June 28, 2019
You want to see a miracle, son? BE the miracle.
                                                                God to Bruce Nolan in Bruce Almighty

Bruce Nolan, a television reporter, is denied a promotion he thinks he deserves. Angry and disillusioned, he complains to God that he needs a sign, a miracle. Not seeing one, he tells God that he is treating him unfairly. So, God endows Bruce with all his divine powers. In a little more than a week Bruce is disillusioned once more; He has lost his girlfriend and chaos has ensued from using his new powers for selfish acts. He begins to recognize that the worlds prayers are going unanswered and that God’s power should be used for more than his own personal agenda. The words above recall the scene in which God reminds Bruce that he, along with everyone else, has already received power from God; He tells Bruce there comes a time when everyone needs to stop looking up, waiting for God’s miracles, and instead BE the miracle.

It took the disciples a long time to realize that they had been following Jesus around, waiting for him to restore the kingdom of Israel, rather than recognizing that Jesus had promised them the power of the Holy Spirit. Once they figured it out, on that day of Pentecost when “they were all filled with the Holy Spirit”, their hearts and minds were set on fire - that fire spread and continues today. Those disciples were the miracle.

This Sundays reading from St Paul’s epistle to the Galatians (5:22-23) reminds us of the gifts of the Holy Spirit: the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. God gives these gifts of the Holy Spirit not for our personal benefit but so that we may share God's grace with others.

Throughout Holy Cross' history, we have learned what it really means to be a community led by those gifts of the Holy Spirit that St Paul speaks about: The welcome and love shown for friend and stranger alike, the practices of prayer, worship, hospitality and a strong commitment to service and outreach, are a beautiful and inspiring witness to the wider community of the Holy Spirit at work in our church. To the many people we touch through our various ministries we may just BE their miracle.

Take our hands and work with them; take our lips and speak through them; take our minds and think with them; take our hearts and set them on fire with love for you and all your people; Amen.  (1)
Rev Roger, Deacon Seth and your Bishop's Committee
(1) From "Prayer for Kindness" - Book of Common Order, Church of Scotland
Seating of the Bishop
This Sunday June 30th, 5 pm
St Paul's Cathedral

All are welcome to a festive Evensong at St Paul's Cathedral to witness the seating of our fifth bishop, the Rt. Rev. Susan Brown Snook. Bishop Susan will preach. The service will be live-streamed on the  Facebook page  of St. Paul’s Cathedral and on the  cathedral website . Reception to follow.

St Paul's Cathedral
2728 Sixth Ave 
San Diego 92103 
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Confirmation/Reaffirmation Class
This Sunday, June 30th and July 7th
10:30 am

Continues in the Multipurpose Room, following service, culminating with the celebration of Confirmation and Reception on Sunday, July 14th. The course is for those who would like to "confirm" or “reaffirm” their baptismal covenant and for those who simply would like to know more about the Episcopal Church. For more information please talk with Rev Roger or call the church office at 760-930-1270.
Welcome Our New Bishop:
The Rt. Rev. Susan Brown Snook
July 14th

Please join us on Sunday, July 14th, as we welcome Bishop Susan Brown Snook to Holy Cross. Bishop Susan will preside and preach at our liturgy. As a part of her Episcopal Visitation, during the liturgy, we will celebrate the sacrament of Confirmation of Emily Craft, Stacy Craft, Becky LaMar and Brian Lynch from St Peter's Episcopal Church in Del Mar; and the Reaffirmation of Faith of Sue Baas and Judy Cater.

We invite you to stay after the service for a Fellowship Brunch welcoming Bishop Susan and honoring those who have confirmed or reaffirmed their Baptismal commitment. Following the brunch, Bishop Susan will lead a conversational forum in the church. Following the forum Bishop Susan will meet with the Bishop's Committee, Profile and Search Committees. Sign up sheet for brunch is in the Tietge room or please contact Kathleen in the church office at holycross@holycrosscarlsbad.org or 760.930.1270.

The loose plate offering on July 14th, will be designated for the Bishop’s Pastoral Needs Fund, along with any checks designated for that purpose. These funds allow Bishop Susan to make much-needed contributions to assist people throughout the diocese.
Weekly Services
9 am Holy Eucharist* Rite II
Godly Play (on hiatus for summer) and Nursery

*Eucharist comes from the Greek and means thanksgiving. It is central to our worship. It is also called Communion, Mass, the Lord's Supper and the Divine Liturgy.
 7 pm Evening Prayer Rite II

A short (30 minutes) quiet service rooted in ancient monastic tradition. Thursdays at 7:00 pm. It's the perfect way to end your day. During the service we will pray for all whose prayers have been entrusted to us. **
** If you have someone you would like us to pray for, please place your written petitions in the prayer box found in the main entry way to the worship space. Petition forms are available each Sunday at the welcome table in front of the church. Following Evening Prayer the petition forms are burned - "Let my prayer rise up like incense before you"
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 We give thanks for you all and especially for...
... Fr Edelman for preaching and presiding while Rev Roger was away this past weekend. If you missed his sermon, The Church Fellowship, you can listen here.
June Outreach Project
If you wish to donate items such as: toiletries, games, activity books, puzzles, stationary etc, you will find a basket at the front of the church (we ask your understanding of no food or sharp items please) . If you would like to contribute to the purchase of items, please make checks out to Holy Cross or put cash in an envelope and note for “Meals-On-Wheels ”.

Ministry Leader: Bella Usova

Preparing this months We Care Bags.

San Diego Pride
Light up the Cathedral
An Interfaith Pride Celebration
Wednesday, July 10, 7 p.m.
St. Paul's Cathedral, 2728 Sixth Ave.
San Diego

Join interfaith leaders, elected officials and the gay community as the Cathedral for the City celebrates Pride Week with its annual ceremonial rainbow lighting. Cantor Larry, from our faith partners B'nai Tikvah, will be offering the Hinena prayer ( Hear I Stand). All are welcome at the service.
PRIDE Parade
Saturday, July 13,
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10 a.m. Parade begins

Bear witness to God's fearless love by marching in San Diego's gay pride parade. Come early to participate in a street Eucharist (Meet near Normal and University Streets). Bishop Susan will celebrate and the Rev. Susan Russell will preach.

Holy Cross will again join St Paul's Cathedral and other churches in the diocese this year. We’ll meet at the cathedral at 7:30 and leave for the parade route at 8:15. The street eucharist will begin at 9:00, and Dean Penny will lead an interfaith blessing of the entire parade before the parade kicks off at 9:45! After walking the route, enjoy a barbecue at the Cathedral.
We'd like to get an idea of the number of folks who will attend or are interested in attending
Yes! I plan to attend
I'm interested and will confirm later.
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Evangelism Committee Meeting
July 28th at 10:30 AM

Do you have a heart for inviting and welcoming the newcomer, for sharing God's love and helping empower people for ministry or inclusion? We invite all who are interested in helping us envision our evangelism efforts at Holy Cross; from greeters and welcoming committee and fellowship, to inclusion, to incorporating newcomers into our ministries and activities, as well as helping to spread the word about God and Holy Cross!

We will meet on Sunday, July 28th in the multi-purpose room, starting about 15 minutes following our worship service. Grab a cup of coffee and something to eat and join us. For more information please contact Marci Stafford or Karen Sanchez.
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Office Closed next Thursday
July 4th

In observance of Independence Day, the church office
will be closed next Thursday, July 4th.
Upcoming Ministries and Services
at a Glance
All Saints Cemetery
Weeding and basic gardening tasks
July dates: Tuesday July 9 & 23
200 Peyri Road in Oceanside, next to Heritage Park & Mission San Luis Rey.
Contact Katie Ho for more information

Bible Study
For residents at Sunrise Senior Living, La Costa
Every other Tuesday May 28th - August 20th

Confirmation/Reception/Reaffirmation Class
Sunday's June 30 and July 7th
10:30 - 11:30 AM in the Multi-purpose Room

Evening Prayer & Intercessions
7 pm in the Church

Godly Play
on hiatus for summer

San Diego Pride
July 10th - Interfaith service and Light up the Cathedral
July 13 - Pride Parade
see article above

Seating of the Bishop
Sunday June 30th, 5 pm
St Paul's Cathedral

Welcome our New Bishop
Sunday, July 14th
Confirmation/Reaffirmation of baptismal covenant
Fellowship Brunch and conversational forum with Bishop Susan

Wounded Warrior Battalion West - Camp Pendleton
2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the month, July 10 & 24
contact Tom Mauro if you would like to participate

To see our full calendar please click here .
Eucharistic Visits
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This ministry is an extension of our Celebration of the Eucharist each week - bread and wine that has been blessed on Sunday is reserved for our Lay Eucharist Visitors to take to those who are unable to join us.

To arrange for a Lay Eucharistic visit please contact the church office during office hours* at 760.930.1270. Marcia Pierce, our lay Pastoral Ministry leader, will be notified of your need and she, or a member of the team, will contact you to make arrangements for a visit. Please let the office know if you wish to have a visit on Sunday following worship or another day of the week.

* Office hours: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays - 9 am to Noon and 1:30 pm to 4 pm.

Ministry Leader: Marcia Pierce
Please keep in your thoughts and prayers those who are unable to be with us in worship and reach out to them to let them know they are mis sed. Please keep all on our prayer list in your prayers.
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Prayers for Comfort:
Fr. Atwood, Diane, Lee, Tom & Wayne, the Hill & Gaudry family, Lauren, Nancy, Betty, Tom, Barbara, Linda, Marilyn and Art, Mary and Ray, Matt and all who have no one to pray for them

Prayers for the Departed
We commend to God all who have died, especially those who have given their lives for freedom’s cause, and victims of all terrorism and natural disasters throughout the world, Clayton, Danny, and Ann.
If you would like to be added to the Prayer List or would like to add someone else (please get their permission first), call the church office at 760.930.1270 or email holycross@holycrosscarlsbad.org , please mention 'Prayer List' in the Subject line and include whether the prayer request is for "Comfort" or for the "Departed".

If you have lost a member of your family and would like to us to include your loss with "Notes of Care" please provide the name and relationship of your loved one, the date they entered into glory, and the address of where you would like notes of care sent.

Individuals will remain on the prayer list for 4 weeks. Please contact the office if you wish to have someone added for another 4 weeks.
Response to Active Violence in Places of Worship

The most frequent command Jesus gave us was ‘Do not be afraid.’ Not that we shouldn’t feel fear, but that we should not live in fear and let it control our lives. Ultimately, we are to let faith have control of our lives. Knowledge of what to do in an emergency situation can reduce the hold  that fear can have on us.

Our objective is to maintain a safe, holy, open, welcoming church and to do so by proactively developing guidelines and principles for preventing, preparing for, responding to, and recovering from an incident or emergency. To that end we have been in discussion with Congregation B'nai Tikvah and the Carlsbad police regarding safety measures we can undertake here at Holy Cross. Measures that are currently in place:
Click here for a PDF copy of the measures that are currently in place.
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A prayer for our interim period and vicar search:

Almighty God, giver of every gift we receive:
look graciously on your Church,
and guide those who shall discern
whom God is calling to be vicar of Holy Cross.
Grace us with patience, trust, and hope
through the interim times of doubt and uncertainty.
We pray that we may receive a faithful pastor,
who will care for your people and equip us
to continue, improve, expand, and reach out
with our ministries to all whom we can touch;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Bishop's Committee meetings are open to anyone who would like to attend. Any church member may ask any BC member to speak on their behalf or on behalf of a proposal they wish to forward. Meetings are held the third Wednesday of the month from 6 pm - 8:30 pm. The next BC meeting is Wednesday, July 17th.
St Michael's by-the-Sea invites the men of their sister parishes for an evening of good food and fellowship hosted by the St Michael's Brotherhood of St Andrews  THIS Friday June 28th @ 6:00 pm.

For more information please contact Deacon Chris Craig-Jones at 760.908.2330 or via email chris@stmbts.org

Note: Although this event is for  men only,  our Daughters of the King also hold women only nights and we will send you invites to those nearer the dates.   
Border Advocacy and Ministry
Webinar - Tuesday, July 2nd

Interested in learning how the Episcopal Church is responding to the crisis at our southern border? Please plan on joining the Border Advocacy and Ministry   webinar  co-hosted with Episcopal Migration Ministries and featuring Bishop Michael Hunn of the Diocese of the Rio Grande. We will cover the latest policy changes related to the border and will hear a first hand account from Bishop Hunn about how The Episcopal Church is responding to humanitarian needs. We will also offer time for dialogue and questions, in addition to offering ways to get involved.  

Registration is required - Click here to register (the webinar is at no cost).

For more information on the Episcopal Church advocacy related to migration, refugees and immigration click here.
For information contact Sara Holmes, Interim Children & Young Families Minister, St. Peter's Episcopal Church Del Mar, 619-405-1838 or sholmes@stpetersdelmar.net .

Registration is now reduced to $75! 

For more information and submission details on the St James Gallery by-the-Sea Mid-Century Places of Worship Photography Contest and Exhibition please go to their website http://www.sjbts.org/photo-contest.html.
A Call for Uncommon Courage
St Margaret's Episcopal Church - Palm Desert
Saturday, December 7, 2019
11:30 PM – 3:00 PM PST

World renowned author Joan Chittister is coming to the Coachella Valley to share her passion for God, Justice & Life. Sister Joan has been a passionate voice for social justice and women’s rights for over 50 years. Her energizing message invites us to participate in a vision for a world greater than the one we find ourselves in today. This is spirituality in action, this is practical and powerful activism for our times. As Sister Joan is sought after all over the world, we are so fortunate to have her here to help launch a year of exploration of a world of justice, freedom, peace, and empowerment.

Tickets are $25. To purchase tickets click here .

For more information about Sister Joan go to http://www.joanchittister.org/ .
For more information on events in our Diocese click here .
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