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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 […]

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 […]

February 26, 2021 | by Chris Tumilty

Vietnam Veterans’ Recognition Act of 2017 designated March 29th as the day to commemorate the service and death 58,000 Americans, nearly 500,000 Americans and 850,000 allies that served during the war in South Vietnam (November 1, 1955 – April 30, 1975).  The men and women who served did not get any thanks when they returned […]

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 15, 2021 | by D Rebecca Dinovo

We celebrate the legacy and example of one of our nation’s most beloved civil rights leaders, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., on Monday, January 18th. His words and example seem especially fitting at this moment in time as we witness incredible division and violence in our nation. We remember Dr. King’s call to “Build […]

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. […]

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 […]

September 4, 2020 | by Chris Tumilty

Bishop Susan Brown Snook is offering a Diocesan Worship Service Sunday, Sept. 6 at 10am. You can find the service on the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego’s Facebook Page or YouTube channel on Sunday, September 6 at 10am. Download the service bulletin here. It’s a time for the diocese to come together in worship, and […]

September 3, 2020 | by Brenda Sol

When St. Andrew’s began meeting almost four months ago, to explore regathering in-person, we purposefully named ourselves the “Grace-filled Reopening Options Task Force.” The acronym: GRO (pronounced “grow”) indicates our commitment to growth as a parish during the process. We agreed that if all we were doing were trying to get back to what was “normal,” we […]