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June 25, 2021 | by Chris Tumilty

Thanks to a three-year grant from The Episcopal Church’s Office of Global Partnerships, EDSD is glad to welcome a new part-time Border Missioner, Troy Elder. In this role, Troy will coordinate ministry activities in the Diocese of San Diego related to US-Mexico border and migration issues. He will collaborate with diocesan staff, congregations, community ministry […]

June 25, 2021 | by Chris Tumilty

The Diocesan Service & Justice Coalition, (formerly the Diocesan Service Coalition) began in 2011 by Sarah Shealy at Christ Church Coronado. The DSJC is a group of dedicated service/outreach and peace/social justice coordinators at parishes throughout our diocese who strive to network and share ideas and collaborate on projects to make a greater impact in […]

June 25, 2021 | by Chris Tumilty

Jeff Pack, St. Paul’s Cathedral John Shelby Spong, the controversial, well-traveled, and now retired, Episcopal Bishop from New Jersey, once claimed his early spiritual search was simply a means to seeking security for his anxious and insecure soul.  He would discover he was only partially correct, as he later wrote in his autobiography, “…I discovered […]

June 18, 2021 | by Chris Tumilty

I’m writing to tell you a little about EfM, a course of study and inspiration. But really, there are two parts to the experience of EfM, the facts, so to speak, and the feelings.  So, let me start with the facts. The Book of Common Prayer’s Outline of the Faith includes the question, “Who are […]

June 11, 2021 | by Suzanne Watson

We’ve reached the point where the US is relaxing its COVID-19 precautions. That cases have fallen to the point that this is possible is incredibly good news, the answer to prayer, and a source of great joy. However, I am also seeing a spike in anxiety in my outpatient psychiatric practice. As I recently heard […]

May 14, 2021 | by Chris Tumilty

“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 the South (Sewanee) that provides the foundational […]

May 14, 2021 | by Chris Tumilty

As more parishes return to in-person Holy Eucharist Services, it is clear that many in our congregations will not be able to or will not wish to return at this time. In the practice of their ministry, the Eucharistic Visitor assists in extending the Eucharistic table to those who are not in their midst.   […]

May 7, 2021 | by Suzanne Watson

If you are considering suicide, seek help immediately. Call 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). There is also a Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741. For crisis support in Spanish, call 1-888-628-9454. One of the most frequent complaints I hear from my outpatient psychiatry patients is that they have a hard time sleeping. Good sleep […]

April 23, 2021 | by Chris Tumilty

Episcopal Community Services (ECS) held its first annual Making Miracles Hybrid Gala Saturday, April 10, 2021. Guests were able to enjoy the opportunity to attend the event in person at Coasterra on San Diego Bay or participate virtually via livestreaming on YouTube. After having to take our gala virtual last year, we are thrilled to be […]

April 4, 2021 | by Susan Brown Snook

Dear Friends, Easter begins in darkness: the darkness of a pre-dawn morning as women walk through sleeping city streets to the tomb of their beloved rabbi. Grief-stricken and shocked, they are unaware of the glorious sunrise that awaits them, when they discover the empty tomb and hear the news that Christ is Risen. There’s a […]

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