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October 5, 2020 | by Chris Tumilty

Lesslie Keller, CEO of Episcopal Community Services (ECS), has announced that she will retire at the end of 2020 after 13 years of diligent service. Since March of 2007, Lesslie Keller has led ECS through some of the most challenging times for our society, and especially for those on the margins. The need for human […]

October 2, 2020 | by Chris Tumilty

The Episcopal Diocese of San Diego is excited to announce a newly forged partnership between RefugeeNet and St. Luke’s in North Park, which will reduce expenses and enhance services offered to refugees–improving tutoring, job development activities, and lowering the cost of housing for refugees throughout San Diego. RefugeeNet has always held deep ties to St. […]

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 […]

July 24, 2020 | by Christian Gillette

Good News! New Date set for EDSD Revival: Dec 3-5, 2021 Jesus said, “I have come to bring life and life in abundance” (John 10:10). If this isn’t good news, I don’t know what is. Especially in these times of unrest, angst, pandemic and isolation, the world is yearning for this good news- Jesus’ gift […]

July 24, 2020 | by Chris Tumilty

24-hour Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255 or text 838255 24-hour Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233 or click Chat Now Call 911 if you or the person you are helping is in immediate danger. The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is changing life for all of us. You may feel anxious, stressed, worried, sad, bored, depressed, lonely or frustrated in […]

July 24, 2020 | by Pamela Rieger

As the Rector for the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego’s School For Ministry, I’m very excited and pleased to invite you to register for classes for the 2020 Fall Semester! Why am I so excited? Well, during the last few months after the Spring semester ended, everyone on what I call the “SFM Team” (Bishop […]

June 12, 2020 | by Susan Brown Snook

As people of faith, we believe that all people were created in the image of God and are beloved by God. Christian tradition, following Jewish tradition before it, tells us that God particularly cares for those who are oppressed. In Luke’s gospel, Jesus’ mother Mary sings about what God is doing in Jesus when she […]

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 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 […]