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May 28, 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  

Your Pennies Added Up! 
Mrs. Williams second grade class thanks everyone 
who donated to this year's Pennies for PAWS project.
The generosity of CCDS students and families, and Christ Church parishioners resulted in a $1,204.37 deposit into the Coronado PAWS account. 
This Week at Christ Church
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. PLEASE NOTE - there will be  NO YOGA Tuesday, May 28 . Class will resume Tuesday, June 4. 

In addition, Nereyda Varias is back for restorative yoga,  Thursday- May 30, June 13 and 27 at 4:30 p.m. (note time change for this class.)   Both classes meet in Hinde Hall - a $5.00 donation is requested.  

Honoring Our Graduates
Send us your good news
Each June the parish recognizes the academic achievements of our church family. If you have a recent graduate in your midst, send us their info - name, institution, major, plans, etc. - so we may celebrate them on Pentecost. Kathleen Ireland will be gathering the stats through Tuesday, June 4, for publication in the June 9 bulletin.

Pack a Bag to Go
After both services 
Service Ministry is the sponsor for this Sunday's Blessings in a Bag event. After services visit the packing station and collect non-perishable snacks to keep in your car. Reach out to someone you encounter during your day.

For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in -  Matthew 25:35

Season of Prayer
Specifically for three things
New EDSD logo Our bishop-elect, the Rev. Canon Susan Brown Snook, invites everyone in the diocese into a season of prayer from Sunday, May 26 through Sunday, June 16. Throughout these 15 days of prayer, she encourages you to gather in your faith community, in the places where you work, live and worship, and within your own heart, to call upon the Holy Spirit to pour out God's grace and love on our diocese.

Here in the Diocese of San Diego, you are invited to pray specifically for three things:
  • Growth in discipleship: that all Episcopalians in our diocese should grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ through worship, learning, and service to others.
  • Evangelism: that those in our churches, neighborhoods, and communities whose lives would be enriched by the good news of Christ would hear that good news.
  • Serving our neighbors: that God's mission in our communities would be empowered as we go out into our neighborhoods, meet the people who are there, become acquainted with their needs, hopes, and longings, and discern our own ministries of service there.
There are wonderful resources available on the diocesan website - prayers, scripture, volunteer opportunities, an evangelism toolkit, and more. 

Mark Your Calendar
Let's Celebrate on Pentecost
It's the church's birthday!
Pentecost is a rich and full day at Christ Church - t he day when God made church - fire and wind and doves just a few of the things we associate with the gift of the Holy Spirit and the birthday of the Church. Join us at 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. to remember the day that God created the Church and to be inspired as to how God can continue to use our gifts to further Christ's ministry.

Oh, and we'll also have a yummy BBQ lunch for one and all, a bounce-house for the little ones, and, of course, Rev. Anne's now famous "mile-long" banana split. Wear your best red outfit and we'll see you there!

Pie Social for RefugeeNet Campers
Father's Day - June 16
The wildly popular Pie Social returns on Father's Day, June 16. Why not treat dad to a slice, or even a whole pie. Bakers start planning your delicious pies - eaters start saving your pennies to purchase pie! Buy a pie for your Father's Day celebration. All pie proceeds benefit refugee campers attending Camp Stevens this summer. Pies will be sold after the 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. services. 

Contact Sarah Shealy Stump if you are baking - let her know what pie you'll bring.   All pies should be in the church kitchen by 8:00 a.m. that morning. Please bring your pie in a disposal pie tin or a dish that is clearly labeled.

Self Compassion &Yoga Retreat
Be in the Moment
A unique opportunity awaits at a two-day retreat focused on "compassionate self care" led by Heather Smith, a Yoga Alliance Certified trainer and certified Boundless Compassion facilitator. You may recognize Heather Smith as the long-time face of outreach programs at St. Mark's, City Heights. 

The goal of the Self Compassion & Yoga Retreat is to help us recognize how our attitude and approach to self affects our ability to be a compassionate presence with and for others. We will explore what it means to be compassionate toward oneself, become aware of the continuum of compassion fatigue and strategize plans for compassionate self care.

Join Heather July 12-13 at Christ Church for this unique opportunity. Registration is open now. Space is limited to 25 participants. 
Early Bird Registration ($65) ends May 30th and price increases to $80.

Parish News
Openings at Christ Church Day School
2019-2020 School Year
Spread the word - there are openings at Christ Church Day School for the upcoming academic year - 2019/2020. Limited openings exist in Junior Kindergarten through 6th grade classes. Our day school combines academic excellence and  small class size, along with a caring and skilled staff who engage the students in reasoning and creativity to help foster student growth. Tuition assistance is available. Contact admissions at (619) 522-6460 and/or complete the Admissions Inquiry form online.

Food Collection - St. Mark's
Neighborhood Food Pantry
Cooking oil
May is cooking oil
St. Mark's has designated a specific food item for collection each month this year. June's food item is  cooking oil.  

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. 

The Diocese and Beyond
Ordination and Consecration of our Fifth Bishop
Saturday, June 15 - 11:00 a.m.
Bishop-elect the Rev. Canon Susan Brown Snook
Please save the date and plan to attend the service of  ordination  and consecration for the fifth bishop of the Diocese of San Diego. All are welcome and encouraged to participate.

St. Paul's Cathedral, 2728 Sixth Avenue, San Diego. A festive reception follows at The Abbey, 2825 Fifth Avenue, San Diego.   

Can't Make it to the Consecration & Ordination?
Consider live stream
Not everyone will be able to attend this important event in person. From the comfort of your home computer, phone or tablet, you can access the live stream of the ordination and consecration of our fifth bishop Saturday, June 15 at 10:30 a.m. Processions and preludes begin at 10:30 a.m. The service begins at 11:00 a.m. Enjoy this historic event in the life of our diocese.

The link to view the live stream is: 

Bishop Transition Information
Help welcome our new bishop
Help welcome the Rev. Canon Susan Brown Snook to our diocese by making a financial contribution toward a gift for her. There are many things that a new bishop requires - a mitre, a cope, a crozier, rochet and chimere, a tippet, an episcopal ring, purple vestments. The diocese is being asked to raise funds towards a bishop's cassock and cincture, a white mitre and a traveling case for the mitre. We are extending the invitation to all members of the Diocese to make a contribution toward these gifts. You may donate electronically using this link or you may send a check payable to "EDSD," with "Bishop-elect gift" in the memo line. Please mail them to: EDSD, 2083 Sunset Cliffs Blvd., San Diego, CA 92107.

Camp Steven's
Summer registration is open
"Camp Stevens inspires, challenges, and empowers personal, social, and environmental transformation."
The Camp Stevens' homepage says it all. Anyone who has had the privilege to attend summer camp knows the experience can be life affirming and life changing. Camp Stevens in Julian offers youngsters exceptional outdoor adventures, grounded in the Episcopal Church values and tradition.

Registration is now open for a host of exciting summer sessions that begin June 30. Check out:
Camperships are available - contact Camp Stevens with any questions or for more information.

Save the Date - Summerfest
St. Paul's LUV Gala
St. Paul's Senior Services is excited to be hosting their annual summer fundraiser at one of San Diego's most popular event and concert venues,  Humphreys by the BaySaturday night, August 24, 2019.

This year we invite you to put the  FUN back in  FUNdraising. Join us for the premiere of  St. Paul's LUV SUMMERFEST 2019, a unique and interactive event on Shelter Island that will excite and engage San Diegan party-goers everywhere.

Purchase tickets here. Early bird pricing ends July 6.

What's Happening...

Mark Your Calendar 

May 31 - June 1
Vestry Retreat

June 2
Blessings in a Bag

June 7 
CCDS Closing Chapel - last day of school!

June 9
Pentecost Celebration - Parish Picnic and more!

June 11
Service Ministry Meeting

June 15
Ordination and Consecration of Bishop Susan Brown Snook

June 16 
Father's Day - Pie Social to benefit Refugee Net

Weekly Events

Tuesday evenings @5:00 p.m.
Hinde Hall- Cancelled May 28 

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...
8:00 a.m. - John O'Brien
10:00 a.m. - Andrew Larratt, Greyson Glorieux, Owen Arnaudy, Elvis Breitenbach

Chalice Bearers
8:00 a.m. -  John O'Brien, Susan Warmbrodt
10:00 a.m. - Bill Sandke, Bryn Reina

8:00 a.m. - Dave Sweeney

8:00 a.m. - Susan Warmbrodt
10:00 a.m. - John Funk, Adrienne McCullough

8:00 a.m.  -Dave Sweeney, Fritz Warmbrodt
10:00 a.m. - Chris Ellinger, Cindy Elledge

Welcome Center
Ginny Thorkelson

8:00 a.m. - Judy Kissell
10:00 a.m. - Donna Otten

Steven Glorieux

Glover Ferguson, Don McCleary, Bear Thorkelson

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