I am deeply saddened to report that yesterday evening a fire in the rectory of St. James by-the-Sea, La Jolla destroyed the garage and claimed one life. The Rev. Dr. Mark Hargreaves, rector, and his wife, Laura, are grieving the loss of Laura’s mother, Ellen. She was 90 years old and a much loved mother and grandmother who will be gravely missed. My prayers are for Mark and Laura and their family during this difficult time. I ask that you would hold the family in your prayers while respecting their privacy. If you would like to send cards or letters of support, please be in touch with the Rev. Canon Allisyn Thomas.
The Rt. Rev. James R. Mathes
I have always known myself to be an encourager, helping people recognize the hope and love of God in their lives, as He had shown me. During seminary and later in a hospital residency Clinical Pastoral Education clarified that call for me. I discovered I was at ease talking to new people, offering prayer and […]
On Sunday, September 18, 2022, 52 young people from 7 congregations gathered for an afternoon of fun and games celebrating the kick-off of the youth ministry program year. The article below was written by Nicholas Alcorn, a member of the EDSD Youth Leadership Council and of St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church.The Youth Group Games was a […]
As the autumn season begins, many church—and personal—schedules begin to fill up. Days grow shorter and the list of to-do’s only increase as we inch towards forthcoming holidays. Costumes to be made, goodies to bake, presents to be purchased and so on. Considering the busy-ness of the next few months as we approach Advent, here […]