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August 7, 2020 | by Jan Romerdahl

PARADE OF CARS AT EPISCOPAL CHURCH WELCOMES  ST. MARGRET’S NEW RECTOR AND DONATES ONE AND A HALF TONS OF  FOOD FOR HUNGRY FAMILIES   Sunday, August 2, over 300 cars formed a steady stream of locals intent on delivering a big in-person welcome to the new head priest of St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church in Palm […]

July 31, 2020 | by Hannah Wilder

Camp Stevens, an Episcopal camp and retreat center just outside of downtown Julian, has shifted gears this year—instead of summer camp for 100 kids every week, the facility now offers day use for hiking, swimming, meditating in the outdoor chapel, as well as small overnight retreats for individuals and families. Nestled on 256 acres of […]

June 25, 2020 | by Chris Tumilty

Fertile ground to grow your faith “Will you continue in the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in the prayers” (Baptismal Covenant, BCP 304).   Every baptized Christian is called to ministry.  What is yours?  Education for Ministry (EfM) is a program of the School of Theology at the University of […]

June 5, 2020 | by Chris Tumilty

Bishop Susan Brown Snook has authorized in-person worship to restart in our diocese as of June 21 (assuming we do not see another spike in COVID-19 cases which might push the date back). Both the bishop and the state of California have issued guidelines for in-person worship. Some counties have also issued separate guidelines and […]

May 29, 2020 | by Deann Rios

Bishop Susan Brown Snook shares: “This Sacred Ground work is holy work – it is how we do the important work of reconciliation that we are all called to experience in Christ and with each other. I have found the experience to be eye-opening, vulnerable, and personally transformative. I hope that all Episcopalians will have […]

May 29, 2020 | by Chris Tumilty

(Palm Desert, CA)  St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church has called The Reverend Andrew Butler to serve as its new Rector (head priest) beginning August 1, 2020.  As Rector, Fr. Andrew will lead the over 600-member church in all matters of worship and community involvement.    Butler, a trained singer, has degrees from Union Presbyterian Seminary and Princeton Theological […]

May 29, 2020 | by Susan Brown Snook

Crises expose divisions. This has never been clearer than in the current moment: the pandemic has disproportionately affected people of color and people living in poverty. “Essential” workers are seen as expendable, receiving low pay and risky working conditions, while they work to ensure that others can live. Our country is mired in disagreements of […]

May 29, 2020 | by Susan Brown Snook

Alleluia! Christ is Risen! In our current pandemic situation, we are learning new ways to proclaim this great truth of our faith. Jesus Christ is risen, and we have good news of eternal and abundant life in Christ to proclaim. In our church, that mission has not changed. Our ways of accomplishing that mission are […]

May 23, 2020 | by Susan Brown Snook

“Jesus said: You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind, and love your neighbor as yourself. (Luke 10:27)”   From the beginning of the pandemic, our Episcopal congregations and our respective dioceses have been strengthened by prayer, study, […]

May 7, 2020 | by Frank Munoz

Since 1868, on the fourth Monday of May, in the Spring when flowers were abundant, Americans have decorated the graves of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their nation while serving in military uniform and remembered them and their families. Normally, for most of us, in past years we have seen it as […]

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