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July 2, 2020 | by Susan Brown Snook

Dear Friends in Christ,   I am writing to you with regret to ask you once more to suspend in-person worship at our churches during the month of July. This decision does not come without significant prayer, discussion, and deep thought. As you may know, the governor of California today instituted broad restrictions on in-person […]

June 12, 2020 | by Susan Brown Snook

I deeply appreciate the hard work congregations are doing to plan for restarting in-person worship. I have said previously that in-person worship may begin on June 21, but congregations may start later than June 21 if that is appropriate for their context. In making this determination, task forces should consider their physical context, the age […]

May 29, 2020 | by Janine Schenone

For our diocese, one of the hardest consequences of sheltering in place was the suspension of many services to our less fortunate neighbors. Church members bemoaned the fact that Showers of Blessings, food distribution, and other similar efforts needed to wait until the pandemic passes us by. That is because our diocese is deeply committed […]

May 23, 2020 | by Susan Brown Snook

“Jesus said: You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind, and love your neighbor as yourself. (Luke 10:27)”   From the beginning of the pandemic, our Episcopal congregations and our respective dioceses have been strengthened by prayer, study, […]

May 7, 2020 | by Frank Munoz

Did you know that veterans are 10 times more likely to go to clergy than all other Mental Health Providers? Our military and veterans often don’t know where to go to for help, compassionate care and support. Often they are seeking a more comfortable place, like a church or clergy for help with their problems. […]

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 23, 2020 | by Janine Schenone

April 22, 2020 was the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, a day instituted to aid in worldwide public advocacy for environmental consciousness and protection of the Earth. We Christians might call it environmental stewardship, because we recognize in the Book of Genesis not only that the universe is God’s creation, but also that God calls […]

April 23, 2020 | by Frank Munoz

The Episcopal Diocese of San Diego has the largest concentration of military presence in the world with 110,700 Active Duty personnel and 118,300 family members, which represents 7.6 percent of San Diego County’s total population. More than 240,500 veterans reside in San Diego and they account for 9.0 percent of the entire San Diego population.  Bishop […]

April 17, 2020 | by Jeff Martinhauk

The Cathedral is, like so many congregations, using Zoom as a big part of how we connect right now.  We currently host between seven and ten zoom meetings a day, including worship services, formation offerings, committee meetings, and staff meetings.  Some are public-facing, others are not.  With increasing security threats and our own recent Zoom […]