My eldest son is among the graduates of the Class of 2020. He had his last day of high school and didn’t even know it. He was born into the world of 9/11, and like many, he ended his high school career by marching–in solidarity—chanting, “This is what democracy looks like” rather than humming Pomp and Circumstance with his classmates.
This continues to be a dynamic time that was focused and named for our graduates during Saturday’s Diocesan Baccalaureate service (which is available on our Diocesan Facebook page and YouTube channel). I feel immense gratitude to Bishop Susan Brown Snook, Canon Gwynn Lynch, Chris Tumilty–our Communications Director, and Charlette Presler our Youth Missioner, for coordinating and producing the service.
On Saturday, our family hosted a creatively-distanced dinner of thanksgiving for my son’s graduation. Mentors and family gathered–nearly twenty of us–praying, singing, and cheering along with a ten-foot-tall projected image of Bishop Susan as she recognized this season in my son’s life.
The Episcopal Diocese of San Diego honored our students’ role in the future as it continues to empower each of them to use their gifts for the Kingdom of God.
Having heard of this gift for our students, many friends from across The Church have said, I wish we would’ve thought of that.”
St. Dunstin’s Episcopal Church
This is the first in a series of regular updates from our Diocesan Migration Missioner, Troy Elder, who can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. For further information about the Migration (formerly Border) Missioner position, please visit https://edsd.org/news/edsd-to-add-new-border-missioner. Missions, Fields, and Borders Orthodoxy and history suggest that Protestant mission involves a Christian protagonist crossing an […]
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego has been committed to loving God and our neighbors through public health policies that help ensure healthy practices within our diocese. Now that the Pfizer vaccination has been fully approved by the FDA, EDSD’s Executive Council met on Saturday, August 28, 2021, and approved a […]
Dear Friends in Christ, The world feels overwhelming right now. The heartbreaking scenes of the withdrawal from Afghanistan and the refugees left behind; the devastation of another natural disaster in the suffering nation of Haiti; and the continuing COVID crisis at home and abroad leave us grief-stricken and wondering how we can help. Our help […]