT Arthur Gustafson, USN
CAPT William M. Gustafson, USN
1stSgt Bettina Haenel, USMC
MGySgt Richard Haenel, USMC
Cpl Jordan Haerter, USMC
Dale Harris, USN
David R. Harris, USMC
NEB Nieves Hernandez,
Tail Gunner USAF
LT William H. Hoyt, USN
CDR Robert E. Hunter, Jr., USN
RADM Richard Hutchinson, USN
PFC Arthur J Ingersoll, USMC
PVT Arthur B. Ingersoll, USA
Stanley Jamka, USMC
Andrew Jennison, USA
PO Michael Vann Johnson, USN
CPO Richard L. Jones, USN
LT Rodney Jones, USN
LT Comm Urbon Jones, USN
CW03 Denton K. Jordan, USN
1stLt Robert Klemola, USAF

RADM Alvin B. Koeneman, USN
SGT Robert Kraus, USA
Francis J. Lee, USA Air Corp
WO Peter Paul Lee, USN
AC1 John H. Lindshield, USN
ATCM David Looney, USN
John Makkonen, USA
Cpl Charles Mankin,
           Silver Star USMC
LCDR James S. Marsh, USN
Maj William T. Mattison 
CDR 302 Fighter SQD
   Tuskegee Airmen (Red Tails)
RADM J. McNamara, USN
PVT Albert Meakin,
British Army
AM2 Bill Milam USN
SSgt Keith Milam USMC
Cpl Lewis Milam USMC
GM1 Donald Moore, USN
Algernon Moore, USA
Virgil W. Moore, Jr., USN
Silas Morris, USN
AO1 Sam Moskowitz, USN
CPL Theodore Neff, USA
Marden Nelson,
Canadian Army
Gunner George Nightingale,
USA Air Corp
Hugh Nightingale
RADM (Cardinal) J.J. O'Conner, USN
Al Oliveira, USA
Bud Oliveira
Randy Oliveira
Tony Oliveira
Mach2 Carl A. Polk, Jr., USN
CAPT Robert Radaski, USN
Paul L. Reed, USN
PO3 Charles Retsinger, USN
CAPT Gerry Rian, USN
Theodore Rogers, USA
CPL Donald Rowley, USA
AMCS John Schilpp, USN
David John Smith, USAF
SGT Emery Smith, USA
Rev. Al W. Stott, USN, CAPT
PFC Edward Stott, USA
PFC John Stott, USA
Louis Stott, USN
AN Richard R. Stott, USN
CPO William H. Tatu, USN
Sgt. Frank Thornberry, USMC
CPL Jack Tolley, USA
PFC James J. Tolley, USA
SGT Kenneth Tolley, USA Air Corps
Bruce Van Dam. USA
Reuben Van Dam, USA
PFC Hector Vasquez, USA
SGT John H. Vickers, USA Air Corp.
LT William Dean Wallace, USN
SSG Finnis C. Worton, USA
Cpl Jonathan Yale, USMC
166 men who died on LST577 in 1945
 

Memorial Day Holiday
 
The office will be closed on Monday, May 31st,
in honor of Memorial Day.

"Those who have long enjoyed such privileges as we enjoy forget in time that men have died to win them."
                                                              Franklin D. Roosevelt

FELLOWSHIP
Men of St. John's BBQ and Meeting
       
To the Men of Saint John's Episcopal Church:
Tim Attaway and David Dennehy will be hosting a BBQ/meeting on Saturday May 29th beginning at 1:00 PM
in the courtyard of the church.
Because many of us have been vaccinated and it will be an open air gathering and we have not been able to meet for such an unbearable number of months, it seems like it would be an excellent way of reconnecting in 2021.  
The church needs a healthy MOSJ and we have many projects and fund raisers that would be so important for our church community into the future.  Please, give this meeting a priority in planning your calendar for May 29th.

Men of Saint John's, if you would please let Maria, David or Tim know that you will attend so that we can plan appropriately for food and drink. 
Tim   619 417 6392,   trattaway@cox.net
Maria 619-422-4141, maria@saint-johns.org
David 619-840-9994, masterfrog@att.net
 
Centennial Celebration

2022 will be our Centennial Year, and it's not too 
early to plan a year-long celebration!
In 1922, we were founded as a mission of St. James Episcopal Church and two years later chose the name St. John's.

In planning our celebration, we will need your help on the following committees:
  • Communications and Publicity
  • Gala and Fundraiser
  • Liturgy
  • History and Archives 
  • Others as may be identified 
Initially, we have a need for a History Committee to collect information about the early years. John Will, the Historian/Archivist for the Diocese (husband of our interim priest Fr. Tom Wilson) will work with the committee in gathering and preserving the information and items for the archives.  Perhaps you know some of our history: identify "founding families" along with names of descendants baptized at St. John's; locate artifacts for an exhibit; and create short oral/video interviews of long-time parishioners.

Would you be interested in helping with any of these committees, especially the History Committee? Do you have any ideas about how we can celebrate this important milestone? Please contact Maria Love in the parish office by calling
1-619-422-4141 or emailing maria@saint-johns.org

MINISTRY OF PRAYER
Wednesday Morning Prayer and Bible Study
 
Join us for Wednesday Morning Prayer and Bible Study
on Wednesdays at 9:30 am as a Zoom meeting. 

Please contact Rev. Cathey (revcat@gmail.com)
to be included in the Zoom meeting, or to update your info, if she does not have your current email.

The Morning Prayer guide can be found here:
 
Parish Prayer Lists

Birthday and Anniversary Prayers

We would like to acknowledge and pray for anyone celebrating a birthday and/or anniversary in the coming week.  Please let us know by Thursday of the prior week so that we can get it in the Sunday liturgy.  If you have a picture of you that we could post for your birthday and/or a wedding photo or current photo for those celebrating an anniversary, please email it to us - it would be great to allow everyone to see you.

Our Parish Prayer Intentions
 
Today and every day include some time for prayer, for yourself,
for your church family, and for those in need.  

For our Military
 
Matt, Drew, Cody, Cameron, Chariti, 
Mark, Sean, Jonathan, TK, Christopher, 
Timothy, Jeremy, David, Jonathan, Nick, 
Jamal, Matt, Daniel, Jocelyn, Devon, Taylor, 
Jorge, Katherine, Sebastian, Richie and Roberto.

For Strength in Time of Need

Scott, Steve, Gary & Shirley, Barb, 
Deborah and Sheri, Ron, Ann, Carl, and Marguerite,
and for all first responders, medical professionals, 
essential workers and their families.

Cycle of Prayers for the Church

In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the clergy and people of 
St. Matthew's in National City.

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for La Iglesia Anglicana de Mexico.

In the Military Cycle of Prayer, on this Memorial Day Weekend, we recognize and pray for those who gave their life in the service of their country.

Prayer Quilts
 
The leaders of the Prayer Quilt Ministry would like to remind 
you that there are many quilts available for anyone in need 
of prayer and support.  This important ministry brings comfort and healing to many people who are suffering with illness. 
Please contact Diane Gustafson directly (diangus15@aol.com)
or through the office (maria@saint-johns.org). 

OUTREACH & EVANGELIZATION 
Outreach Collections

St. John's Outreach Committee meets monthly to discuss 
our parish Outreach activities.
We will continue our ongoing collections for:
  • Blankets - Coordinated by Denise Czer and Sarah Tolley
  • Pill Bottles - Coordinated by Sally Elliot
  • Eyeglasses - Norma Dunn
  • Greeting Cards - Norma Dunn
  • Emergency Food Pantry - Coordinated by Maria and Joe Love
Items may be brought to Nale Hall on Sundays when we gather for worship.  You may also bring your items to church during our weekday office hours, Monday through Thursday from 9am to 3pm.  Ring the doorbell, and you will be buzzed in to leave your items outside Nale Hall.
If you do not feel comfortable driving, please contact the parish office, and we will find a volunteer to pick up the items from your home.

Please click on the following link or visit the St. John's website (www.saint-johns.org) for more information on our Outreach Ministries:

 
A Request from your Outreach Committee

Your Outreach Committee meets monthly, and we need your help. We are beginning to have lengthy discussions focused on what kinds of Outreach activities we can start planning for as restrictions start to loosen. 

We are looking for your ideas. Remember, Brainstorming is simply coming up with ideas, "wouldn't it be great or a good idea to do --?" Go to this link "Outreach Brainstorming", and let us know your ideas.  At this point don't worry about the "how" to or "what" would it take, just enter the idea and send, let the Outreach committee research the details. If you want to get involved in the planning all the better, we will get back to you. Right now, we just want to hear from you and hear your ideas. This can be fun and a great way to communicate great ideas that might never get addressed otherwise, and really get God's working doing just that, "Working".
 
Very Respectfully,
David Dennehy on behalf of the Outreach Committee
 
Veteran/Military Friendly Congregation
 
St. John's is registered with the Military Chaplains Association as a Veteran/Military Friendly Congregation. With this designation, military chaplains can direct military members and veterans to us for their spiritual needs.

Ministry to active military members, veterans, and their
families is an important outreach ministry.  This outreach ministry offers us a way to tell the Good News to our many neighbors in the military and to give the opportunities for us to use their spiritual gifts while they are with us.

Rachel and Roberto Johnson, with the support of our Outreach Committee, are helping to lead this ministry opportunity.
 
PASTORAL CARE
We Are Here For You!
 
As the pandemic restrictions loosen and we carefully gather in person at St. John's, we would like to remind you that we are here for you!  
  
If you, a family member, neighbor or a friend are interested in celebrating a significant event in your spiritual life, please know that you are welcome.
 
We would be honored to be a part of your Baptism, Holy Communion, Marriage, Renewal of Vows, QuinceaƱera, Anointing of the sick or Eucharistic visit.  
 
At St. John's, no matter who you are or where you are on your spiritual journey - you are welcome here

We Are Available in Your Time of Need

If you have a pastoral emergency when the parish offices are closed, 
please call 619-301-0724 or email revroger@saint-johns.org

STEWARDSHIP AND ADMINISTRATION
Reflection on Stewardship

Judy McKay came to St. John's about ten years ago, during 
the time-of-many-interims before David Marshall was called. She had been looking for a church for years and considered other denominations, but nobody in those churches welcomed her or even noticed her.

On her first visit to St. John's, she arrived late because she had the starting time wrong, but someone greeted her and told her to come on in. Karen Duignan and Gretchen Jordan turned around and introduced themselves. Judy McKay had found her church home at last.

Judy grew up being taught that if you belong to a group you need to participate. She thinks of herself as a "behind the scenes" person. Initially she volunteered to help serve meals to the homeless when it was St. John's turn. She really liked it, especially since she didn't have to do the dishes at the end! She went from serving to being in charge of the program for St. John's until South Bay Community Services discontinued the meals because the volunteers didn't have server licenses. She remembers with fondness being told by the homeless that they were glad when it was announced that St. John's had prepared the meal because they knew it would be a real dinner (St. John's menu was always the same: spaghetti with rich meat sauce, green beans, bread, fruit cocktail, and brownies for dessert, always enough brownies for take-away).

Karen Duignan and others asked Judy to run for the Vestry. This intrigued her because when she was growing up, only men were on Vestry, and she was interested to see how a parish worked. She served three years, finishing her term in January 2021.

She met earlier this year with Rev. Roger to see where she could serve next. She has joined the Outreach Committee and has volunteered to drive when the items from the 40 items in 40 days are delivered. And her first time as an usher was on Pentecost. She says, "I want to find out where I am needed."
 
The Vestry

David Dennehy, Senior Warden
619-840-9994 
Lynn Young, Junior Warden
208-695-7735
Bill Cheney, Treasurer
Terry Farrelly, Assistant Treasurer
Diane Gustafson, Clerk
Pamela Brittain
Tom Brzeczek
Ray Contreras
Jane Ferguson
Muriel Kulikowski
Alejandra Valdez-Beer


Upcoming Events at St. John's

Men of St. John's BBQ


1:00 pm


Saturday, May 29


Memorial Day



Monday, May 31

Remembrance of    Florence Cooper


9:00 am


Sunday, June 27

Parish Office Hours and Contacts

As our staff are now fully vaccinated, we are permitted to open our parish office.

Masking and social distance should be maintained when visitors are present.

The Parish Office will be open 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, Monday through Thursday.  
Please call the parish office if you have any questions or concerns 
(619-422-4141).

Rev. Roger's Office Hours
 
Rev. Roger will be in the office Monday, Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, and all day Wednesday and Friday.  He will be available by appointment.  Please call the office (619-422-4141) to schedule an appointment.

In case of a pastoral emergency, Rev. Roger may be reached on his cell phone at 619-301-0724.

Beware of Scam Emails & Phishing Attempts
 
If you receive a suspicious email from an address that seems to be Rev. Roger or another parishioner asking for a favor, it may be a phishing attempt. Scam emails mimic addresses we are familiar with and are very often full of grammatical errors.

Rev. Roger will never email you asking for funds or financial support by way of gift cards. If you receive an email that seems suspicious, do not open it or respond to it.  Delete it immediately. 
 
Phishing is a cyber attack that uses disguised email as a weapon. The goal is to trick the email recipient into believing that the message is something they want or need - a request from their bank, for instance, or a note from someone in their company - and to click a link or download an attachment.
 

Your weekly newsletter highlights important events at St. John's Episcopal Church.  You can also find news about St. John's at www.saint-johns.org.

We welcome your feedback, photos, and news items. Contact Maria Love at 619-422-4141 or maria@saint-johns.org.

Please submit your announcements by Tuesday of each week for inclusion in the Enews.

AROUND THE DIOCESE
In Memoriam:
The Rev. Theodore Oertel Atwood Jr.
 
The Rev. Ted Atwood, a well-known and widely loved priest in our diocese, died on Pentecost morning, May 23, 2021.

Theodore Oertel Atwood, Jr. was born August 3, 1936, in Augusta, Georgia to Theodore and Francis Atwood. He was ordained to the priesthood on April 25, 1964, at Christ Church in Savannah, Georgia by The Right Reverend Albert R. Stuart, Bishop of Georgia.

He served congregations in the Diocese of Georgia as Curate, Vicar and Rector before returning to active military duty to serve with the U.S. Marine Corps in Vietnam.

His post-Navy assignments were in the Dioceses of San Diego and Georgia. His most recent service was as Vicar of Holy Cross, Carlsbad, from November 2006 - July 2010.

Until a time of declining health in 2019, Fr. Atwood was a great supporter of military men and women at Camp Pendleton and throughout San Diego.

Fr. Atwood was a dedicated priest in the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego, regularly attending clergy conferences, diocesan functions, and supporting numerous diocesan organizations. He had a special relationship with Holy Cross in Carlsbad, St. Dunstan's in San Diego, Christ Church in Coronado, and was a friend to many throughout the diocese.

Fr. Atwood was a devoted father, grandfather, brother, and friend. He so enjoyed traveling to visit his daughters and their families. He took joy in encouraging his grandchildren in their many endeavors.

As a devoted Episcopal priest, who did much to build up the Church and encourage God's people, we wish him "fair winds and following seas." May he hear the voice of His Lord and Savior, "Well done, thou good and faithful servant. Enter thou into the joy of Thy Lord." (Matthew 25:23)

Fr. Atwood is survived by his sister Anne Petrey, daughters Catherin Atwood Voels, Margaret Atwood Gerard, and grandchildren.

You may reach out to Fr. Atwood's family with condolences at:

Family of the Rev. Theodore Atwood
6785 El Banquero Place
San Diego, Ca. 92119

O God, who by the glorious resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ destroyed death, and brought life and immortality to light: Grant that your servant Ted, being raised with him, may know the strength of his presence, and rejoice in his eternal glory; who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
 
 
 
Update: Donation Items for Unaccompanied Minors
 
The Episcopal Diocese of San Diego has been asked to coordinate a pastoral and spiritual care response for the 1400+ unaccompanied migrant children who are being housed in the San Diego Convention Center. We are working with our ecumenical and interfaith partners to bring together a coordinated program of caring for the young people's spiritual needs, working in partnership with South Bay Community Services, which is coordinating all programming for the migrants. There will be many opportunities to volunteer and support the young people - stay tuned for more information. In the meantime, here are new ways that your congregation can support the girls.

Make a donation to South Bay Community Services for care packages
The most helpful way to support the girls at this time 
is to  make a monetary donation toward the purchase of items for care packages here: https://southbaycommunityservices.networkforgood.com/projects/57168-sbcs-annual-fund

100% of donations will be used to purchase items for care packages for the migrant girls.
To make a $200 donation: Select "$200 - Provides care package for migrant youth"
To make a donation of any amount: In the "Choose your own amount" box, type in the amount you wish to donate, and in the "Apply my donation to" drop-down, select "Migrant Shelter"

Make a donation to EDSD for spiritual care materials
You can make a monetary donation to the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego (EDSD) here: https://www.borderministries.com/donate

These donations will support the religious, spiritual, and chaplaincy care EDSD is coordinating for the girls. Funds will be used to purchase religious materials, worship resources, devotional books, and other supplies. 100% of donations will be used to purchase items for the spiritual care of the girls.


South Bay Community Services is also accepting volunteer applications 
(click here)

Email Deann Rios at drios@edsd.org with any questions about supporting the teen girls.
 
Transformation Academy
 
All are invited to join the people of the diocese for an exciting, new virtual learning and enrichment series. Together, we'll dive deeper into four diocesan priority areas: Peace & Justice, Evangelism, Discipleship, and Leadership. 

Transformation Academy is offered over four months and features national speakers and local leaders from our diocese discussing issues that transform the way we serve the Church's mission.

Get ready to "be transformed by the renewing of your minds" (Rom 12:2) as we learn together at the Transformation Academy!

Transformation Academy is an exciting series of keynote presentations coupled with two different breakout groups to dive deeper into transformational ministry. Please register for both the keynote presentation and a breakout group.



Evangelism Academy - Thursday, June 17, 6-7:30pm
Joining God in Mission

Dwight Zscheile, vice president of innovation and associate professor of congregational mission and leadership at Luther Seminary

Breakout 1: Rev. Frank Munoz
Military Missions: Welcoming our Military Neighbors

Breakout 2: Rev. Darin Johnson
Campus Missions: Welcoming our College Student Neighbors
 
EDSD Statement of Commitment
 
As part of the Jesus Movement and the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego, we pledge to love our neighbors and protect the most vulnerable among us, remembering our baptismal vows to "strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being." We live these pledges out by actively engaging in dismantling racism. For many of us, this will mean learning more about our racial identity, listening to those who have experienced racial prejudice, speaking out against racism, and showing up alongside those in our community working to change unjust systems in our society. We also live out this pledge at worship during this pandemic, by wearing face-coverings, respecting distancing guidelines, foregoing the common cup and refraining from congregational singing.
 
Episcopal Relief and Development
What Would Love Do: 1000 Days of Love

Love calls us to care for our neighbors and for our enemies. Love calls us to attend to those in prison, to those who are homeless, to those in poverty, to children, immigrants and refugees.

What would love do? To you, who so generously support the transformative work of Episcopal Relief & Development, love calls you to continue to sow seeds of lasting change

Visit Episcopal Relief and Development: One Thousand Days of Love to see how you can help.

 
Reporting Misconduct
 
As part of our ongoing commitment to creating a safe haven for everyone, our diocese trains people in the prevention of misconduct and encourages all to report misconduct. All reported incidences are taken seriously and investigated thoroughly and confidentially. If you believe you have experienced misconduct of any kind, please contact Mr. John Seitman, (jseitman@pacbell.net), 858-793-4555 or Ms. Equilla Luke, (aequilla@icloud.com), 760-583-0485.

Safeguarding God's People
 
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