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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 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 […]

June 29, 2019 | by California Bishops

“Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.” Matthew 18:5 We, the bishops of the Episcopal Church in California, write to express our opposition to the inhumane conditions in which our government is holding migrant children. Our commitment to our Christian faith compels us to speak out for justice and care for the […]

June 20, 2019 | by Hannah Wilder

The Rt. Rev. Susan Brown Snook was ordained and consecrated as the fifth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego on June 15 at St. Paul’s Cathedral in San Diego. Brown Snook is the first woman to serve as bishop in the diocese’s 45-year history. News stories about our new bishop include: Fox 5 “Episcopal diocese […]

June 16, 2019 | by Scott Gunn

Sermon for the Ordination of Susan Brown Snook as Bishop You are witnesses! We are all witnesses today of a radiant moment in the life of the church, both here in the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego and in the wider church. And I hope what we are doing here today has a mark on […]

June 3, 2019 | by Katharine Jefferts Schori

My friends and colleagues, it has been a remarkable joy to work with you over these nearly two years! I give thanks for your willingness to engage and build relationships, your discernment around creative work with the communities in which your congregations live and worship, and your nearly unfailing desire to love all people. We […]

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