Buy your tickets and invite your family,
friends and potential members!
There will be lots of exciting RAFFLE PRIZES
to win and wine snorkels to buy.
Tickets are available after services. Details below...
As part of our Easter celebration of diocesan ministries, this week we highlight the work of RefugeeNet, whose mission is to assist refugee families as they arrive in San Diego. We provide native language caseworkers who help families navigate their new environment, including transportation to appointments with schools, medical providers, and support agencies. We help families acquire household furnishings and clothing. We also provide tutoring and field trips for the children and distribute fresh fruit and vegetables weekly. In their effort to escape war or persecution, refugees often experience a life-or-death struggle to reach a UN Refugee Camp. There they wait for years for state department and homeland security approval to travel to a safe home in our community, where they face new challenges. RefugeeNet is dedicated to assisting refugees through this process.
Getting to know our supply priest...
The Rev. Thomas Wilson
Fr. Tom will be with us from time to time over the next few months as our supply priest while Fr. Tim is away on personal or church business. So let's get to know him!
He was born and raised in Ohio, taught music at the high school level, and was ordained deacon in 2008 and priest in 2009 by Bishop Mathes. He's retired from full-time priestly ministry but serves a weekday Eucharist at the Cathedral and fills in around the diocese as requested. He serves on the Bishop Nominating Committee and the Diocesan Property Committee. Fr. Tom enjoys travel, visiting museums, attending concerts, playing bridge, baking, cooking and genealogy.
Welcome Fr. Tom and thank you for being with us!
Bishop's Committee meeting Thursday April 19 at 6:30 p.m. Held third Thursday every month.
Regular general session open to all.
EXTRA! EXTRA! EXTRA!
We have extra copies of the Canterbury Tales and invite you all to please take a copy or 2 and share with your family, friends, senior centers and other locations as you deem appropriate. Thank you for sharing the news of the wonderful work we are doing here at St Thomas of Canterbury Episcopal Church.
Exploring Prayer and Spirituality
Led by Pam Bowen, our April 22 Sunday forum will be focused on praying with beads and walking labyrinths. Please join us at 9:15!
9:15 a.m. Sundays during Eastertide
April 22, 29, May 6, (13 excluded, Mother's Day), and 20
Have you ever wondered how to pray? It seems so simple, and at times it is. Yet who of us has been able to tap even a fraction of the richness found within the ancient and modern traditions of prayer and spirituality? This Eastertide (the 50 days from Easter to Pentecost), Father Tim has assembled a team to lead us in an exploration into these themes and practices. Please join us for Adult Forum, Sundays at 9:15 am in Julian Hall.
S.T.E.P. registration for summer and the 2018-2019 school year starts April 1st and on-going. For information please call Darlene Karnes-Versteegh at 951-302-8498. www.steptemecula.org
Conducted by our very own Stephen Sturk!
Around the diocese...
Disability: A Part of Who I Am
The facilities manager at the diocesan office, Jeff Green, shares his story of sickness at age 7 and the resulting left-side hemi-perises. He writes candidly about living with the disability, the discrimination he has faced, and how he relates to God. Read the story on the diocesan website: edsd.org/blog or sign up to receive the Messenger magazine at home by emailing email@example.com with your name, church and home address.
Faith communities experiencing conflict, or those that want to prevent destructive conflict in the future are encouraged to attend. Richard Blackburn, executive director of the Lombard Mennonite Peace Center will facilitate these conversations about conflict in the church, conflict transformation skills, mediating conflict, and more.
Seasonal Sunday Supper/Candlelight Yoga - April 22
Join us at Camp Stevens to relax your mind, do something good for your body, and enjoy a simple meal and casual conversation. At 5pm, come to the Blum Lodge to experience a Vinyasa Flow Yoga Class offered by Laurie Wesp. Whether or not you attend Candlelight Yoga, come to our Seasonal Sunday Supper in the Dining Hall at 6pm. There will be a buffet - bring your own drinks, a dessert to share, and even a musical instrument if you want to play! RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org and help spread the word!
Memorial Day Family Camp - May 26-28
At Memorial Day Family Camp, Camp Stevens staff provides delicious meals, comfortable accommodations and a variety of activities for all ages. Choose to participate in as many activities as you like, or just relax by the pool. Activities may include campfires, archery, climbing wall, garden exploration, swimming, cooking & canning projects, folk dancing, singalongs, lawn games, arts & crafts, and exploring nearby Julian.