News & Notes Winter Calendar
December 10 Cursillo Christmas Party at the Episcopal Church Center, 6pm 11 New Ministry Celebration at St. Stephen’s, Menifee, 4pm 13 Clergy Quiet Day with the Rt. Rev. Diane Bruce at St. Peter’s, Del Mar 14 Advent Baby Item Drop Off at St. Dunstan’s, San Diego 21 Episcopal Night at The Nutcracker at the San Diego Civic Theatre, 7pm 24 Christmas Eve. Bishop preaches at St. Paul’s Cathedral. 10p. 25 Christmas Day. Bishop celebrates at St. Paul’s Cathedral. 10a. 23&26 Office of the Bishop closed for Christmas 30 & Jan 2 Office of the Bishop closed for New Year’s
January 7 Ordination to the Priesthood at Good Samaritan, UTC at 10am 10 Clergy Day with Roger Ferlo. Location TDB. 14 Ordination to the Priesthood at St. Margaret’s, Palm Desert, 11am 15 Cursillo Sunday: De Colores! Ever wondered what that means? Go to church on Jan. 15, 2012 to find out! At your regularly scheduled services, your church’s Cursillo representative will have information and activities to introduce you to this vibrant and joyous movement within the Episcopal Church. 16 Office of the Bishop closed for Martin Luther King Jr. holiday 21 Safeguarding God’s People at St. Paul, Palm Springs, 8:30a-4p 21 Service Summit at the Episcopal Church Center, Ocean Beach,
February 1 Parochial Reports DUE 10-11 Diocesan Convention at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, the Rt. Rev. Ian Douglas as keynote speaker 20 Office of the Bishop closed for President’s Day.
Plan Ahead! March 1 Episcopal Community Services’ Water to Wine at The Torrey Pines Lodge, La Jolla March 2 – 3 Governance Retreat at Camp Stevens April 3 Renewal of Vows at St. Paul’s Cathedral, 10:30a April 21 Fragile Earth Symposium at St. Bartholomew’s, Poway May 7-9 Preaching Conference with Watler Bruggemann and Lauren Winner
Episcopal Night at the Nutcracker
piscopalians from throughout our diocese
will enjoy the holiday family favorite, Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Ballet, at the San Diego Civic Theatre on Wednesday, December 21 at 7:00 p.m. Bishop Mathes will welcome the crowd to the ballet; the first 50 to purchase tickets will receive a behind- the-scenes tour. A portion of all ticket sales supports Share the Arts, which provides free tickets to underprivileged families. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Diane Grosman, dgrosman@ californiaballet.org
, or 858-560-6741. Prices reduced for Episcopalians and their friends.
Contact Bill Murray to arrange a special ballerina announcement at your church: wmurray1@ sbcglobal.net
SFI SFI-00787 Advent and Christmas Services
Dec. 11 Advent Choral Celebration, Good Samaritan, University City, 7:30pm, handbell choir, orchestra, cider, cookies, 858-458-1501.
Dec. 18 Lessons and Carols, St. Andrew’s, Pacific Beach, 6:00pm, 858-273-3022.
Dec. 18 Lessons and Carols, St. Michael’s, Carlsbad, 6:10pm, bell choir, harpist, Lutz Family Singers, Advent readings, dessert reception, 760-729-8901.
Dec. 18 Caroling and Potluck, St. Andrew’s, La Mesa, 3:30pm, 619-460-7272.
Dec. 22 Pacific Beach Bar Caroling. Meet at St. Andrew’s, Pacific Beach at 7:00pm, 858-273-3022.
Dec. 23 Blue Christmas Service, St. David’s, San Diego at 7:00pm. This reflective service acknowledges that not everyone feels the joy of Christmas. Live music, personal reflections, community, 619-276-4567.
Operation Diaper Drop By Sarah Shealy Stump, Christ Church, Coronado T
he diocesan service coalition invites all congregations to participate in Operation Diaper Drop! The diaper drive will benefit ECS’s Head Start programs and will be held on Sunday, January 29. The goal is for each church to hold a diaper drive sometime in January to collect diapers of all sizes. On Sunday, January 29, each church is invited to deliver diapers to a Head Start location to be determined. One easy way to get
started is to ask your congregants to begin collecting diaper coupons from the paper in December and January. For more information, contact Sarah Stump: sarah.a.sh
St. James Gift shop Invites you to join us for an
Wine & Cheese Party All Parish Holiday
Saturday, December 10th 4:00 to 6:00 PM
Enjoy a visit with old friends and make some new ones in a
Nuts about the Nutcracker: Come one, come all to experience the Nutcracker Suite on Wednesday, December 21.
magical Christmas setting of trees, music, angels, ornaments, nativities and fine gifts from around the world!
743 Prospect Street, La Jolla, CA 92037 (858) 456-1105
St. Paul’s Manor - Independent Living
St. Paul’s Manor offers seniors the chance to rid themselves of the burdens of home ownership and maintenance to spend their time doing the things they truly enjoy!
Laughter Good times Tour anytime - 7 days a week! (619) 239-6900 www.stpaulseniors.org
Monthly - Free Lunch! Call to RSVP
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