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September 17, 2021 | by Troy Elder

This is the first in a series of regular updates from our Diocesan Migration Missioner, Troy Elder, who can be reached at telder@edsd.org.  For further information about the Migration (formerly Border) Missioner position, please visit https://edsd.org/news/edsd-to-add-new-border-missioner.   Missions, Fields, and Borders   Orthodoxy and history suggest that Protestant mission involves a Christian protagonist crossing an […]

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 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 […]

March 26, 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. Do you wonder if you are depressed? Over the past two weeks, have you: Experienced little interest or pleasure in doing things? Felt […]

March 19, 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.   Two Sundays ago I had the privilege of speaking at a forum in a congregation that had just experienced the loss […]

February 11, 2021 | by Christian Gillette

What comes to mind when you hear the word “evangelism?” Awkward conversations? Missionaries in far off lands? Questionable theology?  If that sounds about right, then I want you to know that you are not alone.  To be perfectly honest, the concept of Christian Evangelism used to make me really nervous.  I couldn’t quite get the […]

January 22, 2021 | by Colin Mathewson

God is beginning a new thing at St. Matthew’s in National City, and we need your help!  A blessing to the city since its founding in 1887, the congregation has known its share of glorious visions and heartbreaks these past many decades.  For the previous thirty years, its congregation has proudly served as a trusted […]

November 20, 2020 | by Erika Morgan

“Net Zero Energy” – what is it??  And how does it apply to the Diocese?  Earlier this month, Convention approved a resolution on “Creation Care through Clean Renewable Energy for EDSD Churches”.  This Resolution formally created the “Future Bound Solar Initiative”.  The Initiative began in 2019 under the auspices of the Diocesan Property Committee and […]

September 25, 2020 | by Janine Schenone

Bishop Susan Brown Snook recently appointed The Rev. Frank Munoz, retired Navy chaplain and Priest-in-Charge at Grace Episcopal Church in Menifee, as our first military missioner—and the first known diocesan military missioner in The Episcopal Church. On Saturday, September 19, the Rev. Munoz offered a workshop to 15 members from around the diocese that covered […]

July 31, 2020 | by Greg Tuttle

Sometime in Lent, several of us started to wonder how Vacation Bible School could look this summer then began to dream big.  Beginning to glimpse Jesus’ vision of our mission field in The Great Commission, we realized that we were free of geographic boundaries and that our traditional and separate week-long Vacation Bible Schools could […]

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