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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 […]

August 28, 2020 | by Chris Tumilty

September 28th at 3:30pm through September 30th at Noon via Zoom Cost: Free with optional donation to “For Such a Time as This” fund. Deadline: Please register by September 20th This year’s conference is all online, but the Clergy Enrichment Committee invites you to clear your calendar completely during our scheduled time in order to […]

July 31, 2020 | by Hannah Wilder

Camp Stevens, an Episcopal camp and retreat center just outside of downtown Julian, has shifted gears this year—instead of summer camp for 100 kids every week, the facility now offers day use for hiking, swimming, meditating in the outdoor chapel, as well as small overnight retreats for individuals and families. Nestled on 256 acres of […]

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 2, 2020 | by Susan Brown Snook

Dear Friends in Christ,   I am writing to you with regret to ask you once more to suspend in-person worship at our churches during the month of July. This decision does not come without significant prayer, discussion, and deep thought. As you may know, the governor of California today instituted broad restrictions on in-person […]

June 12, 2020 | by Susan Brown Snook

I deeply appreciate the hard work congregations are doing to plan for restarting in-person worship. I have said previously that in-person worship may begin on June 21, but congregations may start later than June 21 if that is appropriate for their context. In making this determination, task forces should consider their physical context, the age […]

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 […]