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August 16, 2022 | by Susan Brown Snook

But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s own people, in order that you may proclaim the excellence of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you […]

August 9, 2022 | by Susan Brown Snook

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! By his great mercy he has given us a new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. 1 Peter 1:3 I’m writing to you from the Lambeth Conference, where, to my regret, I tested positive on August […]

August 9, 2022 | by Chris Tumilty

We use Google to navigate, shop, review, search, and much more. It has become an integral piece of our everyday lives. Life without Google sounds prehistoric. But how can we use Google to help spread the Good News of Jesus Christ? Start by leaving a review for your church online. Today, seekers look for input […]

August 2, 2022 | by Chris Tumilty

TLDR: Convention is Nov. 11-12. Nominations are open for elected positions. Diocesan Convention returns to an in-person gathering for the first time in two years. On Friday, November 11, everyone can join Convention online for an evening of virtual presentations, a panel discussion, and workshops. On the morning of Saturday, November 12, elected delegates, clergy, […]

August 2, 2022 | by Rachel Ambasing

This past July, I had the pleasure of attending General Convention for the first time and as a lay alternate: I was able to spend time with a great group of kind, thoughtful and inquiring deputies from around our Diocese of San Diego, who love this Church and care deeply about the Church’s people. I […]

August 1, 2022 | by Cindy Campos

What does it mean to be a deacon? The diaconate is one of the three ordained ministries in the Episcopal Church. The diaconate is a full and equal clergy order. It is a unique calling, different from the call to become a priest.   Has anyone ever told you you’d make a good deacon or […]

July 26, 2022 | by Brian Fidler

All of us may practice spiritual discernment, prayerfully listening for God’s word for our lives. To do so in intentional community is to be supported in faithfully distinguishing the unique call of God’s voice – calling us to the ministry where God most needs us to be. This communal spiritual discernment lies at the heart […]

July 26, 2022 | by Brian Petersen

Holy Cross is going back home! After a sojourn that involved a lengthy discernment process and a temporary stay in Oceanside, Holy Cross Carlsbad is returning to its roots as a mission in South Carlsbad. On August 1, Holy Cross will begin its new space-sharing arrangement with Jewish Collaborative of San Diego (JCo), an independent […]

July 26, 2022 | by Polly Getz

It was a joyous and emotional moment when the House of Deputies concurred with the House of Bishops in approving the reunion of the Diocese of the Episcopal Church in North Texas with and into the Episcopal Diocese of Texas. After years of wrangling over property and losing nearly all of it, and having to […]

July 26, 2022 | by Brenda Sol

I have now had the privilege of serving as a Deputy- Alternate at two General Convention gatherings—in Austin and Baltimore. Both times, I have left feeling proud to be an Episcopalian. I’m not only filled with hope by the kinds of resolutions and amendments to policy we’ve made, I’m inspired by the level of respect […]

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