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March 10, 2020 | by Susan Brown Snook

As the concern about the COVID-19 outbreak spreads, and as we begin to suspect that there are many more cases in our communities than are yet known, I would like our churches to update their preparations for this disease. Although, for most people, the illness poses a low risk, for the elderly, vulnerable, and immunocompromised […]

March 5, 2020 | by Susan Brown Snook

The Rev. Richard Hogue Jr. Holy Cross in Carlsbad We are happy to announce that Holy Cross, Carlsbad has called the Rev. Richard Hogue Jr. to be their next vicar. He will begin his new ministry on April 5, Palm Sunday.   The Reverend Richard Hogue Jr. grew up in Northern Wisconsin, where he was […]

March 5, 2020 | by Susan Brown Snook

Dear Friends, As reports of coronavirus increase in the United States and elsewhere, we in the Diocese of San Diego should consider how our faith communities should respond. It is difficult to say now whether the new virus will have a significant impact here. However, it is certainly a good time for us to review […]

January 22, 2020 | by Susan Brown Snook

I am pleased to announce that following a nationwide search, I have called Christian Gillette as our new Canon for Evangelism and Discipleship. In this role, Christian will oversee our ministries of evangelism, church growth, church planting, discipleship, and Christian formation. He will serve as a member of our diocesan executive staff team, and will supervise some of our staff in the evangelism and […]

December 1, 2019 | by Susan Brown Snook

I am delighted to announce the call of our canon to the ordinary. She is the Rev. Gwynn Lynch, and she has served in our diocese as a priest for many years, currently serving as priest-in-charge of Grace, San Marcos where her last Sunday will be January 5. Gwynn’s experience as a priest and lay […]

November 12, 2019 | by Susan Brown Snook

The Rt. Rev. Susan Brown Snook, fifth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego, preached this sermon during the convention eucharist at the 46th Annual Diocesan Convention that took place at St. Margaret’s, Palm Desert. You will be my witnesses, says Jesus. You are witnesses. A witness is someone who saw or experienced something […]

September 19, 2019 | by Susan Brown Snook

Churches are always full of plans – plans for next Sunday’s worship services, plans for the fall education series, plans for how to get the roof fixed. We’re pretty good at that kind of planning. But what if God has bigger things in mind for us? What if God is doing new things in our […]

August 16, 2019 | by Susan Brown Snook

What is God calling us to become, here in the Diocese of San Diego? How are we called to love God and love our neighbors in a time of change and division in our society? In a world where church attendance is no longer a social expectation, how do we proclaim by word and example […]

August 8, 2019 | by Susan Brown Snook

Since last weekend, three episodes of gun violence in our country have ended the lives of beloved children of God. I grieve with those who suffer and feel deep frustration at the ever-increasing toll of death and injury by gun violence. In the case of the shooting in El Paso, I condemn in the strongest […]

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