Chris Tumilty, Author at Episcopal Diocese of San Diego Chris Tumilty, Author at Episcopal Diocese of San Diego
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June 25, 2020 | by Chris Tumilty

Fertile ground to grow your faith “Will you continue in the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in the prayers” (Baptismal Covenant, BCP 304).   Every baptized Christian is called to ministry.  What is yours?  Education for Ministry (EfM) is a program of the School of Theology at the University of […]

June 5, 2020 | by Chris Tumilty

Bishop Susan Brown Snook has authorized in-person worship to restart in our diocese as of June 21 (assuming we do not see another spike in COVID-19 cases which might push the date back). Both the bishop and the state of California have issued guidelines for in-person worship. Some counties have also issued separate guidelines and […]

May 29, 2020 | by Chris Tumilty

(Palm Desert, CA)  St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church has called The Reverend Andrew Butler to serve as its new Rector (head priest) beginning August 1, 2020.  As Rector, Fr. Andrew will lead the over 600-member church in all matters of worship and community involvement.    Butler, a trained singer, has degrees from Union Presbyterian Seminary and Princeton Theological […]

May 1, 2020 | by Chris Tumilty

We Need a New Liturgy for a New Medium   The church has changed. We all knew it was coming. Not the devastation as COVID-19 sweeps through our communities; rather, we knew the digital era, online church, and a great change to how we worship and gather as a community was coming. Now it is […]

April 30, 2020 | by Chris Tumilty

Alleluia! Christ is risen! The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia! When can we reopen our churches? It’s the question at the top of most of our minds. I don’t know the answer yet, but I will be watching guidance that comes out from governmental authorities to determine the best time to begin a phased reopening, […]

April 3, 2020 | by Chris Tumilty

The Episcopal Diocese of San Diego and its partners, Episcopal Church Building Fund and Fellowship Energy Finance, are excited to announce the first diocesan-wide program to equip all its churches with solar panels. With 13 churches currently enrolled in the program, Bishop Susan Brown Snook is excited about bringing the Diocese and its churches into […]

April 2, 2020 | by Chris Tumilty

The world has changed since COVID-19 has become a household word. State-wide stay-at-home orders have resulted in most of our gatherings and worship services being canceled, postponed or moved to unfamiliar formats. While following the social distancing guidelines to protect the vulnerable has been a sacrifice that we have been willing to make, the decision to do […]

March 30, 2020 | by Chris Tumilty

March 20, 2020 | by Chris Tumilty

Preparing an at-home worship service with multiple participants can be difficult, but it is also an opportunity to live into a new and holy way of being together. I hope that this guide helps to guide you through the set-up and technical hurdles of leading worship from home.  Zoom This guide assumes some basic knowledge […]

March 18, 2020 | by Chris Tumilty

Windows users: Meet the Camera Aptly named, most Windows PCs come with a recording app called Camera. To get started, open up the Camera app. The easiest way to do that is to search for it (the search bar is in the bottom left corner of your screen in Windows 10). If this is the […]