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June 5, 2020 | by Chris Tumilty

Bishop Susan Brown Snook has authorized in-person worship to restart in our diocese as of June 21 (assuming we do not see another spike in COVID-19 cases which might push the date back). Both the bishop and the state of California have issued guidelines for in-person worship. Some counties have also issued separate guidelines and […]

May 29, 2020 | by Deann Rios

Bishop Susan Brown Snook shares: “This Sacred Ground work is holy work – it is how we do the important work of reconciliation that we are all called to experience in Christ and with each other. I have found the experience to be eye-opening, vulnerable, and personally transformative. I hope that all Episcopalians will have […]

May 29, 2020 | by Chris Tumilty

(Palm Desert, CA)  St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church has called The Reverend Andrew Butler to serve as its new Rector (head priest) beginning August 1, 2020.  As Rector, Fr. Andrew will lead the over 600-member church in all matters of worship and community involvement.    Butler, a trained singer, has degrees from Union Presbyterian Seminary and Princeton Theological […]

May 29, 2020 | by Susan Brown Snook

Crises expose divisions. This has never been clearer than in the current moment: the pandemic has disproportionately affected people of color and people living in poverty. “Essential” workers are seen as expendable, receiving low pay and risky working conditions, while they work to ensure that others can live. Our country is mired in disagreements of […]

May 29, 2020 | by Susan Brown Snook

Alleluia! Christ is Risen! In our current pandemic situation, we are learning new ways to proclaim this great truth of our faith. Jesus Christ is risen, and we have good news of eternal and abundant life in Christ to proclaim. In our church, that mission has not changed. Our ways of accomplishing that mission are […]

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

Since 1868, on the fourth Monday of May, in the Spring when flowers were abundant, Americans have decorated the graves of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their nation while serving in military uniform and remembered them and their families. Normally, for most of us, in past years we have seen it as […]

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 6, 2020 | by Charlette Preslar

On June 6, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. we will honor the High School Seniors in our diocese with a live streamed baccalaureate service. Bishop Susan Brown Snook is excited to lead us in a service filled with youth readers, musicians, and a virtual procession of the graduates. In a time where so many of the […]

April 2, 2020 | by Chris Tumilty

The world has changed since COVID-19 has become a household word. State-wide stay-at-home orders have resulted in most of our gatherings and worship services being canceled, postponed or moved to unfamiliar formats. While following the social distancing guidelines to protect the vulnerable has been a sacrifice that we have been willing to make, the decision to do […]

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